SPH Zombie Apocalypse
U-M School of Public Health: Lane Auditorium, Community Room and Atrium
The zombies were here in April 2013. We were prepared! But what happens if they return...?
University of Michigan's School of Public Health hosted its first-ever zombie invasion on April 23, 2013. The event was based on the Zombie Apocalypse educational program, a public health awareness and preparedness scenario originally developed by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control. It utilizes a zombie-related disaster simulation to actively engage participants in emergency preparedness and response. SPH adapted the exercise for an all-new experience here at the school. It was truly all-new!
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Click on the Youtube clip or the photo below to check out scenes from the day; you won't believe your eyes... unless you were here!
We'll be on the lookout for future zombies, you can be sure. Meanwhile, what can we learn from the 2013 apocalypse?
1. Be prepared!
2. Public Health prepares families and communities. It's the only way. Now we just need to get the word out! You can help.
Thanks for your interest!
Sponsored by: The apocalypse was sponsored by the Epidemiology and Public Health Management of Disasters class (EPID 651) and was led by Dr. Eden Wells, Epidemiology faculty instructor, with assistance from the Office of Public Health Preparedness, MDCH. The event had the support of the SPH dean's office. We are happy to report that the dean and his entire team survived the apocalypse. Barely.
Contact: For more information, contact Dr. Eden Wells at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 734-647-5306.