Dear Healers and Leaders,
Our thoughts are with the people of Turkey and Syria — and our students, faculty, and staff who have family and friends in the region. We extend our deepest condolences to those who have lost precious loved ones, those who are injured, and those who saw their homes and businesses destroyed by the devastating earthquake.
The U.S. has deployed teams and is working with humanitarian partners to support search and rescue efforts, and address the needs of those injured and displaced by the earthquake.
The Turkish Red Crescent and Syrian Arab Red Crescent have mobilized to support communities affected: needs are growing quickly. Rescue teams have been reaching hardest-hit areas. Those wishing to donate in support of relief efforts can visit: Relief Efforts
We will continue to monitor the situation and medical/humanitarian needs of people in the region; and will share information of how CUNY School of Medicine can work with local organizations to support the relief efforts in both countries.
Carmen Renée Green, MD