This page features useful links for bioterrorism and countermeasure research
Vesicants Reference Library
Literature on vesicating agents may provide important clues that will lead to the development of effective countermeasures. The Vesicants Reference Library supports searches using filters, and citations can be downloaded directly into EndNote and other popular literature citation formats.
Bioterrorism Links in New Jersey
- Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Information, New Jersey Department of Health
- New Jersey Department of Health Emergency Preparedness – one of 50 Centers for Public Health Preparedness funded by the CDC.
- Center for Continuing and Outreach Education – New Jersey Preparedness Training Consortium (NJ-PTC), together with Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School offer several courses designed to train primary care physicians in the event of a terrorist attack.
- New Jersey Homeland Security – The primary gateway for all information related to New Jersey’s Homeland Security initiative.
- New Jersey Office of Emergency Management
- New Jersey’s Disaster Mental Health Service
- Local Emergency Preparedness in New Jersey
- New Jersey Hazardous Substance Right to Know List
- New Jersey National Incident Management System (NIMS) Integration
- New Jersey Emergency Management Training
- Rutgers Center for Environmental Exposures and Disease (CEED) – Our CounterACT Center is an effort between laboratories at Rutgers University. We are supported by CEED, an NIEHS Center of Excellence which strives to understand, detect, prevent, and solve environmental health problems through collaborative research.
Useful Links for Bioterrorism Research
- National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS)
- National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
- NIAID – Chemical Countermeasures Program
- Department of Homeland Security
- Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
- Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA)
- Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR)
- Emergency Preparedness and Response at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Medical Countermeasures
- FDA Animal Efficacy Rule (for development of countermeasures)
- Federal Select Agent Program (for research with infectious agents and toxins)
- U.S. Army Chemical Casualty Care Division
- Hazardous Materials Safety (HAZMAT) – PHMSA Emergency Response Guidelines
- EPA Acute Exposure Guideline Levels (AEGL) for Chemicals
- NIOSH Chemical Safety
- NIAID Radiation and Nuclear Countermeasures Program
- Chemical Security Analysis Center, Department of Homeland Security
- Nuclear Threat Initiative
Other CounterACT Centers of Excellence
In addition to our Center, three other Centers of Excellence were initiated by the CounterACT program.
- Development of Antidotes for Toxic Gases
Carl W. White, M.D.
University of Colorado, Denver
- Novel Anticonvulsant and Neuroprotective Therapies for TETS and OP Intoxication
Pamela J. Lein, Ph.D.
University of California, Davis
- UAB Research Center of Excellence in Arsenicals
Mohammad Athar, Ph.D.
University of Alabama at Birmingham