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IEM was recently named as one of the “2019 Best Places to Work” in Baton Rouge by the Greater Baton Rouge SHRM, an affiliate of the Society for Human Resource Management, and Best Companies Group.
The COVID-19 pandemic has kept individuals at home for months, and after a cold and remote start to the year, many are eager to leave their homes and enjoy the summer. Social distancing and other public safety measures will impact how individuals enjoy the summer, but they should not prevent you from participating in your favorite activities. IEM’s Medical Director, Rashid Chotani, has developed a guide for how individuals can participate in summer activities while being mindful of public health.
The future of emergency management and public health is data driven. AI and ML are helping save lives, as COVID-19 continues to threaten public health, innovative technologies will continue to be developed to improve public safety and prepare for future disasters.
Sunday, August 9, 2020 is National Book Lovers Day. At IEM we LOVE books – we are interested in what we can learn from history in works of nonfiction and welcome the opportunity to escape into a great piece of fiction. To celebrate #nationalbookloversday, the IEM team compiled a list of some our favorite disaster and emergency management related books.
In 2013, the Sandy Recovery Improvement Act amended Section 428 of the Stafford Act, authorizing FEMA to enact new Public Assistance Alternative Procedures.
WebPuff is a comprehensive Web-based emergency management decision support system designed to aid in planning for a chemical accident or incident.
DTECT: A Comprehensive Strategy for US to Deal with COVID-19 in absence of a Vaccine and/or Therapeutic
JOURNAL OF VACCINES AND VACCINATION – As the novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, sweeps through the United States (US) it has brought with it unprecedented economic disaster. This paper examines how implementing these strategies can contain the virus to a degree that COVID-19 is manageable and the economy can restart, until an effective therapeutic and/or a safe and efficacious vaccine is available.
JOURNAL OF VACCINES AND VACCINATION – What has the United States learned and what do we need to do to prepare for the second wave of COVID-19? This paper attempts to provide some critical steps require to build public health resources to decrease morbidity and mortality by building resilient communities.
KTVU – KTVU’s Heather Holmes talks with Dr. Rashid Chotani, medical director of IEM and COVID-19 researcher, about the latest vaccine developments and COVID-19 headlines.
IEM’s Dr. Rashid Chotani, MD, MPH, was awarded a NATO Science & Technology Organization (STO) Scientific Achievement Award for research on medical countermeasures against biological agents. Read more.
IEM-Developed Guidance Helps Airports Prepare for DisastersThe TRB has published ACRP Report 73, a guidebook prepared by IEM that helps airports develop/implement mutual aid programs in preparation for disaster response. Read paper.