National Disaster Health Consortium

Critical mission

Health care professionals receive immersive training through Wright State’s National Disaster Health Consortium

Health care professionals receive immersive training in disaster response through program offered by the College of Nursing and Health. Continue reading

Disaster area

Wright State’s Jim Gruenberg says disaster historians could strengthen relief efforts
Jim Gruenberg sitting on rocks at Calamityville

Jim Gruenberg, deputy director of Wright State’s National Center for Medical Readiness at Calamityville, says disaster historians can help communities prepare for and respond to emergencies. Continue reading

Adrenaline rush

Wright State grad Tami Ashbridge keeps her nursing skills sharp by volunteering at Calamityville and the National Disaster Health Consortium
Tami Ashbridge at National Center for Medical Readiness

Wright State public health graduate Tami Ashbridge keeps her nursing skills sharp by volunteering at Calamityville and participating in university disaster response program. Continue reading

New nursing program offers immersive disaster response training

Wright State’s National Disaster Health Consortium holds training exercises on disaster preparedness, response and recovery at Calamityville. Continue reading

Wright State University takes ownership of Calamityville

Ownership of Calamityville, home to the National Center for Medical Readiness, was turned over to Wright State as expansion of Calamityville’s mission picks up speed. Continue reading

Wright State nursing professor wins federal research grant

Nursing professor Sherry Farra

Wright State nursing professor Sherry Farra will lead a three-year study on the impact of virtual reality training in newborn intensive care units. Continue reading

Masters of disasters

College of Nursing and Health develops National Disaster Health Consortium
Dan Kirkpatrick and Sharon Stanley

College of Nursing and Health launches the National Disaster Health Consortium, a disaster preparedness training program for nurses and other professionals. Continue reading

Flight Deck

Air Force veteran using Wright State as launching pad for future in flight and disaster nursing

It was dangerous. It was exciting. It was rewarding—swooping down from the sky in the battle zones of Iraq and Afghanistan to save wounded warriors. Continue reading

Wright State University hires new director for National Center for Medical Readiness

Rufus Smith, a retired Brigadier General from the Ohio National Guard, takes the helm this week of the university’s medical preparedness and disaster training program. Continue reading

Rescue Ready

Nurses soar in new flight and disaster response program
Photo of Karey Dufour at Calamityville

Working closely with the U.S. Air Force, Wright State has developed the nation’s first master’s program focused on flight and disaster nursing. Continue reading