Safety Program at the DHVI

Safety is an essential component of any research facility. Our safety program supports the Duke Human Vaccine Institute's research effort by promoting a safe environment for everyone at DHVI. The safety team is always available to provide our expertise in a professional and responsive manner.

Highlights of the program include:

  • Duke Human Vaccine Institute (DHVI) Safety Committee
  • Development and maintenance of safe operating procedures (SOPs)
  • Agent-specific SOP development
  • Safety training for all employees, visitors and students
  • Continuous compliance monitoring for all employees
  • Comprehensive lab safety program: bloodborne pathogens, biohazard containment, chemical and fire
  • Promotion of safe animal research
  • Safety audits of laboratory and administrative areas
  • Maintenance of training and audit records
  • Laboratory assistants: assist DHVI labs through cleaning glassware, removing biohazardous waste and collecting daily laboratory compliance data
Group Safety Team Photo Feb 2023
Safety Team
Back row, left to right: Jadrien Hill, James Burch Jr, Ollie Stringfellow, Jeremy Bryan, Scott Alderman, Patrick Condreay
Front row, left to right: Breana Brewster, Rose Asrican, Melissa Ly, Debbie Glover, Elizabeth Fallon, Bridgit Holmes


Scott Alderman, MS, CBSP: DHVI Director of Safety and RBL Operations
Program Manager, Duke Infectious Disease Response Training

Associate Director of the Duke Regional Biocontainment Laboratory
909 S. LaSalle Street
Durham, NC 27710
Ph: 919-668-6593
Cell: 919-475-9915
Fax: 919-681-1678

Pat Condreay, PhD, RBP: DHVI Safety Manager
Trainer, Duke Infectious Disease Response Training
909 S. LaSalle Street
Durham, NC 27710
Ph: 919-681-9146
Cell: 919-649-4971
Fax: 919-681-1678

Melissa Ly
RTP High Containment Facility Manager
Ph: 919-613-4693
Cell: 919-886-5519
Fax: 919-681-1678

Jim Burch, HTL, SLS (ASCP), RBP: DHVI Safety Officer
Trainer, Duke Infectious Disease Response Training
Ph: 919-684-8976
Cell: 919-812-0933
Fax: 919-681-1678

Lab Assistants:
Debbie Glover
Jeremy Bryan
Ollie Stringfellow
General email