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The goal of the Center for Disaster Medical Sciences is saving lives and mitigating suffering at home and abroad. 

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The mission of the Center for Disaster Medical Sciences (CDMS) at UC Irvine School of Medicine is to advance the art and science of disaster medicine through research, education, training and public policy.

The center is a branch of the University of California, which offers the largest health sciences training program in the nation. UC Irvine School of Medicine is one of the organizing universities of the European Master in Disaster Medicine program, via a formal agreement with the UC Irvine Office of the Dean.

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MAY
27
Dr. Kristi L. Koenig leads an Ethics in Disasters session for the European Master in Disaster Medicine at the residential course in Italy.
MAY
21
CDMS Director of Education & Training, Dr. C. Eric McCoy, is a featured speaker at the California Fire EMS Disaster Conference & Expo.
MAY
21
CDMS leaders train UCI medical center staff to manage earthquake casualties in a surge tent outside the hospital during a disaster drill.
MAY
21
Head of the Disaster Management Unit of CARE India, Eilia Jafar, visits the CDMS offices to discuss hospital disaster preparedness.
MAY
15
CDMS Director, Dr. Kristi L. Koenig, participates on a panel entitled “Leading Preparedness: Ebola, Emerging infectious Diseases and Emergency Medicine” at the national SAEM meeting in San Diego.
MAY
14
Dr. Merritt Schreiber is the featured expert speaker on Crisis Intervention for Children Exposed to Trauma at a workshop sponsored by the Division of Child Psychiatry, Penn State College of Medicine.
MAY
14
MG (ret) Barbisch and Dr. Koenig present a novel leadership-decision making tool for the Ebola public health emergency at the national Society for Academic Emergency Medicine Meeting in San Diego.
MAY
11
To assist with victims of the Nepal earthquake, Evidence Aid publishes free access draft chapter on Landslides from the upcoming edition of Koenig & Schultz’s Disaster Medicine: Comprehensive Principles and Practices.
MAY
07
Dr. Robert Katzer coordinates the annual Wilderness Medicine Training Event at San Onofre State Park in collaboration with the San Diego Naval Medical Center.
MAY
04
National ACEP President awards disaster preparedness expert Dr. Kristi L. Koenig the 2015 Communications Lifetime Achievement Award.
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