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Ebola in the Homeland: The Importance of Effective International, Federal, State and Local Coordination

Date: Friday, October 10, 2014 Time: 12:00 PM Location: In-Transit Lounge, D31, Terminal D, Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, 2333 S. International Drive, DFW Airport, TX Issue: Health



  • Dr. Toby Merlin, Director, Division of Preparedness and Emerging Infection, National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • Dr. Kathryn Brinsfield, MD, MPH, FACEP, Acting Assistant Secretary and Chief Medical Officer, Office of Health Affairs, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  • Mr. John Wagner, Assistant Assistant Commissioner, Office of Field Operations, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  • Dr. David Lakey, Commissioner of Health, Texas Department of State Health Services
  • Dr. Brett P. Giroir, Executive Vice President and CEO, Texas A&M Health Science Center and Director, Texas Task Force on Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response
  • Hon. Clay Jenkins, Judge, Dallas County, Texas
  • Catherine L. Troisi, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Division of Management, Policy, and Community Health, Center for Infectious Diseases, The University of Texas


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