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2012-12-12 12:22:36

BALTIMORE, Dec. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new book, Preparing for Bioterrorism, written by Gigi Kwik Gronvall and published by the Center for Biosecurity of UPMC, tells the story of some of the important biosecurity projects funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and how they left the nation better prepared to deal with bioterrorism. Each project is its own story in the book. What emerges is a history of the past decade of progress in biosecurity preparedness in communities...

2012-03-07 09:32:00

Offsite Planning to Reduce the Public's Exposure to Radiation BALTIMORE, March 7, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a report released today, researchers at the Center for Biosecurity of UPMC assess offsite policies and plans that can be put in place to reduce the exposure of the public to radiation in the event of a nuclear power plant accident. Even amidst the devastation following the earthquake and tsunami in Japan last year that killed more than 20,000 people, it was the accident...

2011-09-27 09:33:00

Fallout Preparedness Checklist Helps Cities Plan Wisely WASHINGTON, Sept. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Center for Biosecurity of UPMC today released the Rad Resilient City Preparedness Checklist, a local planning tool that could help save 100,000 or more lives following a nuclear detonation. The checklist converts the latest federal guidance and technical reports into 7 clear, actionable steps for communities to take to protect their residents from radioactive fallout. The...

2011-09-09 08:12:00

Recommendations Offered on Future Direction BALTIMORE, Sept. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Center for Biosecurity of UPMC released online ahead of print a new publication, A Crossroads in Biosecurity: Steps to Strengthen U.S. Preparedness, which takes stock of progress since 2001 and makes recommendations for change that would help build resilience and preparedness against biological threats. "Many important government and private sector programs were born in response to the...