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About catherineherzog

Epidemiologist. Disease ecologist. Ballroom dancer. World Traveler. Currently studying transmission dynamics of peste des petits ruminants (PPR), a morbillivirus, affecting sheep, goats, and cattle in Northern Tanzanian in collaboration with the Huck Institute of the Life Sciences and the Nelson Mandela African Institute of Science and Technology on a Bill and Melinda Gates funded project: "Program for Enhancing the Health and Productivity of Livestock."

NSF Grants: CGSA Grant Writing Workshop Series continues

The fifth workshop in the CGSA Grant Writing Workshop Series. “Tips, Tricks, and Experience Applying to NSF Grants” was held February 21, 2018.  Our speakers were Dr. Isabella Cattadori and Dr. Nita Bharti, who shared NSF DEB (Division of Environmental … Continue reading

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Tips for Writing and Submitting NIH Grants: More from the CGSA Grant Writing Workshop Series

The fourth workshop in the CGSA Grant Writing Workshop Series has flown by!  In late January, the CGSA focused on NIH grants. Dr. Jason Rasgon and Dr. Scott Lindner presented on grants they had shared with the attendees ahead of time for … Continue reading

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CGSA Workshop Reflections 2017

Happy New Year! As we begin a new semester, I wanted to reflect on the successful series of workshops put on by the CGSA in Fall 2017 and use it to propel us into the new term.  The CGSA is … Continue reading

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CGSA Workshops have begun!

The new academic year is off to a great start and we’ve now had two CGSA Chats or Workshops. On September 7th, Dr. Maciej Boni met with the graduate students for a whiteboard chat about phylogenetics and the questions ‘What … Continue reading

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Guide for CIDD students, Part II: ‘Life at CIDD’

Welcome to the new semester at CIDD!  CGSA President Jo Ohm released an excellent guide to CIDD for incoming and continuing students in her recent blog post here. With contributions from other CGSA members, I have compiled a ‘Life at … Continue reading

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CGSA Lunch with Speaker Dr. Christopher Hunter

RSVP for lunch with the speaker here.   CIDD  seminar:  Dr. Christopher Hunter, Mindy Halikman Heyer Distinguished Professor of Pathobiology, University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine and Chairman of the Department of Pathobiology at the University of Pennsylvania, will … Continue reading

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Recap: Career paths in administration with Dr. Neil Sharkey

During this week’s CIDD lunch, grad students, post-docs, and faculty eagerly assembled to listen to Dr. Neil Sharkey, Vice President for Research at Penn State. Dr. Sharkey shared with the group his not-so-traditional path to his current administrative position – … Continue reading

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CGSA Lunch with Speaker Dr. Sabra Klein

Please RSVP for lunch here. CIDD  seminar:  Dr. Sabra Klein,  Associate Professor of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, will lead thediscussion. Sex as a biological variable in infectious disease pathogenesis When:   Thursday, April … Continue reading

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Upcoming March For Science

The CGSA Board wanted to pass along this time sensitive info to the CIDD grad community, from an email we received regarding the upcoming March for Science on April 22, 2017 from the group WE ARE for Science.  This group … Continue reading

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Professional Development at the Voices 2017 Conference

Earlier this month, I attended the Voices networking and professional development conference for the first time.  The conference is held annually in early to mid-February at the Atherton Hotel by the Graduate Women in Science (GWIS) group – a wonderful group … Continue reading

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