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Dr. Kristi Koenig

The goal of the Center for Disaster Medical Sciences is to save lives and mitigate 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

OCT
18
Drs. Kristi L. Koenig and Carl H. Schultz sign copies of the new edition of their textbook “Disaster Medicine: Comprehensive Principles & Practices” from 2-2:30 pm at the ACEP Bookstore in the Exhibit Hall.
OCT
17
CDMS Director of Research Carl Schultz, MD, presents novel work concluding there is no evidence that CT scans cause cancer at the national ACEP Research Forum in Las Vegas.
OCT
16-17
CDMS researchers present results of 3 studies on the Community Paramedicine initiative in Orange County at the national ACEP Research Forum in Las Vegas.
SEP
22
Dr. Shira Schlesinger presents CDMS data on the Orange County Community Paramedicine research project at a statewide symposium in San Diego.
AUG
29
CDMS director is quoted in article titled “From Terrorism to Zika: Does Your Hospital Have a Disaster Plan?”
AUG
08
Medical students in Berlin use Koenig and Schultz's Disaster Medicine textbook to gain new knowledge about disasters.
AUG
04
CDMS Director Kristi L. Koenig, MD, contributes to Zika virus resources and news release issued by the American College of Emergency Physicians.
JUL
27
CDMS Director Kristi L. Koenig, MD, is invited speaker on disaster global health at the Society for Disaster Medicine and Public Health annual meeting near Washington, D.C.
JUN
30
CDMS experts publish article on Mumps 3I Tool for frontline healthcare providers in the Western Journal of Emergency Medicine.
JUN
28
CDMS director of psychological programs is keynote speaker at the state of California's Emergency Preparedness Training Workshop in Sacramento.
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