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Reducing the Impact of Infectious Diseases by Supporting Trans-Disciplinary Academic Research
Drs. Karen McGlathery, Rita Colwell, Alison Criss

Dr. Rita Colwell, Building Bridges Lecturer

Drs. Alison Criss (Director, Global Infectious Diseases Institute) and Karen McGlathery (Director, Environmental Resilience Institute) with Building Bridges Keynote Lecturer Dr. Rita Colwell, University Distinguished Professor, University of Maryland, for her lecture “Oceans, Climate, and Human Health” on January 21, 2020. The Building Bridges Lecture Series features speakers whose research exemplifies the power and potential of interdisciplinary research. To see Dr. Colwell's lecture click here

GIDI Associate Director Dr. Jason Papin in the Faculty Spotlight!

Biomedical engineering professor Jason Papin and his research team are developing computer models that can predict cells’ behavior, giving us important information about how infections spread, how antibiotic resistance grows and more. Read more here.

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New 2020 Funding Opportunities!

GIDI announces new call for Proposals for 2020-2021!

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GIDI members Pompano, Braciale and team secure $3.4M NIH U01 grant to develop lymph node organ-on-a-chip

Read the UVAToday article here.

Ed Egelman

National Academy of Sciences elects Ed Egelman

Please join us in sending huge congratulations to Ed Egelman, Harrison Distinguished Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, who was just elected to the National Academy of Sciences! We are honored to have Ed as a GIDI member and colleague. See the links below for the official press release and more about Ed’s research.
NAS Online
BIMS Faculty-Egelman
Egelman Lab

GIDI Spring Symposium April 24

Thank you for making the 2019 GIDI Symposium a great success.

If you missed the symposium, you can check out the talks and photos of the event HERE



From left to right, politics professor David Leblang, Darden professor Robert Bruner and McIntire professor David Smith taught a class on the 2008 financial crisis in 2018, when this photo was taken. (Photo by Sanjay Suchak, University Communications)

03/26/2020 - 10:30am to 11:30am

The live webinar, to be held Thursday from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. EDT, is free and open to the public via Zoom videoconference.

03/17/2020 - 6:15pm to 03/27/2020 - 5:00pm

Why? Our community is in need of rapid innovation in research to combat the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). 

"We need concerted responses to handling notorious and urgent global infectious diseases."

-Alison Criss, Director