Special Projects & Initiatives Partners with COSAM to host Mathematical Biology Workshop


The Departments of Mathematics and Statistics and Biological Sciences, along with the Office of the Assistant Provost for Special Projects and Initiatives and the COSAM Office of the Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Studies, hosted the 2017 Auburn Workshop on Mathematical Biology last week. The workshop featured lectures by leading scientists in the field of mathematical biology including John Glasser of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, whose lecture was titled, "Meta-Population Modeling to Evaluate Vaccination Policy Alternatives vis--vis Measles Elimination in China." Also from the CDC was Michael Washington, National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, whose lecture was titled, "What does the Public Health Community Expect from Modelers during an Emergency Response? CDC Perspective." The final lecture was given by Abdul-Aziz Yakubu of the Department of Mathematics at Howard University whose lecture was titled, "Disease Extinction Versus Persistence in Discrete-time Epidemic Models. Abstracts for the talks can be found here. A photo gallery of the event is on the COSAM Facebook page.