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UPMC Center for Health Security Announces 2015 Emerging Leaders in Biosecurity
By: PR Newswire Association LLC. - 04 Mar 2015Back to overview list

BALTIMORE, March 4, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The UPMC Center for Health Security today announced the selection of its 2015 Fellows in the Emerging Leaders in Biosecurity Initiative (ELBI). As part of our commitment to fostering future leaders in the field of biosecurity, UPMC has selected 28 US and international emerging leaders in biosecurity from a wide array of backgrounds, including biological science, medicine, policy, the military, think tanks and the private sector.

"With the vision and support of the Defense Threat Reduction Agency in the Department of Defense, our Center started this fellowship program in 2012. We have been impressed with the high caliber of candidates every year. The fellows in this year's class are equally smart, committed, and enthusiastic about the diverse field of biosecurity. We're excited to engage with them this year." 
-Tom Inglesby, CEO and Director
UPMC Center for Health Security

As part of the ELBI program, the 2015 class will engage with influential figures in the field of biosecurity through a series of meetings and candid discussions on issues that are critical to the future of work in this area. The program lasts throughout the year and will begin with a workshop in March.

"The success of this program is due to the many opportunities that early career fellows have to form lasting connections with each other and to interact in substantive ways with current leaders in biosecurity, both in and outside of government. The ELBI program is building a connected network of people who want to make a positive difference in the future of biosecurity."
-Anita Cicero, COO and Deputy Director
UPMC Center for Health Security

The complete list of 2015 Next Generation National Security Leaders is posted below.

2015 Emerging Leaders in Biosecurity
Alexandra Phelan, Georgetown University
Allison Mistry, National Institutes of Health
Amanda Moodie, National Defense University
Amor Menezes, University of California Berkeley
Amy Walker, Biotechnology Industry Organization
Andrew Kilianski, Edgewood Chemical and Biological Center
Andrew Leifer, Princeton University
Caitlin Rivers, Virginia Tech
Emily Kelley, Defense Threat Reduction Agency
Erin Sorrell, George Washington University
Jeff Drocco, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
John Billington, Infectious Diseases Society of America
Judy Kruger, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Julia Dooher, Johns Hopkins University
Justin Taylor, Global Scientific Solutions for Health
Kettner Griswold, SRI International
Kevin Martin, UK Ministry of Defence
Kim Gajewski, Defense Threat Reduction Agency
Leremy Colf, Department of Homeland Security
Lisa Brown, National Association of County and City Health Officials
Malaya Fletcher, Philadelphia Department of Public Health
Michelle Nalabandian, Nuclear Threat Initiative
Nicholas Evans, The University of Pennsylvania
Patricia Lau, Public Health Agency of Canada
Remi Charlebois, Lalema, Inc.
Ryan Stringer, University of Pittsburgh
Seth Baum, Global Catastrophic Risk Institute
Victoria Earl, Kings College London

Contact: Matthew Watson,, 443-573-4501


SOURCE UPMC Center for Health Security

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