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Emerging Leaders in Biosecurity Initiative: 2016 Workshop

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.


2016 Spring Workshop | March 14-16, 2016

Location: Washington DC

March 14 | Afternoon and Evening Events

White House Discussion on Biosecurity
Hosted by: White House National Security Council Staff

March 15 | Workshop Agenda

Tom Inglesby, CEO and Director, UPMC Center for Health Security
William Hostyn and Randall Holmes, Advisory Committees and Programs Office, DTRA

Public Health and National Security
Randall Larsen, National Security Advisor, UPMC Center for Health Security

Ebola: Implications for Future Public Health Emergencies?
Moderator: Tom Inglesby, UPMC Center for Health Security
Dan Hanfling, Contractor, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR), Office of Emergency Management, HHS
Brooke Courtney, Senior Regulatory Counsel, Office of Counterterrorism and Emerging Threats, FDA

Biosurveillance: The Latest in Theory and Practice
Moderator: Anita Cicero, COO and Deputy Director, UPMC Center for Health Security
Jennifer Nuzzo, Senior Associate, UPMC Center for Health Security
Caitlin Rivers, Computational Epidemiologist, US Army, 2015 ELBI Alumna
Franca Jones, Chief, Global Emerging Infections Surveillance and Response System (GEIS), Armed Forces Health Surveillance Center, DoD

Where Are We in MCM Creation and What Is the Future?
Richard Hatchett, Acting Director, BARDA, HHS

DHS and Biosecurity: Risk Assessment, Environmental Monitoring, BWC Compliance Review Process
Gerald Epstein, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear Policy, DHS

Closing Remarks
Tom Inglesby, UPMC Center for Health Security

March 15 | Evening Events

Dinner for Fellows, Speakers, and Alumni
Location: Hilton Hotel, Arlington, Gallery III (2nd floor)
Speaker: Robert Kadlec, Deputy Staff Director, Senate Select Committee on Intelligence

March 16 | Site Visit to Ft. Detrick

USAMRIID Overview and Presentation of Projects
IRF Organizational Brief
NIAID-IRF Project Presentations
IRF Tours

Meeting Photos


Fellows, DOD Members, and UPMC Staff



DOD Members



Workshop Introductions



Presentation by Randall Larsen



Crystal Boddie



Randall Larsen



Anita Cicero and Christine Farquharson



Thomas Inglesby



Brooke Courtney and Dan Hanfling



Trevor Hall and Angela Vasa speaking with Dan Hanfling




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