July 20, 2021
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Please join us on Tuesday, July 20, 2021 from 6pm to 7pm for a presentation from Dr. Mike Miller regarding Bioterrorism Preparedness.
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About our speaker:
Dr. J. Michael (Mike) Miller retired from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in 2011 after 38 years of government service. He was the Associate Director for Science of the National Center for Zoonotic, Vector-borne, and Enteric Diseases. Dr. Miller did his undergraduate work at Northwestern State University in Louisiana and completed his Graduate work in 1976 at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio after three years in the Army during the Vietnam war.
At the CDC, Dr. Miller completed ASM’s Postdoctoral Residency in Medical and Public Health Microbiology and subsequently spent 12 years in the Division of Training, traveling and teaching diagnostic microbiology around the world. Then for 12 years he directed the reference laboratories for the staphylococci, most of the Enterobacteriaceae, and the anaerobes in addition to directing laboratories in molecular epidemiology, disinfection and sterilization, dialysis related diseases, biofilms in medicine and public health, antimicrobial testing and resistance mechanisms, and environmental microbiology. For five years he oversaw the operations of the National Laboratory Response Network (LRN) for bioterrorism and the Rapid Response and Advanced Technology laboratory that develops and deploys rapid molecular tests for select agent detection. He has served on the editorial board of Clinical Microbiology Reviews and the Journal of Clinical Microbiology and is an invited reviewer for several other journals. He has served as the CDC corporate delegate to the Clinical Laboratory Standards Institute (formerly NCCLS) and a former member of the Area Committee for Microbiology. He has served as Chair of Division C (Clinical Microbiology) of the American Society for Microbiology and as the Divisional Group I Representative that oversees 5 Divisions within ASM. In 2003 he was awarded the coveted bioMerieux-Sonnenwirth Award for leadership in clinical, ASM’s highest award for a clinical microbiologist and served two terms as the Dean of the American College of Microbiology, the certification and accrediting arm of the American Academy of Microbiology of ASM. He is a former member of the Board of Governors of the American Academy of Microbiology. He is the recipient of the 2009 ASM Founders Distinguished Service Award, the 2010 recipient of the National Gen-Probe Joseph Public Health Award, and the 2012 Illinois Society for Microbiology Pasteur Award.
Dr. Miller is a Diplomate of the American Board of Medical Microbiology, a Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology, and holds a Clinical Laboratory Director License in Georgia and Microbiology Laboratory Director License in New York and New Jersey. His area of expertise is in laboratory diagnosis of infectious diseases and in microbiology quality assurance and specimen management. He is an internationally known speaker on topics in Clinical Microbiology and clinically relevant specimen management. Dr. Miller is the author of two books, the editor of two, has contributed chapters in ten published texts, and has over 100 journal articles in peer-reviewed publications. In addition, he has authored 10 CDC publications and videotapes that are used worldwide as laboratory standards in microbiology.
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