Japan takes steps on Fukushima leak

Japan says it is taking steps to prevent contaminated water from the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant leaking into the sea.

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Field Investigations of Natural Disasters and Complex Emergencies by Ron Waldman and Eric K Noji

Chapter 23.  Field Investigations of Natural Disasters and Complex Emergencies by Ron Waldman and Eric K Noji, Field Epidemiology, Third Edition.  The new edition of this classic text continues its mission of describing the application of basic epidemiologic principles in real time, place, and person to solve problems of an urgent or emergency nature.

Eric K. Noji, M.D.‘s insight:

Our chapter on applications of epidemiology and disasters and humanitarian crises can be read in its entirety in Google books.

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Speech by Dr. Eric Noji at the Korbel School of International Affairs, University of Denver

Health and Global Security: Challenges for Public Health Action

   Remarks by Dr. Eric Noji

Eric K. Noji, M.D.‘s insight:

Dr. Noji has had more than 25 years of experience working in thefields of global health, disaster relief, humanitarian assistance, reconstruction, emergency preparedness and crisis monitoring. Dr. Noji is the Former Director of International Emergency & Refugee Health Program at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (1988-2007). 

This event was co-sponsored by Global Health Affairs, the Humanitarian Assistance program and the Sié Center for International Security and Diplomacy.

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Best Hospitals 2013-14: Annual U.S. News & World Report

Johns Hopkins Hospital reclaims No. 1 ranking

Eric K. Noji, M.D.‘s insight:

The rankings, now in their 24th year, cover nearly 5,000 medical centers across the country and span 16 medical specialties, from cancer to neurology & neurosurgery. Hospitals that rank near the top of at least six specialties earn a spot on the Honor Roll. Just 18 distinguished hospitals made this year’s list.

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Relief International Advisory Council: Updated Council members

Relief International is a humanitarian non-profit agency that provides emergency relief, rehabilitation, development assistance, and program services to vulnerable communities worldwide. Relief International is solely dedicated to reducing human suffering and is non-political and non-sectarian in its mission

Eric K. Noji, M.D.‘s insight:

Derived from the Maslow’s hierarchy of needs and the Star of Life, Relief International’s logo represents the organization’s multi-sector approach to humanitarian aid. Relief International believes that saving lives and incorporating integrated programming is the key to providing long-term and successful development.

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DARPA-Funded Robot Designed for Disaster Relief Tasks

The 6-foot 2-inches tall, 330-pound Atlas robot, built by Boston Dynamics, is funded by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and it’s designed to help humankind deal with future disasters.

Eric K. Noji, M.D.‘s insight:

The hope is to develop machines that can intervene and help make a disaster less severe, Pratt said, adding that a good example occurred during the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster following the Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami in March 2011.

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