October 13-18, 2017

October 13-18, 2017

Albuquerque, New Mexico

Albuquerque, New Mexico

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ERG Research Foundation Lecture Series Award 2017-02-20T16:06:32+00:00


The Elizabeth R. Griffin Research Foundation, Inc. (the Foundation), a non-profit organization, is designed to promote safe research practices and help fund further research in the areas of zoonotic diseases. The Elizabeth R. Griffin Research Foundation, Inc. was formed in loving memory of Beth Griffin, whose vibrant, young life was prematurely ended after contracting the rare macaque-born B virus (previously known as Herpes B Virus).

Beth GriffinThe E. R. Griffin Lecture Series Award recipient is selected in recognition of accomplishments that contribute to the awareness of biological and occupational safety. The topic of the lecture shall be consistent with the mission of the Foundation, which is to promote the safe research practices and help fund further research in the areas of zoonotic diseases.

The Open Philanthropy Project-Biosecurity and Pandemic Preparedness Initiative
Jaime Yassif, PhD, Open Philanthropy Project, San Francisco, CA

Past Recipients

2016 Jaime Yassif, PhD
Title of Lecture: The Open Philanthropy Project-Biosecurity and Pandemic Preparedness Initiative

2015 Ian Crozier, MD
Infectious Diseases, Kampala, Uganda
Title of Lecture: A Survivor’s Story: Dual Citizenship at the Ebola Bedside

2014 Ambassador Bonnie Jenkins, PhD, JD, LLM, MPA
United States Department of State, Washington, DC
Title of Lecture: The Global Health Security Agenda: Prevention, Detection, and Response to Infectious Disease Threats

2013 Kavita M. Berger, PhD
American Association for the Advancement of Science, Washington, DC
Title of Lecture: The World is Small: Addressing Biological Risks as a Global Science Community

2012 Ann Tourigny Turner, PhD, CAE
American Association for Laboratory Animal Science, Memphis TN
Title of Lecture: Power of Associations

2011 Indrawati Sendow, DVM
Indonesian Research Center for Veterinary Science, Bogor, Wet Java, Indonesia
Title of Lecture: The Development of Biosafety and Biosecurity in Indonesia

2010 Maureen Ellis, RBP
Department of Foreign Affairs & International Trade, Ottawa, ON, Canada
Title of Lecture: The Year of Building International Biosafety Communities

2009 Gary Fujimoto, MD
Palo Alto Medical Foundation, Palo Alto, CA
Title of Lecture: New Metrics in Medical Monitoring

2008 Nicole Duffee, DVM, PhD
American Association for Laboratory Animal Science, Atlanta, GA
Title of Lecture: Animal Biosafety: Developing the Technician Workforce—AALAS Activities in Support of this Effort

2007 James R. Swearengen, DVM
Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care International, Frederick, MD
Title of Lecture: Biowarfare and Biodefense: Past, Present, and Future

2006 Kevin Anderson, PhD
Department of Homeland Security, National Biodefense Analysis and Countermeasures Center, Frederick, MD
Title of Lecture: The National Biodefense Analysis and Countermeasures Center: Building an Enduring Capability for Homeland Security

2005 Benjamin J. Weigler, PhD
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA
Title of Lecture: A National Survey of Occupationally Acquired Zoonotic Diseases in Laboratory Animal Workers

2004 Julia Hilliard
National B Virus Resource Center, Atlanta, GA