Historian Matthew Dallek looks at the history behind the Office of Civilian Defense, the country's first agency for homeland security, and the competing visions of those tasked with spearheading the department: New York City Mayor Fiorello La Guardia and First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt.
An anonymous donor gave John Hopkins University Medical Centers $100 million to establish an institute for developing better treatments and a vaccine for malaria, a disease that kills more than a million people each year. A panel explains what’s behind this initiative and the problems the researchers will face.
- Regina Rabinovich Gates Foundation
- Don Roberts professor of tropical public health at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
- Diane Griffin chair of microbiology and immunology at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
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