An extra $750,000 in funding will help expand training programs at a New York Medical College center that deals with responses to bioterrorism and other disasters.
The Center of Excellence in Precision Medicine and Responses to Bioterrorism and Disasters was dedicated last summer, with a $500,000 state grant. It was the 11th “Center of Excellence” in the state and first in the Hudson Valley.
The center provides classroom training and disaster simulation training. During a tour of the facility last year, officials demonstrated the use of sophisticated dummies that simulate injuries for first responder training.
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