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MIDAS members Drs Caitlin Rivers and Alison Galvani featured in Science and Lancet

Read about the impressive work and careers of two MIDAS members, Drs Caitlin Rivers and Alison Galvani.

Dr. Rivers in Science: 
To fight COVID-19, a young epidemiologist bridges the gulf between science and U.S. politics

“In formal reports, private conversations with congressional staffers and local officials, and a growing presence on Twitter and in the popular press, Rivers has emerged as a clear-eyed, tactful narrator of the unfolding pandemic. “One of my goals,” she says, “is keeping the energy—the intention—around the bigger question, ‘Are we headed in the right direction?’”

 

Dr. Galvani in Lancet Infectious Diseases:
Alison Galvani—a modeller whose career has flourished early

““Alison Galvani is an international star in the field of modelling of infectious diseases”, says Anthony Fauci, director of the US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, at the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, USA, and member of the White House Coronavirus Task Force. “She has made major contributions in our understanding of the dynamics and impact of a variety of infectious diseases outbreaks including HIV/AIDS, Zika, Ebola, and influenza, among many others and now most recently COVID-19. It has been a pleasure to have her as an esteemed colleague and friend.””