Georgia Tech Center for Health and Humanitarian Logistics

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Humanitarian Logistics Professional Certificate Program

The Georgia Tech Health & Humanitarian Logistics Center is offering a new Humanitarian Logistics Professional Certificate Program. Comprised of three courses, this executive learning program is designed for humanitarian relief practitioners who are seeking to build skills to improve decision making in preparedness, response, and system design. Act now - the first course begins on Feb 1. Click here for further information on the three course series.


2012 Conference on Health and Humanitarian Logistics

The 2012 Conference on Health and Humanitarian Logistics: Creating Sustainable Health and Humanitarian Systems

The 2012 Conference on Health and Humanitarian Logistics: Creating Sustainable Health and Humanitarian Systems will be hosted by The K├╝hne Logistics University (KLU) in Hamburg, Germany, at the Curio-Haus on March 21-23 this year. The conference is co-organized by the Georgia Tech Health and Humanitarian Logistics Center, the Humanitarian Logistics Association (HLA), and KLU-INSEAD Research Center on Humanitarian Logistics. Poster submission is now open. For more details about this conference, click here.


CHAMPS: Caribbean Hazard Assessment Mitigation and Preparedness Initiative

Supported by a GT alumni, the Georgia Tech Health and Humanitarian Logistics Center faculty are working on a Caribbean Hazard Assessment Mitigation and Preparedness (CHAMPS) initiative. The group, headed by Dr. Reggie Desroches from Civil Engineering, is interdisciplinary including civil/earthquake engineers, planners from School of Architecture along with HHL faculty and students. The sub-projects include: Hazards Assessment; Infrastructure Inventory; Building Codes; Building Materials, Recycling, and Use of Local Materials; Disaster Preparedness Plans; Debris Management; Vulnerability Index. For more information, click here.


Keskinocak Works with CDC on Immunization Improvements

Keskinocak Works with CDC on Immunization Improvements

Pinar Keskinocak has been serving on the Clinical Decision Support (CDS) Expert Panel, The Immunization Information Systems Support Branch (IISSB) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), since April 2011. The goal of this panel is to improve the accuracy and consistency of clinical decision support provided by Immunization Information Systems (IIS) to healthcare providers for evaluating and scheduling patients' immunizations. For more on Keskinocak's research, click here.


ISyE Students Come in First at SAIC Student Paper Competition

Two groups of students advised by Julie Swann, Harold R. and Mary Anne Nash Associate Professor in the Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISyE) and co-director of the Georgia Tech Center for Health and Humanitarian Logistics, were awarded first place at the 22nd Annual Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) Student Paper Competition. To read more, click here.


Keskinocak Works with CDC on Immunization Improvements

New Humanitarian Logistics Resource

HU is a newly launched multi-media information resource focused on providing humanitarian logistics professionals with current news, editorials, viewpoints, job postings, and events. Subscribe to HU's weekly E-News here. To visit HU's web site click here.


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