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  • University of Iowa opens new Institute of Public Health

    30 Oct 2014 | 10:30 am

    University of Iowa opens new Institute of Public Health The University of Iowa (UI) announced on Oct. 23 the opening of the Iowa Institute of Public Health Research and Policy (IIPHRP) that will bring people from multiple circles including healthcare and community leaders. The institute will be based out … Read More »

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  • BioMARC awarded grant to help develop Ebola vaccine for soldiers

    30 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am

    BioMARC awarded grant to help develop Ebola vaccine for soldiers The Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing and Academic Resource Center (BioMARC) at Colorado State University was awarded a $2 million contract from the Department of Defense to aid in the development of an Ebola vaccine, it was announced this week. More than 3,400 … Read More »

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  • Anthrax outbreak causes quarantine of Indian village

    30 Oct 2014 | 9:30 am

    Anthrax outbreak causes quarantine of Indian village Indian health officials recently quarantined a village of roughly 30 houses in the Jharkhand’s Simdega district after an alleged Anthrax outbreak killed seven people. The infection has been traced back to a cow that had spores. Those who had eaten … Read More »

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  • Battelle vice president: Better detection key to combating Ebola, other viruses

    30 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am

    Battelle vice president: Better detection key to combating Ebola, other viruses Mathew Shaw, the vice president and general manager of Battelle‘s CBRNE Defense division, addressed a global conference on the future of biological threat detection on Wednesday. Homeland security and defense experts heard Shaw speak at the seventh annual CBRNE Convergence … Read More »

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  • Fujifilm to acquire Kalon Biotherapeutics

    30 Oct 2014 | 8:30 am

    Fujifilm to acquire Kalon Biotherapeutics Fujifilm Diosynth Biothechnologies U.S.A., Inc., (FDBU) will acquire Kalon Biotherapeutics, LLC, in a deal that was finalized on Monday. Kalon, which was founded in 2011 by the Texas A&M University System, is a biopharmaceutical contract manufacturing organization specializing in vaccine … Read More »

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  • City of Malibu stresses individual preparedness

    30 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am

    City of Malibu stresses individual preparedness The City of Malibu in California wants its citizens to be prepared for any type of emergency that may arise. “We believe that it is every individual person’s responsibility to be as prepared as they possibly can be and to … Read More »

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  • Alaska faces unique bio-preparedness challenges

    29 Oct 2014 | 9:30 am

    Alaska faces unique bio-preparedness challenges The Alaska Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, under the direction John Madden, handles emergency management in the largest and northernmost state in the union. Jeremy Zidek serves as the Public Information Officer for the department and said that … Read More »

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  • Tillamook County emergency manager ready to respond in a crisis situation

    29 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am

    Tillamook County emergency manager ready to respond in a crisis situation Tillamook County, Oregon, has had 17 federally declared natural disasters, county Emergency Management Department Director Gordon McCraw said. Just 70 miles from a fault zone like the one that contributed to a major earthquake in Japan in 2011, there’s reason … Read More »

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  • First responders meet to discuss U.S. capability gaps

    29 Oct 2014 | 8:30 am

    First responders meet to discuss U.S. capability gaps Attendees at the recent First Responder Resource Group (FRRG) 2014 Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C., focused on identifying high-profile capability gaps that could hinder emergency operations during a national crisis. Hosted by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Science and … Read More »

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  • MdBio and Tech Council of Maryland to host STEM symposium

    29 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am

    MdBio and Tech Council of Maryland to host STEM symposium The MdBio Foundation and Tech Council of Maryland will host Advancing Tomorrow’s Leaders + STEM (ATLAS), a college and career symposium, on Nov. 8. The free symposium is meant to encourage students from Prince George’s County Public Schools and undergraduates … Read More »

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  • Emergency Management Higher Education Program celebrates 20 years

    28 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am

    Emergency Management Higher Education Program celebrates 20 years The 16th Emergency Management Higher Education Program Symposium celebrated from June 2-5 its 20th year of facilitating emergency management education at universities nationwide. When the program started back in 1994, only four institutions of higher education had emergency management programs. … Read More »

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  • U.S. Army to evaluate Ebola vaccine candidates

    28 Oct 2014 | 8:30 am

    U.S. Army to evaluate Ebola vaccine candidates The U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID) will test the validity of potential Ebola treatment options as part of an agreement signed on Monday with NanoViricides, Inc. The current Ebola outbreak has spurned forward the pressing issue … Read More »

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  • Michigan’s District Health Department 4 prepared for any emergencies

    28 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am

    Michigan’s District Health Department 4 prepared for any emergencies Michigan’s District Health Department 4 (DHD4) is prepared to handle just about any health emergency. “Anything of a biological nature would be our main response role,” Matthew Radocy, the emergency services coordinator for DHD4, said. “We’ve got plans in place … Read More »

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  • Ebola hearing highlights strengths, room for improvement in nation’s response to biological threats

    27 Oct 2014 | 9:31 am

    Ebola hearing highlights strengths, room for improvement in nation’s response to biological threats Medical expert testimony before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on Friday revealed much about the United State’s preparedness to respond to possible biological threats on its own soil. While the testimonies highlighted several areas where responses and procedures … Read More »

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  • Ebola crisis hearing highlights strengths, room for improvement in nation’s response to biological threats

    27 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am

    Ebola crisis hearing highlights strengths, room for improvement in nation’s response to biological threats Medical expert testimony before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on Friday revealed much about the United State’s preparedness to respond to possible biological threats on its own soil. While the testimonies highlighted several areas where responses and procedures … Read More »

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