Prestigious NIH Biosafety/Biocontainment Training Course Hosted by Kent State
Possessing one of only two officially designated National Biosafety and Biocontainment Training Program facilities, Kent State will host its second week-long education course for professionals across the country June 24-28.
In Kent State’s BSL-3 training laboratory, attendees learn how to function safely and effectively in a high-containment facility, but in the absence of pathogen dangers. The course will address specific methods for maintaining a safe laboratory; what infectious agents are and the risks in working with them; the proper use of personal protection equipment; decontamination strategies; and sources of infectious organisms and the antibiotics used to treat exposure.
The course curriculum was co-developed by the National Institutes of Health, the Frontline Healthcare Workers Safety Foundation, Ltd. and the College of Public Health. Training program attendees earn a certificate from the NIH, and the course serves as one component of the NIH’s two-year fellowship program in biosafety and biocontainment. Kent State is one of only two high-containment training laboratories, along with Kansas State University’s Biosecurity Research Institute.