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Sep 30, 2003

Sep 30, 2003

NIAID report claims great progress in biodefense research

(CIDRAP News) – Federal health officials yesterday released a 37-page report that they say demonstrates "tremendous progress" in developing countermeasures for bioterrorism through federally funded research since early 2002.

Sep 23, 2003

Sep 23, 2003

Johns Hopkins biodefense experts head in new direction

(CIDRAP News) – The leaders of the Johns Hopkins Center for Civilian Biodefense Strategies (CCBS) in Baltimore, probably the nation's best-known biodefense policy institute, announced last week that they are leaving Johns Hopkins to launch a new biosecurity center with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC).

Sep 17, 2003

Sep 17, 2003

NIAID launches program to apply immunology to biodefense

(CIDRAP News) – The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease (NIAID) today announced a new $85 million program to study the human immune response to diseases of bioterrorism and develop vaccines, drugs, and other countermeasures.

Sep 15, 2003

Sep 15, 2003

HHS awards funds for bioterrorism preparedness training

(CIDRAP News) – Federal health officials have announced $26.6 million in grants to universities and health systems around the country to improve bioterrorism preparedness training and education for healthcare professionals.

Sep 05, 2003

Sep 05, 2003

HHS funds regional biodefense research centers

(CIDRAP News) – The US Department of Health and Human Services yesterday announced $350 million in grants for eight regional centers to lead and coordinate research on defenses against bioterrorism and emerging infectious diseases.

Sep 04, 2003

Sep 04, 2003

HHS releases $1.4 billion to states for public health preparedness

(CIDRAP News) – The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) said this week it is making $1.4 billion available to states and territories to improve their preparedness for terrorism and other public health emergencies.

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