VOLUME 41, NUMBER 2
FALL 2006


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Confidential Sources on Trial
The SARS outbreak in China. The flu vaccine shortage crisis of 2004. The economic devastation and ghastly death tolls from AIDS, malaria, and measles in Africa. The reappearance of polio and whooping cough. The spread of West Nile virus worldwide. The migrations and mutations of avian flu. The looming specter of bioterrorism. Perhaps these distressing developments and prospects are early warning signs of the pathogenic equivalent of a perfect storm: a tidal wave of global pandemics that could wipe out vast portions of the world's population. That prospect has caught the attention of world leaders, who put the development of vigorous, coordinated prevention strategies and response plans at the top of their agenda at the recent G-8 Summit in June.

See article: Pandemic Proofing

Pandemic Proofing
BY JAMES L. GARDNER
After disappearing from the news for a while, accounts of avian flu are beginning to resurface, once again raising questions about our ability to stave off a pandemic. That word conjures medieval scourges, quarantines, decimated populations, and panic in the streets. What would we do, given the well-documented problems with vaccine development and distribution, if an epidemic occurred? In an effort led by Penn Law, a team of public health experts and bioethicists are searching for answers, and trying to create a stronger line of defense not only for this country but for the world.

A Campus Crossroad
BY LARRY TEITELBAUM
Law connects to almost any field of study. Proof lies in the growing number of Penn students venturing to Penn Law to make those connections. Students in communications, history, business, engineering, and medicine are all using their newfound knowledge to better understand their disciplines. Thus, their decision to attend law school is becoming all the more logical.

Five All-Stars 40 and Under
BY SALLY FRIEDMAN, ANDY GREENBERG, PETER NICHOLS, ROBERT STRAUSS, AND LARRY TEITELBAUM
Productive careers take time to blossom. Tell that to these alumni, most of whom are under 40 years old. In a relatively short time, these young alumni have risen to visible, important roles in their respective professions. They have been placing themselves at the center of the great debates on evolution, terrorism, national health care and wiretapping, and at the forefront of technology.

Berger Recalls Early Role in Space Program
BY LARRY TEITELBAUM
It seems far removed from his days as a judge and head of a thriving law firm. But long ago, after World War II, the Honorable Harold Berger participated in a top-secret project, so hush-hush that some of his friends still don't know about it: He monitored test rockets in a run-up to the space program.


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