HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Mathematics and statistics combat epidemics & bioterror

A Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Careled research team was today awarded one of four new national Models of Infectious Disease Agent Study (MIDAS) grants from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, one of the National Institutes of Health. The $3 million, five-year award will be a joint effort between the Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention (of Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care), Brigham and Women's Hospital, Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, Harvard School of Public Health, Kaiser Permanente Northern California Division of Research, and the Argentine National Institute of Infectious Diseases. The goal of this project is to develop powerful mathematical and statistical modeling techniques to quickly detect and monitor infectious disease outbreaks, whether they occur naturally or are released intentionally in a bioterrorist attack.

"This new support will improve our ability to use electronic healthcare data to enhance public health capabilities in detecting outbreaks of serious infectious diseases. We are particularly interested in recognizing unusual patterns of illness at the earliest possible time," says grant co-principal investigator Richard Platt, professor and chair of the Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention (of Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care).

Martin Kulldorff, the other co-principal investigator, and an associate professor and biostatistician in the same department notes, "This grant will allow us to learn how best to use and combine a variety of electronic health data to detect and monitor infectious disease outbreaks such as pandemic influenza; what fraction of the population must be observed to have a reasonable chance to detect important problems; and how we should deal with reporting delays and missing data. We anticipate addressing these gaps with the MIDAS grant and combining this approach with t
'"/>

Contact: Leah Gourley
public_affairs@hms.harvard.edu
617-432-0442
Harvard Medical School
1-Feb-2006


Page: 1 2 3 4

Related medicine news :

1. Mathematics used to discern immune response to infectious diseases
2. Promoting healthy scepticism of health statistics
3. Pfizer to fund doctoral study fellowships, seminars in biostatistics at Rutgers
4. National statistics for 18 major birth defects released
5. Vicente Fox Center and RAND launch joint program to find policies to combat poverty
6. U of M researchers discover new method to combat HIV
7. Australians support mandatory fitness testing to combat childhood obesity
8. Simulation in a virtual combat environment puts surgical skills to the test
9. Aspirin shows promise in combating a common, antibiotic-induced hearing loss
10. Team discovers possible universal strategy to combat addiction
11. UQ researchers show traditional Chinese exercises can help combat diabetes

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:2/13/2020)... (PRWEB) , ... February 13, 2020 , ... ... seven locations in Northern Virginia: Arlington, Dulles-Aldie, Fair Oaks, Fairfax, Fredericksburg, Leesburg, and ... that eight D.C.- and Virginia-based fertility specialists have been named as Top Docs ...
(Date:2/11/2020)... ... February 11, 2020 , ... Soterius, Inc., a ... its move to a new, significantly larger business premises in Lawrenceville, NJ. The ... in the development of digital technology platforms. , “As our customer base and ...
(Date:2/10/2020)... ... February 10, 2020 , ... A January 26 article ... in certain situations. The answer is that – not unlike the skin’s response to ... and sensitivity serve as an alert to potential damage being done and warn the ...
(Date:2/10/2020)... ... 10, 2020 , ... Terry Savage , a Westat ... of the Society for Health Communication for 2020. Ms. Savage leads ... research-driven Federal social marketing campaigns and health education programs that increase knowledge, inform ...
(Date:2/10/2020)... ... February 10, 2020 , ... Rimidi , a cloud-based ... announced its founder and chief health innovator, Lucienne Ide , MD, PhD, ... . Established in 2016, the award recognizes influential women who harness the power ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/11/2020)... , ... February 11, 2020 , ... ... Vitamin D powdered calcium supplement, proudly announce the addition of five new products ... a healthy body. , Like FitFormula's Classic Unflavored Calcium + Vitamin D, their ...
(Date:2/10/2020)... (PRWEB) , ... February 10, 2020 , ... ... CA, is now offering EMSculpt treatments to patients. , EMSculpt is an ... approved to treat the abdomen, buttocks, thighs, calves, biceps, and triceps. The EMSculpt ...
(Date:2/10/2020)... Ky. (PRWEB) , ... February 10, 2020 , ... ... partnership with Healthstat , a leading provider of onsite health clinics. Focused ... SaaS-based population health management software, Healthward ® at its onsite employee health ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: