Meeting

Committee on Strengthening the Disaster Resilience of Academic Research Communities Site Visit #2


When: July 14, 2016 (8:30 AM Eastern)
Where: New York City Office of Emergency Management • 165 Cadman Plaza East, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Topics Public Health, Biomedical and Health Research
Activity: Strengthening the Disaster Resilience of Academic Research Communities
Board: Board on Health Sciences Policy

The Committee on Strengthening the Disaster Resilience of Academic Research Communities held a site visit on July 14, 2016 at New York City Office of Emergency Management in New York City. While there the Committee brought together representatives from academic research communities and other key stakeholders in open session to identify best practices and gaps in current mitigation and preparedness planning activities employed by researchers, institutions, and sponsors and discussed potential future needs to close those gaps. Invited workshop speakers were asked to present information about the impact of previous disasters on the academic research community, their professional experience during these events, existing tools to enhance academic research resilience, and potential future needs in this area.

Specifically, the objectives of the regional site visit were to:

  • Further discuss information about how the impacts of disasters on the academic research community informed mitigation priorities and strategies;
  • Share best practices for researchers, academic institutions, and sponsors to effectively prepare for, withstand, and recover from disasters;
  • Identify existing tools to enhance resilience for academic research communities; and
  • Discuss potential actions that could address the specific challenges and barriers that adversely influence mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery for academic research communities. 

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