Upstate News

December 13, 1999
Darryl Geddes 315 464-4828

Kathleen Dunn named medical director of Upstate Medical University’s emergency notification program

Kathleen A. Dunn, M.D., a medical officer for the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, has been named associate professor of emergency medicine and medical director of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Intelligent Transportation Systems Program at SUNY Upstate Medical University (formerly known as the SUNY Health Science Center).

Dunn will lead the three-year NHTSA project that will aid in the development of a statewide emergency notification plan to drastically reduce emergency response time to traffic crashes. Dunn will bring together emergency medical services professionals, government leaders and communications administrators throughout the state to help develop a system that will incorporate various technologies, including 9-1-1 and cellular telephone, into a comprehensive emergency response system.

Prior to joining Upstate, Dunn held various positions at East Carolina University in Greenville, N.C., (1988 -1997), among them assistant professor and director of research in the Department of Emergency Medicine.

Dunn’s research has been published in numerous referred journals, including Academic Emergency Medicine, American Journal of Industrial Medicine and the American Journal of Gastroenterology. She has lectured throughout the country on issues as diverse as abdominal blunt trauma and EMT knowledge of traffic laws.

A fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Dunn earned a doctor of medicine degree from East Carolina University and a master’s degree in public health from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Dunn, a native of Rochester, N.Y., resides in Cazenovia, N.Y.

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