IDSI Co-Director Vladimir Minin has been featured in a KUCI (UCI’s radio station) interview. Listen here: https://ckaehler.wixsite.com/officehourskuci/podcast/episode/31a6c333/keeping-up-with-coronavirus-statistics From the KUCI Website: Cybelle Kaehler | 9/23/2020 When the pandemic hit, UC Irvine professor of statistics Vladimir […]
IDSI Co-Director, Dr. Shruti Gohil MD, MPH, of UC Irvine’s School of Medicine Infectious Disease Department, shares her research with COVID-19. Project 1: Use of signature COVID-19 features to identify earliest cases in the US […]
Infectious Disease Science Initiative (IDSI) Collaborator, Dr. Vladimir Minin, and researchers from University of Washington and UC Santa Cruz, published a new study in Biometrics. The study examines an area of population genetics, called phylodynamics. […]
UCI Infectious Disease Science Initiative (IDSI) Faculty Advisory Member Carter Butts (Departments of Sociology, Statistics, Computer Science, and EECS ) and his team have published a new paper examining “the effects of an uneven population […]
IDSI Co-Director Vladimir Minin and ICS Statistics Researchers Release New Online ‘OC COVID Situation Report’
A new website tracking Orange County’ current COVID-19 situation has been created. A months-long collaboration among UCI, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), and the Orange County Health Care Agency (OCHCA) has […]
IDSI Faculty Advisory Board Member Douglas Granger has published new research about COVID-19 antibody responses in saliva. This was a team effort with colleagues at Johns Hopkins Read more at PubMed.
Irvine, Calif., Aug. 19, 2020 — A robust, low-cost imaging platform utilizing lab-on-a-chip technology created by University of California, Irvine scientists may be available for rapid coronavirus diagnostic and antibody testing throughout the nation by the end […]
A new study is being conducted to better understand the transmission of COVID- 19 – this time, through University of California, Irvine (UCI) students. The project’s principal investigators include UCI’s Infectious Disease Science Initiative’s co-directors […]
LA TIMES – An important line of defense against the coronavirus lies in contact tracing, tracking the steps of an infected individual and reaching out to others who may have been exposed with advice on […]
UCI Infectious Disease Science Initiative Co-director Vladimir Minin and additional scientists at the University of California, Irvine have unveiled a public website that provides up-to-date statistics on coronavirus infections in Orange County, with comparisons to […]
IDSI Co-Director Shruti Gohil was featured in the following article about coronavirus hospitalization. Click here to read more.
1. Study Overview 2. What happens to the blood samples collected for this study? 3. How does an ELISA work? 4. Testing for antibodies 5. Results of antibody testing from Visit 1 6. What happens […]
Happy Nurses’ Week 2020! Check out this video from UCI Sue and Bill Gross School of Nursing celebrating nurses. Thank you for all of the work that you do!
Amidst the COVID-19 chaos, E. Alison Holman, PhD, APRN, FNP, FAAN, Roxane Cohen Silver, PhD, and Dana Rose Garfin, PhD (Co-PIs) have just managed to get 200K from the National Science Foundation to study the […]
IDSI Director Sanghyuk Shin and Co-Director Vladimir Minin are leading a five-year NIH R01-funded study to understand how TB spreads in populations affected by HIV. Advanced genetic techniques will be used to identify within-host Mycobacterium […]
As part of IDSI’s mission to stimulate new interdisciplinary research projects of infectious disease dynamics, we are pleased to announce seed grant award recipients. There were many excellent projects submitted in response to this call. […]
“We are seeing coronavirus or COVID-19 emerging across the globe including in our own back yard. What should we be considering with respect to evaluating COVID-19 risk, making sense of numbers, and for whom this […]
“Many U.S. hospitals have been stocking extra supplies and refreshing disaster preparation plans over the past month in the event the coronavirus becomes more prominent domestically.” IDSI Co-director Shruti Gohil is highlighted in the following […]
Orange County Register – Don’t panic or spread misinformation about coronavirus, UC Irvine scientists say
While researchers continue to gather information on coronavirus, most Americans are at relatively low risk of infection, UC Irvine scientists and health specialists emphasized during a panel held Monday night, Feb. 10, to calm concerns and share accurate information. The vast majority of cases of what’s officially known as 2019 novel coronavirus have been in China, and most people diagnosed outside China had recently traveled there, said Matthew Zahn, the Orange County Health Care Agency’s medical director of communicable disease control, who participated along with seven faculty members in the panel hosted by UCI. …
There are still new things being learned about the international outbreak of novel coronavirus, but the risk of infection in Orange County remains low, according to panelists at a two-hour public seminar Monday night at UC Irvine. Panelists from the university’s staff joined Orange County officials in discussing the virus that has been blamed for more than 1,000 deaths and more than 42,000 confirmed infections in China. …