University of Pittsburgh
April 13, 2004

Preparing a Nation Conference Explores Pitt Research, Education, and Training Programs in Homeland Defense

Contact:  412-624-4147

PITTSBURGH—From research and education in biosecurity to first-responders, the University of Pittsburgh has been deeply involved in America's recent emphasis on national preparedness. The University will showcase these efforts in a conference titled Preparing a Nation, from 1:30 to 6:30 p.m. April 15 on the Fifth Floor of Alumni Hall, 4227 Fifth Ave., Oakland.

D.A. Henderson, professor of medicine and public health and a world-renowned expert in bioterrorism, will deliver the keynote address during an invitation-only luncheon preceding the conference.

A roundtable discussion will explore industry and governmental perspectives on topics including bioterrorism defense, public health, first-responder technologies, and cyber-security.

The conference will culminate in a poster session detailing Pitt's research, education and training initiatives, and technology development in more than two dozen disciplines.

For more information, call Charles Lyon at 412-624-4608, or contact him via e-mail at