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Emerging Leaders in Biosecurity Initiative

The Emerging Leaders in Biosecurity Initiative (ELBI) is a competitive fellowship program run by the UPMC Center for Health Security. ELBI identifies and provides networking opportunities for early career professionals in the many diverse fields that make up biosecurity. The 2014 ELBI fellows recently attended a workshop held at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in Atlanta GA. The Fellows heard from multiple federal health security leaders, including Dr. Thomas Frieden, CDC Director and Mr. Andrew Weber, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear, Chemical, and Biological Defenses Programs, Department of Defense. Topics of conversation included the response to the ongoing West African Ebola outbreak and the Global Health Security Agenda.

 

Fall Workshop | September 8-9, 2014

Location: CDC Roybal Campus, Building 19, Auditorium B3
 
 
September 7 | Evening Events
 
6:00 pm No-Host Happy Hour for Fellows 
Location: Intercontinental Hotel Bar, Buckhead Atlanta
3315 Peachtree Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30326
 
 
Day 1 | Workshop Agenda September 8, 2014
 
7:00-7:30 am Breakfast on your own
 
7:30-8:30 am Bus transportation to CDC
 
8:30-9:00 am Arrival and Visitor Center Processing at CDC
 
9:00-9:15 am Welcome and Overview of 2 Days’ Activities
Dr. Tom Inglesby, CEO and Director, UPMC Center for Health Security 
 
9:15-10:30 am Emerging Infectious Diseases: Threats Facing the US
 
Moderator: Dr. Jennifer Nuzzo, Senior Associate, UPMC Center for Health Security 
 
Panel Members:
Dr. Scott McNabb, Research Professor, Hubert Department of Global Health, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University
 
Dr. David Heymann, Chair, Public Health England (via webcast)
 
Dr. Marty Cetron, Director, Division of Global Migration and Quarantine
 
Dr. Michael Shaw, Senior Advisor for Laboratory Science, Office of Infectious Diseases 
 
10:30-10:45 am Break and walk to Emergency Operations Center 
 
10:45-11:30 am Emergency Operations Center Walkthrough
 
11:30-11:45 am Return to Building 19
 
11:45-1:15 pm Structured Networking Lunch
 
1:15-2:30 pm Public Health Preparedness: Innovation
 
Moderator: Dr. Sam Groseclose, Associate Director for Science, Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response
 
Panel Members:
Dr. Joanne Andreadis, Senior Advisor for Laboratory Preparedness, Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response
 
Dr. Ian Williams, Branch Chief, Outbreak Response and Prevention Branch, Office of Infectious Disease
 
Mr. James Tyson, Situation Awareness Branch Chief, Division of Emergency Operations, Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response 
 
2:30-3:15 pm CDC Director’s Remarks
 
Dr. Tom Frieden, Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 
 
3:15-3:30 pm Break
 
3:30-4:30 pm Conversation with Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear, Chemical, and Biological Defense Programs
 
Honorable Andrew C. Weber, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear, Chemical, and Biological Defense Programs 
 
4:30-4:45 pm Closing Remarks and Logistics for Tomorrow
 
Tom Inglesby 
 
5:00-6:00 pm Bus transportation to dinner location 
 
 
Day 1 | Evening Events
 
6:30 pm Networking Dinner 
 
Speaker: Ms. Helen Branswell, Medical Reporter for the Canadian Press 
 
Location: Brio Tuscan Grille
 
2964 Peachtree Road NW, Atlanta, GA 30305
 
 
Day 2 | Workshop Agenda September 9, 2014
 
7:00-7:30 am Breakfast on your own
 
7:30-8:30 am Bus transportation to CDC
 
8:30-9:00 am Arrival and Visitor Center Processing at CDC
 
9:00-9:30 am Welcome
 
Dr. Sonja Rasmussen, Director (A), Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response 
 
9:30-10:30 am ELBI Paper Competition Presentations
 
Moderator: Mr. Matthew Watson, Senior Analyst, UPMC Center for Health Security
 
Presenters:
 
Dr. Patrick Boyle: Applications of Synthetic Biology to the Detection and Remediation of Antimicrobial Resistance and Zoonotic Diseases
 
Dr. Richard Saint: Promoting and Exploiting Black Swans: Making the Most of the Unpredictable
 
Dr. Michael Patterson: The Role of Community Involvement in Establishing and Operating a High-Containment Biomedical Research Laboratory in Galveston, Texas
 
10:30-10:45 am Break
 
10:45-11:45 am Global and Public Health in the Press: Ebola and Other Issues
 
Moderator: Ms. Elizabeth Cohen, Senior Medical Correspondent, CNN
 
Panel Members:
 
Mr. Dave Daigle, Associate Director for Communication, Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response
 
Mr. Tom Skinner, CDC Public Affairs Officer 
 
11:45-12:30 pm Lunch Break and Discussion Time 
 
12:30-1:30 pm CDC Approach to the Challenge of Antimicrobial Resistance
 
Dr. Michael Bell, Deputy Director, Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases
 
Dr. Arjun Srinivasan, Associate Director for Health Care Associated Infection Prevention Programs 
 
1:30-2:30 pm ELBI Paper Competition Presentations
 
Moderator: Ms. Crystal Boddie, Associate, UPMC Center for Health Security
 
Presenters
:
Ms. Rebecca Fish: A New Business Model for Health Security: The Fierce Urgency of Now
 
Mr. Chas Eby: Global Agenda, Local Health: Including Concepts of Health Security in Preparedness Programs at the Jurisdictional Level
 
2:30-3:00 pm Break
 
3:00-4:30 pm Biosecurity Issues Seminar
 
Mr. Randy Larsen, Founding Director, The WMD Center
 
4:30-4:45 pm Closing Remarks and Adjourn
 
5:00 pm Transportation
 
Bus transportation back to the hotel and taxis will be available.