Georgetown Hosts Global Health Security Expert Beth Cameron

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WASHINGTON (Sept.11, 2017) – Georgetown University’s Center for Global Health Science and Security (new window) and the Georgetown Global Health Initiative welcome back to campus Dr. Beth Cameron, former senior director for global health security and biodefense in the Obama administration’s White House National Security Council.

On Friday, Sept. 15, Cameron, now senior director for the Nuclear Threat Initiative’s Global Biological Policy and Programs, will discuss why U.S. leadership continues to be vital in advancing the Global Health Security Agenda (new window)’s mission to build a world safe from biological threats. She will also explore issues from a global lens as she discusses the intricacies of incentivizing and adopting standards for reducing biological risk in an age of emerging and converging technologies.

Dr. Beth Cameron
Senior Director, Global Biological Policy and Programs
Nuclear Threat Initiative

“Advancing Global Health Security and Reducing Future Biological Risk”

The potential to engineer new life-extending treatments, vaccines, and therapeutics is vital to combating disease; however, contrary to this tremendous promise is the risk that an emerging or manufactured agent could spread quickly and kill millions before a countermeasure could be developed and dispensed. Any such catastrophic biological event could rapidly shift global security dynamics by destabilizing economies, changing political landscapes, and disproportionately impacting populations.

Friday, September 15, 2017
8:00 – 9:00 a.m.

Georgetown University
37th and O Streets, NW
Washington DC
Intercultural Center Executive Conference Room (new window)

Please RSVP with Karen Teber /

Twitter: @GUMedCenter (new window), @Georgtown_GHSS (new window), @BethCameron_DC (new window)
Hashtag: #GHSSseminar

About the Center for Global Health Science and Security (new window)
The Center for Global Health Science and Security (GHSS) is based at Georgetown University Medical Center. GHSS scientists conduct research to help build sustainable capacities to prevent, detect, and respond to public health emergencies worldwide. Connect with GHSS on Twitter: @georgetown_ghss (new window).

About Georgetown University Medical Center (new window)
Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC) is an internationally recognized academic medical center with a three-part mission of research, teaching and patient care (through MedStar Health). GUMC’s mission is carried out with a strong emphasis on public service and a dedication to the Catholic, Jesuit principle of cura personalis — or “care of the whole person.” The Medical Center includes the School of Medicine and the School of Nursing & Health Studies, both nationally ranked; Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, designated as a comprehensive cancer center by the National Cancer Institute; and the Biomedical Graduate Research Organization, which accounts for the majority of externally funded research at GUMC including a Clinical and Translational Science Award from the National Institutes of Health.