Preparedness research advisory committee celebrates 5 years of synergy and translation
On May 17, 2013 the advisory committee of the North Carolina Preparedness and Emergency Response Research Center (NCPERRC) celebrated five years of working together to enhance North Carolina’s response to public health threats. The committee, meeting since 2009, was named the Synergy & Translation Committee Meeting to reflect its more active role in the research projects.
Comprised of members of the research team and partners from the North Carolina Division of Public Health and the North Carolina Association of Local Health Directors, the meeting focused on the impact of the work since the inception of the Center as well as the results of the current project activities. As this is the last year of the Center’s funding, the research team thanked their partners for their dedication and contributions to enhance the effectiveness of the research.
Dr. Edward Baker, NCPERRC principal investigator, awarded certificates of appreciation to the partners including Julie Casani, MD, Megan Davies, MD, Aaron Fleischauer, PhD, Jean-Marie Maillard, MD (unable to attend the meeting), Lou Turner, DrPH, and Doug Urland, MPA. The members of the research team attending the meeting included Ed Baker, MD, Christine Bevc, PhD, Carol Gunther-Mohr, MA, Jen Horney, PhD, Julie Ivy, PhD, Anna Schenck, PhD and Jessica Southwell, MPH.
The research was carried out by the North Carolina Preparedness and Emergency Response Research Center (NCPERRC) which is part of the UNC Center for Public Health Preparedness at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Gillings School of Global Public Health and was supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Grant 1Po1TP000296. Additional information can be found at http://cphp.sph.unc.edu/ncperrc.