Disaster Academic Interest Group

Disaster Academic Interest Group

The Disaster Academic Interest Group is an interdepartmental, voluntary faculty and student consortium which seeks to create synergy between various sources of disaster response and management expertise at the Uniformed Services University. We seek inclusion of members from both the Graduate School of Nursing and the School of Medicine, as well as the National Center for Disaster Medicine and Public Health and the Center for Disaster and Humanitarian Assistance Medicine.

The group is first and foremost a forum to promote collaborative USUHS disaster response education and research. We hope to leverage USU and teaching hospital expertise in disasters, to merge 'silos of excellence' already in existence at the University, and to increase intra-USU collaboration, particularly with the Humanitarian Assistance-Disaster Response Student Interest Group.

Among the organizing members, the departments of Psychiatry, Surgery, Medicine, and Preventive Medicine and Biometrics, both Centers named above, both local teaching hospitals, and the Student Interest Group are represented.

Contact Information

Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
4301 Jones Bridge Road
Bethesda, Maryland 20814

EMIG Officers

2LT Eric Schott, MSII

Vice President
2LT Kevin Gould, MSII

2LT Courtney Hintz, MSII

Shadowing & Ride-Alongs
2LT John McClellan, MSII

2LT Tim Curlett, MSII

ACLS Course
2LT William Pitts, MSII

Speakers & Labs
2LT Ian Rymer, MSII

Journal Article Review
ENS Austin Yoder, MSII

Faculty Advisor(s)

LCDR James Palma, MD
Maj Glenn Burns, MD