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108 Millennium - A Marquis Who’s Who Magazine D r. Stephen S. Morse received a Bachelor of Science from the City College of New York in 1971, and a Master of Science in 1974 and a PhD in 1977, both from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His three degrees became the foundation for his career in virology, epidemiology and immunology. Dr. Morse was named among the Top 100 Scientists of the Century. Since 2008, Dr. Morse has been a professor at the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University. He was also the director of the Center for Public Heath Preparedness from 2000 to 2005 and a professor of epidemiology from 1996 to 2008. Dr. Morse also served as a research associate at Rockefeller University from 1985 to 1988, having also been a professor since 1988. Additionally, Dr. Morse has held positions at the USAID Predict Project; the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency; Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey; and Virginia Commonwealth University. Dr. Morse is on the National Science Advisory Board, the standing committee on health threats resilience and workforce resilience with the Institute of Medicine and National Academy of Sciences, the standing committee for the Department of Defense’s Biodefense Programs, and he is the founding chair of ProMed, an internet system for reporting and discussing infectious disease. Alongside these appointments, Dr. Morse is a fellowwith the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the New York Academy of Medicine, the American College of Epidemiology, the New York Academy of Sciences and the American Society for Microbiology. Dr. Morse’s career highlight was attending the 1988 conference on emerging viruses at the National Institutes of Health in Washington, D.C. This conference led to the publication of his books “Emerging Viruses” and “Evolutionary Biology of Viruses.” Writing is an important part of Dr. Morse’s career, as he sits on multiple editorial boards and is a frequent contributor to scholarly articles. The lesson that Dr. Morse would pass on to others in his field is to not copy another person’s career, but to have success in your own career. STEPHEN S. MORSE, PHD VIROLOGIST, EPIDEMIOLOGIST, IMMUNOLOGIST, EDUCATOR Columbia University New York, NY EDUCATION