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Biodefense

Parker to present on global health security at international meetings in South Korea

September 7, 2015

Gerald Parker, vice president for public health preparedness and response at Texas A&M Health Science Center, is presenting at the Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA) high-level meeting and the Seoul Defense Dialogue meeting, both in Seoul, South Korea.

Are we ready for another pandemic? Panel session explores strategies for readiness and resilience

May 13, 2015

The influenza pandemic of 2009 and more recent threats involving Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and Ebola revealed national preparedness gaps, a topic explored extensively at the George H.W. Bush Sixth China-U.S. Relations Conference in Houston. Remedies are essential to avoid future high-consequence emergencies that could threaten large segments of our populations, economies and infrastructure.

Parker to address biodefense preparedness at international meeting in Korea

February 6, 2015

Gerald Parker, D.V.M., Ph.D., vice president for public health preparedness and response at Texas A&M Health Science Center and principal investigator of the Texas A&M Center for Innovation in Advanced Development and Manufacturing, will serve as the keynote speaker on February 10 at an international symposium to commemorate the establishment of the Biodefense Research Institute at Korea University.

Parker appointed to Blue Ribbon Panel on Biodefense

January 27, 2015

Gerald Parker, D.V.M., Ph.D., vice president for public health preparedness and response at Texas A&M Health Science Center, was recently appointed to serve as an ex officio member of the Blue Ribbon Study Panel on Biodefense.

New drug boosts immune system to protect against world’s deadliest infectious diseases

October 14, 2014

Researchers at the Texas A&M Health Science Center (TAMHSC) and the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center have developed a new therapy to stimulate the body’s natural immune system, thereby providing effective protection against a wide range of life-threatening infectious diseases.

Giroir testifies before U.S. House Committee on infectious disease preparedness and response

October 13, 2014

Brett P. Giroir, M.D., CEO of Texas A&M Health Science Center and director of the Texas Task Force on Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response, testified on Oct. 10 before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Homeland Security to address rising concern surrounding the nation’s infectious disease preparedness and response following the first case of Ebola being diagnosed in the United States the previous week.

Institute of Medicine names Texas A&M public health preparedness expert to health threats committee

January 13, 2014

Scott Lillibridge, M.D., assistant dean and professor at the Texas A&M Health Science Center (TAMHSC) School of Rural Public Health, has been appointed to the Institute of Medicine Health Threats Resilience Standing Committee.

Texas A&M drives innovative collaborations for public health preparedness

December 17, 2013

Dr. Gerald Parker, veterinarian, scientist, Aggie, U.S. Army veteran and former deputy assistant secretary of defense, has added a new notch to his belt: vice president for public health preparedness and response at Texas A&M Health Science Center (TAMHSC).

DOD senior executive to lead national public health preparedness initiatives

October 31, 2013

TAMHSC continuing to lead national public health preparedness initiatives with the appointment of Gerald Parker, Jr., D.V.M., Ph.D.