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Psychologists Available to Talk About Las Vegas Concert Shooting

As you are reporting on various aspects of the Las Vegas shootings, psychologists are available to discuss gun violence and how to help children and adults deal with trauma and grief.

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Penn Medicine Experts in Trauma, Mental Health, Mass Casualty, Bleeding Control, and Disaster Preparedness Available for Interviews Following Mass Shooting in Las Vegas

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Northwestern Author Shares Stories of Syria with Chicago-Area Audiences

Wendy Pearlman was so moved by the courage and humanity in the stories ordinary Syrians told of their protest against a brutal regime, she interviewed more than 300 displaced Syrians across the Middle East and Europe in order to share their accounts.

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DHS S&T Awards $4.8 Million to Center for Innovative Technology to Enhance Smart Cities

DHS S&T announced today a $4.8 million contract award to the Center for Innovative Technology (CIT) of Herndon, Virginia, to apply cutting-edge Internet of Things (IoT) technologies to first responders and the commercial marketplace.

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Cleaning Up Subways: Sandia’s 20-Year Mission to Stop Anthrax in Its Tracks

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Sandia National Laboratories engineer Mark Tucker has spent much of the past 20 years thinking about incidents involving chemical or biological warfare agents, and the best ways to clean them up. Tucker’s current project focuses on cleaning up a subway system after the release of a biological warfare agent such as anthrax.

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S&T and the Pentagon are Changing K-9 Bomb Detection

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DHS S&T partnered with the Pentagon Force Protection Agency to assist in developing a training initiative to add person-borne improvised explosive device detection capabilities to their canine teams.

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AJPH Supplement Study Shows Considerable Progress in Public Health Emergency Preparedness Since September 11, 2001

In this month's release, find new embargoed research from a special AJPH supplement on public health emergency preparedness.

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CWRU’s Kurt Lu, MD Receives $3.9 Million NIH Grant to Expand Countermeasures against Chemical Threats, Including Mustard Gas

Kurt Lu, MD, assistant professor of dermatology at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, has received a five year, $3.9 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to expand countermeasures against chemical threats, including mustard gas and mustard-related compounds. The molecular action of mustard on DNA leads to strand breaks and eventual cell death. The goal of the grant is to augment the body’s immune system after exposure, reducing skin swelling and pain as well as enhancing tissue repair.

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Archive of Modern American Warfare Hosts Second Annual Symposium

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Titled “Insurgency and Counter-insurgency in the Modern Era of Warfare,” the symposium will feature presentations on many facets of insurgency and counter-insurgency theory and practice.

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DHS S&T to Participate in NATO Exercise

DHS S&T will be participating in the Euro-Atlantic Disaster Response Coordination Centre’s (EADRCC) 17th Consequence Management Field Exercise in Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina, September 24-29, 2017.







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