Global Health Issues and International Emergency Responses

When Oct 11, 2018
from 11:00 AM to 01:00 PM
Where Kosair Charities Clinical and Translational Research Building, Room 124
Contact Name
Contact Phone 502-852-2454
Attendeespost docs, graduate students and faculty
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 Featured Speaker:  Dr. Stefanie Bumpus is a public health analyst in the Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion (DHQP) at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, Georgia.  In this role, Dr. Bumpus provides cross-division coordination and support of activities advancing DHQP and CDC priorities, including prevention of healthcare-acquired infections and antimicrobial resistance.  

Previously, Dr. Bumpus served as the Global Health Security Coordinator in the CDC Center for Global Health.  She led efforts to advance global health seurity coordination and collaboration across CDC and with key partners.  Dr. Bumpus worked with U. S. Government departments and agencies, international organizations, and partner country governments to strengthen public heath systems and ensure the U.S. and partner countries can prevent, detect, and respond to public health events.

From 2014-2016, Dr. Bumpus was Special Assistant to the CDC Director.  She supported the Director in the areas of global health, infectious diseases, and global health security, as well as the West Africa Ebola outbreak, Zika virus, and polio eradication emergency responses.

Prior to this, Dr. Bumpus was a public health analyst in the CDC's Division of Global Health Protection.  In this role, she served as a coordinator for CDC's global health security activities and efforts supporting partner country compliance with the International Health Regulations.

From 2010-2012, Dr. Bumpus served as an American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) & Technology Policy Fellow in the Office of the Assistant Security of Defense for Nuclear, Chemical, and Biological Defense Programs (OASD/NCB) at the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD).  In this role, she provided oversight to cooperative threat reduction and global health security activities in Africa and Asia.

Dr. Bumpus received her B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Louisville (Louisville, KY) in 2005, graduating summa cum laude.  She completed her Ph.D. in Chemistry in December 2009 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Urbana, IL), studying the biosynthesis of microbial natural products.  She has published in the areas of biochemistry, microbiology, and analytical chemistry, and has presented her research at numerous national and international meetings.

Lecture:  11:00 a.m. - noon.  Lunch provided to the first 50 attendees (noon - 1 p.m.).  Sponsored by Research Integrity.

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