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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."

CGSA Elections!

Here are the  CGSA election results! Congratulations to our incoming Board!  The outgoing Board will be on hand to help with the transition in the coming weeks and rest of the term. President:Karen Kemirembe (Rasgon Lab) Vice-President:Alexandre Blake (Bharti Lab) … Continue reading

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CGSA Mock Grant Panel Event with Dr. Andrew Read

This post was written by Tyler O. Jones (Grozinger Lab PhD Student) and edited by Catherine Herzog The last CGSA led event for 2018 was a Mock Grant Panel, led by Dr. Andrew Read on December 11th.  I, along with … Continue reading

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SOCCER five o’clock, BE THERE!! The Story of the MSC Social Soccer meet-ups

This post was written by Dr. Kevin Hart (former Lindner Lab PhD Student, current CIDD PostDoc) and edited by Catherine Herzog “SOCCER five o’clock, BE THERE!!” can commonly be heard throughout the Millennium Science Complex on weeks throughout the year. … Continue reading

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Welcome to a New Year! CGSA & the CIDD Community

CIDD Community – As the current CIDD Graduate Student Association (CGSA) President, I wanted to remind the current CIDD community that CGSA is an active part of CIDD. Our mission is to increase graduate student involvement in CIDD and create a sense of … Continue reading

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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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