Dr. Javed Mahmood is a Researcher on Applied Molecular Oncology at Ontario Cancer Institute (OCI), Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH), University of Toronto, Canada.
Dr. Mahmood attended a symposium in Milwaukee on medical countermeasures against radiation.
The Medical College of Wisconsin in USA received a five-year, $18.5-million contract from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) to establish a Center for Medical Countermeasures against Radiation (CMCR), one of eight such centers being created nationally. These Centers will focus on applied research to develop new products for measuring radiation exposure, to protect against exposure, and to minimize its effects.
In an interview with Voice of America, Dr. Mahmood explained the negative effects of radiation, medical countermeasures that can be taken in case there is terrorist attack etcetera.