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CONTAINMENT, my bioterror thriller (Simon & Schuster/Touchstone, 2017), was recently listed by The Review Geek as one of the Ten Best Medical Thriller Books with a Deadly Virus. Other books on the list include Michael Crichton’s THE ANDROMEDA STRAIN and novels by Robin Cook. The Review Geek receives between 1.5 million and 3.5 million unique visitors per month. See: 10 Best Medical Thriller Books with a Deadly Virus | TheReviewGeek Recommends

After eleven thoroughly enjoyable years as an adjunct professor at in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the Georgetown University Medical Center, I retired from this position in 2020. I still give two invited lectures every year to the Medical Center.

I was recently elected as the Vice President of the League of Vermont Writers.

I co-organized the 2021 Vermont High School Writing Contest, co-sponsored by the League of Vermont Writers and Northern Vermont University. More than 120 entries were received by the November 15 deadline and a panel of judges recently selected the winners. More info

Since 2017 I have served on the Steering Committee for the USDA ARS International Biosafety & Biocontainment Symposium and have managed the Poster Award Competition. More info

I served on the Northern Vermont University President’s Roundtable in 2020-2021.

I was the invited Commencement Speaker for Northern Vermont University, Lyndon, on May 16, 2021. Watch the presentation