The M.S. in Healthcare Emergency Management prepares individuals to work across the spectrum of emergency and crisis management. The program consists of a 36-credit 12-month course of study. It provides a learning environment with experience in multiple areas of biomedical sciences and healthcare.
In the News…
EmergencyManagement.com asks the question, “Are Emergency Management Graduates Finding Jobs?“, in an interesting article examining employment trends in the field of emergency management. The article looks at the emerging importance of academic credentials and experience in hiring emergency management personnel.
EducationDive.com has a story about 6 schools that mastered their campus emergency responses in light of a recent Virginia Supreme Court ruling. The court ruled that Virginia Tech did not act negligently when it did not immediately issue campus warnings following the shootings of Seung-Hui Cho’s first two victims on April 16, 2007.
IT News has a brief story on how Dunkin’ Donuts watches out for its employees.
Security InfoWatch news letter had three articles of interest for Emergency Managers this week:
- Securing the World Series a team effort – Rogers Centre security chief discusses what goes on behind the scenes to keep fans safe
- Obamacare to impact physical security at hospitals – Experts discuss some of the unintended consequences of the healthcare law
- Emergency managers face uphill battle in improving public awareness of ECS – Apathetic attitudes, varying communication preferences and budgetary constraints cited as big factors
Deputy Administrator of FEMA to be Guest Speaker.
Richard Serino, Deputy Administrator of FEMA, will be presenting a guest lecture for the Disaster Life Cycle class on Monday, October 21. The presentation will be held at 2:00 p.m. in Room 715 at 650 Albany Street. This presentation is open to to all current HEM students.
September is Emergency Preparedness Month
The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency, MEMA, has been actively advertising their new preparedness website, Ready Massachusetts, on interactive billboards up and down I-93 throughout the month.
In addition, you can also browse the FEMA sponsored Ready.gov for a variety of preparedness information and training resources.
In “On the Cover”, Dr. Thomas presents an introduction to the journal’s coverage of the Boston Marathon Bombing and highlights the roles played by some of the HEM program’s current students and alumni.