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GCC’s Medina Campus will host program on responding to nuclear incidents

Posted 6 April 2018 at 8:19 am

Press Release, GCC

MEDINA – Patrick Seidel, Genesee Community College’s Responding to Emergencies adjunct instructor, brings a wealth of expertise to his students. But when emergency response topic involve two exceptionally well-informed guest speakers and a topic of great public interest, the Medina Campus Center decided to expand the classroom roster to include the general public for the informative presentation. This classroom event on April 16 is free and open to the public.

Dr. Linda Redfield-Shakoor and Paul Zimmerman will present information about the types of nuclear incidents which could occur in Western New York. Their lecture is scheduled Monday, April 16, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Medina Campus Center, 11470 Maple Ridge Rd. What challenges first responders may encounter and what basic protective steps first-responders should consider will be among the topics.

Dr. Redfield-Shakoor recently completed dissertation research at Niagara University focused on Western New York nursing students and the medical community, as well as first responders regarding their perceptions of risk, willingness to respond and emergency self-efficacy related to radiation emergencies.

Paul Zimmerman is a researcher, educator and author with over 30 years of experience working on nuclear issues. He was a lecturer in World Life Institute’s Radiation Emergency Management (REM) seminars for first responders and medical personnel from 1989 to 1993. He subsequently served from 1993 to 2010 as a researcher at the Uranium Medical Research Center.

Both Dr. Redfield-Shakoor and Mr. Zimmerman are associates in the Global Nuclear Awareness Program of World Life Institute’s Center of Excellence in Medina. The special classroom presentation is offered in association with the Global Nuclear Awareness Program, World Life Institute.

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