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Dynamics of Preparedness: A Public Health Systems Conference

October 22-24, 2012

This 3-day conference was sponsored by the University of Pittsburgh MIDAS National Center of Excellence, in cooperation with the Journal of Public Health Management & Practice and the Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics at the Harvard School of Public Health. The conference brought together researchers, public policy makers, and research sponsors to present, critique, and propose innovative methods for the study of emergency preparedness in public health systems. Results from the conference will be published in summer 2013 in a special issue of the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice on Dynamics of Preparedness.


MIDAS Summer Research Program

The Summer Research Program is a 10-week research opportunity for undergraduates interested in computational modeling and simulation of infectious diseases in public health.Through this experience, participants gain an appreciation of major research questions being raised at the intersection of public health, biological science, and computer technology.

May 21 - July 27, 2012

May 23 - July 29, 2011


Epistemology of Modeling and Simulation National Conference

April 1-3, 2011 

This 3-day conference sponsored by the University of Pittsburgh’s MIDAS National Center of Excellence along with the Center for Philosophy of Science explored the theme “Building Bridges between the Philosophical and Modeling Communities." The goal of this event was to bring together sophisticated work in philosophy of science and on-going efforts in modeling in order to build more effective collaboration between philosophers of science and those who build and employ models in a range of disciplines and applications. The event took place at the University Club on the campus of the University of Pittsburgh.



Pittsburgh Health Careers Scholars Academy 

2010 and 2011

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