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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

FEB
10
CDMS Director Kristi L. Koenig discusses managing emerging infectious diseases at the Saudi Arabian Society of Emergency Medicine's inaugural scientific assembly in Jeddah.
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JAN
Merritt Schreiber, CDMS Director of Psychological Programs, speaks about the needs of children in disasters for a U.S. Homeland Security/Office of Health Affairs webinar.
JAN
27
Merritt Schreiber, CDMS Director of Psychological Programs, discusses managing active shooters in collaboration with FBI and SWAT speakers at CHOC Children’s Hospital of Orange County.
JAN
17
CDMS Director of Research, Dr. Carl Schultz, is quoted in AP The Big Story on crisis plans for catastrophic disaster care.
JAN
07
CDMS publishes revision to MERS 3I Tool for real-time identification and management of patients under investigation for Middle East Respiratory Syndrome.
JAN
07
Merritt Schreiber, PhD, CDMS director of Psychological Programs, discusses the psychological effects of mass shootings with Japan Times.
DEC
15
Eric McCoy, MD, MPH, CDMS director of Education and Training, leads the county's Emergency Medical Services Simulation Lab training event.
DEC
08
CDMS leaders share expertise on Ebola and public health emergency preparedness with the California Legislative Staff Education Institute on Health Policy & Finance.
DEC
03
Merritt Schreiber, PhD, CDMS director of Psychological Programs, is a featured speaker at the National Healthcare Coalition Preparedness Conference in San Diego.
DEC
CDMS Director Dr. Kristi L. Koenig is listed as one of the "25 Emergency Medicine & EMS Professors You Should Know" by MedicalTechnologySchools.com.
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