3 hospitals get additional $12M to expand National Ebola Training and Education Center

In July 2015, Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, Nebraska Medicine in Omaha and NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue in New York City received a five-year, $12 million grant to establish the National Ebola Training and Education Center. Now, they will receive an additional $12 million to expand NETEC.

The extra $12 million from the CDC and the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response will allow the three hospitals to conduct additional site visits and education and training courses and build a special pathogens research network.

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"This additional grant money will help us educate and train more healthcare workers, as well as develop a national research consortium with other centers across the country," said Bruce Ribner, MD, principal investigator of NETEC and medical director of the serious communicable diseases unit at Emory. "We are excited to expand our knowledge base to better prepare our knowledge base to better prepare the public health and healthcare infrastructures for the next outbreak."

Since December 2014, the three hospitals have trained more than 840 healthcare workers on infection control and patient care for people with Ebola.

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