The CEIEP was awarded a consortium grant led by Johns Hopkins University to form the National Center for the Study of Preparedness and Catastrophic Events Response (PACER). This Department of Homeland Security (DHS) funding will be used to address the technical, systematic, behavioral, and organizational challenges posed by various terror-related public health threats. The CEIEP-based research team will lead in the identification and assessment of "informal" disaster response networks and determine how they can be integrated into formal response plans. Click here to find out more about the project team and deliverables.
The National Library of Medicine (NLM) grant entitled Applications of Advanced Network Infrastructure Technology in Health and Disaster Management integrates high-speed wireless communication in the local and wide area networks, Geographic Information Systems, Geopositional Systems, and powerful hand-held computing and communication devices into an effective infrastructure supporting routine emergency medical services, with the scalability to support large-scale medical emergencies.
The Department of Defense (DoD) awarded the National Agricultural Biosecurity Center at Kansas State University (KSU) to develop software to improve the professional agricultural community’s understanding and awareness of bioterrorism-related threats to agriculture and protocols for response. The CEIEP and the UAB Division of Continuing Medical Education are working with KSU to create screensavers that will serve as an entry portal to a Website with zoonotic and human disease information.