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Nuclear non-proliferation and zoonotic disease efforts don't seem to have obvious links, but Center for Homeland Defense and Security alum Michael Sharp has been at the forefront of both on a national and international basis, and at times has combined the two.

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Two Center for Homeland Defense and Security alumni, Catherine Bernstein and Doug Reed, have been recognized for their work in the disparate fields of volunteer trauma victims assistance and county-level emergency management. 

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CHDS Master’s alumnus has been recognized with top awards for playing a key role in the Operation Warp Speed initiative aimed at rapidly developing a COVID-19 vaccine. Dr. Eric Powell was chosen to receive three awards from U.S. Health and Human Services for his work as a senior science advisor for the Operation Warp Speed Countermeasures Acceleration Group’s Security and Assurance Team at the Vaccine Operations Center.

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While the connection between CHDS and the nation’s universities with homeland security and emergency management programs is extensive, Sam Houston State University and Idaho State University have taken that to a whole other level. The two programs, led by Master's alums Nadav Morag and Laurie Holien, feature a total of 27 CHDS alumni, current and former faculty, and even a few CHDS co-founders.

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