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ORISE Hosts Technology Supported Learning Showcase; Exhibits Radiological Training, Nanotechnology Safety and Other Products

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Oct. 30, 2006
FY07-06

OAK RIDGE, Tenn.—The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) hosted a Technology Supported Learning Showcase at the ORISE Oak Ridge campus on Oct. 24 and 25 to demonstrate tools and resources available to federal agencies for professional/technical training and education on a variety of safety, health and emergency management topics.

ORISE employee talking to DOE employees about product

ORISE's Health Education Specialist Linda Hodges (standing) demonstrates the Radiation and Mass Casualty CD-Rom/Web-based Training program created by ORISE for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. David Myers (seated middle) and Teresa Hope (seated right), from the U.S. Department of Energy's Oak Ridge Office, participate in the presentation. High-resolution version of photo

One product on display was ORISE’s Radiation and Mass Casualty CD-Rom/Web-based Training that was created for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and was distributed to clinicians in first-receiver settings in preparation for a radiological, mass casualty incident. The training leads users through the appropriate patient assessment, triage, treatment and disposition decision-making required in the event of such an emergency.

ORISE also displayed its Industrial Hygiene/Occupational Safety Special Interest Group's Nanotechnology Web site that was created for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). The site—dedicated to the understanding of and education about health and safety implications of nanotechnology—includes safety and health tools, resources and information sharing for federal agencies and private sector organizations.

Another product on display at the showcase included:

  • National Cancer Institute’s (NCI) e-Learning Educational Game, CancerSpace—An interactive Web-based game that facilitates self-directed learning by presenting the players with real world situations where choices and consequences are similar to those they face in their clinics. This product was created by ORISE through a partnership between the NCI, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration.

ORISE specializes in designing, developing and delivering customized training solutions that utilize state-of-the-art technology to support the mission of DOE.

DOE employee views ORISE training product

ORISE’s Instructional Designer David Burns (right) shows Dr. Jim Vosburg (left), from the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Oak Ridge Office, the Industrial Hygiene/Occupational Safety Special Interest Group's Nanotechnology Web site that was created by ORISE for DOE. High-resolution version of photo

ORISE is a U.S. Department of Energy institute focusing on scientific initiatives to research health risks from occupational hazards, assess environmental cleanup, respond to radiation medical emergencies, support national security and emergency preparedness and educate the next generation of scientists. ORISE is managed by Oak Ridge Associated Universities.

ORAU provides innovative scientific and technical solutions to advance national priorities in science, education, security and health. Through specialized teams of experts, unique laboratory capabilities and access to a consortium of more than 100 major Ph.D.-granting institutions, ORAU works with federal, state, local and commercial customers to advance national priorities and serve the public interest. A 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation and federal contractor, ORAU manages the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).

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