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Connect to the latest news, perspectives, and stories from the field

In our latest issue:

  • Our feature story, Of Bacteria and Bad Actors, highlights FDA scientist Diane Biron and her work at the Winchester Engineering and Analytical Center (WEAC) battling both microbial and human-created hazards in medical devices and implants so that Americans don’t get sick.
  • WEAC Director Brian Baker shares his ORA Viewpoint: Protecting Public Health through Science, Partnership--and a Unanimous Belief in the Common Good, a reflection on the incredible work his 55 employees do to ensure the foods we eat are safe, and that medical devices—used to diagnose and treat disease for millions of Americans--are safe, effective, and able to perform precisely as intended.
  • The #IAmORA profile features Jingjing Pan, a radiochemist at WEAC. Jingjing analyzes food samples to identify potentially harmful radioactive contaminants in food and conducts research to develop new analytical methods that are more environmentally friendly and efficient while posing fewer hazards to staff.
  • The latest ORASpeaks podcast episode is dedicated to the 70th anniversary of the hard work that is done daily by public affairs specialists and health communications specialists to continue the work started back in 1952. Take some time to listen to the rich history and stories from our colleagues Maggie Fu, Rosario Quintanilla, and Nilda Villegas (retired).

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