Fall 2004 Table of Contents
News from the College
Serving Our Community in New Ways

Last April, NYUCD participated in an important training exercise conducted by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) to strengthen our city’s preparedness to respond to a public health emergency, including the possibility of terrorist acts.

The DOHMH conducted Point-of-Distribution (POD) clinic training at NYUCD. A POD is used to rapidly provide treatments such as vaccines and antibiotics to large numbers of people at a central point. NYUCD had been selected as a training site because of its high-profile, rapid response to the events of September 11 and its long tradition of service and commitment to the safety and well- being of the community.

To find out what you, personally, can do to help safeguard your family members, friends, and colleagues, go to www.nyc.gov and read Ready New York: A Household Preparedness Guide online or download it in one of seven languages. You’ll find a comprehensive set of tips and information designed to help New Yorkers and other Americans better prepare for all types of emergencies.