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NY Medical College Unveils New Center For Bioterrorism And Disaster Response

June 06, 2017

Inside a new facility on New York Medical College's Valhalla campus, blinking, pulsing, and injured mannequins are used to replicate a victim in need of emergency treatment following a chemical attack or disaster.

"There could be blast injuries following the explosion of a bomb, which we know happens all too frequently these days,” said Dr. Robert Amler, dean, and professor of public health at the college. “When these go off, there will be many different types of injuries and our responders need to be able to deal with the immediacy of those injuries." The training mannequins are located inside of the Center of Excellence in Precision Medicine and Responses to Bioterrorism and Disasters, where professionals are trained for emergency scenarios.

NYMC Leadership: 
Robert W. Amler, M.D., M.B.A., dean of the School of Health Sciences and Practice and vice president for government affairs
Michael J. Reilly, Dr.P.H. ’10, M.P.H., Director of Center for Disaster Medicine, Associate Professor of Environmental Health Science, and Associate Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine

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