Health and Medical Response to Active Shooter and Bombing Events

NPLI program faculty member Suzet McKinney is among the authors of a new paper on the health and medical responses to active shooter and bombing events. The list of such events is, unfortunately, growing. Fortunately so too are the efforts of first responders, medical professionals, and policy makers to understand, share, and implement best practices that save lives. Terrorist attacks, including mass shootings and bombings, have dramatic physical and emotional…

Medical Lessons on Preparedness

NPLI program faculty member Dr. Eric Goralnick has been leading preparedness efforts at Boston’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital. In this interview with RadioBoston he shares lessons from Boston, Brussels, Paris, and more with RadioBoston. It’s worth the listen. “Brussels joins a growing list of cities that have dealt with these types of horrific attacks that have left many people hurt and maimed, something Boston knows about all too well after…

Leaders in Cohort XIV are Off and Running

Fifty senior professionals from across the public, private, and non-profit sectors gathered in Cambridge last week for the opening session of NPLI Cohort XIV program on crisis leadership. The week began with the naming of Alice Hill (Cohort VIII, at right with Dr. Lenny Marcus) of the White House National Security Council Resilience Policy Directorate as Meta-Leader of the Year 2015 for her work with President Obama on climate change.…

NPLI and Ebola

Leadership of the response to Ebola by and in the United States has been in the spotlight in Congress, the media, and kitchen tables across the country. Alumni of the NPLI are on the front lines of the response from West Africa to Boston, Atlanta, Washington, DC, and beyond. NPLI faculty have embarked on a series of interviews with alumni at the CDC and other officials at involved agencies to…

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…

Goralnick, Marcus speak at Summit on Hospital Shooters

On April 11 Dr. Eric Goralnick, NPLI faculty member and medical director of emergency preparedness at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, along with Dr. Leonard Marcus, NPLI founding co-director, led a panel discussion as part of the first national symposium on response to an active shooter in a hospital or health care setting. The symposium was hosted by Johns Hopkins public health and emergency preparedness experts: Symposium organizers note…