UPMC Center for Health Security

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The UPMC Center for Health Security (formerly Center for Biosecurity of UPMC) is an independent, nonprofit organization of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center works to protect people's health from the consequences of epidemics and disasters and to ensure that communities are resilient to major challenges.[1]

Change of name[edit]

On April 30, 2013, the Center for Biosecurity of UPMC changed its name to UPMC Center for Health Security.

Major conferences and events[edit]

  • Improving Epidemic Response: Building Bridges Between the US and China. May 2012
  • Considerations for the Reauthorization of the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Act (PAHPA). March 2012
  • U.S. Preparedness for a Nuclear Detonation. October 2011
  • Charting the Future of Biosecurity: Ten Years After the Anthrax Attacks. October 2011
  • Advancing US Resilience to a Nuclear Catastrophe. May 2011
  • Preserving National Security: The Growing Role of the Life Sciences. March 2011
  • Improving Global Health, Strengthening Global Security. November 2010
  • The State of BIOPreparedness: Lessons from Leaders, Proposals for Progress. September 2010
  • Preparing to Save Lives and Recover After a Nuclear Detonation: Implications for US Policy. April 2010
  • The 2009 H1N1 Experience: Policy Implications for Future Infectious Disease Emergencies. March 2010
  • Resilient American Communities: Progress In Practice and Policy. December 10, 2009
  • Prevention of Biothreats: A Look Ahead. October 6, 2009
  • Disease, Disaster, and Democracy: The Public's Stake in Health Emergency Planning. May 2006
  • Bulls, Bears, and Birds: Preparing the Financial Industry for a Pandemic. September 2005
  • Conference on Biosafety and Biorisks. May 2005

*Atlantic Storm. January 2005

  • The Public as an Asset, Not a Problem: A Summit on Leadership During Bioterrorism. February 2003

*Dark Winter. June 2001

  • 2nd National Symposium on Medical and Public Health Response to Bioterrorism. November 2000
  • National Symposium on Medical and Public Health Response to Bioterrorism. February 1999


  1. ^ Center for Health Security Mission Statement Archived June 22, 2013, at the Wayback Machine.

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