The mission of the Center for Biodefense and Emerging Infectious Diseases (CBEID) is to reduce the vulnerability of the US and other nations to the use of biological weapons for warfare and terrorism, and to alleviate suffering from emerging and tropical infectious diseases through application of basic, applied, and field research, and through education.
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A Message from Executive Director Dr. David H. Walker
Welcome to our web site. The program and work outlined in these pages represents nearly two decades of hard work by talented people. In the 1980s, we recognized the threat posed to society by new and emerging diseases—some natural and some manmade—and began working at UTMB to assemble expertise, build teams, and create strong programs to study and learn to combat new, little known or sometimes obscure microorganisms.
We've built what has been called one of the world's best programs, organized under the Center for Biodefense and Emerging Infectious Diseases. We work for you, to understand biological threats to you and your family's health, and to develop treatments and vaccines to keep you healthy and safe.
David H. Walker, M.D.
Executive Director of CBEID