Why a Health Security Fellowship?
Not yet through the first quarter of the 21st Century, our global community has faced health emergencies of an unprecedented nature—from global disease outbreaks of SARS, Ebola, and Zika; to the global COVID-19 pandemic; to record flooding, heat waves, fires; and armed conflict and terrorism events. Globally, the U.S. is looked to as a leader in health emergency preparedness, yet our health systems have repeatedly struggled to meet the challenges of these events on a local and national scale. Leaders and systems at a local community level are the key step in advancing U.S. readiness and building a science and culture of health emergency resilience nationally and internationally. The UNMC clinical fellowship in health security will be the first attempt to build this capability within the clinical specialties of healthcare delivery.
This fellowship has core faculty from multiple specialties and a vast array of experiences and training. Our goal is to help fellows to get training from the expertise of decades worth of experience, and to help fortify new physicians to be leaders in this important area of medicine.