This grant research has provided a significant learning and training opportunity for two doctoral students and several masters level students. The grant has funded two dissertations as a subset to the overall project. The first student dissertation reported on the first phase of the case study research in San Mateo County and with the Mayo Clinic and was completed in December 2006 (Schooley, 2007). The second student dissertation reported on the second phase of the case study work and was completed in April 2008 (Marich, 2008). As a result, these students have finished their doctoral programs. Two additional graduate students have worked part-time on the final year of the project focused on development of the CrashHelp prototype. Outreach Activities
The TCIS framework, concepts, and findings have been presented to a range of Emergency Medical Services (EMS), information technology, and transportation practitioners and policy makers in various education oriented settings (see publication listing in Table 1). Besides the peer reviewed conference presentations, additional settings include:
The National Policy Symposium, conducted as part of this project, was another important outreach activity for policy leaders that took place in June 2008. It provided a platform for over 40 National policy leaders to learn about this research project including the findings, implications, and relevant applications to the field of emergency response.
- The RAND Corporation, Santa Monica, CA to policy researchers and educators, Oct. 2006.
- Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN in December, 2006 to EMS Directors and Managers.
- San Mateo EMS Agency, San Mateo, CA in March, June, and August 2007 to all EMS Agency employees, County Medical Advisory Committee members, and the County Hospital Consortium respectively.
- Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA in April and October 2007 to graduate students enrolled in the e-Government course.
- Annual Meeting of the University of Minnesota Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Institute in April, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 to policy leaders, academics, transportation professionals, and technology leaders.
- Annual Minnesota "Toward Zero Deaths" initiative meeting in Duluth, MN to transportation safety professionals, in 2007 and 2008.
- Wayne State University workshop on "The Networked Disaster", November 2007 to educators and researchers.
- University of California, Irvine, School of Information and Computer Sciences, March 14, 2008 to information and computer scientists.
- University of California, Irvine, School of Social Ecology and Program in Public Health, April 28, 2008 to academics and researchers in public health, public policy, and political science.
- The Center for Excellence in Rural Safety Summer Institute, Duluth, MN in July, 2006; Burlington, VT (University of Vermont) in July 2007; Santa Rosa, CA in July 2008, and Minneapolis, MN in July 2010 to transportation safety educators, managers and policy leaders.
- Annual meeting of the National Association of State Emergency Medical Services Officials, Seattle, WA, May 2008.
- Annual meeting of the Emergency Medical Services Administrators Association of California (EMSAAC), Palm Springs, CA, June 1-2, 2009.
- Annual Meeting of the University of Minnesota Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Institute in June, 2008, 2009, and 2010 to policy leaders, academics, transportation professionals, and technology leaders.
- Santa Clara County EMS Agency, Santa Clara, CA, June 23, 2009 to all EMS Agency employees, County Medical Advisory Committee members, Fire Departments, Ambulance Transport Agencies, and Trauma Center Representatives.
- Center for Excellence in Public Health Informatics, University of Utah, April 2010, to academics, practitioners, and researchers.