International Center for Emergency Management, in collaboration with the Chaim Sheba Medical Center, Israel


In 2016, the College of Business at Florida Atlantic University endeavored to develop an international center of excellence in Emergency Management.                                                                                                                                                                          In 2017, FAU’s International Center for Emergency Management (ICEM), now in collaboration with The Chaim Sheba Medical Center in Israel, was established. The ICEM has three main drivers – academics, research and future national training facilities in operations and field hospitals. Our unique collaboration with world-renowned experts and customizable course options ensure the finest, most state-of-the-art and up-to-date training is made available to our students.                                                                                                                                       Our comprehensive approach distinguishes FAU by combining a crisis management academic program with a future simulation and unique training facility that will be an asset for use by state and regional professionals during an emergency. Our program is supported by a strong and large Board of Advisors. We are fortunate to benefit from the guidance of leaders from many sectors in the industry, as well as Deans and Directors at FAU, the South Florida region’s public safety and emergency management professionals, healthcare and hospital executives, security and national-level FEMA, DHS and NIH experts, and several in the corporate world.                                                                                                                                                                        Our unique partnership with Israeli also provides direct access to world renowned doctors, administrators, military (IDF) and civilian SMEs, and WHO-accredited nursing corps trainers, all to train FAU ICEM students and trainees (health administrators, medical, nursing and management professionals, regional operators, public safety officers, emergency managers, security directors, public health officials, corporate and tourism managers, law enforcement and more) in the preparation and response to natural and man-made disasters. This ranges from terrorism, crises and every modern-day emergency we may face. We plan to leverage Israel’s approach to comprehensive care by examining and adopting their National Trauma Center approach, as well as cutting-edge methodology when training in cybersecurity.                                                                                                                                                                                        About Sheba Medical Center and Dr. Yishak Kreiss:
Sheba is a university-affiliated, tertiary referral hospital that serves as Israel's national medical center. Located in metro-Tel Aviv, Sheba is the most comprehensive and distinguished medical center in the Middle East. Dr. Yishak Kreiss, world-renowned expert in Crisis Management, and former Surgeon General of the Israel Defense Forces, is the Director General of The Sheba Medical Center. Through FAU’s partnership, Dr. Kreiss’ leadership and expertise will govern as the ICEM’s Honorary President. Dr. Kreiss is also an Affiliate Professor in FAU’s Health Management Program, and Affiliate Professor in FAU’s Schmidt College of Medicine. Dr. Kreiss’ position is supported by ICEM’s Advisory Board.

Operated via the FAU College of Business, the ICEM is interdisciplinary and in full collaboration with The Schmidt College of Medicine, The Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing, the School of Public Administration, The College of Engineering and Computer Science, and The College of Education. The ICEM provides a comprehensive approach to training, academics, research and field work application to emergency management. We intend to be internationally accredited, serving Region 7 and the southeastern United States.                                                                                                   LEARN MORE   





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