Inside the Hot Zone
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About The Event
Join us for our fourth Forum on the Phone (or the computer) for a discussion with Mark Kortepeter, MD, MPH (Colonel, US Army-retired), physician, scientist, soldier and author of a medical thriller memoir on managing infectious disease crises.
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Meeting URL: https://nsf.zoomgov.com/j/1617244684?pwd=MHJlWk9qYWlRdXFuK052LzlRRlpLZz09
Meeting ID: 4684 724 161
Dr. Kortepeter’s career has spanned the hospital, research lab, the lecture hall, the battlefield, and the corner office. He is currently a Professor of Epidemiology at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and Director of the Special Pathogens Research Network. During a 27-year Army career, Dr. Kortepeter held numerous senior positions in biodefense and research, including Deputy Commander of the US Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID – aka, the “hot zone”), Biodefense Consultant for the Army Surgeon General and co-chair of NATO’s Biomedical Advisory Panel. He has worked with multiple organizations, including the Defense Threat Reduction Agency, the CDC, and the National Academy of Medicine. Dr. Kortepeter has done some recent field work as the lead for Infection Prevention and Control against Ebola virus for the World Health Organization in Burundi and as a consultant to the Pan American Health Organization against COVID-19 in the Caribbean. He has published over 80 journal articles and book chapters, and a memoir entitled Inside the Hot Zone: a Soldier on the Front Lines of Biological Warfare.