The Academic Health Center (AHC) Office of Emergency Response was established in 2004. Although housed in the AHC, the office has system-wide responsibilities.
Timely, efficient, and effective responses
Ensure health emergencies affecting the University community are addressed in a timely, efficient, and effective manner while utilizing resources and expertise available both internal and external to the University.
Coordinate campus resources and provide educational opportunities
Coordinate and organize campus resources to assist community partners during local, state, or national health emergencies, and in so doing, provide unique educational and experiential opportunities for students, staff, and faculty.
Minimize disruption to clinical and research operations
Ensure incident response efforts impacting the clinical and health science research enterprise are well coordinated to minimize disruption to essential operations.
I continue to serve in the Medical Reserve Corps because of its wonderful volunteers, my passion for life-long learning, and my commitment to our university community and beyond.—Peter Cao