Retreat Agenda & Presentations - Monday, March 10, 2008

The following is the schedule and agenda for the Infectious Disease Faculty Retreat held on Monday, March 10, 2008 at The Inn at Virginia Tech.

Retreat presentations are available in PDF format using the links below.
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8:30 AM Breakfast and on-site registration
9:00 AM Welcome and Introductions: Deans LN Chang and GG Schurig (Boyle)
9:15-9:30 Background, goals and agenda for the Fall Deans’ Forum on Infectious Disease (DFID)
9:30–10:00 Possible four areas to be represented at the DFID-short summaries
of research (15 minutes each)
        Host-Pathogen Interaction (Tyler)
        ID Ecology and Epidemiology (Alexander)
10:30–11:00         Molecular Pathogenesis (Melville)
        Prevention/Control (Sriranganathan)
11:00 Descriptions (15 minutes) of cross campus graduate programs related to ID by representatives of each group
        Microbiology (Popham)
        Cell and Developmental Biology (Sible)
        Immunology (Bassaganya-Riera)
        Genetics, Bioinformatics, and Computational Biology (Bevan)
12-1:30 Lunch and informal discussions
1:30 Choosing/reaffirmation of the Areas to be covered at the DFID
2:30 Role of campus institutes in ID-related research
        VBI - Bruno Sobral
        IBPHS - Dennis Dean
3:10-3:40 COFFEE BREAK
3:40-4:00         ICTAS - Roop Mahajan
4:00 Proposals for campus-wide research initiatives
        Project grants
        Collaborative grants
4:30 Summary of discussions and end of meeting
4:45 Further discussions (to be arranged on an ad-hoc basis)