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Outbreaks and Safety Concerns in Biodefense Research

Event Ideas

The following is a list of resources that may be used for chapter meetings and events. Ideas range from book clubs to movie nights and from roundtable discussions to large events.


  • 28 Days Later

  • Outbreak

  • The Omega Man

Suggested Speakers

  • Ernest Takafuji
    Assistant Director of Biodefense Research Affairs
    National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)

  • Mary Wulff
    Coalition for a Safe Lab

  • Patrick Stockton
    Centers for Disease Control, Special Pathogens Branch

  • Ellen Berlin
    Director of Corporate Communications
    Boston University Medical Center

  • Eve Lyman
    Boston Mobilization

  • Carla Richards
    Director of Community Relations
    Boston University Medical Center

  • Kyle Loring
    Legal Fellow
    Alternatives for Community and Environment (ACE)


Books and Publications

  • Virus Hunter: 30 years of Battling Hot Viruses around the Word
    by Mark Olshaker, C.J Peters

  • The Demon in the Freezer
    Richard Preston

  • Level 4: Virus Hunters of the CDC
    by Joseph McCormick, Susan Fisher-Hock

  • The Hot Zone
    by Richard Preston