Partnerships

NAMRU-3 and CDC working side-by-side

 By Lt. Cmdr. Rhonda Lizewski You may not know this but the U.S. Navy and  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have a lot in common. They both have made substantial efforts to control infectious diseases, including those carried by insects and small animals, since the end of World War II. U.S. Naval Medical Research Unit No. 3 (NAMRU-3) …

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Lucky Lindy” Lands at the Navy Tissue Bank

By André B. Sobocinski, Historian, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery (BUMED)  Only in the sky is there hope. Only in that which man has never touched and which God forbid that he ever will. ~Charles Lindbergh When Charles Lindbergh landed the Spirit of St. Louis in Paris in May 1927 he became the first person to fly solo across the …

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Supporting the Wounded Warrior Pacific Trials

By Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Krystal Cavett This week, more than 50 medical volunteers are providing support to the Wounded Warrior Pacific Trials in Honolulu, Hawaii.  And it’s my job to coordinate all of them. The trials have brought together approximately 60 seriously wounded, ill and injured Sailors and Coast Guardsmen from across the country. They are competing in seven different sports …

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Presence Matters: Navy Medicine’s Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Response in Africa Pt. 2

By Dr. Michael Owens, Emergency Department physician, Naval Medical Center Portsmouth and director, Global Emergency Preparedness & Disaster Response Fellowship An Insider’s Perspective – Fighting Ebola Inside the “Hot Zone” I responded to her by saying, “I worry more about the provider who is not afraid.” This seemed to calm the nurse who was about to enter the confirmed ward …

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Presence Matters: Navy Medicine’s Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Response in Africa Pt.1

By Dr. Michael Owens, Emergency Department physician, Naval Medical Center Portsmouth and director, Global Emergency Preparedness & Disaster Response Fellowship The Navy’s response to the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) epidemic in West Africa – led by U.S. Naval Forces Africa (NAVAF) with support from Naval Medical Center Portsmouth’s (NMCP) Global Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Response Fellowship program – is evidence …

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