From natural disasters to public health emergencies and other crisis situations, the importance of being prepared for an emergency situation cannot be underestimated. Preparing and protecting your family, home and business can be a life-saving and cost-saving decision. Faculty members at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) are available to draw on their expertise in emergency preparedness, public health and a host of other disaster preparedness-related issues.
UTHealth mass casualty drill hones skills of next generation of medical professionals
The heat from the fire was intense and the smoke heavy as the reality of the mass casualty scene unfolded before them. Students from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Nursing, McGovern Medical School at UTHealth, UTHealth School of Public Health and six other institutions began processing the information as quickly as they could, prioritizing the care of the wounded protestors in the field.Continue reading »
UTHealth safety leader selected to receive international award
Robert “Safety Bob” Emery, Dr.P.H., vice president for Safety, Health, Environment & Risk Management at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), has been selected as the American Biological Safety Association (ABSA) International’s 2016 recipient of the John H. Richardson Special Recognition Award.Continue reading »
UTHealth receives $1.3 million biosafety and infectious disease training grant
A multi-institutional collaboration, including The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Public Health, has been awarded a $1.3 million training grant from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) to fund the Biosafety and Infectious Disease Training Initiative.Continue reading »