Tag Archives: Navy Medicine

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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The deadliest catch: A surgeon’s journey from fisheries to the U.S. Navy

By André B. Sobocinski Historian, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery It had been a typical day aboard USS Bataan (LHD-5) when word rang out that casualties were inbound via MV-22. Fleet Surgical Team (FST) No. 6, an 18-member mobile augmented readiness unit comprised of surgeons, trauma and ICU nurses, medical techs, a family doc and a psychiatrist, collectively …

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Global Health Engagement: A perspective on building & strengthening relationships

By Lt. Cmdr. Michael Prouty, Naval Medical Research Center A growing focus within Navy Medicine is Global Health Engagement (GHE).  GHE activities are opportunities for our medical personnel to engage with partner nations to strengthen medical capacity, achieve interoperability, exchange information and build relationships. I saw the value of Global Health Engagement firsthand while stationed at the Naval Medical Research …

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Future challenges and developing solutions in battlefield medical care

By CAPT David Whittaker, USN, MC U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Editor’s note: More than 300 military and civilian professionals met Feb. 14-15 at Marine Corps Base Quantico for the 21st Century Battlefield Medical Care Symposium, which explored past battlefield medical experiences and promising new ideas and technology to improve the treatment and movement of casualties in future …

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