Arizona State University will head a $41 million, five-year initiative with the HHS' Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority that will focus on developing prototype systems to assist first responders rapidly evaluate patients during large-scale nuclear disasters. "With the proliferation of advanced radiological materials in hospitals, clinics or nuclear facilities throughout the world, the risks and threats of a dirty bomb incident or similar nuclear disaster remains very real," the program's principal investigator said.

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