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This may be of interest for those in the SNA community who work on 
modeling diffusion through networks.  Note that we are teaching a 3hr 
workshop on the software package EpiModel at Sunbelt this year as well.

Please feel free to forward widely.

best,
Martina

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Network Modeling for Epidemics
Summer short course at the University of Washington
Aug 24-28, 2015

Network Modeling for Epidemics (NME) is a 5-day short course at the 
University of Washington that provides an introduction to stochastic 
network models for infectious disease transmission dynamics, with a focus 
on empirically based modeling of HIV transmission. It is a “hands-on” 
course, with the EpiModel software package (www.epimodel.org) that uses 
the Statnet software suite in R, providing a unified framework for 
modeling networks and epidemics. Epimodel has a flexible open-source 
platform for learning and building models. Resources include web-based 
tools, built-in generic models that provide basic control over networks, 
pathogen properties and demographics, and templates for user-programmed 
modules that allow EpiModel to be extended to the full range of pathogens, 
hosts, and disease dynamics.

The course uses mornings for lectures, and afternoons for labs with 
students working in small groups. On the final day, students have the 
option of developing an EpiModel prototype for their own research 
projects, with input from the instructors, which includes the lead 
EpiModel software developer, Dr. Samuel Jenness.

Dates and location:

The course will be taught August 24-28 on the University of Washington 
campus in Seattle.

Application dates and decision dates:

• April 15: Fellowship application deadline. Decisions will be made by April 30.
• June 1:  General application deadline.  Decisions will be made by June 15.

Costs:

Course fee is $250. Travel and accommodation are the responsibility of the 
participant, although discounted hotel rates are available, as are a 
limited number of fellowships for pre-doctoral students or for attendees 
from outside the US/Canada.

Application:

Apply online at https://catalyst.uw.edu/webq/survey/morrism/261658

Course website and more information:

http://bit.ly/NetworkEpi
http://epimodel.org

Returning students: For the first time this year, we encourage previous 
attendees with active modeling projects to apply to return for a refresher 
course. The EpiModel package has been significantly enhanced over the last 
two years. Returning students with active projects will have the 
opportunity to work closely with course instructors to address key 
challenges in the design of their network model code.

Please free to share widely!

Yours,
Martina Morris, Steve Goodreau and Samuel Jenness

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Steven M. Goodreau / Assoc. Professor / Dept. of Anthropology
University of Washington / Denny Hall 423 / Campus Box 353100
Seattle WA 98195 / 1-206-685-3870 (phone)/ 1-206-543-3285 (fax)
http://faculty.washington.edu/goodreau
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