Partnerships

Naval Hospital Bremerton Sailor prepares Hospital Corpsmen for combat trauma

By Douglas H. Stutz Naval Hospital Bremerton Public Affairs For many hospital corpsmen, working in a war zone setting is a deployment reality. Real-world experience helps train them to work in these challenging trauma environments. Naval Hospital Bremerton’s Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Darrius A. Cooley was one of eight instructors teaching and supervising 15 corpsmen from mid-April to June 1, …

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A surgical point of view: Global Health Engagement during Pacific Partnership 2018

By Cmdr. Katharina Pellegrin Editor’s note: Cmdr. Katharina Pellegrin is a Hand/Microvascular, Burn and Trauma Surgeon stationed at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, and currently aboard hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) for Pacific Partnership 2018 (PP18). She has deployed twice (Fallujah, Iraq 2006/07; Afghanistan 2011/12) where she garnered extensive wartime trauma experience. USNS Mercy departed from San Diego in February …

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Scientist on the Frontlines: Commander Benjamin Espinosa

Editor’s Note: A Colorado native, Cmdr. Benjamin Espinosa received his undergraduate degree at University of Colorado at Boulder, worked as an organic chemist for several years then realized he wanted to work on drug resistant tuberculosis and microbiology at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, where he received his doctorate. His work on vaccine development at Colorado State led him …

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My Pacific tour: A planner’s perspective on Global Health Engagement

By Lt. Derek J. Chamberlain, MSC Throughout my career, I have been told, “jobs will find you.”  Just let things play out, my mentors have insisted, and you will find your niche. As a millennial, this advice can strike fear straight through you. We are the “checklist” generation, and testing different waters can cause some trepidation. Still, I carried this …

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Navy surgeon general strengthens Navy Medicine’s ties with Brazil

Vice Adm. Forrest Faison, Navy surgeon general and chief, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, met with senior officials and toured Brazilian Navy medical facilities during a visit to Brazil March 11-14. Accompanied by Force Master Chief Hosea Smith, director, Hospital Corps, this series of meetings gave Faison the opportunity to strengthen Navy Medicine’s ties with their Brazilian counterparts. …

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