Partnerships

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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NAMRU-2 Trains Royal Cambodian Navy Medics

By NMRC-Asia Public Affairs  Four medics from the Royal Cambodian Navy (RCN), stationed at Ream Naval Base, received extensive clinical laboratory training at U.S. Naval Medical Research Unit – Two Detachment Phnom Penh (NAMRU-2 PP). Over the course of six months the medics gained  valuable information and experience in clinical laboratory science. The training program was designed to boost the capabilities of …

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NAMRU-D Strengthens Old Ties with NASA

By Richard D. Arnold, NAMURU-D In preparation for manned space flight (in the late 1950s) the lab’s Research Director, Capt. Ashton Graybiel, established a program of bio-medical research focused on problems in space medicine. Visitors to Naval Medical Research Unit-Dayton’s (NAMRU-D) Aeromedical Directorate will still find a few mementos of the lab’s key role in the nation’s early manned space …

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