November 9, 2012
Dr. Philip Polgreen and graduate student Jason Fries were featured on Iowa Public Radio discussing our research on hand hygiene in hospitals. http://news.iowapublicradio.org/post/hospital-acquired-infections
March 4, 2011
Just out in PLoS One: The Use of Twitter to Track Levels of Disease Activity and Public Concern in the U.S. during the Influenza A H1N1 Pandemic
April 21, 2011
A new iScrub article on Infection Control Today (ICT)! iScrub Phone App Pilot Project Boost Hand Hygiene Compliance
April 4, 2011
iScrub in the news! New iPhone application improved hand hygiene compliance
April 1, 2011
CompEpi presented some new research at the 21st Annual Scientific Meeting of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA 2011) in Dallas, Texas.
- Contact Patterns for HCWs: Not Everyone is the “Average”
- iScrub: A Pilot Intervention with Feedback from a Companion Website
- Monitoring Hand Hygiene via Human Observers: How Should We Be Sampling?
December 1, 2010
Our group was well-represented at the International Society for Disease Surveillance (ISDS 2010) in Park City, Utah.
- Using Twitter to Estimate H1N1 Influenza Activity
- Evaluating the Performance of Two Alternative Geographic Surveillance Schemes
- Samos: A Community-Driven Open-Access Prediction Market System
- The Use of Craigslist Posts for Risk Behavior and STI Surveillance
March 17, 2010 (read the press release)
The Fifth Decennial International Conference on Healthcare-Associated Infections advance press release features group members Donald Curtis and Philip Polgreen and their work with Chris Hlady, Sriram Pemmaraju, and Alberto Maria Segre on Social Network Influence on Vaccination Uptake Among Healthcare Workers.
November 5, 2009
CompEpi graduate students Jason Fries, Donald Curtis, and Chris Hlady were winners in the Faculty/Staff/Graduate Assistant Business Plan Competition, hosted by the UI Business College’s John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center, where they pitched the next generation iScrub system.
June 18, 2009
Try our Maximal Coverage Calculator for near-optimal placement of sentinel surveillence sites.
April 28, 2009 (read the press release)
OneRiot, the real-time search engine that finds the pulse of the web, today announced that University of Iowa researchers are using the company’s index of the real-time social web to assist to track public attitudes and thoughts about the swine flu outbreak and other infectious diseases. The project, Social Web Information Monitoring for Health, or SWIM for Health, is being conducted by Alessio Signorini, Director of Search Technology at OneRiot, CompEpi group member, and computer science PhD candidate; also involved are CompEpi group members Philip Polgreen and Alberto Maria Segre.
Track public perceptions of swine flu (requires Firefox or Safari; uses 3rd party cookies).
March 18, 2009 (read the press release)
Epidemiologists and computer scientists at the University of Iowa have collaborated to create a new low-cost, green technology for automatically tracking the use of hand hygiene dispensers before healthcare workers enter and after they exit patient rooms. Read more.
February 13, 2009
Our group was well-represented at the International Meeting on Emerging Infections and Surveillance (IMED 2009) in Vienna, Austria. Read more:
- Vaccination Strategies for Healthcare Workers Based on Contact Nets
- Comparing the Length of Isolation Periods to Prevent the Nosocomial Spread of Mumps
- Identifying Surveillance Site Locations in Iowa Using a Maximal Population Coverage Model
- The Use of a Prediction Market to Predict H5N1 Avian Influenza