On September 11, 2001 I was a retired professor emeritus on my recumbent exercycle watching CNN when the first plane hit the tower and I never stopped watching for 5 hours. I said to my wife, Jean, “After this event, things will never be the same again.” And that prediction came true. I subsequently worked on several food defense projects for the Institute of Food Technologists and U.S. Food and Drug Administration and then in late 2003 my colleagues recruited me to serve as PI on a competitive proposal for a food defense national center of excellence. Nearly a hundred individuals and organizations joined together with us to compete for the grant that was awarded in mid-2004.
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The White House Liaison’s Office (WHLO) at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is looking for motivated students interested in an opportunity to participate in a part-time internship program. Fall interns will have an opportunity to work alongside DHS employees, gain critical work...
Spending the hot summer in Minnesota doesn’t sound like that much fun, but for Elvin Méndez Sotomayor, NCFPD’s summer DHS HS-STEM Intern, our summer weather has actually been a bit chilly.
Debra Freedman, PhD is NCFPD’s new Education Manager. As a member of our management team, Debra is responsible for managing the Center’s educational portfolio. She is tasked with directing curricular, co-curricular, and extracurricular programs. As well, she works with Center researchers to develop new teaching materials, courses, certificate programs, and training guides.