Philosophical Society of Washington


Pierre Noel
National Institute of Health

2152nd Meeting Abstract
Friday, November 08, 2002 at 8:15 PM


Bioterrorism became a reality in the United States a little more than a year ago. Dr. Noel will discuss in his presentation the history of bioterrorism, as well as the biologic and physical characteristics of bioweapons. He will focus more specifically on anthrax and smallpox and discuss the current biodefense research performed at the NIH.

About the Author:

Dr. Pierre Noel is chief of the Hematology Service in the Department of Laboratory Medicine at the Warren Grant Magnuson Clinical Center. He is an adjunct, associate professor of medicine at the U.S. Uniformed Services University. Dr. Noel is a Major assigned to the Air Force Special Operations Command and a medical advisor to the Department of State, Counterterrorism Office. Dr Noel serves as an advisor to the National Institutes of Health on weapons of mass destruction, disaster planning and biodefense matters.

Dr. Noel obtained a Bachelor of Science degree from McGill University and a medical degree from the University of Sherbrooke in Sherbrooke, Canada. His medical residencies were in Internal Medicine at the University of Sherbrooke and in Hematology at the Mayo Graduate School of Medicine in Rochester, Minnesota. He also spent two years as a research scholar at University of British Columbia, Canada.

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