Jan. 31 Panel Discussion: Medical Heroism in Our Tucson Community –Crisis Handling in the Aftermath of the Jan. 8 Shootings

Tuesday, January 31, 2012 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Crisis Handling in the Aftermath of the Jan. 8 Shootings
Find out first-hand from Tucson professionals how teamwork in the health field can help stabilize an emergency situation. 

Last year’s tragic shootings at Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords’ Congress on Your Corner event put our city, our emergency responders and especially The University of Arizona Medical Center in the international spotlight.  

The Student Health Advocacy Committee, a branch of the Associated Students of the University of Arizona, will present a panel discussion on Tuesday, Jan. 31, 7 to 9 p.m., featuring several Tucson health-care professionals who responded to the crisis.  
 
What happened inside the hospital? How did the staff work together to handle the medical crisis? How did they face the pressure of national attention and the visit of important political figures?
 
Panelists include:
·       Battalion Chief Brad Bradley of Northwest Fire, firefighter present at the shooting scene
·       Randall S. Friese, MD, initial trauma surgeon responsible for the victims brought to The University of Arizona Medical Center
·       Katie Riley, director of corporate and media relations, The University of Arizona Medical Center
·       Michelle Ziemba, RN, director, Trauma & Emergency Services, The University of Arizona Medical Center, who helped build and manage the trauma program
·       Andreas Theodorou, MD, chief medical officer, The University of Arizona Medical Center, who provides medical and administrative oversight of the medical center   
 
SPONSORED BY:  The University of Arizona Student Health Advocacy Committee

From: Lily Yu, (520) 419-2742