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Emergency Response Exercise To Be Conducted at National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories

November 5th, 2014 in Events, Featured, Press Releases.

For Immediate Release: November 4, 2014 Contact: Tom Testa (617) 353-7628 , ttesta@bu.edu  (Boston) – On Thursday November 6th at approximately, 1:00 p.m. Boston University (BU) and the City of Boston will conduct a joint emergency response simulation at the National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories (NEIDL) at 620 Albany Street. This exercise... More

Testimony of Seth Jaffe on Behalf of Boston University in Connection with Proposed Ordinance on BSL-4 Research in the City of Boston

April 18th, 2014 in Featured, Press Releases.

This testimony addresses the scope of the review of potential risks posed by the National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories (NEIDL) and the assessment of that review by two separate panels of experts, as well as by federal and state court judges. The heart of the review is the final supplemental... More

Testimony of Michelle Consalvo of Boston University in Connection with Proposed Ordinance on BSL-4 Research in the City of Boston

April 18th, 2014 in Featured, Press Releases.

Good afternoon. My name is Michelle Consalvo. I am a lifelong Bostonian who currently lives and works in the City of Boston. I live in West Roxbury, at 93 Addington Road, and work at Boston University as the Assistant Vice President of Government & Community Affairs. I would like to... More

Testimony of Tom Robbins of Boston University in Connection with Proposed Ordinance on BSL-4 Research in the City of Boston

April 18th, 2014 in Featured, Press Releases.

Good Afternoon, my name is Tom Robbins and I live at 30 South Pleasant Street in Merrimac Mass. I am the Executive Director of Public Safety for Boston University and I have been in my current position since 2006. As Executive Director, I oversee the Boston University police department, public... More

Testimony of Gloria Waters of Boston University in Connection with Proposed Ordinance on BSL-4 Research in the City of Boston

April 18th, 2014 in Featured, Press Releases.

Thank you for the opportunity to speak today. My name is Gloria Waters and I am the Vice President and Associate Provost for Research at Boston University. I have been a resident of Boston for over 20 years—I live at 90 Commonwealth Ave. a little more than 2 miles from... More

Testimony of Ronald Corley of Boston University in Connection with Proposed Ordinance on BSL-4 Research in the City of Boston

April 18th, 2014 in Featured, Press Releases.

On behalf of the other members of the NEIDL team, I would like to thank the City Council for the opportunity to speak. My name is Ron Corley, and my residence is at 19 Nash Lane, Weston, although my wife will tell you I live at work in the South... More

Newsweek Article Does Not Pertain to NEIDL

April 7th, 2014 in Featured, Press Releases.

Newsweek recently published an article that raises concerns about biosafety laboratories. The article did not mention the NEIDL, but we have nonetheless received a number of questions about whether the article and the concerns it raised have any relevance to the BU biosafety lab.  The short answer to that question... More

BU Questions Claims Behind Ordinance to Ban BSL-4 Research: City Council Hearing on April 16

March 17th, 2014 in Featured, Press Releases.

Boston City Councillor Charles C. Yancey recently filed a proposed ordinance to prohibit Biosafety Level-4 (BSL-4) research in the City of Boston, based on the Councillor’s belief that conducting BSL-4 research is unsafe for the community. Councillor Yancey’s proposed ordinance is unnecessary. An exhaustive study of the safety of the Boston... More

BU Awards Community Grant To Franklin Park Coalition to Support Youth Programming

January 28th, 2014 in Featured, Press Releases.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 28, 2014 Contact: Valeda Britton; vjbritto@bu.edu; 617-638-1911   BU Awards Community Grant To Franklin Park Coalition to Support Youth Programming             (Boston) - Boston University today announced a grant of $2,500 to the Franklin Park Coalition (FPC). Boston University makes ongoing grants to local community organizations offering programs and services... More

Emergency Preparedness Drill at Boston University’s National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories This Week

December 16th, 2013 in Events, Featured, Press Releases.

Emergency Preparedness Drill at Boston University’s National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories This Week On December 19, Boston University (BU) and the National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories (NEIDL) will conduct a tabletop emergency preparedness drill as part of the ongoing safety and training program for laboratory personnel and internal and external response... More