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Penn MERT Receives Two Awards at NCEMSF Conference

Congratulations to Penn’s student-operated Medical Emergency Response Team (MERT) on receiving two National Collegiate Emergency Medical Services Foundation (NCEMSF) awards!

Penn MERT was nationally recognized as leaders in collegiate EMS with awards for best website and best research at the NCEMSF Conference in Pittsburgh, PA.  Nine MERT EMTs and Fire & Emergency Services Chief Gene Janda were among the 1,100 EMTs and Paramedics from more than 100 colleges and universities across the United States and Canada who participated in the NCEMSF conference.
MERT was recognized for EMT John Filosa’s development of the new site, which provides easy access to information on how to call MERT, resources MERT provides, and how to join MERT. The website allows someone to contact MERT or learn CPR in case of emergency from the launch-page and has an indicator on the home page to display whether MERT EMTs are in service.
MERT EMT Maya Ganeshan presented a poster on incorporating continuing education credits into MERTs training program in collaboration with the Division of Public Safety’s Fire and Emergency Services. MERT EMTs David Gordon, Ezra Brooks, Donavan Sandoval, and Kaitlyn Boyle were recognized with the best research award for their poster on an excel-based solution for EMS scheduling.

MERT Awardee