M.S. in Disaster Medicine and Management

Partners and Affiliations

Albert Einstein Healthcare Network
The Albert Einstein Healthcare Network is a private, not-for-profit organization with six major facilities and many outpatient centers. Albert Einstein Healthcare Network’s primary mission is to provide compassionate, high-quality healthcare to the Greater Philadelphia region. Albert Einstein Healthcare Network is a leader in medical education and operates over 25 residency and fellowship programs for physicians, dentists, pharmacists and physical therapists, along with clinical rotations for medical students, nursing students, physician-assistant students and others. The Department of Emergency Medicine delivers state-of-the-art emergency care at four locations, operates a major Level I Regional Resource Trauma Center and operates one of the region’s largest residency programs for emergency-medicine physicians. Albert Einstein Healthcare Network also runs the region’s only fellowship program for emergency-medicine physicians in disaster medicine and participates in important medical research.  Many of the faculty are associated with AEHN and internship opportunities are available.

Saint Louis University 
Saint Louis University (SLU) and Philadelphia University have an agreement that allows students in either program to complete up to 2 courses at the other institution. This allows our students to experience course work in specialty areas such as communicable diseases, emerging infections and epidemics. Without duplicating resources students learn from experts in the field. Paperwork has been streamlined and these courses can be used as electives.

Naval Postgraduate School
Philadelphia University has been accepted as a partner in the University and Agency Partnership Initiative, or UAPI, of the Naval Postgraduate School and U.S. Department of Homeland Security Center for Homeland Defense and Security. This university partnership brings together institutions nationwide dedicated to advancing homeland security education. This effort seeks to increase the number and diversity of students receiving homeland security education, accelerate the establishment of high-quality academic programs, and provide opportunities for collaboration that create an intellectual multiplier effect that furthers the study of homeland security.

The Naval Postgraduate School Center for Homeland Defense and Security (CHDS) will make available through the partnership its curriculum, distance learning technology, Homeland Security Digital Library, and all other resources. In return, the partners will share the curriculum and specialized expertise with the UAPI partners. This provides a cost-effective way to educate thousands of students beyond the NPS campus by reducing the time and resources required of universities and agencies having to build their own curricula and programs from scratch. It also brings synergy to addressing critical research issues, accelerates the development of the homeland security academic discipline, and more rapidly serves knowledge to support the nation's security efforts.

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