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Experts Discuss National and Local Efforts to Prepare for Bioterrorist Attacks

In a forum sponsored by the Mailman School of Public Health and U.S. Representative Nita Lowey, D-Westchester, a panel of experts discusses national and local efforts to prepare for bioterrorist attacks in the months since September 11.


Allan Rosenfield

Gerald Fischbach

George Rupp

Nita Lowey

Rosenfield, Rupp, Lowey, Fischbach Offer Introductory Comments
Allan Rosenfield is the Dean of Columbia's Mailman School of Public Health; Gerald Fischbach, is the Executive Vice President for Health and Biomedical Sciences and Dean of the Faculty of Medicine at Columbia; George Rupp is the President of Columbia, and Nita Lowey is the U.S. Representative from Westchester, NY.

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Barbara J. Wallace
Barbara J. Wallace

Wallace Offers Overview of New York State's Public Health Infrastructure
Barbara J. Wallace is the director of the Bureau of Communicable Disease Control for the New York State Department of Health.

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Bradley A. Perkins
Bradley A. Perkins

Perkins Reflects on the Medical Community's Effectiveness in Responding to the Anthrax Outbreak
Bradley A. Perkins is the chief of the Meningitis and Special Pathogens Branch of the Division of Bacterial and Mycotic Diseases at the National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Carole Heilman
Carole Heilman

Heilman Reports on the National Institute of Health's Role in Disaster Readiness
Carole Heilman is the director of the Division of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health.

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Ezra Susser
Ezra Susser

Mental Health Is Being Overlooked in Preparedness Efforts, Suggests Susser
Ezra Susser is a professor and chair of the department of Epidemiology at Columbia's Mailman School of Public Health.

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Joshua Lipsman
Joshua Lipsman

Lipsman Emphasizes Need for Leadership and Partnership in Responding to Terrorism
Joshua Lipsman is the commissioner of the Westchester County Department of Health.

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Marcelle Layton
Marcelle Layton

Layton Outlines Surveillance Systems Plans in New York City
Marcelle Layton is the assistant commissioner of the Communicable Disease Program at the New York City Department of Health.

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Stephen Morse
Stephen Morse

Public Health is Our First Line of Defense, Says Morse
Stephen Morse is an assistant professor and director of the Center for Public Health Preparedness at Columbia's Mailman School of Public Health.

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W. Ian Lipkin
W. Ian Lipkin

Lipkin Offers Overview of Readiness Programs Underway at the Mailman School of Public Health
W. Ian Lipkin is a professor and director of the Laboratory for Immunopathogenesis and Infectious Diseases at Columbia's Mailman School of Public Health.

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Shot: Apr 02, 2002
Published: May 20, 2002
Last modified:Sep 18, 2002