The Frontline Healthcare Workers Safety Foundation, Ltd. (Frontline Foundation) is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit education foundation headquartered in Atlanta, GA, with offices in Bethesda and Frederick, MD, and Chicago, IL. Frontline Foundation has an annual operating budget of $3.6 million and is dedicated to building national and international biological security and cooperative threat reduction through training, education, and ongoing research that allows communities and nations to best respond to natural and contrived biological incidents, emergencies, pandemic situations, and mass casualty management.
Frontline Foundation was established in 1997, and within a year produced a national conference on the topic of emerging infectious disease. In 2000, Frontline Foundation collaborated with NIH, OSHA, FDA, VA, APIC, the OSAP Research Foundation, and the AAOHN in presenting the national conference Partnerships in Prevention. In 2002 and 2003, Frontline Foundation conceived and produced Homeland Security Summits I and II respectively. Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-GA) served as honorary chairman for these unique events combining academic meetings/training, commercial exhibits and live action preparedness drills. Frontline Foundation was chosen in 2004 to be the government contractor for the NIAID-funded National Biosafety and Biocontainment Training Program (NBBTP). The NBBTP Fellowship program was expanded in 2006 to include professional development courses and a certificate program. Frontline Foundation is currently providing ongoing biosafety training programs at both NBACC and USAMRIID, and collaborates with Sandia National Laboratories. Frontline Foundation Subject Matter Experts (SME’s) collaborated on the development of the WHO Biosafety Train-the-Trainer Program (training companion to the WHO Laboratory Biosafety Manual (3rd. ed.)) and, during the past two years, delivered this instruction to more than 35 representatives of Western European and Asian countries. Frontline Foundation also assists in pandemic response preparation, agricultural security, and consultation for biological security and non-proliferation agreements. In addition, Frontline offers expertise in design review and risk assessments for high-containment laboratories and processes that ensure quality life science research without jeopardizing public safety and security.
Frontline Foundation Founder and Chairman, Murray L. Cohen, PhD, MPH, CIH, serves as the Executive Director of the National Biosafety & Biocontainment Training Program, is a voting member of the National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity, and works with the Federal Interagency Expert Panel for Anthrax Spore Efficacy Test Methods and Surrogates. He is an Expert Consultant in Biosecurity to the World Health Organization and consults for the NIH as well as several other U.S. and foreign government agencies.
With more than a decade of experience, Frontline Foundation is a well-established leader in providing top-tier training and services related to researching emerging diseases and the threats of cross-disease global pandemics. Frontline Foundation is a key supporter of 'One World, One Health, One Medicine' and the joint AVMA /AMA One Health Initiative. Our subject matter experts have significant experience in areas of both human and veterinary medicine including zoonotic disease, biosecurity training and management to help prepare medical professionals and first responders in today's global health environment. Our expert services include specialized training, producing national and international conferences, meeting planning, developing and conducting surveys, creating and implementing new program services, facilitating project management, student support, recruiting and protocol review, alignment, development and implementation.
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