Bradley Sanberg and Caleb Reinking traveled to Washington D.C. to represent the CRC at the REDI-NET Consortium Meeting on March 22-24, 2022. The REDI-NET Consortium (Remote Emerging Disease Intelligence-NETwork) aims to develop a collaborative network among domestic and international partnering institutions to address surveillance needs to effectively detect, predict and contain potentially emergent zoonosis of human relevance and improve the accuracy and timeliness of the ‘data-to decision’ pipeline.
The Consortium Meeting was a chance to share progress on Phase 1 deliverables with the stakeholders and project partners in attendance as well as plan for future Phases of the project. Bradley presented on behalf of the CRC throughout the meeting, as seen in the image below. The CRC has been engaged throughout the first phase of the project as a critical technology partner, contributing to field data collection via mobile application, data storage and management, and lab- and consortium-focused web applications. These platforms will be essential in both current and future stages of the project to swiftly and dependably capture field and lab data, combine this data with additional disease and vector models, and present decision makers with a near real-time visualization of known emerging diseases.
Funder: MIDRP (Military Infections Diseases Research Program)
Top Level Collaboration Partners are WRBU - Walter Reed Biosystematics Unit (Smithsonian) and NMRC - Naval Medical Research Center