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We invite students, postdocs, faculty, public health practitioners, physicians, and veterinarians to the first annual Evolutionary Medicine Summer Institute (EMSI) at Duke University from June 3 to June 9, 2018, organized by the Triangle Center for Evolutionary Medicine (TriCEM).

The goal of EMSI is to introduce core evolutionary concepts to a wide range of topics in human health and disease, including public health, and to train physicians and medical scientists in computational methods used in evolutionary and ecological research.  Evolution is largely absent from medical and public health training, yet is vital to tackling our most urgent health challenges, including emerging infectious diseases, the evolution of microbial resistance, increasing prevalence of autoimmune diseases, the obesity epidemic, threats to food safety, neurodegenerative disease, and cancer.

Please direct questions to Melissa Manus (mbm40@duke.edu) or Charles Nunn (clnunn@duke.edu).