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Meet and Greet MRC Event: Join us for donuts, fruit, coffee and tea on Tuesday, September 20th. Click here for more details.
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Dear U of MN Medical Reserve Corps Members,

Every year at this time, the energy on campus surges as we welcome the return of students who bring a palpable enthusiasm that permeates our classrooms, hallways, bike paths, and outdoor green spaces.

Our Medical Reserve Corps program is a fortunate recipient of this vivacity and enthusiasm.  We have planned a number of events for students, staff, and faculty alike, in the hopes of capitalizing on the increased energy that is buzzing around campus!

I encourage you to browse through the MRC events listed below. We would love to see you at the event(s) that are of interest to you.
 
Warm regards,
Kathy 

Kathy Hite Berlin RN, PHN
U of MN Medical Reserve Corps Coordinator
medicalreserve@umn.edu
612-626-4722 (office)
Mayo Building, 3rd floor, room C-386 
U of M Medical Reserve Corps Meet & Greet Event
Please consider joining us for coffee, donuts, and fruit on Tuesday, September 20 as we thank our members for their service and invite prospective U of M Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) members to join us on  our mission to be of service to the University community during a public health emergency

Click here for Event  Details
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AHC Prepared: Campus Safety, Responding to an Active Shooter
 A University of Minnesota Police Department officer will present information about how best to respond to an assailant with a gun. There will be time for questions. 

Event Details

Date:  Tuesday, September 27
Time:  12:15pm-1:15pm
Location:  Minneapolis Campus - Mayo building, room 3-125
Participants:  Academic Health Center students, staff, and faculty – and Medical Reserve Corps members
Register:  Please click here to register by 10:00am on Monday September 26 2016.
Additional Information: Light lunch served 

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Date:  Thursday, September 29
Time:  12:15pm-1:15pm
Location:  St. Paul Campus - Ben Pomeroy, room 215
Participants: Open to all UMN St. Paul students, staff, and faculty – and Medical Reserve Corps members
Register:  Please click here to register by 10:00am on Wednesday September 28 2016.
Additional Information: Light lunch served 
 
Personal & Family Preparedness
Join us as on Thursday, September 22 as we review the steps to becoming prepared for emergencies. All participants will receive a free go-kit item and preparedness handbook.

Click here for event details.
Logistics Strike Team Meeting

The Logistics Strike Team plays an integral role in the success of our Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) program.  Members of this strike team are responsible for resource management before and during U of M MRC deployments, training events, and exercises.

Click here to learn more about the important role Logistics Strike Team members have during MRC events.

Membership on this strike team may be of particular interest to individuals who do not have a health care license.

Click here for team meeting details
Reunification and Family Assistance Center Training Exercise Follow Up

Twenty members of the Logistics Strike Team and thirty eight members of the Behavioral Health Response Strike Team participated in the August 9th Reunification and Family Assistance Center Training Exercise. 

Logistics Strike Team members, under the supervision of the Team Leads, were responsible for setting up all signage, arranging rooms based on pre-determined functions, and place equipment in rooms as indicated on maps and written instructions. They completed the site set-up in 1 hour and 25 minutes; a particularly impressive feat considering the scope of their assignment.

The Behavioral Health Response Strike Team members received a site orientation as well as an introduction to three key staff positions integral to providing behavioral/mental health support to families and friends affected by a mass casualty event on campus.

Upon completing the exercise tasks, the U of M MRC is more adequately prepared to set-up a campus Reunification and Family Assistance Center, provide mental health support to individuals affected by a mass causality event on campus, and assist the Medical Examiner’s office with victim identification.

Thank you to all MRC member who participated in this important emergency response training exercise!

 
MRC Member Spotlight: Logistics Strike Team Leads

We are very thankful to currently have four engaged, committed, and knowledgeable Logistic Strike Team Leads. 
 
AHC-Office of Emergency Response Staff

AHC Office of Emergency Response Director's Update
  
Jill DeBoer, MPH
Director
jdeboer@umn.edu
612-625-3958

Kathy Berlin, RN, PHN
MRC Coordinator
berli034@umn.edu
612 626-4722

Elaine Collison, MPA
Deputy Director
collison@umn.edu 
612-625-9684 
Carlos R. Cruz
Project Manager
crcruz@umn.edu
612-626-7694

Laurel O’Neil
Office Manager
oneil005@umn.edu
612-624-9272




 
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