There are plenty of ways to get involved at IDM! See the list below for more opportunities:

  • IDM Assistantships
    • We do not currently have any assistantships available. Students will be notified if any positions become available. Disaster Management MPH students will get first priority for applications.
  • UGA Medical Reserve Corps
    • The mission of the University of Georgia Medical Reserve Corps is to support the UGA Campus, Clarke County Emergency Management Agency (EMA), Public Health and the local hospitals response plans where medical personnel support as needed.
    • Anyone wishing to become a member of the UGA MRC and to support its mission is welcome to join at any time.
    • For additional information on the UGA MRC, contact Noelle Broadnax, 706-542-1289.
  • UGA Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)
    • The UGA CERT program educates the campus community (faculty, staff and students) about disaster preparedness and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization and disaster medical operations. This training allows the UGA CERT members the ability to assist in giving critical support to others in the event of a campus disaster.
    • For Fall of 2023, the CERT program will meet on Wednesdays starting September 6, 2023 and ending on November 15 2023. The classes will meet from 2:30pm to 5:00pm. Note that we will not meet on September 27th or October 25th. If you have any questions, please contact John Newton at jmnewton@uga.edu or 706-542-5845.
  • Prepared Dawgs OEP Ambassador Program
    • The mission of the UGA OEP Ambassador Program is to promote a healthy, safe, and prepared campus community through student-to-student coordination and outreach. OEP Ambassadors will act as the spokespeople for the Office of Emergency Preparedness to their organizations, respective colleges, and UGA in general.
  • College of Public Health Ambassador Program
    • Undergraduate Ambassador Program
    • Graduate Ambassador Program
  • Public Health Association
    • The Public Health Association at UGA endeavors to encourage the exploration of public health issues through discussions, service activities, and meaningful interactions between students within the college. Our goals are: to make the graduate experience more meaningful for our members, foster a relationship between the CPH students, faculty, and administration, help students explore their career goal and interests, foster the relationship between the College of Public Health and the Athens community through service projects.
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