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Johns Hopkins “Go Team” to Staff Medical Tents at Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon - 03/16/2012

Johns Hopkins “Go Team” to Staff Medical Tents at Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon

Release Date: March 16, 2012
The Johns Hopkins Go Team, a rapid medical response group, has agreed to provide volunteer physicians, nurses and other experts to staff medical stations at the Sun Trust Rock ‘n’ Roll USA Marathon in Washington, D.C., on March 17. Approximately 8,000 runners are expected.

Where: Medical stations, RFK Stadium, Washington D.C.

When: March 17, 8 a.m. to race completion

Who:  Approximately 35 members of the Johns Hopkins Go Team, including physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, technicians and support staff.

Background: The Johns Hopkins Go Team is a rapidly deployable medical team designed to respond to regional and national disasters. Led by Christina Catlett, M.D., the 150-person team draws on medical experts through the Johns Hopkins Institutions, including those from public health, nursing and medicine. All team members have been trained in disaster response and are skilled at mass casualty triage, establishment and staffing of field clinics or shelters, and public health services such as vaccination and disease surveillance. Members of the Go Team have previously served in the immediate aftermath of major disasters, including in Haiti following the 2010 earthquake.

In 2010, the Go Team was registered as an official Medical Reserve Corps (MRC). MRCs are sponsored by
the Office of the Surgeon General of the United States and the designation allows teams to provide additional training opportunities and broaden their activities.

For more information on the Go Team visit:
http://www.hopkins-cepar.org/go_team/index.html

For more information on the marathon visit:
http://runrocknroll.competitor.com/usa

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