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ENV 1708 - Japan's Public Health Response: A First-Hand Account

Dr. Robert Bristow,Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at the Columbia University Medical Center, discusses the emergency medical response in Japan immediately following the 2011 tsunami and earthquake. He asserts that the Japanese citizenry had a strong sense of community preparedness, which US policy makers should take note of for future planning, particularly for similar disasters on the U.S. West coast. (Created: April 2011)
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ENV 2709 - Potential Health Effects from Radioactive Emissions

Dr. David Brenner, Director of the Center for Radiological Research at the Columbia University Medical Center, provides a 30 minute primer on radiation exposure, addressing the scientific facts and common misconceptions. He describes how a nuclear reactor works and how the Dai-ichi plant in Japan began to leak radiation after the 2011 earthquake and tsunami. He also outlines risk communication strategies that the U.S. public health sector should take note of.(Created: March 2011)

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Japan's Public Health Response: A First-Hand Account

Webinar 'Japan's Public Health Response: A First-Hand Account' by Dr. Robert Bristow
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