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Center for Biosecurity
The Center for Biosecurity is an independent, nonprofit organization of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) that is dedicated to improving the country’s resilience to major biological threats.
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The Center’s mission is to affect policy and practice in ways that lessen the illness, death, and civil disruption that would follow large-scale epidemics, whether they occur naturally or result from the use of a biological weapon. Toward that end, the Center: 1) Provides independent, critical research and analysis for decision makers in government, national security, bioscience, medicine, public health, and private industry; 2) Builds international networks of scientists, medical and public health practitioners, scholars, and decision makers to improve communication about biosecurity, create common objectives, and facilitate development of new knowledge; 3) Proposes, designs, builds, tests, and promulgates essential operational systems needed to manage the response to bioattacks and mass casualty epidemics; 4) Develops scenarios for decision makers that illustrate key challenges in epidemic preparedness and response and offer possible paths forward; and 5) Promotes the responsible use and governance of increasingly powerful bioscience and biotechnologies.
The Center’s multidisciplinary professional staff has experience in government, medicine, public health, bioscience, and the social sciences. Staff members publish research findings regularly and are frequently consulted by government agencies, businesses, academia, and the media for independent analyses of issues pertaining to national and global epidemic preparedness and response.
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|This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Center_for_Biosecurity". A list of authors is available in Wikipedia.|