Population Health

October 4, 2018

Initiative supports launch of Pacific Rim Clinical Emergency Preparedness Research Network

Kyle Pohl of ANTHC

Dr. Kyle Pohl of ANTHC

A group of researchers and practitioners from Kathmandu University (Nepal), Tohoku University (Japan), the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium and the University of Washington gathered at the UW on October 16 and 17, 2018 to convene the Pacific Rim Clinical Emergency Preparedness Research Network. The network’s goal is to support health systems and providers to better link with communities to effectively prepare for and respond to emergencies.

The event addressed this goal through the development of a shared research agenda and the creation of innovative student and faculty exchanges. Event participants spent the first day-and-a-half introducing key strengths of each institution in this space, prioritizing research themes, exploring possible funding mechanisms and developing action plans and next steps for initial project ideas. The final half day was dedicated to a public symposium with speakers from the UW, Public Health – Seattle & King County and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

This event was organized by Drs. Sarah Gimbel and Pamela Kohler of the UW Center for Global Health Nursing, in coordination with the UW’s Population Health Initiative and with funding from the UW Office of Global Affairs and Tohoku University.