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Norfolk Sailor recognized as Military Times Sailor of the Year

Editors Note: This story was originally posted on The Flagship. By Lt. Sarah Godwin Navy Environmental Preventive Medicine Unit Two Public Affairs Navy Environmental and Preventive Medicine Unit Two (NEPMU-2) Preventive Medicine Technician Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Samuel Johnson is a 2016 recipient of the Military Times Service Member of the Year Award. In July, before Congress adjourns for its …

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I am Navy Medicine: Dr. Samuel Rivera

By Dr. Samuel Rivera, Naval Health Clinic Corpus Christi, Texas I was raised in the Bronx, New York and I earned my Doctorate of Health Sciences with emphasis in Public Health Education from Honolulu University in 2002. Before coming to Texas I served as the public health educator for U.S. Naval Hospital Roosevelt Roads, Wellness Center in Puerto Rico. And …

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Meet the Navy’s Enlisted to Medical Degree Program Inaugural Class

Editor’s Note: 2016 is the first year the Navy will participate in the Enlisted to Medical Degree Preparatory Program (EMDP2) at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Science (USUHS) in Bethesda, Maryland. EMDP2 is a two-year program that provides an opportunity for academically-promising enlisted service members to complete preparatory coursework that will make them competitive medical school applicants. The …

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HM ‘A’ School Instructors Promotes Healthy Habits, Cultural Diversity Through Dance

By Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jacquelyn D. Childs, NMETC public affairs SAN ANTONIO – The Navy Medicine Training Support Center (NMTSC) Diversity Council started a weekly Latin dance class Aug. 3 at the Medical Education and Training Campus (METC), promoting healthy habits while encouraging a culture of inclusion. The lessons include salsa, bachata, and merengue and are designed to …

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Supporting the “The Right Stuff”: Looking Back at the Navy Medical Department and the Mercury Space Program

Part I: The Johnsville Human Centrifuge By André B. Sobocinski, historian, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery “Here is a multimillion-dollar unique device developed by the Navy, but of such capability that it has received worldwide attention. It has been employed and will be employed as a tool for solving problems of interest to not only the Navy but …

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