Dr. Indrajit Ghosh, a research scientist at NDMC, was conferred the “Best Paper Prize in Medical Statistics: Disease Modelling” by ICMR- National Institute of Medical Statistics for his paper titled ”Short-term predictions and prevention strategies for COVID-19: A model-based study” on September 26, 2023.
Indrajit received the award from Dr. Himanshu Kumar Chaturvedi, Director, ICMR-NIMS, in recognition for his contribution to the field of disease modelling, which plays an important role in understanding and predicting disease dynamics and impact on public health. Dr. Rajiv Bahl, Secretary to Government of India, Department of Health Research and Director General, ICMR, was the Chief Guest on the occasion.
Congratulations to Indrajit!!
Prof. Siuli Mukhopadhyay, Professor in the Department of Mathematics at IIT Bombay, delivered an invited talk on "Modelling and Forecasting Malaria Incidence using Generalized Time Series Models" at the webinar on Statistical Disease Modelling and Predictions on 30th June, 2023. The webinar was organised by ICMR-National Institute of Medical Statistics, New Delhi.
Prof. Usha Ananthakumar, Professor in the Shailesh J. Mehta School of Management, IIT Bombay, presented at the workshop titled "Strengthening Health and Disease Modeling for Public Health Decision Making" in Kigali, Rwanda, from 7th to 8th June, 2023.
This workshop was organised by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in partnership with the Wellcome Trust. The focus of the workshop was on strengthening infectious disease modelling in lower- and middle-income countries, with a focus on Africa. The workshop started with an overview of the agenda and objectives by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Wellcome Trust. The workshop was attended by a select group of modellers and policy makers. Discussions revolved around the frameworks of the current state of health and disease modelling followed by a panel discussion on the expectations, needs, challenges and gaps in translating the modelling findings to implementation. The second half of Day 1 included presentations from exemplary innovators in data modelling for public health decision making. As a part of this session, Prof. Usha Ananthakumar gave a presentation on the National Disease Modelling Consortium, which was well received. Day 2 included several brainstorming sessions by various sub groups of modellers and policymakers on the previously identified solutions that have formed the basis of health and disease modelling and exploring potential additional approaches. The workshop concluded on Day 2 with an overview of key takeaways and valuable insights.
Very happy to announce that Prof Ganesh Ramakrishnan (Co-PI, National Disease Modelling Consortium, IIT Bombay) has been selected to be as a disease and economic modelling expert member of Standing Technical Sub Committee (STSC) as well as an expert member of Standing Working Group - Immunization and Vaccine Research and Capacity Building (SWG-IVRCB) as part of NTAGI (National Technical Advisory Group on Immunization), Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Govt of India. This is an important milestone for https://www.ndmconsortium.com and more generally for https://www.kcdh.iitb.ac.in/
Prof. Rama Pal, Associate Professor in the Department of Economics, IIT Bombay, delivered a virtual presentation at the IDM Annual Symposium in Seattle from 22nd to 24th May, 2023.
The title of her presentation was "Sub-national level analysis of measles prevalence in India."
To view the abstract please click here
Prof. Usha Ananthakumar, Professor in the Shailesh J. Mehta School of Management, IIT Bombay, also delivered a virtual presentation at the IDM Annual Symposium in Seattle from 22nd to 24th May, 2023.
The title of her presentation was "Analyzing malaria in Indian states and modeling future trends"
To view the abstract please click here