Dartmouth scholar offers insights on biodefense and research for UGA Sciences and Security Lecture

Dartmouth scholar offers insights on biodefense and research for UGA Sciences and Security Lecture Series

Athens, Ga. – The Biomedical and Health Sciences Institute and Center for International Trade and Security will kick off the 2007-08 Science and Security Lecture Series with a special seminar from international security expert Kendall Hoyt on Tuesday, September 18 at 12:30 p.m. at the Paul D. Coverdell Center for Biomedical and Health Sciences.

Hoyt, an assistant professor of medicine at Dartmouth Medical School, studies international biosecurity strategy and biodefense research policy. She is a member of the Council of Foreign Relations and serves as an advisor to a number of governmental institutions on biodefense research policy and emergency preparedness for large scale health events.

Over the years, Hoyt has worked for the Executive Session for Domestic Preparedness at Harvard University, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, McKinsey and Company and the Center for the Management of Innovation and Technology at the National University of Singapore.

Hoyt received a B.A. in English literature and neurobiology from Duke University in 1993 and a Ph.D. in science and technology studies from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2002. Her thesis examined the role of military-industrial collaboration in the history of vaccine innovation and biodefense research.

Created to build connections between science and policy experts at UGA, the seminar series is held monthly in the Coverdell Center auditorium. Each seminar focuses on a single topic in the area of biosecurity and led by a pair of UGA experts, one from science and one from policy.

The lecture series continues a campus-wide initiative led by the BHSI and CITS in science and security at UGA. For more information about the UGA Science and Security Initiative and its planned programs, please contact Harry Dailey at hdailey@uga.edu or Gary Bertsch, director of CITS, at gbertsch@uga.edu.