“From Science…Security.”

Pictured: DHS S&T Undersecretary Jay Cohen, Congresswoman Diane Watson and CREATE Director Detlof von Winterfeldt On September 14, 2006, CREATE joined other U.S. Department of Homeland Security Research and Education Centers and policymakers on Capitol Hill to showcase its mission and accomplishments since its establishment two and a half years ago.

The DHS Research & Education Centers of Excellence are:

*The Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorism Events (CREATE), led by the University of Southern California


*The National Center for Food Protection and Defense (NCFPD), led by the University of Minnesota


*The National Center for Foreign Animal and Zoonotic Disease Defense (FAZD), led by Texas A&M University


*The National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START), led by the University of Maryland


*The National Center for the Study of Preparedness and Catastrophic Event Response (PACER), led by Johns Hopkins University

Cooperative Centers

*The Center for Advancing Microbial Risk Assessment (CAMRA), led by Michigan State University and established jointly with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency


*The University Affiliate Centers to the Institute for Discrete Sciences (IDS), established with several National Laboratories, led by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Rutgers University, the University of Southern California, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the University of Pittsburgh will be involved as partners.