The Biomedical and Health Sciences Institute and the Center for International Trade and Security will kick off the 2007-2008 Science and Security Lecture Series with a special seminar entitled “Building a Better Biodefense” from international security expert Kendall Hoyt on Sept. 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 adviser to a number of governmental institutions on biodefense research policy and emergency preparedness for large-scale health events.
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.
The lecture series continues a campus-wide initiative led by the BHSI and CITS in science and security at UGA.