Lewisville, Texas, seeks to hire emergency administration manager

Friday, Jan 2, 2015 @ 1:42pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The City of Lewisville, Texas, is searching for a new full-time emergency administration manager.
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DHS to offer BioWatch grants

Friday, Jan 2, 2015 @ 3:13pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is expected to to award 27 grants for municipalities that are invited to participate in the BioWatch Program and the application process closes at the end of Sept. 2015.
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EPA seeks to hire Office of Emergency Management director

Friday, Jan 2, 2015 @ 3:24pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

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U.S. House Sergeant at Arms seeks emergency management program manager

Friday, Jan 2, 2015 @ 4:27pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The U.S House of Representatives Office of the Sergeant at Arms is looking for a program manager for its emergency management division.
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CDC, Homeland Security ending enhanced airport screening in Mali

Monday, Jan 5, 2015 @ 4:38pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Travelers from Mali won't be required to undergo an enhanced security screening starting on Tuesday, the Department of Homeland Security and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Monday.
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Ahmed appointed new head of UN Ebola mission

Monday, Jan 5, 2015 @ 4:51pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Shortly after Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed was appointed as the Head of the United Nations (UN) Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER,) he visited Ghana and addressed the staff in a town meeting about the upcoming challenges ahead on Jan. 3.
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More training, better understanding key to management of biological outbreak

Monday, Jan 5, 2015 @ 4:54pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

As the director for the Center for Disaster Medical Preparedness at the University of California, Irvine (UCI) and an emergency physician, Dr. Kristi Koenig has experience in emergency medicine and reacting quickly in a public health emergency.
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FRCoP ready for new year, new members

Monday, Jan 5, 2015 @ 6:42pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The First Responder Communities of Practice (FRCoP) is preparing itself for a new year and new members from governments across the country, the group said Monday.
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ARA names McClellan VP

Tuesday, Jan 6, 2015 @ 2:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Applied Research Associates, Inc. (ARA) named Gene McClellan vice president on Monday.
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Ugandan trial of early-generation Ebola vaccine promising

Tuesday, Jan 6, 2015 @ 2:35pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Results from early-stage testing of two Ebola and Marburg Virus vaccines in Uganda are promising.
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Bavarian Nordic Ebola treatment enters Phase I trials

Tuesday, Jan 6, 2015 @ 4:26pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Bavarian Nordic announced on Tuesday that their MVA-BN Ebola vaccine regimen has entered the first phase of clinical trials.
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Johnson & Johnson to begin Phase 1 trials on Ebola test vaccine

Tuesday, Jan 6, 2015 @ 7:06pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Johnson & Johnson announced Tuesday it planned to start a Phase 1 human clinical trial of an Ebola vaccine that is still in development.
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New test method may aid tularemia vaccine research

Tuesday, Jan 6, 2015 @ 7:20pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A recent report by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease (NIAID) said researchers have developed a novel method to study immune responses in mice.
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Red Cross seeks disaster program manager in Vt.

Wednesday, Jan 7, 2015 @ 2:58pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The American Red Cross is hiring a disaster program manager for its office in northern Vermont.
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Researchers develop tracking system for contaminated food

Wednesday, Jan 7, 2015 @ 3:11pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and DNA Trek recently teamed up to develop a cost-effective way to track sources of contaminated food.
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Vermont, Canadian emergency agencies hold training seminar

Wednesday, Jan 7, 2015 @ 5:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Vermont Department of Public Safety's Division of Emergency Management and Homeland Security (DEMHS) recently participated in an exercise with the Vermont State Police and the Quebec Provincial Police on policing the international border.
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Energy Department seeks two emergency-management specialists

Wednesday, Jan 7, 2015 @ 5:26pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The U.S Department of Energy's Emergency Management Department is looking to fill two full-time emergency management specialist positions.
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Army seeks market research on countermeasures to treat antibiotic resistant microbes

Thursday, Jan 8, 2015 @ 3:10pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Department of the Army is seeking research into the availability of countermeasures that can treat symptoms of multi-drug resistant bacteria according to a notice on the General Services Administration website that was posted Monday.
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TechNavio report predicts booming bio-security market

Thursday, Jan 8, 2015 @ 3:23pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

TechNavio released a report on Wednesday that predicts a surging demand for bio-security enhancements and expects the bio-detection market to grow by 14.19 percent between 2015 and 2019.
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Oxford initiates Ebola vaccine trial

Thursday, Jan 8, 2015 @ 3:33pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Doctors and researchers from Oxford University have launched the first safety trial of a vaccine regimen for the Ebola virus that is in development from the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, the university announced on Tuesday.
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