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A Wounded Warrior and His Platoon Commander Give Their Take on Integration

By Cpl. Tyler Southern and Capt. Aloysius Boyle, Company Commander, WRAMC At the turn of the 19th century, Army Maj. Walter Reed’s innovative research on yellow fever was instrumental in combating disease, enabling men to get back to work on the Panama Canal, and ultimately setting the conditions for a successful economy. His legacy in aiding this mission left a …

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POMI Officers Link Medical and Line Communities

Lt. Raul Cardenal is the Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery branch head for knowledge management, M3/M5, contingency support. The plans, operations, medical intelligence (POMI) community is a highly specialized cadre of Medical Service Corps officers that serve as operational liaisons between the medical and line communities.  They are equally versed with strategic doctrine and operational processes as with public …

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Welcoming the Next Generation of Navy Medicine in the shadow of the Liberty Bell

By Capt. Walt Greenhalgh MC USN (FS) I recently had the great honor of being invited to participate in the commissioning ceremony of some of the next generation of Navy Medical Corps Officers.  It was particularly fitting that the ceremony took place on a beautiful day in Philadelphia, right there at the Liberty Bell/Independence Hall Center not long after the …

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PTSD Patients Build Resiliency at Navy Medicine’s OASIS

By Lt. Cmdr. (Dr.) Paul Sargent, Division Officer and founding Program Director for Overcoming Adversity and Stress Injury Support (OASIS) As the founding director of the Overcoming Adversity and Stress Injury Support (OASIS) program, I have been thinking a lot about individual resilience lately. Last week, OASIS celebrated one year of treating patients and I couldn’t be more proud of the work …

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NMRC Researchers Train Laboratory Personnel in Azerbaijan

By Dr. Allen Richards, Rickettsial Diseases Research Program, Infectious  Diseases Directorate, Naval Medical Research Center, Silver Spring, Md.  As part of the Rickettsial Diseases Research Program at the Naval Medical Research Center (NMRC) I was part of a team that traveled to Azerbaijan last spring to take part in a very exciting collaborative research project. We trained Azerbaijan Ministry of …

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