The Center for Global Health Science and Security at Georgetown University, directed by Dr. Rebecca Katz, was formally established in September 2016. The Center’s multi-disciplinary team develops evidence for action, providing decision makers with the tools they need for sustainable capacity building to prevent, detect and respond to public health emergencies. The team incorporates expertise in epidemiology, microbiology, virology, animal and human health systems, demography, economics, finance, statistics, and law.

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We are hiring!
Our team is looking to hire a part-time Operations Manager. The Operations Manager will (i) ensure that all inter- and intra-departmental operations are structured in a correct, cost-effective, efficient and timely manner in alignment with specifications, and procedural requirements; (ii) improve operational management systems, processes and best practices that guarantee organizational well-being; provide high-level administrative, operational, and marketing support as needed. 
 
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Rebecca Katz will be honored with the GUMC Leadership in Research Award at the Eleventh Annual Georgetown University Medical Center Fall Convocation for her contributions to and outstanding achievement in research.
 
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Erin Sorrell and Claire Standley published a policy forum in the Asia & Pacific Policy Society on responding to disease outbreaks in the face of war, distrust, and displacement.
 
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Julie Fisher facilitated a side event on The AMR Challenge: Building Momentum for Local Action, co-sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the United Kingdom Department of Health and Social Care, at the 5th Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA) Ministerial meeting in Bali, Indonesia, on 6 November 2018. The event sought to build momentum for addressing antimicrobial resistance with a One Health approach, both locally and globally, by encouraging public and private stakeholders to make concrete commitments to join the GHSA AMR Action Package, the “Call to Action 2”, and to adopt the AMR Challenge nationally.
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Erin Sorrell and Ellen Carlin are guest editors for a Special Issue on Zoonoses and One Health in the Journal of Tropical Medicine and Infectious Disease. This Special Issue will focus on advancements in zoonotic disease detection, transmission, epidemiology and host-pathogen interactions to emphasize research and capacity building among veterinary and public health scientists. In addition, this issue will also highlight One Health research, discussing the successes and challenges of working towards a One Health approach for infectious disease detection, prevention and response.
 
Please click review the call for papers and submit by the 1 August 2019 deadline.

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