START Senior Researcher Cory Davenport was recently selected as a Fellow in the 2016 class of the Emerging Leaders in Biosecurity Initiative (ELBI). The highly-selective fellowship program is designed to create and sustain an energetic, multidisciplinary, and intergenerational biosecurity community made up of motivated young professionals as well as current leaders.
The ELBI initiative of the UPMC Center for Health Security was created to identify, develop, and provide networking opportunities to the next generation of leaders in the exciting, challenging and multidisciplinary field of biosecurity. The group consists of career professionals from government, defense, private industry, science, law, public health, medicine, global health, journalism, the social sciences, and academia. As a fellow, Davenport will participate in conferences, seminars, networking events, a writing competition, and educational webinars to deepen his biosecurity expertise.
Upon learning the news of his selection, Davenport said, “I am extremely excited for the opportunity to be a Fellow of the Emerging Leaders in Biosecurity Initiative! I am humbled that I will be in the company of many of the top young professionals in this field.”
Davenport has worked on several projects while at START, including Anatomizing the Behavior of Chemical and Biological Non-State Adversaries and the Counter Radicalization of Scientists in CBRN-relevant Technical Fields projects.