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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.

Latest News & Events

SEPT
23
Merritt Schreiber, PhD and UC Irvine Medical Students, Jess Baker and Roshan Burns deliver session on meeting psychological needs of children in disasters at the annual CHA meeting in Sacramento.
SEPT
17
Dr. Schreiber delivers training on the American Red Cross Psychological First Aid Course to Disneyland Emergency Response staff.
AUG
26
Dr. Merritt Schreiber delivers a “train-the-trainer” session on PsySTART at the Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center.
JULY
30
CDMS Director, Dr. Kristi L. Koenig, delivers keynote speech on Bioterrorism and Pandemic Surge Capacity for Taiwan CDC.
JULY
29
Drs. Donna Barbisch and Kristi L. Koenig consult with senior leaders on civil-military disaster management and are invited speakers at the Tri-Service General Military Hospital in Taiwan.
JULY
22
CDMS Senior Policy Advisor, Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Donna F Barbisch, delivers a talk on Serious Gaming and the Military in Los Angeles
JULY
24
Dr. Merritt Schreiber provides PsySTART training for LA County EMS and hospital personnel.
JULY
14
CDMS researchers Drs. Schreiber and Omaish publish PsySTART risk surveillance data on more than 18,000 disaster mental health contacts after Superstorm Sandy.
JULY
9
CDMS Director of Research, Dr. Carl Schultz, is featured on NPR on psychiatric drug-related emergency visits.
JUNE
17
U.S. Department of State Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs posts Public/Global Health Fulbright Scholar Story for CDMS Director, Dr. Kristi L. Koenig.
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