CEID & IDEAS Partner for Computational Workshops

In May, the CEID partnered with the Interdisciplinary Disease Ecology Across Scales (IDEAS) program for our annual computational modelling workshops.  A total of 30 students participated in at least one of two intensive two-and-a-half day modules on the Introduction to Scientific Programming and the Introduction to Phylogenetic Comparative Methods.  These workshops consisted of a mix of lecture and laboratory practicums designed to introduce students and healthcare professionals to the field of quantitative modeling as it relates to the dynamics of infectious diseases. Participants learned to write code in R to perform research analysis, express hypotheses as mathematical models, create reproducible workflows and more.  A mid-week reception was held to foster relationships between workshop participants and the greater community of infectious disease researchers at UGA.  The CEID and IDEAS Program look forward to partnering again for our 2019 computational workshops and other initiatives.  For more information on how you can get involved with the CEID, IDEAS, or any of our activities, please contact us at ceid@uga.edu!