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Senior Biosafety & Biosecurity Specialist; Manager, AROHSP, Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S)
Current Role at StanfordCurrent Role: Senior Biosafety & Biosecurity Specialist, and Manager, Animal Research Occupational Health & Safety Program
I have been a part of the Biosafety & Biosecurity group within the Department of Environmental Health and Safety at Stanford University since 2012. I support the ongoing development and implementation of Stanford's Biosafety & Biosecurity Program and ensure safe practices, understanding, and compliance for work done using infectious agents and recombinant DNA.
In my research support role, I aid Stanford Faculty, Staff, Post-doctoral Researchers, Grad Students and Undergraduates by conducting on-site "Biovisits", reviewing Administrative Panel on Biosafety (APB) approved projects, addressing training needs and research protocol safety deficiencies, acting as an APB voting member or administrator as needed, recommending and implementing ABSL2 trainings, and managing the APB online protocol site for updates and maintenance.
In my research compliance role, I act as the Biosafety resource and provide oversight for the Administrative Panel on Laboratory Animal Care (APLAC/IACUC) and Institutional Review Board (IRB) Stem Cell Research Oversight Panel (SCRO), coordinate approvals among APB and APLAC, SCRO and IRB, and review protocols requiring EH&S approval for submission to specific institutions. I also focus on updating Biosafety-related materials or trainings and implementing changes according to regulatory and guidance material as supplied by local, state and federal agencies.
I oversee the Animal Research Occupational Health & Safety Program, which serves a centralized point of contact for people seeking help relating to animal and EH&S issues. This program helps bring together groups within EH&S, as well as EH&S and other Stanford departments, to address safety and health issues relating to animals. These issues can fall under a wide range of topics, including biosafety, chemical safety, ergonomics, occupational injury & illness, trainings, lab safety, radiation safety, housing requirements, animal allergies, lasers and PPE. This program serves the research community, but also any staff, student or faculty who interacts with or works in proximity to animals on campus.
My overall goal in my role as a Biosafety & Biosecurity Specialist is to support the Stanford research community in performing innovative and exciting research safely.
Brendan M Walsh
Director, Office of International Affairs, Office of International Affairs
Current Role at StanfordAs the Director, Brendan is focused on international issues of long-term, strategic importance to the University. His goal is to help the university develop strategy and services that make it easier for faculty and students to carry out dynamic international research. In response to the impact globalization is having on higher education, Brendan works with schools and departments to develop creative ways to promote interdisciplinary research that addresses global issues. Brendan currently staffs the President’s “Global Advisory Council” and leads Stanford International Response Team.
Brendan has been engaged in international education since 1997, and has a Ph.D. in International Development Education.
Contact Brendan for:
- International research and exchange agreements
- International response planning
- New research centers and projects outside of the United States
Medical/Radiation Physicist, Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S)
BioI serve as the diagnostic medical physicist for Stanford Hospital and Clinics, Lucille Packard Children's Hospital, and Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System.
• Supervise quality control program of diagnostic X-ray imaging practice (Computed tomography, Interventional Radiology, Fluoroscopy and Radiography): accreditation, continuous quality control procedures
• Manage Stanford hospital CT dose monitoring program and CT protocol optimization; Work with each clinical section (Neuro, Chest, Body, Cardio-vascular) on clinical task-specific CT Dose and Image Quality optimization by utilizing our state-of-the-art CT equipment and novel iterative reconstruction techniques
• Work with Children's hospital's faculty and staff to reduce radiation dose to pediatric patients in CT, Fluoroscopy and Radiography
• Review proposed research uses of x-rays in human subjects for Stanford IRB: evaluate doses and estimate risks and advise research investigators on radiation safety issues and how to solve related problems.
• Manage radiation safety of diagnostic x-ray imaging practice to ascertain the compliance of State and Federal regulations, Joint Commission recommendations, and University policies
• Develop and provide lectures to hospital faculty, staff, and trainees on topics including CT technology, CT dose optimization, Fluoroscopy dose optimization, and radiation risk from ionizing imaging exams
• Advise hospital faculty and staff on the strategy of reducing medical ionizing exposures; Provide risk communication information to patients for their ionizing radiation exams