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2012

December 12, 2012: Preparing for Bioterrorism: The Sloan Foundation’s Leadership in Biosecurity

October 9, 2012: Preparing the Next Generation of Leaders in Biosecurity

June 12, 2012: Federal Biodefense Spending Reduced

May 14, 2012: Emerging Leaders in Biosecurity Fellows Announced

March 29, 2012: A Decade in Biosecurity

March 7, 2012: “Outside the Fence” of a Nuclear Power Plant Accident

March 6, 2012: Is H5N1 Really Highly Lethal?

February 8, 2012: Preparing the Next Generation of Leaders in Biosecurity

2011

December 15, 2011: Engineering a Highly Transmissible Flu Virus

December 9, 2011: D.A. Henderson Receives NISS Gold Medal

September 27: Saving 100,000 Lives After a Nuclear Detonation

September 9: 10 Years After Anthrax Attacks, Time to Assess Progress, Goals

June 2: 2009 H1N1 Pandemic Provided Lens For Examining Surveillance Systems

March 31: Smallpox Virus Destruction and the Implications of a New Vaccine

January 11: Should the Smallpox Virus Stocks Be Destroyed?

2010

September 2: Universal Flu Vaccination—Laudable, But How and When?

June 23: Federal Biodefense Spending Increases

April 12: Feds Would Face Problems in a Bio Attack Clean-Up: Analysis Reveals Progress but Some Gaps Remain

March 8: New Report Proposes Actions to Make the U.S. Healthcare System Better Prepared for Catastrophic Health Events

January 6: Henderson Named Coeditor-in-Chief of Biosecurity Journal

2009

September 23: FY 2010 Federal Biodefense Spending: Majority of Funding Goes to Programs with Both Biodefense & Non-Biodefense Goals

August 5: 1957-58 Flu Pandemic Can Provide Clues to Planning for H1N1

July 22: Commission Cites Need for Bio-Specific WMD Strategy

April 16: WMD Commission Appoints Colonel Randy Larsen as Executive Director

March 27: Center Offers Biosecurity Policy Recommendations to the Obama Administration

January 21: The Center for Biosecurity Commends the New Obama Administration’s Commitment to Strengthening Biosecurity

2008

April 14: New Tool Introduced to Help with Pandemic Planning

2007

December 4: Pandemic Flu Would Have Severe Financial Consequences for Hospitals

July 9: Federal Biodefense Spending Leveling Off

April 4: Community Participation Is Key to Handling Health Emergencies

2006

June 23: Federal Biodefense Spending Continues to Rise: FY2007 Budget Increases Spending by $112 Million

2005

September 22: Volunteer Health Professionals May Face Legal Risks

July 13: U.S. Government Needs to Improve Countermeasure Development

July 12: U.S. Continues to Spend Billions on Biodefense

February 16: The International Conference on Biosafety and Biorisks -- Lyon, France, March 2 and 3, 2005

January 17: Exercise Illuminates Transatlantic Leaders' Reactions To Bioterror Attack

2004

December 01: Center Identifies Top Federal Biosecurity Jobs

November 18: Study Shows Public Concern Over Lack of Vaccines Predated Current Shortage

November 18: U.S. Public Perceptions about the Bioterrorism Threat and Efforts to Respond

October 12: Experts Call for Coordinated Effort to Develop Drugs and Vaccines to Fight Bioterrorism

September 09: Leadership And An Engaged Public Improve Bioterror Response

June 24: U.S. Government Has Spent Billions On Biodefense