Biosafety: Applications for Global Health Security

Date: Friday, January 19, 2018

Time: 8:00 – 9:00AM

Location: Healy/Maguire Hall, Room 304

First introduced in the 1980s, the principles of biosafety have emerged as steadfast components of global health security discussions. The fundamentals of biosafety—sound microbiological practices, the use of safety equipment, and the implementation of facility safeguards that reduce the risk of exposure to infectious diseases—are concise in theory, but take many routes in their implementation. Jim Welch, executive director of the Elizabeth R. Griffin Research Foundation, kicked off the Global Health Security Seminar Series’ spring semester program, where he discussed the many facets of biosafety and its role in fostering global health security.

This event was a part of the Global Health Security Seminar Series, which is co-sponsored by Georgetown’s Center for Global Health Science and Security and the Global Health Initiative.

Link to video recording of the seminar