Inside the Hot Zone - Front Lines of Biological Warfare - SOLD OUT
A Physician, A Scientest, A Soldier
Join us for riveting tales from the front lines responding to national, international and lab crises and applying lessons learned to our current pandemic with Mark G. Kortepeter, AB ’83, MD, MPH ’95, a physician, scientist, soldier, and author.
His recent book Inside the Hot Zone: A Soldier on the Front Lines of Biological Warfare is a medical thriller memoir of his experience managing infectious disease outbreaks.
The Washington Times said of his book: “To understand and appreciate the bravery of the scientists working to protect our nation from such bio-epidemics…Inside the Hot Zone is a terrifying, but indispensable guide.”
Monday, June 8, 2020
5:00pm – 6:00pm - Pacific time
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About the speaker:
Mark G. Kortepeter, AB ’89, MD, MPH ‘95 (Colonel, US Army-retired), is a physician, scientist, soldier, and author. Dr. Kortepeter’s career has spanned the hospital, research lab, the lecture hall, the battlefield, and the corner office. An expert in germ warfare defense, he held multiple leadership roles at the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID), the nation’s largest containment laboratory dedicated to biological warfare defense. Dr. Kortepeter moves comfortably between hospital, containment laboratory, and austere field environments. He is currently a Professor of Epidemiology at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and Director of the Special Pathogens Research Network.
During a 27-year Army career, Dr. Kortepeter held numerous senior positions in biodefense and research, including Deputy Commander of the US Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID – aka, the “hot zone”), Biodefense Consultant for the Army Surgeon General and co-chair of NATO’s Biomedical Advisory Panel. He has worked with multiple organizations, including the Defense Threat Reduction Agency, the CDC, and the National Academy of Medicine.
Dr. Kortepeter has done some recent field work as the lead for Infection Prevention and Control against Ebola virus for the World Health Organization in Burundi and as a consultant to the Pan American Health Organization against COVID-19 in the Caribbean.
He has published over 80 journal articles and book chapters, and a medical thriller memoir of his experience managing infectious disease crises titled Inside the Hot Zone: a Soldier on the Front Lines of Biological Warfare.” He also is also contributor to Forbes’ “COVID-19 Frontlines Series.”