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NAMRU-3 Supports Force Health Protection in the Horn of Africa

By Lt. Cmdr. Peter Sebeny, U.S. Naval Medical Research Unit 3, research clinician Camp Lemonnier, established in Djibouti in 2002, is the only fixed U.S. base under the Africa Command (AFRICOM) and is also home of the U.S. Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA). Originally focused on counter-terrorism operations, the camp’s mission has now expanded to include strengthening partnerships …

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Deadline Extended for Future of Navy Medicine Essay Contest

Good News! Navy Medicine is still seeking submissions for the Future of Navy Medicine Essay contest and has extended the deadline to September 30, 2011. Participants should follow the listed guidelines and rules.   ESSAY QUESTION AND GUIDELINES Question to be answered in the essay contest:  What will Navy Medicine look like in the year 2030 – 2040? Guidelines:  Describe …

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Immunization Readiness

By Vice Admiral Adam M. Robinson, Jr. Surgeon General of the Navy and Chief of the Navy’s Bureau of Medicine and Surgery As summer winds down and the back-to-school season begins, I’d like to focus this blog post on immunization readiness for you, your patients, and your families.  Comprehensive immunization is not only a critical part of having a fit …

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The Generational Shift in Navy Medicine – Thriving in the 21st Century

By Cmdr. Scott A. Olivolo, Navy Medicine Support Command Credentialing Director, MSC, USN(RC)   As health care leaders, the need to recognize and adapt our mindset to the generational changes in our global workforce is greater than ever. Arguably, at no other point in history have the differences between how each generation approaches work, personal life, and service to the …

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Dangers of Synthetic Drugs: “Not in My Navy”

  By Vice Admiral Adam M. Robinson, Jr. Surgeon General of the Navy and Chief of the Navy’s Bureau of Medicine and Surgery As we enjoy the remainder of this summer season with our friends and family, I’d like to draw attention to a serious health issue affecting our Sailors, Marines, and their families. I’m talking about the dangerous health …

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