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Responsible Research with Biological Select Agents and Toxins Appendix B Information on Briefings and Site Visits As part of its information gathering, the committee held in-person briefings at two committee meetings and engaged in site visits at several institutions. Information about these meetings and site visits is contained below. COMMITTEE MEETINGS MEETING #1 AGENDA MONDAY, JUNE 29, 2009 OPEN SESSION 11:00 a.m. Representatives of project sponsor and interagency Working Group • H. Clifford Lane, Director, Division of Clinical Research, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health • Ben Petro, Director for Biological Threat Reduction and Counterterrorism Policy, Office of the Coordinator for WMD Prevention, National Security Council, Executive Office of the President • Carol D. Linden, Principal Deputy Director, Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, Department of Health and Human Services
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Responsible Research with Biological Select Agents and Toxins 12:00 p.m. Overview of Select Agent Program (lunch will be available) • Robbin Weyant, Director, Division of Select Agents and Toxins, Coordinating Office for Terrorism Preparedness and Emergency Response, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Respondents • LouAnn C. Burnett, Assistant Director and Biological Safety Officer, Vanderbilt Environmental Health & Safety, Vanderbilt University • Dennis W. Metzger, Professor and Theopold Smith Alumni Chair; Director, Center for Immunology and Microbial Disease, Albany Medical College [by teleconference] 1:45 p.m. Research and lessons from other sectors • Kelley Krokos, Senior Research Scientist, American Institutes for Research 2:30 p.m. Break 2:45 p.m. Laboratory security • Overview of biosafety, biosurety, and biosecurity: Robert J. Hawley (committee member), Senior Advisor, Science, Mid-Atlantic Operations, Midwest Research Institute • Implementation of biosurety: Jeffrey Adamovicz, Principal Science Advisor, Center for Biological Safety and Security, Mid-Atlantic Operations, Midwest Research Institute • Physical and operational security solutions: Paul Langevin (committee member), Director of Laboratory Design, Merrick and Company
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Responsible Research with Biological Select Agents and Toxins 3:45 p.m. Personnel reliability • Lessons from polygraph testing: Kevin R. Murphy, Professor of Psychology, Penn State University; Member, Committee to Review the Scientific Evidence on the Polygraph, National Research Council • Establishing a culture of trust: Mary P. Rowe, Ombudsperson, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Adjunct Professor of Negotiation and Conflict Management, MIT Sloan School of Management [by videoconference]; Linda Wilcox, Ombudsperson, Harvard Medical School, Harvard Dental School, and Harvard School of Public Health [by videoconference] 4:45 p.m. General Discussion and Public Comment 5:30 p.m. End of open session TUESDAY, JUNE 30, 2009 OPEN SESSION 9:00 a.m. Lessons from the nuclear community: Richard A. Meserve, President, Carnegie Institution for Science; Former Chairman, Nuclear Regulatory Commission 9:45 a.m. Lessons from workplace violence • Robert A. Fein, Department of Psychiatry, McLean Hospital and Harvard Medical School • Bryan Vossekuil, National Violence Prevention and Study Center; Former Executive Director, National Threat Assessment Center, U.S. Secret Service (retired) 10:30 a.m. End of open session
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Responsible Research with Biological Select Agents and Toxins MEETING #2 AGENDA MONDAY, AUGUST 10, 2009 OPEN SESSION 8:30 a.m. Introduction and overview of open session (Breakfast will be available) • Rita R. Colwell (Committee Chair), Distinguished University Professor, University of Maryland, College Park and Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health; President and CEO, CosmosID, Inc. 8:45 a.m. Briefings on relevant issues from the aviation industry • Diane L. Damos, President, Damos Aviation Services, Inc. • Bruce Landry, Safety and Certification Specialist, Airport Safety and Operations Division, Federal Aviation Administration 10:00 a.m. Briefings on Security Risk Assessments in the broader security clearance context • M. Colleen Crowley, Executive Program Director, Policy, Research, and Agency Support Program, Federal Investigative Services Division, U.S. Office of Personnel Management • J. William Leonard, Principal, The Leonard Consulting Group, LLC • Sheldon I. Cohen, Sheldon I. Cohen & Assoc., Attorneys At Law 11:15 a.m. General discussion (Lunch will be available) 12:30 p.m. Van transportation to site visit locations 1:30 p.m. Site visits to select agent laboratories • George Mason University: National Center for Biodefense and Infectious Diseases, Manassas, VA • U.S. Department of Agriculture: National Plant Germplasm and Biotechnology Laboratory, Beltsville, MD 5:30 p.m. End of open session; van transportation back to Keck Center
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Responsible Research with Biological Select Agents and Toxins TUESDAY, AUGUST 11, 2009 CLOSED SESSION—COMMITTEE MEMBERS AND STAFF ONLY WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 12, 2009 OPEN SESSION 9:00 a.m. Discussion of report from Executive Order Working Group (Breakfast available) • Carol D. Linden, Principal Deputy Director, Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, Department of Health and Human Services 10:00 a.m. End of open session SITE VISITS Members of the committee and staff conducted site visits and on-site conversations with individuals affiliated with select agent laboratories and other secure facilities at several institutions. Participants at the site visit locations are listed. New England Regional Center of Excellence (NERCE) for Biodefense and Emerging Infectious Diseases Research, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA; visited August 4, 2009 Gerald Beltz, Associate Director for Research, NERCE Christine Anderson, Assistant Director, BSL-3 Animal and Tissue Culture Core Laboratory, NERCE Mary Corrigan, Associate Director, Environmental Health and Safety, Harvard University Robert A. Dickson, Associate Director of Operations, Harvard Medical School Sarah Heninger, Assistant Director, Microbiology & Animal Resources Core Laboratory, NERCE Jeff M. Seo, Director of Research Compliance, Harvard Medical School MIT Nuclear Reactor Laboratory (NRL), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA; visited August 4, 2009 John Bernard, Director of Reactor Operations, NRL David Carpenter, Doctoral Student in Nuclear Science and Engineering, MIT
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Responsible Research with Biological Select Agents and Toxins Patricia Drooff, Officer, Reactor-Radiation Protection Program, Environment, Health and Safety Office, MIT Edward S. Lau, Superintendent, NRL William B. McCarthy, Deputy Director, Reaction Radiation Protection Program, Environment, Health and Safety Office, MIT Thomas H. Newton, Jr., Associate Director for Engineering, NRL Kathleen A. O’Connell, Senior Administrative Assistant, NRL MIT Environment, Health and Safety Office, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA; visited August 4, 2009 Claudia A. Mickelson, Deputy Director, Biosafety Program National Plant Germplasm and Biotechnology Laboratory, Center for Plant Health, Science, and Technology, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Beltsville, MD; visited August 10, 2009 Laurene Levy, Laboratory Director Wayne P. Claus, Facility Manager Renee DeVries, Quality Manager Joseph P. Kozlovac, Agency Biosafety Officer, Animal Production & Protection, Agricultural Research Service National Center for Biodefense and Infectious Diseases (NCBID), George Mason University (GMU), Manassas, VA; visited August 10, 2009 Charles Bailey, Distinguished Professor of Biology; Laboratory Director, Biomedical Research Laboratory; Executive Director, NCBID Saira Ahmad, Doctoral Student Lilian S. Amer, Masters Student John H. Blacksten, Director, GMU Office of Media & Public Relations Calvin Carpenter, Deputy Director and Chief of Contract Services, Biomedical Research Laboratory, NCBID Jessica H. Chertow, Doctoral Student Myung-Chul Chung, Research Associate Professor, NCBID Meghan W. Durham-Colleran, Doctoral Student Suhua Han, Laboratory and Research Specialist, NCBID Jessica Kidd, Laboratory and Research Specialist, NCBID Nathan Manes, Postdoctoral Research, NCBID Beth McKenney, Masters Student Marjorie Z. Musick, Manager, GMU Office of Media & Public Relations Tony Pierson, Doctoral Student Kathleen Powell, Administrative Specialist, NCBID
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Responsible Research with Biological Select Agents and Toxins Meena Rajan, HR Operations Coordinator, GMU Human Resources & Payroll Ian Reynolds, Human Resources Consultant, GMU Human Resources & Payroll Diann Stedman, Director, Laboratory Safety, GMU Environmental Health & Safety Office Anne Taylor, Technical Operations Manager, NCBID Patty Theimer, Senior Fiscal Technician, GMU Life Sciences Monique L. van Hoek, Assistant Professor of Molecular and Microbiology Anne B. Verhoeven, Doctoral Student Paul R. Wieber, Security Manager, Prince William Campus, GMU Police James D. Willett, Professor of Molecular and Microbiology Ronald Witt, Director of Maintenance and Operations, Biomedical Research Laboratory, NCBID
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