Center for BiosecurityUPMC
Resilient American Communities
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Consortium of the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START)

Natural Hazards Center of the University of Colorado at Boulder

The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

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Welcome & Opening Remarks  Play video

Thomas V. Inglesby, Director, Center for Biosecurity  

Building the Team for Resilient Communities 
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Richard Serino, FEMA Deputy Administrator 

Resilience in the Public Health and Healthcare Sectors 
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Nicole Lurie, Assistant Secretary for Preparedness & Response, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 

Grounding Federal Policy in the Evidence About Resilience 
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Monica Schoch-Spana, Senior Associate, Center for Biosecurity ; Chairperson, Resilience Research Work Group 

PANEL 1: Action Plan to Make Community Resilience a Reality
What basic steps can help strengthen local community resilience to extreme events? How can the federal government assist their replication nationwide? Play video

Monica Schoch-Spana, Senior Associate, Center for Biosecurity , Moderator
David Godschalk, Stephen Baxter Professor Emeritus of City and Regional Planning,
     University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Tim Lovell, Executive Director, Tulsa Partners, Inc.
Joseph Donovan, Senior Vice President, Beacon Capital Partners
Eric Toner, Senior Associate, Center for Biosecurity              

PANEL 2: Action Plan to Make Community Resilience a Reality
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Jennifer Nuzzo, Associate, Center for Biosecurity , Moderator
Roz Lasker, Clinical Professor of Health Policy and Management,
     Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health
Meredith Li-Vollmer, Risk Communication Specialist,
     Public Health—Seattle & King County, Washington
Irwin Redlener, Professor of Clinical Public Health and Director,
     National Center for Disaster Preparedness, Columbia University;
     Member, National Commission on Children and Disasters
June Gin, Manager, Disaster Resilient Organization Program,
     Bay Area Preparedness Initiative of the Fritz Institute, San Francisco, CA

Lessons from History and from Sea Level  Play video

John M. Barry, author, The Great Influenza: The Epic Story of the Deadliest Plague in History and Rising Tide: The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 and How it Changed America; member, Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority 

Presentation by
Brian Kamoie, Senior Director for Preparedness Policy, National Security Staff, The White House

Note: At the request of the speaker, Mr. Kamoie's talk was off the record.

PANEL 3: How to Survive the Big One: Resilience to a Major Earthquake
–What changes in social and built environments could help California communities withstand the shocks associated with a catastrophic earthquake now being forecasted by experts? What kinds of federal policies could help facilitate those needed changes? Play video

Dennis Mileti, Professor Emeritus of Sociology, University of Colorado at Boulder, Moderator
Arrietta Chakos, Director, Acting in Time Advance Recovery Project, Harvard Kennedy School
Ana-Marie Jones, Executive Director, Collaborating Agencies Responding to Disaster (CARD),
     Alameda County, California
Karen Marsh, Director, FEMA Community Preparedness Division
Robert Olshansky, Professor of Urban and Regional Planning,
     University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Adam Rose, Research Professor of Policy, Planning and Development,
     University of Southern California
Ellis Stanley, Sr., Director, Western Emergency Management Services
     at Dewberry, Los Angeles, CA

PANEL 4: How Are We Doing with Flu? H1N1 Revelations About Resilience
–Which federal preparedness policies helped communities cope with the medical and social demands imposed by the 2009 H1N1 influenza pandemic? What additional policies might enable localities and states to curtail the effects of an emergent epidemic, including a moderate-to-severe influenza pandemic? Play video

Ann Norwood, Senior Associate, Center for Biosecurity , Moderator
Brooke Courtney, Associate, Center for Biosecurity
Serena Vinter, Senior Research Associate, Trust for America’s Health
Cynthia Dold, Healthcare Coalition Program Manager, Public Health,
     Seattle & King County, Washington
Alonzo Plough, Director, Emergency Preparedness and Response Program,
     Los Angeles County Public Health Department
Sandra Crouse Quinn, Associate Professor of Behavioral and Community Health,
     University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health

Concluding Remarks

Thomas V. Inglesby, Director, Center for Biosecurity