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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

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
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
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
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.
APR
30
Donal O’Mathuna and Kristi L. Koenig deliver an international webinar on Ethics and Disaster Medicine for EMDM masters students.
APR
27
Drs. Koenig and Almazroua are featured speakers on EMS regionalization at the Saudi-American Healthcare Forum Summit in Riyadh.
APR
17
Merritt Schreiber PhD moderates a webinar with frontline USPHS officers who deployed to Liberia to assist with stopping the Ebola outbreak.
APR
01
CDMS fellow alumnus, Dr. Faisal Almazroua, is appointed director of a newly created disaster management unit at King Saud Medical City, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
MAR
27
CDMS collaborates on publication about Hospital Incident Command System (HICS) modification for hospitals is Iran.
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