Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

OK Univ. Health Sciences Center Professor Wins $2.36M Federal Defense Grant

Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

OK Univ. Health Sciences Center Professor Wins $2.36M Federal Defense Grant

Article excerpt

Larry Regens, director of the Center for Biosecurity Research and professor of occupational and environmental health at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, has been awarded a $2.36 million U.S. Department of Defense grant.

Regens and his colleagues will help the Defense Department use the results of their research to improve emergency medical services and health system preparedness and responsiveness to bioterrorism.

A strong public health system is an integral part of bioterrorism defense, he said. The ability of emergency personnel and health systems to respond quickly and effectively is vital to national security.

The three-year research project is designed to provide advances in biotechnology and the biosciences to prevent or minimize adverse impacts on the performance of the U.S. military and civilian responders and enhance national security. With Regens' direction, scientists and physicians at the OU Health Sciences Center and OU- Tulsa will conduct basic and applied research in four areas - biomedical applications, threat characterization, behavioral dynamics and consequence management.

Our goal is to work with the Defense Threat Reduction Agency and the Air Force Research Laboratory to fill key information gaps and improve the timely anticipation, prevention, detection and response to terrorist incidents, Regens said.

Research will focus on bioterrorism incidents in urban and near- urban environments. …

Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.