2018 Syllabus


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Sat, Jan 13: (Travel)

  • 6:30am: Depart from Tana (Institut Pasteur) via bus, travel to Ranomafana (lunch stop Antsirabe)
  • 6:30-7:30pm: Dinner
  • 7:30-8:30pm: Introductions and Road Map: What are we doing here? (Cara)

Sun, Jan 14: “Thinking About Data”

Mon, Jan 15: “Deeper Thinking About Data”

  • 6:30-8:00am: Breakfast
  • 8:00-8:15am: Road Map and Daily Agenda (Cara)
  • 8:15am-9:45am: Lecture/Tutorial: Introduction to mixed modeling (Andres)
  • 9:45 - 10:00am: Coffee Break. Prep for hike!
  • 10:00am-1:00pm: Morning walk in Ranomafana National Park
  • 1:00pm-2:00pm: Lunch
  • 2:00 - 3:00pm: Writing Exercise: Formulating research questions (HW) (Cara)
  • 3:00-3:30pm: Break
  • 3:30-5:00pm: Lecture/Tutorial: Introduction to occupancy modeling (Fidy)
  • 5:00-6:30pm: Free time, or one-on-one mentoring
  • 6:30-7:30pm: Dinner

Tues, Jan 16: “Thinking About Mechanism”

Wed, Jan 17: “Fitting Models to Data”

Thurs, Jan 18: “Refining Your Work”

Fri, Jan 19: “Putting it all in Perspective”

Sat, Jan 20: (Travel)

  • 6:00-6:30am: Breakfast to go
  • 6:30am: Board bus
  • Return to Antananarivo

Mon, Jan 22: “Sharing Your Work” (at Institut Pasteur de Madagascar in Antananarivo)

  • 9:00-11:00am: Closing ceremony and final student presentations (Cara)
  • 11:00am-12:00pm: Final Feedback Session (Julio)
  • 12:30-2:00pm: Farewell lunch
  • 2:00-4:30pm: Mini-symposium: “Modeling Insights Into Epidemiology and Ecology” (Instructor presentations)
    • Cara Brook “Malagasy fruit bats as reservoirs for emerging viral zoonoses” (20 min. + 5 min. Q/A)
    • Tanjona Ramiadantsoa “Importance of large scale corridors for biodiversity conservation” (20 min. + 5 min. Q/A)
    • Jessica Metcalf “Vaccine preventable diseases: mathematical modeling for public health” (20 min. + 5 min. Q/A)
    • Amy Wesolowski ““Using novel data sources to understand the spatial distribution of vector-borne diseases” (20 min. + 5 min. Q/A)
    • Fidy Rasambainarivo “Interactions and disease transmission at the domestic animal-wildlife interface in Betampona, Madagascar” (20 min. + 5 min. Q/A)
  • 4:30pm: Social Hour