Dr Gregory Ciottone Named WADEM President

Dr. Gregory Ciottone, who serves as the NPLI’s director of medical preparedness, has been named incoming president of WADEM, the World Association of Disaster and Emergency Medicine at their recent conference in Brisbane, Australia. Ciottone  also an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at Harvard Medical School and is the Director of the Division of Disaster Medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, where he works clinically in the Department of…

Crisis Standards of Care Spotlighted by ASPR

When crisis hits, healthcare professionals are charged with allocating scarce resources to achieve the greatest benefit to the population. This can require a shift from conventional standards of care to what are known as crisis standards of care. For example, nurse-to-patient ratios may be extended or certain segments of the population may have to receive priority access to a vaccine, or other medical resource. The ability to move quickly when…

Marathon Research has Broad Impact

The lessons learned through research on the response to the Boston Marathon bombings has generated a series of articles in academic journals. This helps ensure that professionals worldwide have access to both the conclusions and the underlying data that can inform practice and additional research. Dr. Eric Goralnick, program faculty at the NPLI and Medical Director of Emergency Preparedness at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, has been central to…