Navy Medicine

Supporting the “The Right Stuff”: Looking Back at the Navy Medical Department and the Mercury Space Program Part II

By André B. Sobocinski, historian, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Part II: The Naval School of Aviation Medicine and the Human Disorientation Device “You tumbled slowly, twisted and rolled as your body lurched against the tight harness that strapped you to a couch. Then you rotated faster and faster until finally you were spinning violently in three different …

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Mosquito Research Aids Vaccine Development

By Naval Medical Research Center public affairs Mosquitos are everywhere and can be hard to avoid. Through the research conducted at the Naval Medical Research Center (NMRC), mosquitos play a vital role in successful vaccine development. Mosquitos can spread many diseases including dengue, West Nile Virus, Zika virus and malaria. Entomologists like Lt. Cmdr. Roxanne Burrus, Ph.D., working for NMRC’s …

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Norfolk Sailor recognized as Military Times Sailor of the Year

Editors Note: This story was originally posted on The Flagship. By Lt. Sarah Godwin Navy Environmental Preventive Medicine Unit Two Public Affairs Navy Environmental and Preventive Medicine Unit Two (NEPMU-2) Preventive Medicine Technician Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Samuel Johnson is a 2016 recipient of the Military Times Service Member of the Year Award. In July, before Congress adjourns for its …

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Meet the Navy’s Enlisted to Medical Degree Program Inaugural Class

Editor’s Note: 2016 is the first year the Navy will participate in the Enlisted to Medical Degree Preparatory Program (EMDP2) at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Science (USUHS) in Bethesda, Maryland. EMDP2 is a two-year program that provides an opportunity for academically-promising enlisted service members to complete preparatory coursework that will make them competitive medical school applicants. The …

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Supporting the “The Right Stuff”: Looking Back at the Navy Medical Department and the Mercury Space Program

Part I: The Johnsville Human Centrifuge By André B. Sobocinski, historian, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery “Here is a multimillion-dollar unique device developed by the Navy, but of such capability that it has received worldwide attention. It has been employed and will be employed as a tool for solving problems of interest to not only the Navy but …

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