NEW Course just added to the fall schedule of classes: BIOD 620: Global Health Security Policy. A course syllabus will be posted online (https://schar.gmu.edu/current-students/course-syllabi-and-schedule/course-syllabi) as soon as it becomes available. Please see course details below. 82515<https://patriotweb.gmu.edu/pls/prod/bwckschd.p_disp_listcrse?term_in=201970&subj_in=BIOD&crse_in=620&crn_in=82515> BIOD 620 002 AR 3.000 Global Health Security Policy W 04:30 pm-07:10 pm 30 0 30 0 TBA 08/26-12/18 ARLVM 475 The course will be taught by Dr. Ashley Grant, a lead biotechnologist at the MITRE Corporation. Dr. Grant is joining the Biodefense Program as an Adjunct Professor to teach BIOD 620: Global Health Security Policy. Dr. Grant was previously the Senior Biological Scientist at the Government Accountability Office where she led government-wide technical performance audits focused on biosafety and biosecurity issues. Dr. Grant was an American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Science and Technology Fellow in the Chemical and Biological Defense Program Office in the Department of Defense and also worked at the National Academies of Science on the Committee on International Security and Arms Control. Her work focused on international security, nonproliferation, and medical countermeasures against chemical and biological threats. She completed the Field Epidemiology Course at the Naval Medical Research Center (NMRC) in Lima, Peru and was a Visiting Graduate Researcher at the Instituto Nacional de Enfermedades Virales Humanas J. Maitegui (INEVH) in Pergamino, Argentina. Dr. Grant received her PhD in experimental pathology and a MPH in epidemiology from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Her graduate work focused on investigating pathogenesis and potential countermeasures for viral hemorrhagic fevers under biological safety level (BSL)-4 conditions. In addition, she received a MA in National Security Studies from the Naval War College and a BS in Chemistry and a BS in Business Economics and Management from the California Institute of Technology.