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REPORT TO THE PRESIDENT ON U.S. PREPARATIONS FOR 2009-H1N1 INFLUENZA



Acknowledgements

PCAST wishes to express gratitude to the following individuals who contributed in various ways to the preparation of this report:

Richard Besser , Director, Coordinating Office for Terrorism Preparedness and Emergency Response, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Department of Health and Human Services ( HHS )

Guthrie Birkhead , Deputy Commissioner, Office of Public Health, New York State Department of Health

Debra Birnkrant , Division of Antiviral Products, Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

Joe Bresee , Branch Chief, Epidemiology and Prevention, Influenza Division, CDC, HHS

Michael Callahan , Program Manager, Blue Angel project, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), Department of Defense (DOD)

Martin Cetron , Director for the Division of Global Migration and Quarantine, CDC, HHS

D.W. Chen , Director, Civil-Military Medicine, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs, DOD

Ken Cole , Medical Director, Office of the Deputy Assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Chemical and Biological Defense and Chemical Demiliatrization, DOD

Jose Diez , Associate Deputy Administrator for Emergency Management and Diagnostics, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), Department of Agriculture (USDA)

Greg Dworkin , Contributing Editor, Daily Kos ; Founding Editor, Flu Wiki

Anthony Fauci , Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), National Institutes of Health (NIH), HHS

Neil Ferguson , Director, Medical Research College (MRC) Centre for Outbreak Analysis and Modeling, Imperial College , London

Keith Fontenot , Associate Director, Health Programs, Office of Management and Budget, The White House

Bruce Gellin , Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health; Director, National Vaccine Program Office; HHS

Jesse Goodman , Chief Scientist and Acting Deputy Commissioner, Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

Dan Hanfling , Special Advisor, Emergency Preparedness and Response, Inova Health System, Falls Church , Virginia

Richard Hatchett , Director for Medical Preparedness Policy, National Security Staff, The White House

Frederick Hayden , Wellcome Trust Kathi Hanna , Science Writer

Carole Heilman , Director, Division of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, NIAID, NIH, HHS

Thomas Inglesby, Chief Operating Officer and Deputy Director, University of Pittsburg Medical Center, Center for Biosecurity

Michael G. Ison , Divisions of Infectious Diseases & Organ Transplantation, Northwestern University

Dennis Israelski , Clinical Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases and Geographic Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine;Vice President for Global Health, Innovative Support to Emergencies, Diseases, and Disasters ( InSTEDD)

Til Jolly , Associate Chief Medical Officer for Medical Readiness, Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

Lisa Koonin , Senior Advisor, Influenza Coordination Unit, CDC

Peter Lammers , Vice President, Vaccines Business Unit, Glaxo Smith Kline

James Lawler , Director for Medical Preparedness Policy, National Security Staff, The White House

Nicole Lurie , Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, HHS

Ben Machielse , Executive Vice President, Operations, MedImmune

Howard Markel , George E. Wantz Distinguished Professor of the History of Medicine; Director, Center for the History of Medicine; Professor

of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases; The University of Michigan

Alison McGeer , Professor, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, Mt. Sinai Hospital, University of Toronto, Canada

William Modzeleski , Associate Assistant Deputy Secretary, Office of Safe and Drug Free Schools, U.S. Department of Education

Beth Noveck , US Deputy Chief Technology Officer for Open Government Initiative, Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), The White House

Steve Ostroff , Director, Bureau of Epidemiology, Pennsylvania Department of Health

Andrew T. Pavia , George and Esther Gross Presidential Professor; Chief, Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases; University of Utah

Rino Rappuoli , Global Head of Vaccines Research, Novartis

Stephen Redd , Director, Influenza Coordination Unit, CDC, HHS

Barbara J. Reynolds , Crisis Communications Senior Advisor, Office of the Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, HHS

Robin Robinson , Director, Biomedical Advanced Research & Development Authority (BARDA), HHS

Lone Simonsen , Research Professor, Department of Global Health, School of Public Health and Health Services, George Washington University

Derek Smith , Professor of Infectious Disease Informatics, Cambridge University, UK; Member, Virology Department, Erasmus Medical Center, Netherlands; Senior Fellow, Fogarty International Center, NIH, HHS

John Treanor , Professor of Medicine, and of Microbiology and Immunology, School of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Rochester



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