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Navideh Noori (Institute for Disease Modeling), Jacob Scott (Lerner Research Institute, Cleveland Clinic) and Ruth Bowness (University of St Andrews)

In this issue, we highlight the following:
  1. News – Update on the 2020 Annual SMB Meeting, updates from SMB Subgroups, online seminar series/summer programs, call for papers, special issue, and honoring Robert McCredie May, The Lord May of Oxford.
  2. People – Interviews with Dr. Philip Gerlee, Chalmers University of Technology and University of Gothenburg, and Dr. Joe Tian, Ohio State University, who work on COVID-19 modeling for the government in Sweden and United States, respectively. Interview with Dr. Reginald L. McGee II, College of the Holy Cross, the new member of SMB newsletter editorial board.
  3. Editorial – Perspective from Dr. Ruth Bowness on working from home challenges the academic community deal with during the COVID-19 pandemic.

To see the articles in this issue, click the links at the bottom of this page.

We welcome the new member of SMB newsletter editorial board, Dr. Reginald L. McGee II. To learn more about Reginald, read his interview here.

Contributing content

Issues of the newsletter are released four times per year in March, June, September and December. The newsletter serves the SMB community with news and updates, so please share it with your colleagues and contribute content to future issues.

We welcome your submissions to expand the content of the newsletter.  The next issue will be released in September 2020, so if you would like to contribute, please send an email to the editors by the end of August 2020 to discuss how your content can be included. This could include summaries of relevant conferences that you have attended, suggestions for interviews, professional development opportunities etc. Please note that job advertisements should be sent to the SMB digest rather than to the newsletter. Finally, if you have any suggestions on how to improve the newsletter, please contact us at any time. The primary contact editor is Navideh.

We hope you enjoy this issue of the newsletter!

Ruth, Jacob and Navideh
Editors, SMB Newsletter




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