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For Release: September 6, 2011
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David Corriveau 603-653-1978 david.a.corriveau@hitchcock.org

Dartmouth emergency expert Gougelet leads relief effort for Vermont neighbors


Robert M. Gougelet, MD

Lebanon, NH—After years of organizing and dispatching - and sometimes leading - doctors and nurses to disaster areas around the United States and the world, Dartmouth emergency-medicine expert Rob Gougelet, MD, is riding herd on a relief effort right next door.

A doctor at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC) and an assistant professor of medicine at Dartmouth Medical School (DMS), Gougelet directs the New England Center for Emergency Preparedness (NECEP), which is deploying small groups of medical workers from throughout Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine at a makeshift clinic in the elementary school of Rochester, Vt., one of many central Vermont towns struggling to recover from the floods that Tropical Storm Irene wrought on August 28 and 29.

To learn more about the medical-relief effort, visit the September 5 edition of the Valley News, in which reporter Sarah Brubeck recounts a day following Gougelet around the flood zone. Read more about Gougelet's and the NECEP's work in disaster areas here and here.

-DMS-

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