Texas A&M Grad Students Invited To Take Part In Pandemic Simulation

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By Rebecca Schwarz, Texas A&M University Bush School of Government & Public Service

Texas A&M University graduate students are invited to apply to be involved in The Next Great Influenza pandemic simulation during the Texas A&M University Bush School of Government & Public Service Scowcroft Institute of International Affairs’ 2018 4th Annual Pandemic Policy Summit Oct. 16.

The half-day simulation event presented by the Scowcroft Institute, the Institute for Infectious Animal Disease and the Global One Health Program in collaboration with the Smithsonian Institution for graduate students will take place Sunday, Oct. 14th, from 1-5 p.m. at the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.

Interested applicants have until Sept. 14 to apply. All graduate students are invited to apply to participate in the simulation. The students’ applications and essays will determine the selection process.

This experiential learning opportunity is designed to bring graduate students from various disciplines together in order to respond to a simulated disease outbreak. The purpose of the exercise is to demonstrate that multidisciplinary efforts are necessary to respond to such a global challenge.

The simulation will not only provide graduate students with the unique opportunity to collaborate with peers outside of their colleges but also will enable them to work with experienced group facilitators to formulate a response plan to a disaster situation.

The event will provide a valuable, hands-on experience for students interested in global health and pandemic issues and allow them to explore real-world applications of their field of study, interface with experts, and learn how a multifaceted approach is required to solve complex issues.

Visit the Bush School website for application information.


Media Contact: Lauren Zajicek, lauren-alyse@tamu.edu, 979-845-6510


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