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Editors & Staff

Executive Editors: Thomas V. Inglesby, MD, and Anita Cicero, JD

Managing Editor: Mary Beth Hansen, MA

Director, Design and Production: Davia Lilly

Copyeditors: Molly D’Esopo and Jackie Fox

Production and Technical Assistance: Richard Messick

Production Assistance: Elaine Hughes and Tanna Liggins

Administrative Assistance: Kim Biasucci and Darcell Vinson

Technical Support: Price Tyson

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Credits & Acknowledgments

Information Architecture: Mary Beth Hansen

Graphic Concept & Design: Davia Lilly

Website Development & CMS Integration: Systems Alliance

Photography: Kaveh Sardari (unless otherwise noted); Sardari Group Photography & Design

Video: Jim Folliard (unless otherwise noted); Gearshift TV

Acknowledgments: Many thanks to Cory Magin, Mark Dabrowski, Davis Miller, Elena Roznovan, and the whole Systems Alliance team for bringing our website plans to life so beautifully--great job inflected with copious amounts of patience and skill. Thank you, Kaveh, for providing the photographs that bring the Center's people, work, and events to life. Thank you, Jim Folliard, for the beautiful video of all events. And many thanks to the Center for Biosecurity folks who helped with testing, proofing, and uncountable details: Molly D'Esopo, Richard Messick, Kim Biasucci, Elaine Hughes, Tanna Liggins, and Darcell Vinson. Finally, thank you, Price, for your unfailing patience and skill in keeping all things IS- and IT-related running smoothly.

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Editorial Policies & Procedures

This website is produced and maintained by the Center for Biosecurity and does not purport to advance any official positions . The Center for Biosecurity maintains editorial control of all materials published on this site, and unless noted otherwise, all materials posted on this site have been authored and edited by Center staff.

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Articles that appear in the journal Biosecurity and Bioterrorism: Biodefense Strategy, Practice, and Science are published by Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., in accordance with the journal's editorial policies and procedures, and are posted on the website http://www.liebertonline.com/loi/bsp. We provide links to those articles from this site. Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., retains copyright to all articles published in the journal.


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