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Chanpreet “Simran” Kaur Singh (HEM ’12) Practicum Used in Updating USDA Foods Program Disaster Manual: http://www.fns.usda.gov/sites/default/files/FDDDisasterManual.pdf
Simran’s end of program practicum was featured in an updated disaster manual for the USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service. With the help and guidance of the Food Distribution Division Disaster Response Team and her HEM practicum advisor, Professor J.J. Burke, Simran’s work was successful in creating a “Nutrition Resources for Disaster Feeding which includes a new USDA Foods Nutrition Table” for the USDA.
Simran, a California native, obtained her MS-HEM as a full-time student entirely from her home in Oro Valley, Arizona, where she currently resides. She is currently in her second year at Jacksonville State University working towards her D.Sc. in Emergency Management and plans on completing her doctoral dissertation on improving HICS.
Patriot Guard Exercise
Patriot Guard was a series of Homeland Security training exercises in and around the Sandwich Power Station and Boat Basin.
BU Med & SomervilleExercises
Three exercises in the fall of 2010:
- BU Medical – Active Shooter
- Somerville – Argenziano School – Active Shooter
- Somerville – Argenziano School – Fire
Call for Nominations for 2016 Metcalf and United Methodist Teaching Awards
The Office of the Provost welcomes faculty members, staff, students, and alumni to submit nominations for the 2016 Metcalf Cup and Prize and Metcalf Awards for Excellence in Teaching, as well as the 2016 United Methodist Scholar/Teacher of the Year Award.
Nominations for both awards are due Friday, October 2, 2015.
Please submit all nominations for the Metcalf Awards and the United Methodist Scholar/Teacher of the Year Award to the Associate Provost for Undergraduate Affairs at email@example.com.
Blue Ribbon Panel Hears How to Respond to Biological and Chemical Threats
Dr. Len Singer, Medical Director of the Healthcare Emergency Management graduate program at Boston University Medical School, contends "that the common denominator to all disasters is human casualties, and, inasmuch, no other critical infrastructure and key resource sector resource will be at the epicenter of our readiness capacity. We can have all the best wishes in the world and all the best plans in the world,” he said, “but unless we have buy-in by the proper stakeholders” – hospital and health care system leadership – “we are in no better shape that we were pre-9/11.”
Read the entire report here.
Operation Mercy Lift
A joint operation of the Massachusetts Army National Guard, Sandwich and Dennis Fire Departments, Massachusetts Department of Public Health and Boston University Healthcare Emergency Management.
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HEM in the Media
Appearances, interviews and publications by faculty and students