Effective April 1, 2018 J Espino, Director of RODS Laboratory, assumed oversight of the NRDM as Fuchiang (Rich) Tsui accepts position at University of PA/Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. 

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Apollo Project Funded
Tuesday, 17 April 2012
The National Institute of General and Medical Sciences has funded a proposal entitled, "Apollo: Increasing Access and Use of Epidemic Models Through the Development and Adoption of a Standard Ontology."   The major goals of this project are to (1) develop a standard vocabulary for the field of epidemic modeling using a tool called Protégé; (2) create two extensions to Protégé that are needed by the project; (3) develop a standard syntax using the vocabulary for representing the inputs (e.g., disease control measures) and outputs of epidemic models and to use this syntax in an existing system called the Apollo Web Services that makes it possible for other computer programs to access epidemic models; and (4) to increase the capacity to run epidemic models on supercomputers so as to demonstrate the value of the work of the first three aims. Drs. Michael Wagner and William Hogan are the Principal Investigators of the four year project.
Probabilistic Disease Surveillance Funded
Sunday, 01 September 2013
The National Library of Medicine (NLM) has funded "Probabilistic Disease Surveillance."  The major goals of this project are to advance the development and integration of the components of a probabilistic disease surveillance system, including the ability to detect and characterize concurrent outbreaks and outbreaks of unknown diseases. Dr. Michael Wagner is the principal investigator of this three year project.

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