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By HEATHER KEELS | April 26, 2010
o Middle school students sought to take part in science program HAGERSTOWN -- A summer science program being introduced this year through a partnership between Fort Detrick and Washington County Public Schools will benefit student participants no matter what careers they choose, officials said Monday morning during a signing ceremony that formalized the partnership. The Gains in Education of Mathematics and Sciences/Young Engineers and Scientists (GEMS/YES) program will teach middle-schoolers how subjects like biology, chemistry and math are applied in real-life scenarios, with this summer focusing on the field of forensics.
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December 16, 2009
Hagerstown Community College has received one of 12 BRAC Higher Education grants. The grant, made available through legislation passed by the Maryland General Assembly in 2008, will help HCC develop the InnovaBio-MD program, an innovative internship program in collaboration with Fort Detrick research agencies that involves students in actual research projects on the HCC campus, according to a release from the college. InnovaBio-MD is a state-of-the-art biotechnology laboratory housed in the Technical Innovation Center at HCC. The program, modeled after a program at Salt Lake Community College, trains students for technician positions in the biotechnology industry or research.
NEWS
November 2, 2009
Community health expo set for Nov. 10 Fort Detrick will host a community health expo for active personnel and retirees at 10 a.m. Nov. 10. The expo, begins at Odom Fitness Center, and is themed around the four pillars of community health promotion - behavioral health, physical health, spiritual fitness and environmental health. Vendors will display materials related to health and provide interactive exhibits. Sections of the fitness center will also be designated to host a craft fair.
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November 28, 2001
Fort Ritchie to house reservists By LAURA ERNDE laurae@herald-mail.com Fort Ritchie will soon house members of the U.S. Army Reserve, marking the first military use of the U.S. Army base since it was closed in October 1998. continued Abandoned barracks are being spruced up to house about 70 military police reservists who have been called up to help with homeland security since Sept. 11. The soldiers belong to the 307th Army Reserve in New Jersey and the 324th Army Reserve in Chambersburg, Pa., said Eileen Mitchell, spokeswoman for Fort Detrick.
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By ARNOLD PLATOU | December 14, 2008
WASHINGTON COUNTY -- If it helps to have friends in high places, Washington County's economy has one it needs in Col. Judith D. Robinson. "I want to become much more engaged with Washington County," said Robinson, the U.S. Army garrison commander at Fort Detrick in Frederick, Md. The Army post has begun offering businesses the chance to bid on nearly $1 billion in contracts, leading to thousands of well-paying biotech support and construction jobs...
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by DAVID DISHNEAU | February 20, 2004
FREDERICK, Md. - A civilian scientist at Fort Detrick remained free of Ebola symptoms Thursday, eight days after accidentally grazing her hand with a needle while injecting mice infected with a weakened form of the deadly virus, the Army said. The unidentified researcher is in a biosafety containment care suite known as "the slammer" that was last used for patient care in 1985, spokeswoman Caree Vander Linden said. The two-bed suite - rated BSL-4, the highest biosafety level - is at the U.S. Army Institute of Infectious Diseases at Fort Detrick, about 45 miles northwest of Washington.
NEWS
December 14, 2008
The Herald-Mail today begins a six-part series, Business of Biotech. Following is a look at what the stories say about the economic development, educational and employment opportunities related to biotechnology. Today ยท The way Hagerstown Community College sees it, Washington County stands on the edge of opportunities that could transform its economic future. HCC President Guy Altieri says in a new report that the community must begin discussions about education, economic development and 21st-century bioscience-related jobs.
NEWS
October 13, 2011
Two scientists say they've written a research paper questioning the government conclusion that an Army microbiologist at Fort Detrick was the sole perpetrator of the 2001 anthrax attacks that killed five people and sickened others. Epidemiologist Martin Hugh-Jones at Louisiana State University said the article will be published in the Journal of Bioterrorism & Biodefense. Journal editors didn't respond to queries about a publication date. The article, co-written by Dallas chemist Stuart Jacobsen, maintains anthrax spores were coated with chemicals indicating a higher degree of manufacturing skill than Bruce E. Ivins possessed.
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November 10, 1997
Frederick, Md., to benefit from warfare vaccines By DAVID DISHNEAU Associated Press Writer FREDERICK, Md. (AP) - A company awarded a contract to make millions of doses of biological warfare vaccines said Monday that much of the work will be done at Fort Detrick, or near the Army post. Fort Detrick, about 50 miles from Washington, has focused on germ warfare defenses since the United States outlawed biological weapon production in 1969. About 45 percent of the work, including testing and U.S. Food and Drug Administration certification, will be done in Frederick, according to Carl McNair of Dynport LLC of Reston, Va. "We're talking Frederick as opposed to Fort Detrick, per se, although we will take advantage of as many resident facilities as there are available," McNair said in a telephone interview.
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