Navy Medicine

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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“Innovation Through Collaboration”

By Linda Albrition, Lead Continuous ProcessImprovement Analyst, Navy Medicine West The traditional view of “healthcare innovation” often focuses on financial returns like new medical devices or latest drug therapies. Navy Medicine is shifting this focus to value-based gains that measure not only the safety and quality of patient care, but the convenience and experience of that care.  By leveraging Continuous …

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Harnessing the Power of Big Data for Medical Informatics

By: Mike Galarneau, Director for Operational Readiness, Naval Health Research Center “Big data” is a popular buzz phrase these days—a term used to describe large volumes of data that can be mined and analyzed for information and insights. The term “big data” may be new, but the concept isn’t, and at the Naval Health Research Center (NHRC), we’ve being doing …

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