February 28 – March 1, 2019
The fourth National Institutes of Health (NIH) Disaster Research Response Program (DR2) Workshop took place in Tucson, Arizona in February 2019. Jointly sponsored by National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) and University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson, the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy and the Bio5 Institute, the workshop centered around facilitated discussions using a realistic scenario to:
- Foster increased understanding of the importance of rapid data collection and research in response to disasters by a wide audience of stakeholders, including impacted communities
- Identify strategies and platforms for multiple stakeholders to improve their capabilities for rapid clinical and population investigations and research
- Facilitate relationships and knowledge sharing between local, state, federal, academic, and community stakeholders
- Explore research tools, protocols, and processes that help support the design, review, and implementation of timely clinical and epidemiologic research in response to disasters
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