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Protecting the Frontline in Biodefense Research: The Special Immunizations Program
AIDS, the San Mateo County Health Department, and the Senate Committee on Labor and Human Resources. After completing her internship, Dr. Taylor spent two years as special assistant to the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases of the National Institutes of Health. In 1999, Dr. Taylor received a Mentored Scientist Development Award to pursue theoretical and practice aspects of justice in human subject research. She currently serves as associate director for empirical research at the Berman Institute of Bioethics. Dr. Taylor has served on the Institutional Review Boards of the Bloomberg School of Public Health and the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Her primary interests are research ethics, local implementation of federal policy relevant to human subject research, HIV/AIDS policy, and qualitative research methods.
Thomas E. Walton earned his D.V.M degree from Purdue University in 1964, a Ph.D. degree from Cornell University in virology in 1968, and a D.Sc. (honoris causae) from Purdue University in 1999. He is a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Microbiologists and a Fellow of the Society for Tropical Veterinary Medicine. He has 31 years of experience in infectious diseases research, research leadership, and research management at the Middle America Research Unit of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Canal Zone (1968–1972, research veterinarian; equine encephalomyelitides and vesicular stomatitis); the Arthropod-borne Animal Diseases Research Laboratory of the Agricultural Research Service (ARS), U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Denver, CO, and Laramie, WY (1972–1992, research leader, bluetongue, epizootic hemorrhagic disease, equine encephalomyelitides, and vesicular stomatitis); the national program staff, ARS, USDA, Beltsville, MD (1992–1995, national program leader for animal health responsible for animal health program quality and relevance for 13 ARS animal health laboratories); and the National Animal Disease Center, ARS, USDA, Ames, IA (1995–1997, director, research leadership and management for indigenous livestock diseases). In addition, he has 11 years’ experience in regulatory veterinary medicine as associate deputy administrator and acting deputy administrator for veterinary services (VS), Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), USDA, Washington, DC, and director of the Centers for Epidemiology and Animal Health, VS, APHIS, USDA, Fort Collins, CO. He is author or co-author of more than 150 scientific publications on infectious disease research with exotic and zoonotic pathogens and regulatory veterinary medicine.
Since retirement in 2006, he has served as a consultant to several companies on the design and environmental assessment of veterinary and human infectious diseases biocontainment laboratories and as a consultant to the Millennium Challenge Corporation and USDA, Foreign Agriculture Service for veterinary medical projects in the Republic of Namibia and in the Republic of Mongolia.