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Hynes Appointed to Federal Advisory Committee

Noreen Hynes, associate professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases, was appointed to a three-year term as a member of the National Biodefense Science Board (NBSB) by Sylvia Mathews Burwell, US Secretary of Health and Human Services appointed by President Obama.

This federal advisory committee was created under the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Act of 2006 and chartered in May 2007. Since then, the board has provided recommendations on federal disaster preparedness and response issues. In the past year, these issues have included anticipated responsibilities of the Strategic National Stockpile in the year 2020 and cost-effective ways to meet those responsibilities. The stockpile has large quantities of medicine and medical supplies to protect the public if there is a public health emergency, such as a terrorist attack, flu outbreak or earthquake severe enough to cause local supplies to run out.

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Kelsey Bennett