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ERIC Number: EJ852428
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1099-3681
The Leading Edge: Enduring a Campus Crisis
Moeser, James
Presidency, v6 n3 p28-32 Fall 2003
On June 2003, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) faced a frightening crisis when an employee was diagnosed with Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). In this article, the author looks back and identifies four factors that enabled the university to navigate this crisis. These factors were: (1) leadership at every level; (2) the presence of some of the world's top experts on epidemiology and infectious disease; (3) information technology; and (4) an outstanding health care system that had a crisis plan for handling outbreaks of infectious disease. Until the emergency passed, employees of UNC went to extraordinary lengths to avert disaster in a campus-wide display of leadership that can serve as a model for other institutions.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina