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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

JUN
17
CDMS Director, Dr. Kristi L. Koenig, travels to Sacramento to serve as State of California EMS Commissioner.
JUN
16
CDMS Director and international fellow, Dr. Wajdan Alassaf, develop Identify-Isolate-Inform Tool for use in identification and management of MERS patients .
JUN
15
ACEP Now article features announcement of national Ebola, Disaster Preparedness award for CDMS Director, Dr. Kristi L. Koenig.
JUN
12
CDMS Director of Psychological Programs, Merritt Schreiber PhD, is awarded a 5-year NIH R01 mental health grant to study PsySTART for adult disaster victims.
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.
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