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National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories. What will be studied? What are the risks? September 10, 2007. Presenters. Mark Klempner, MD Associate Provost for Research Principal Investigator NEIDL Jack Murphy, PhD Professor of Medicine and Microbiology

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What will be studied what are the risks september 10 2007

National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories

What will be studied?What are the risks?September 10, 2007


Presenters
Presenters

Mark Klempner, MD

Associate Provost for Research

Principal Investigator NEIDL

Jack Murphy, PhD

Professor of Medicine and Microbiology

Chief, Section of Molecular Medicine

Co-Director, NEIDL Institute

Thomas Robbins, Esq.

Chief, Boston University Police


Biosafety level 4
Biosafety Level 4

  • 13% of the NEIDL is dedicated toward BSL-4 research

  • 15% of the NEIDL is dedicated toward BSL-3 research

  • The remaining 72% of the NEIDL is BSL-2, administrative, and mechanical space


We know what will be studied in the bsl 4 lab
We know what will be studied in theBSL-4 lab…

  • 1)Central European tick-borne encephalitis

  • 2)Congo-Crimean hemorrhagic fever

  • 3)Ebola

  • 4)Guanarito

  • 5)Hendra/Nipah

  • 6)Junin

  • 7)Kyasanur Forest disease

  • 8)Lassa

  • 9)Machupo

  • 10)Marburg

  • 11)Omsk hemorrhagic fever

  • 12)Russian Spring-Summer encephalitis

  • 13)Sabia


How will the community know what s being studied
How Will the Community Know What’s Being Studied?

  • Institutional Biosafety Committee

  • NEIDL Institute Executive Committee

  • NEIDL External Scientific Advisory Committee

  • Boston Public Health Commission

  • Community Liaison Committee

  • Mass. Department of Public Safety


There are many safeguards to minimize risks to protect the community
There are many safeguards to minimize risks to protect the community

  • Building system and design

  • Experienced researchers

  • Rigorous safety and security Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) that must be followed by researchers

  • Limited access and security checks of persons and property

  • Boston Public Health Commission Regulations

  • NIH and CDC guidelines and regulations


The neidl is accountable to independent public health and safety officials
The NEIDL is Accountable to Independent Public Health and Safety Officials

LOCAL

Institutional Biosafety Committee

Boston Public Health Commission

Boston Fire Department

Boston Inspectional Services

Boston Water and Sewer Commission

STATE

Massachusetts Department of Public Health

Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection

Massachusetts Water Resources Authority

FEDERAL

Centers for Disease Control

U.S. Department of Transportation

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Occupational Health & Safety Administration

National Institutes of Health

U.S. Department of Agriculture

Nuclear Regulatory Commission


What will be studied what are the risks september 10 2007
Q & A Safety Officials