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Johns Hopkins Student Publishes Op-Ed in the Baltimore Sun

Ms. Rachel Evans, a PhD student in the W. Harry Feinstone Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, urges Congress to reauthorize the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Reauthorization Act (PAHPRA) of 2013 in a recent op-ed. PAHPRA funds the federal agencies that maintain a focus on biosecurity, and that act is now up for reauthorization. Writing in the Baltimore Sun, in an op-ed titled “There is no wall against infectious diseases,” Ms. Evans notes that “Reauthorization of this act gives much-needed funding to agencies that are proactive in their research, engaged in the global health community and prepared in biodefense.”

She also writes that “Without reauthorization, millions of dollars of funding of public health emergency research will be lost and resources will be further limited in our global health engagement.”

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