WHO reports more than 100 new ebola cases in West Africa

Friday, Aug 15, 2014 @ 4:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The World Health Organization said on Wednesday that 128 new ebola virus cases, as well as 56 deaths, were reported between Sunday and Monday in West Africa.
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U.S. Department of Energy seeks senior emergency planner

Friday, Aug 15, 2014 @ 4:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Emergency Management and Security Department at the U.S. Department of Energy Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in New Mexico is looking for a senior emergency planner.
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DHS to provide more than $1.6 billion to preparedness programs

Monday, Aug 18, 2014 @ 1:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Department of Homeland Security recently announced that it would allocate more than $1.6 billion to seven fiscal year 2014 DHS preparedness grant programs.
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Saint Louis University studies experimental anthrax vaccines

Monday, Aug 18, 2014 @ 1:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Anthrax
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CDC seeks interdisciplinary supervisory general engineer and physical scientist

Monday, Aug 18, 2014 @ 2:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is looking to hire an interdisciplinary supervisory general engineer and physical scientist
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Featured Emerging Leaders in Biosecurity fellow: Joseph Buccina

Monday, Aug 18, 2014 @ 2:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Joseph Buccina
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Pennsylvania EMS Division Chief McDonald incorporates CDP training into exercises

Monday, Aug 18, 2014 @ 3:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Tim McDonald
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Clinicians may be right to exercise caution with experimental Ebola treatments

Monday, Aug 18, 2014 @ 3:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Eric Toner
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Oklahoma State Department of Health hiring emergency preparedness and response planner

Monday, Aug 18, 2014 @ 4:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Oklahoma State Department of Health is looking to a fill a position for an emergency preparedness and response planner.
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TSA looking to hire supervisory explosives specialist

Monday, Aug 18, 2014 @ 4:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Transportation Security Administration is seeking a supervisory transportation security specialist in explosives.
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BARDA awards $14 million to Neumedicines to develop radiation countermeasure

Tuesday, Aug 19, 2014 @ 1:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Neumedicines, Inc., a biotechnology company, announced on Thursday that it received a $14 million award from the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) for the development of a medical countermeasure for radiation exposure.
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CDC provides update on safety improvements

Tuesday, Aug 19, 2014 @ 2:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released an update on Friday of its efforts to improve laboratory safety in the wake of multiple high-profile incidents involving pathogens this year.
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CDC seeks lead research microbiologist

Tuesday, Aug 19, 2014 @ 2:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is looking to hire a lead research microbiologist at its Atlanta, Ga., facility.
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FDA warns of fraudulent ebola treatments

Tuesday, Aug 19, 2014 @ 4:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Friday that consumers should be aware of fraudulent products sold online that claim to prevent or treat the ebola virus.
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U.S. Army Medical Command hiring for research physical scientist position

Tuesday, Aug 19, 2014 @ 4:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The U.S. Army Medical Command is currently looking to fill a position for a bioanalytical research physical scientist.
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UTMB named collaborating center for research on vaccines

Wednesday, Aug 20, 2014 @ 1:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) at Galveston announced on Friday that it recently received an international designation from the World Health Organization enabling the university to lead emerging disease vaccine efforts.
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Exelis CEO Melcher wins national defense award

Wednesday, Aug 20, 2014 @ 1:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Exelis, a defense company, announced on Monday that David Melcher, the company's president and CEO, was recognized by the Association of the U.S. Army (AUSA) for his contribution to national defense.
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Deterrence Symposium held in Nevada

Wednesday, Aug 20, 2014 @ 2:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The two-day 2014 Deterrence Symposium, hosted by the U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM), began on Wednesday in La Vista, Nev.
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DARPA issues challenge for chikungunya forecasting model

Wednesday, Aug 20, 2014 @ 2:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) recently opened a competition to develop forecasting models for when and where the chikungunya virus will appear.
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ASPR seeks development of disaster recovery best practices

Wednesday, Aug 20, 2014 @ 3:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) recently announced a grant to obtain disaster recovery best practices from subject matter experts.
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