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    On Vaccines, Trump Should Rely on Science

    Jan 25, 2017

    Research has proven that vaccines are extremely safe and effective. The public health implications of questioning this are serious. America should take every opportunity to protect kids by vaccinating them against every vaccine-preventable disease.

  • MRSA bacteria or superbug bacteria

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    Europe's Fight Against Antimicrobial Resistance

    Nov 3, 2016

    The EC's AMR Action Plan included measures to ensure antimicrobials are used more appropriately in both humans and animals and measures to stimulate R&D of new antibiotics. One area that was not sufficiently covered was the environment.

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    Representation of Events in Nerve Nets and Finite Automata

    An elementary exposition of the problems and results obtained during investigations in August, 1951, of the kinds of events any finite automation can respond to by assuming one of certain states.

    Dec 14, 1951

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    Sangita M. Baxi

    Assistant Policy Researcher; Ph.D. Candidate, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education M.A.S. in health policy & law, University of California - San Diego and California Western School of Law; B.S. in biology, University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

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    Benjamin Boudreaux

    Policy Researcher; Professor, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education Ph.D. in philosophy, University of California at Berkeley; M.S. in foreign service, Georgetown University; B.A. in economics and philosophy, New York University

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    Ritika Chaturvedi

    Engineer
    Education B.S. in biomedical engineering, Northwestern University; Ph.D. in bioengineering, University of Pennsylvania

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    Philip S. Anton

    Senior Information Scientist
    Education Ph.D. and M.S. in information and computer science (artificial intelligence and computational neuroscience), University of California, Irvine; B.S. in engineering (computer engineering), University of California, Los Angeles

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    Camilla d'Angelo

    Analyst
    Education Ph.D. in experimental psychology, University of Cambridge; B.Sc. (Hons) in pharmacology, University College London

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    Suzanne Genc

    Associate Physical Scientist
    Education Ph.D. in physics, University of California, Irvine

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    Daniel M. Gerstein

    Senior Policy Researcher
    Education Ph.D. in biodefense, George Mason University; M.S. in national security, National Defense University; M.M.A.S. in national security strategy, U.S. Army Command & General Staff College; M.S. in operations research, Georgia Institute of Technology; B.S. in engineering, United States Military Academy

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    Meghan Franco

    Assistant Policy Researcher; Ph.D. Candidate, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education B.S. in biological sciences; concentration in biology & society, Arizona State University

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    Jakub P. Hlavka

    Adjunct Policy Researcher
    Education Ph.D. in policy analysis, Pardee RAND Graduate School; M.A. in international affairs, Georgetown University; B.Sc. in international trade, University of Economics, Prague

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    Eric Landree

    Associate Director, Cyber and Intelligence Policy Center, National Security Research Division; Senior Engineer; Affiliate Faculty, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education Ph.D. in materials science and engineering, Northwestern University; B.S. in physics, Allegheny College

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    Alicia Revitsky Locker

    Associate Physical Scientist
    Education Ph.D. in neuroscience, Penn State University; B.S. in neuroscience, Allegheny College

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    Catriona Manville

    Research Leader
    Education Ph.D. in biochemistry, Newcastle University; B.Sc. in biochemistry, Newcastle University

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    Samantha McBirney

    Associate Engineer
    Education Ph.D. in biomedical engineering, University of Southern Calif; M.S. in biomedical engineering, University of Southern Calif; B.S. in bioengineering, UC Berkeley

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    Claire E. O'Hanlon

    Adjunct Policy Researcher
    Education Ph.D. in policy analysis, Pardee RAND Graduate School; M.P.P., University of Chicago; B.S. in engineering, Harvey Mudd College

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    Benjamin Lee Preston

    Director, Community Health and Environmental Policy Program; Senior Policy Researcher; Professor, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education Ph.D. in environmental biology, Georgia Institute of Technology; B.S. in biology, College of William & Mary

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    Andrea Richardson

    Policy Researcher; Professor, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education B.S. in math, University of Chicago; M.P.H. in epidemiology, Emory University; Ph.D. in nutrition epidemiology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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    Daniela Rodriguez-Rincon

    Senior Analyst
    Education Ph.D. in medicine, University of Cambridge; M.Sc. in medical microbiology, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine; B.Sc. in biology, Complutense University of Madrid

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    Patricia Ann Stapleton

    Political Scientist
    Education Ph.D. in political science, City University of New York; M.Phil in political science, City University of New York; M.A. in French Literature, Rutgers University; B.A. in French, Ursinus College