Wed, Apr 29 | Online Event

Inside the Hot Zone

Join us 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 entitled "Inside the Hot Zone: a Soldier on the Front Lines of Biological Warfare."
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Inside the Hot Zone

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Apr 29, 2020, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Online Event

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. 

Meeting Information

US: +16692545252,,1617244684# or +16468287666,,1617244684#

Meeting URL:  https://nsf.zoomgov.com/j/1617244684?pwd=MHJlWk9qYWlRdXFuK052LzlRRlpLZz09

 

Meeting ID:   4684 724 161  

Password:  711377

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. 

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