UCLA receives CDC grant for emergency preparedness research

Emergency Management Alert, October 20, 2009

The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) School of Public Health has received a $4.8 million grant to create the Preparedness and Emergency Response Research Center, according to a UCLA news release.

The new research center will focus on finding ways to strengthen the ability of public health agencies, from small local agencies to the federal government, to prepare for and respond to natural and human-made disasters.

"A coordinated public health system is critical to ensure an effective, timely response to public health emergencies and disasters," said the new director of the center, Kimberly Shoaf in the release. UCLA School of Public Health is one of nine accredited U.S. schools of public health to receive CDC funding specifically for this kind of research.

Source: UCLA Newsroom.

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