I am Navy Medicine: Lt. Victoria Holzapfel


By  Lt. Victoria Holzapfel, Naval Hospital Beaufort I’m an Arlington, Texas native applying forensic science education to help patients following sexual assault I’ve long been interested in forensic science, especially after taking a course in forensic nursing during nursing school. I didn’t foresee an opportunity to study, pursue or apply it in my practice as […]

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U.S. Navy is a Leader Developing Malaria Vaccine

Malaria is a serious and sometimes fatal disease caused by a parasite carried by the female Anopheles mosquito, which bites people.

By Dr. Eileen Villasante, Head, Malaria Department, and Capt. Judith Epstein, Clinical Director, Malaria Department, Naval Medical Research Center U.S. military forces are at great risk of developing malaria while deployed in endemic areas. In fact, more person-days were lost among U.S. military personnel due to malaria than to bullets during every military campaign fought […]

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A Message from the Navy Surgeon General: Keeping Sailors and Marines healthy, ready and on the job

SG BLOG Photo 8 - Sailors

By Vice Adm. Forrest Faison In my first few months as Navy surgeon general, I’ve had the opportunity to get out and about and meet Sailors, Marines and the Navy Medicine professionals entrusted to care for them and their families. I am completely amazed by the people I’ve met. Our strength, as a Navy and […]

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I Am Navy Medicine: Lt. Cmdr. Teri Ryals

Lt. Cmdr. Teri Ryals opens materials for a sexual assault forensic medical exam. Official U.S. Navy photo.

by Lt. Cmdr. Teri Ryals, Naval Medical Center San Diego sexual assault medical forensic program My decision to join the Navy was heavily influenced by my father’s career and his passion for being a Navy nurse. He loved the Navy and served our country for more than 31 years.Over the past four years of my career, I’ve […]

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My Victim Advocate Training Experience

Petty Officer 1st Class Jacquelyn D. Childs

By Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jacquelyn D. Childs Like any Sailor, I’m always looking for new ways to make myself better, whether personally or professionally. I don’t mean to look better on paper, because I realize some people have that intent in their careers.  I mean really, truly a better person through growth and […]

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