The Center for Global Health Science and Security at Georgetown University, directed by Dr. Rebecca Katz, was formally established in September 2016. The Center’s multi-disciplinary team develops evidence for action, providing decision makers with the tools they need for sustainable capacity building to prevent, detect and respond to public health emergencies. The team incorporates expertise in epidemiology, microbiology, virology, animal and human health systems, demography, economics, finance, statistics, and law.
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Infectious disease remains among the top problems facing populations around the world. The new Master of Science in Global Infectious Disease (GLID) housed in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, is unique in that it emphasizes the reality that combating these diseases requires a range of tools. The program offers specific, in-depth training in infectious disease modeling and science policy. With an emphasis on the intersection between policy and biological sciences; the GLID program is the only masters level program in the United States to offer an opportunity to train in infectious disease modeling.
APPLICATIONS FOR THE FALL 2019 SEMESTER CLOSE ON APRIL 1, 2019
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New Master’s in Global Infectious Disease Bridges Science and Policy
Countries, philanthropies, and private sector organizations have been actively investing in global health security around the world. However, despite the coordinated approach to funding within the GlobalHealth Security Agenda, there is currently no well-established method to track the commitment and disbursal of funds for global health security from funders to recipients or to identify the activities supported by existing funding initiatives. To address this need, Rebecca Katz and collaborators from Talus Analytics developed the Global Health Security Tracking Dashboard. This interactive, publicly available, Web-based dashboard maps the flow of funds from funder to recipient and categorizes the target efforts of those funds, allowing users to identify patterns of influence and success in health security funding implementation.
Read our article in Ecohealth here: Tracking the Flow of Funds in Global Health Security
Alex Phelan, Rebecca Katz, Matthew Kavanagh, and others recently published a comment in the Lancet calling upon the World Health Organization's Director-General to reconvene the Emergency Committee to review the grounds for a public health emergency of international concern (PHEIC) declaration for the current Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Read the comment here: Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo: time to sound a global alert?
The Working Group on Global Health Security & Universal Health Coverage published an article in BMJ Global Health examining examines the conceptual and empirical areas of convergence and divergence between global health security and universal health coverage.
Rebecca Katz, Ellie Graeden, Aurelia Attal-Juncqua, Matthew Boyce, and others recently published a paper in Heliyon on an analysis of the epidemiological timeline, the international policies triggered as a notional deliberate biological event unfolds, as well as the corresponding stakeholders and mandates assigned by each policy.
Read the article here: Mapping stakeholders and policies in response to deliberate biological events
Infectious disease remains among the top problems facing populations around the world. Applications are now open for the Master of Science in Global Infectious Disease (GID) emphasizes the reality that combating these diseases requires a range of tools. With an emphasis on the intersection between policy and biological sciences; the GID program is the only masters level program in the United States to offer an opportunity to train in infectious disease modeling.
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MS in Global Infectious Disease (GID)
Erin Sorrell and Ellen Carlin are guest editors for a Special Issue on Zoonoses and One Health in the Journal of Tropical Medicine and Infectious Disease. This Special Issue will focus on advancements in zoonotic disease detection, transmission, epidemiology and host-pathogen interactions to emphasize research and capacity building among veterinary and public health scientists. In addition, this issue will also highlight One Health research, discussing the successes and challenges of working towards a One Health approach for infectious disease detection, prevention and response.
Please click review the call for papers and submit by the 1 August 2019 deadline.
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