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About Defense of Houston

Prompted by the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks in New York and Washington, Defense of Houston was formed on Sept 16 as an ad hoc, self-appointed, but broadly representative committee of Houstonians who hope to optimize the city's preparation for disasters in general, and terrorism in particular. The group includes leaders of most industries, civic groups, and government agencies, and experts on natural disasters, terrorism, intelligence, diplomacy, biological and chemical threats, telecommunications, civil liberties, and emergency medical response.

Ward Casscells, MD Chair,
Defense of Houston The John Edward Tyson Professor of Medicine
Vice President for Biotechnology
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Scott Lillibridge, M.D.
Director, Defense of Houston,
Director of the Center for Biosecurity and Disaster Preparedness
UT-Houston School of Public Health

Mohammad Madjid, MD
Web Master and Editor in Chief
Instructor in Medicine,
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Parsa Mirhaji, MD
System Administrator, Editor,
Director, Center for Biosecurity and Public Health Informatics Research
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Associate Editors:

Mr. John Mossbarger
Claudia Ferreira, MD, PhD
Kim T. Nguyen

 


Defense of Houston was made possible by the Disaster Relief and Emergency Services (DREAMS) program of the US Army based at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and Texas A & M University (DoD grant no.DAMD17-98-1-8002). DREAMS physicians and scientists acknowledge with gratitude the vision, leadership, and advice of Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison, and Congressmen Tom DeLay, Ken Bentsen, Henry Bonilla, and Kevin Brady.