November 19, 2016
The 5th Annual Disease Modeling Symposium will be held Tuesday April 18th - Thursday April 20th, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency in Bellevue, WA.
November 15, 2016
In August, the WHO confirmed that polio had sprung up in Nigeria and paralyzed two children—a setback in the decades-long fight to eradicate the disease. The country (and, by extension, Africa) was just a year away from being declared polio-free. Now the clock resets.
November 10, 2016
The EMOD source v2.10 release includes new and updated Malaria configuration, demographic and intervention parameters.
September 21, 2016
Adam Akullian is a postdoctoral researcher with Intellectual Ventures’ Institute for Disease Modeling (IDM). A National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship recipient, Adam is currently focused on mathematical and epidemiological modeling of HIV in sub-Saharan Africa, with the goal of informing effective public health interventions.
July 18, 2016
Cholera is a disease that affects millions in the developing world each year. Untreated, severe dehydration from cholera can kill a person in less than a day.
May 2, 2016
IDM’s 4th Annual Symposium was held April 18th-20th at the Hyatt Regency in Bellevue, WA. Workshops on the first day focused on IDM’s Epidemiological MODeling (EMOD) software, and COMputational Platform Service (COMPS). The sessions gave participants an opportunity for hands-on experience with IDM’s software.
November 6, 2015
“Public health impact and cost-effectiveness of the RTS,S/AS01 malaria vaccine: a systematic comparison of predictions from four mathematical models” was published on November 5, 2015 in The Lancet.
September 9, 2015
Guinea worm disease, caused by the parasite Dracunculus medinensis, has affected millions of people for thousands of years – it was even found in mummified remains in the pyramids of Egypt. IDM has recently helped the eradication initiative to eliminate this ancient debilitating disease and help drive D. medinensis to extinction.
August 19, 2015
Most of us in the United States have never received a vaccine for typhoid. Yet, only a few hundred cases per year occur in this country, the majority of which are recent travelers to endemic countries. It is not as if typhoid has never been in the United States. Typhoid fever was a widespread illness in the 1800s affecting individuals across divisions of class and wealth. Typhoid, not pneumonia as was originally diagnosed, is believed to be responsible for killing our 9th and shortest-serving US president, William Henry Harrison, in 1841. Washington, DC had no sewer system at the time, and...
August 14, 2015
During the 2013 session of the International Seminar on Planetary Emergencies, Bill Gates spoke about his optimism for eradicating infectious diseases through innovation. Advancements in computer-based modeling is one of the innovative tools we can use to save lives. To advance computer-based modeling, Bill announced his long-term support of the Institute for Disease Modeling. We are honored by this announcement and for the continued support of all of our collaborators.