Feb. 17: Mark Kortepeter ’79 Discusses Bioterrorism and Bioweapon Threats

On February 17, at 7:00 p.m. in the Bunn Library’s McGraw Reading Room, Lawrenceville will host a lecture by Mark Kortepeter M.D., M.P.H. (Colonel, U.S. Army-retired) ’79 P’11, author of the memoir “Inside the Hot Zone: A Soldier on the Front Lines of Biological Warfare.” The lecture, entitled “Tales from Inside the Hot Zone,” will focus on the threat of bioterrorism and bioweapons, with anecdotes that detail Kortepeter’s experiences at the United States Army Medical Research Institute of Infection Diseases, where he faced biological crises like Anthrax, botulism, and Ebola. This talk is open to all members of the Lawrenceville School community.
 
Kortepeter is the Professor of Epidemiology at the University of Nebraska Medical Center’s College for Public Health, and Director of the Special Pathogen Research Network. He has published over 80 journal articles as well as an infectious disease novel thriller, “Biohazard 9-1-1.” He recently returned from six weeks working for the World Health Organization as the Infection Prevention and Control lead in Ebola preparedness efforts in Burundi.
 
For additional information, please contact Lisa M. Gillard Hanson, director of Public Relations, at lgillard@lawrenceville.org.
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