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The Center for Disaster Medicine was established in October 2005 by the Board of Trustees at New York Medical College.  New York Medical College serves as the academic health sciences center and principal academic public health resource to all of the local health departments in the Hudson Valley Region. The Center for Disaster Medicine serves to improve emergency preparedness for disasters, terrorism and public health emergencies locally, national and internationally by serving as a specialized academic and scholastic resource for multiple disciplines and audiences.

 

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The Center conducts interdisciplinary research, training, technical assistance, and educational activities related to emergency preparedness for disasters, terrorism and public health emergencies.  The Center for Disaster Medicine in addition to serving as a multi-disciplinary academic resource on a diverse range of emergency preparedness topics, focuses on two vital and unique areas: Emergency Preparedness for the Hudson Valley and Preparedness for Special Populations including children, the disabled, and the elderly.

 

For more information about the Center for Disaster Medicine activities, research and educational programs, please contact us at: disastermedicine@nymc.edu.