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COL Edward Eitzen

Colonel Edward M. Eitzen, Jr., is a native of Birmingham, Alabama. He graduated from Auburn University in 1975 as an ROTC Distinguished Military Graduate and with honors from the University of Alabama School of Medicine in Birmingham in 1979. He completed residency training in Pediatrics at Fitzsimons Army Medical Center from 1979 through 1982. His first assignment after training was as Chief of Pediatrics at the 121st Evacuation Hospital in Seoul, Korea, from 1982 to 1983.

Since that time, Colonel Eitzen has taught Pediatric and Emergency Medicine residents at Brooke Army Medical Center and Madigan Army Medical Center, completed a Master of Public Health degree at the University of Washington in Seattle, and completed a Preventive Medicine residency at Madigan Army Medical Center. He served in Operation Desert Storm as the DCCS and Surgeon of the 62nd Medical Group, 18th Airborne Corps before coming to the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID). Most recently, Colonel Eitzen served as Chief of Operational Medicine, a division he established at USAMRIID in 1991.

Colonel Eitzen is board-certified in Pediatrics, Emergency Medicine, and Preventive Medicine, and is subspecialty board-certified in Pediatric Emergency Medicine and in Tropical Medicine and Traveler's Health. Colonel Eitzen holds the Bronze Star Medal for his service in the Gulf War, the Meritorious Service Medal with four oak leaf clusters, the Army Commendation Medal, and the Army Achievement Medal. He is a member of the Order of Military Medical Merit and a recipient of the Army's "A" Proficiency Designator in Pediatrics.

Colonel Eitzen has served on several national committees, working groups, and task forces for both the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American College of Emergency Physicians. He has appeared as a speaker and consultant at numerous medical, professional and government conferences, and has published extensively on the medical effects of biological agents and the management of biological casualties. He also maintains clinical appointments in Pediatrics, Emergency Medicine and Preventive Medicine at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Colonel Eitzen holds a dual appointment as Adjunct Associate Clinical Professor of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine at the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences. In 1998 he was selected as one of ten finalists for the Frank Brown Berry Prize in Federal Medicine awarded by U.S. Medicine.

� Brian R. Wolff/iipinet.com
The U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID) conducts research to develop strategies, products, information, procedures, and training programs for medical defense against biological warfare threats and naturally occurring infectious diseases that require special containment. USAMRIID, an organization of the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (USAMRMC), is the lead medical research laboratory for the U.S. Biological Defense Research Program. The Institute plays a key role in national defense and in infectious disease research as the largest biocontainment laboratory in the Department of Defense (DOD) for the study of hazardous diseases.

The U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases is located at Ft. Detrick, in the foothills of western Maryland's Catoctin Mountains. Frederick, the community that surrounds Fort Detrick, has proudly preserved its German immigrant heritage along with many landmarks of the American Revolution and the Civil War. The valley, immortalized by poet John Greenleaf Whittier when he wrote of "the clustered spires of Frederick,... green-walled by the hills of Maryland," is still quiet and semirural. Residents can choose lifestyles combining countryside tranquility with the culture and educational opportunities of nearby Washington and Baltimore.

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1425 Porter St.
Fort Detrick
Frederick, MD 21702-5011

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