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Oxford College holds disaster drill / March 21, 2017

Get prepared during Severe Weather Awareness Week / February 2, 2017


How to stay informed if the weather turns severe / December 12, 2016

Safety reminder: What to do in the event of a campus emergency / November 30, 2016

CEPAR to Launch Campus Safety App / November 16, 2016

Free safety app now available to Emory community / November 14, 2016

Learn life-saving skills at CPR and First-Aid Marathon / October 05, 2016

Emory leads two-day radiation response exercise at Emory University Hospital and Dobbins Air Reserve Base / September 20, 2016

Emory joins in National Preparedness Month / September 15, 2016

How can Hospitals Possibly Prepare for Disasters? With Practice and Planning / June 15, 2016

Emory Team to Train First Responders in Infectious Disease Protection / June 2, 2016

Program Will Train First Responders and Hazardous Waste Workers in Infectious Disease Safety (NIEHS) / June 1, 2016

ACEP Members Provide Emergency Care at the Super Bowl / May 19, 2016

DeKalb First Responders plan for Potential Large-Scale Crises (WSBRadio)/February 25, 2016

25 Emergency Medicine & EMS Professors You Should Know / January 2016


Emory installs AED devices to help victims of sudden cardiac arrest (Emory Report)/October 8, 2015

Safety Reminder: What to do if there is a shooting on campus (Emory Report)/October 6, 2015

Take Steps to Prepare for Campus Emergencies (Emory Report) / September 8, 2015

National Weather Service launches new tornado warning tags (Emory Report) / April 2, 2015

15 Steps to Building Collaborative Relationships on Campus (Campus Safety Magazine) / March 2015

Get Prepared during Severe Weather Week (Emory Report)/ February 2, 2015


Rollins Students Create Campaing to Prevent Norovirus (UWire) / December 8, 2014

Ebola, From the Tarmac to the Isolation Unit (News Week) / October 29, 2014

Webinar addressing the Paramedic Chiefs of Canada / OCT 23, 2014

Emory Healthcare launches Ebola protocols website as resource on prevention and patient care / October 20, 2014

Preparing for Ebola: What U.S. Hospitals Can Learn From Emory Healthcare and Nebraska Medical Center, CDC COCA / October 14, 2014

"Safe Management of Patients with Ebola Virus Disease:Serious Communicable Diseases: Recent Experience with Ebola Virus." (Annals of Internal Medicine) / 9/23/14 (PDF)

E-Grand Rounds - EMS: Transport and Care of Patients ill with Ebola Virus Disease / September 17, 2014

Emory Healthcare letter and statement to the community.  FAQ

Emory Joins in National Preparedness Month (Emory Report) / September 8, 2014

Emory’s Alex Isakov on Ebola Treatment Procedures Bloomberg (Bloomberg) / August 11, 2014

Two Ebola Victims to be treated at Atlanta Hospital (Bloomberg) / August 1, 2014

Award of Distinction celebrates employees' exceptional work (Emory Report) / April 1, 2014

Rabies Scare Leads to Quick Public Health Action (Disaster Recovery Journal) / March 17, 2014

Severe Weather: What can you do to be prepared? (Emory News) / January 31

Snowfall Doesn't Hamper Emory's Essential Services (Emory News) / January 29


Emory Groups Mobilize to help Philippines (Emory Report) / November 21

Emory Disaster Drill (Emory University) / November 5, 2013

Academic Public Health Community Workshop (Georgia Department of Public Health News & Notes) / September 13, 2013

September Marks National Preparedness Month (Emory Report) / September 10

Mental Distress After Disaster Best ID'd Early (Med Page Today, The Gupta Guide) / August 6, 2013

Sam Shartar: The Art of Minimizing Danger (Emory Report) / June 14, 2013

Drilling for Disasters (Atlanta Journal-Constitution) / May 20, 2013

Medical Emergencies occur on 1 of every 604 flights (USA Today) / May 29, 2013

Emory named Georgia's first 'StormReady' university (Emory Report) / May 16, 2013 

Taking a behind-the-scenes look at Commencement (Emory Report) / May 9, 2013

Emory Reaches out with Prayers and Resources in wake of Boston Tragedy (Emory Report) / April 16, 2013

Severe Weather: Be prepared and aware (Emory Report) / January 31, 2013


Exploring Sandy's Effects, CEPAR's Response (Emory Wheel) / November 5, 2012

New campus signage identifies safe haven during severe weather (Emory Report) / October 25, 2012

Workplace shootings: How can you stay safe? (Emory Report) / August 14, 2012

Take Note: Be Prepared for Severe Weather (Emory Report) / February 6, 2012


Tale of our Cities: Anti-Terrorism Conference links Atlanta with International Leaders (Emory News Release) / October 24, 2011

Disaster Preparedness 10 Years After 9/11: The Experts Weigh In (Emergency Medicine) / September 2011 Vol. 43. No 9

New System Monitors Severe Weather for Emory Facilities (Emory Report) / September 9, 2011

Persauding Americans to Prepare for a Disaster (Time) / March 17, 2011


Linking academic and Public Health Institutions in Disaster Response (Emory Health Now Blog) / July 28, 2010

Campus Relief Efforts for Haiti Quake Victims Continue (Emory Report) / February 8, 2010

Emory Volunteers Sort Medical for Haiti (Emory Health Now Blog) / January 27, 2010

Helping Haiti (Emory Report) / January 25, 2010


H1N1 Response 

Working closely with Emory partners and expert faculty and staff, the Office of Critical Event Preparedness and Response served to coordinate the enterprise response to the 2009/2010 H1N1 Pandemic.  Below are just a few samples of the efforts across campus:

Flu Outbreak Mobilizes Response (Emory Report) / June 8, 2009

SORT Triage Tool

CEPAR In collaboration with Emory faculty, the State Division of Public Health, the Robert W. Woodruff Foundation, the deBeaumont Foundation and national partners developed the Strategy for Off-Site Rapid Triage (SORT), a risk stratification tool designed to assess illness severity and risk factors in an effort to direct individuals to the place most suitable for their condition; home for convalescence or clinic/ER for further evaluation and care. The CDC ultimately adopted a version as a clinician decision support tool and the Department of Health and Human Services ( and Microsoft Corporation (H1N1 Response Center) adopted a web-based version for individual self-assessment.

H1N1 Resident Hall 

A resident hall that was originally slated to be torn down was reserved for students with flu-like symptoms that were living on campus to provide a comfortable residence and help control spread of the novel virus.



CEPAR was awarded two federal grants.  One to improve the Emergerncy Preparedness program at Emory; the other to lead the Academic-Community Partnership for Sustainable Preparedness and Response research project of the CDC funded Preparedness and Emergency Response Research Center (PERRC) grant awarded to the Emory Rollins School of Public Health.