If Not Me, Then Who?
Dr. Lewis Rubinson talks about his experiences during the summer of 2014 at Kenema Government Hospital in Sierra Leone. The physician he replaced had been infected with Ebola and evacuated. More than 20 nurses had been infected, and 15 had died. Dr. Rubinson talks about the challenges and low-cost solutions that could have saved many lives. This film is being presented at a series of CDC-funded Ebola workshops in Texas.
View on Vimeo. (14 minutes)
D. A. Henderson Interviews
These four videos, filmed in 2013, were featured at the November 4, 2016 memorial ceremony for Dr. D. A. Henderson. D. A. served for 10 years as the Director of the World Health Organization’s global smallpox eradication campaign. Smallpox, a lethal and contagious disease, killed more than 300 million people during the 20th century, but not one since 1980. Smallpox is the only human disease eradicated, and no single individual played a more important role in the eradication program--an effort many consider to be one of the greatest accomplishments of the human race.
View on www.dahendersoninterviews.org
During the Cold War, more than 2,300 conscientious objectors from the 7th Day Adventist church volunteered to serve their country by participating in U. S. Army medical experiments focused on developing defensive medical countermeasures against the Soviet Union’s bio-warfare capabilities. The program earned the name “Operation Whitecoat.”
For 19 years, the Whitecoats were voluntarily exposed to experimental vaccines, and pathogens that cause naturally-occurring diseases, but could also be used as bio-warfare agents: Coxeilla Burnetti (Q-Fever) and Francisellatularensis (Tularemia, aka, Rabbit Fever), plus Staphylococcal Entero-Toxin B (SEB). All of them survived, and, in addition to greatly increasing global knowledge of infectious disease prevention and treatment, the Whitecoats also made little-publicized contributions to the Apollo space program and the Camp David Peace Accord between Egypt and Israel.
Whitecoats tells the story of these patriots--their commitment to both their religious principles and desire to serve in America’s defense, their courage to participate in these tests, and their contributions that went far beyond Army biodefense.
This two-minute sample clip tells about the Whitecoat contributions to the Apollo program.
View clip on Vimeo. (2 minutes)
Wounded Warriors' Resilience
An award-winning NSPYR • GoodBlood short documentary film about the extraordinary sacrifice and inspiring resilience of brave American men and women in uniform who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan since 9/11, been wounded, and are role models of the human capacity to overcome adversity. It premiered at the Newseum in DC and screened at film festivals around the country.
View on YouTube. (20 minutes)
With Senators Bob Graham (D-FL) and Jim Talent (R-MO)
Faster Vaccines asks why America is using 50-year old technology to produce important vaccines. Produced by the Congressional Commission on the Prevention of Weapons of Mass Destruction Proliferation and Terrorism in 2009.
View on YouTube. (3 minutes)
Interview with Senator Tom Daschle
Senator Daschle recalls his experiences on 9/11 and a few weeks later when he received an anthrax letter.
View on upmchealthsecurity.org. (6 minutes)
UPMC Center for Health Security: The First 15 Years
A video for an event commemorating 15 years work in the field of biosecurity by the Center.
View on upmchealthsercurity.org. (7 minutes)
Interview with D.A. Henderson & Richard Danzig
An interview with two of America’s leading experts on biodefense.
View on upmchealthsecurity.org. (40 minutes)
Interviews with Michael Kurilla
Interviews with Michael G. Kurilla, MD, PhD, Director Office of BioDefense Research Affairs, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID). Interviewed September 2012.
View on upmchealthsecurity.org. (10 minutes each)
WE SERVED TOO: The Story of the Women’s Airforce Service Pilots of WWII
This documentary played on 223 PBS stations in the fall of 2013.
For a DVD copy go to www.wstthemovie.com
Role: Presenting Sponsor
Randall Larsen is the CEO of Randall Larsen Presents, a company dedicated to bringing great stories in film and print to the American public. He also serves as the National Security Advisor at the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
From 1998-2012, Larsen served in a variety of executive positions in national and homeland security including:
- Chairman, Department of Military Strategy and Operations at the National War College
- Founding Director, Institute for Homeland Security
- Senior Fellow at the Homeland Security Policy Institute at George Washington University
- Executive Director of the Congressional Commission on the Prevention of Weapons of Mass Destruction Proliferation and Terrorism
- CEO, The Bipartisan WMD Terrorism Research Center
Larsen is the author of Our Own Worst Enemy: Asking the Right Questions About Security to Protect You, Your Family, and America (Grand Central, 2007). His articles have appeared in the Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and Business Week.
Colonel Larsen retired in July 2000 after serving in both the Army and Air Force for a combined total of 32 years of active duty military service. His flying career began as a 19-year old Cobra pilot in the 101st Airborne Division. He flew 400 combat missions in Vietnam. He is a command pilot with more than 4,000 hours and also served as military attaché at the US Embassy in Bangkok, the chief of legislative liaison at the US Transportation Command, and the commander of America’s fleet of VIP aircraft at Andrews AFB MD. His decorations include the Legion of Merit, Distinguished Flying Cross, Bronze Star, 17 awards of the Air Medal (3 with “V” Device for Valor), and the South Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry.
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