Divisions and Centers of Emergency Medicine

Our Centers

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CEPAR: The Johns Hopkins Office of Critical Event Preparedness and Response (CEPAR) coordinates and manages the preparations and response to emergencies and disasters that may affect the entire Johns Hopkins University and Johns Hopkins Medicine enterprise.

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PACER: The National Center for the Study of Preparedness and Catastrophic Response (PACER) is a federally-funded center that focuses on innovative disaster health research.

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The Center for System Engineering in Health: The center uses data-enabled science and engineering to re-build an intelligent health system.

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Center for Global Emergency Care: The Center for Global Emergency Care aspires to improve the outcomes of people affected by health emergencies by increasing access to high-quality emergency care across the world.

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Our Divisions

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DSO: The Division of Special Operations (DSO) provides central command and coordination of the Johns Hopkins Medical Institution's field emergency medicine operations and special event medical services. The mission of the DSO is to promote education, research and clinical excellence for the emergency medical care of patients in austere and complex, out-of-hospital environments.

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Of Interest

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Lifeline: Johns Hopkins Lifeline is a critical care transport service. It provides advanced life support and critical care on the ground and in the air for patients referred to Johns Hopkins hospitals from a physician or other medical institution.

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Health Humanities at Hopkins Emergency Medicine

H3EM: Health Humanities at Hopkins Emergency Medicine (H3EM) is a multidisciplinary Johns Hopkins Medicine initiative that encourages education, scholarship and innovation in the medical humanities and social emergency medicine. H3EM aims to provide practitioners of emergency medicine with the tools to understand and address the human experiences of health and illness, and improve the delivery of patient-centered care built upon cultural humility.

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