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PHOP a Safety Net for Navy and Marine Corps Reservists’ Psychological Health

By Shelly S. McDowell, LCSW USNR/USMCR Psychological Health Outreach Program Project Manager  U.S. Navy and Marine Corps reservists are dedicated service members who serve their country while activated just the same as full-time active duty service members do.  Sometimes they feel as though they are an overlooked population, but in my current role, my team and I work every day …

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Navy Radiation Health Community in Action for Japanese Disaster Relief Efforts

  By Cmdr. Ted St. John, MSC, USN, PhD, Executive Officer, Naval Medical Research Unit San Antonio Marine Forces Pacific (MARFORPAC) Radiation Health Officer for Operation Tomodachi    There are few opportunities for radiation health professionals to take leading roles in disaster response. When operational commanders’ humanitarian assistance efforts are confounded by radioactive fallout, they need the expertise the Navy …

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Navy Preventive Medicine’s Role in Supporting Continuing Promise 2011

      By Cmdr. Mark S. Riddle.  Continuing Promise is an annual humanitarian civic affairs deployment to the U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) area of responsibility providing medical, dental, veterinary, engineering and subject matter expert exchanges (SMEEs) with the goal of demonstrating dedication and commitment to our friends in the Caribbean, Central and South America. The Continuing Promise mission provides …

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Bethesda Holds ‘Day in the Life’ to Ensure Smooth Transition, Seamless Patient Care

 By Capt. David Bitonti, Chief of Staff for Integration and Transition at NNMC, Bethesda Md. Last week, our staff held a “Day in the Life” (DIL) exercise here at the National Naval Medical Center (NNMC) to ensure a smooth transition and seamless patient care as the hospital embarks on a historical merger with Walter Reed Army Medical Center (WRAMC). …

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MILCO Seeks to Rapidly Expand Enrollment

    By Dr. Nancy F. Crum-Cianflone, M.D., Department Head, Deployment Health Research Department, Naval Health Research Center    As a former military officer, I personally value the importance of discovering new information that will help those who serve in our military. My job at the Naval Health Research Center (NHRC) in San Diego, Calif., allows me to be on …

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