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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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Five Navy Medicine Moments in February 2018 [Photos]

Every day, more than 63,000 Navy Medicine personnel are operating forward around the world, providing agile and rapid health care support to the Navy and Marine Corps. Saving lives wherever our forces operate is what we do, be it above the sea, on the sea, below the sea or on the battlefield. The following photos depict important events and our medical professionals at work …

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A Message from the Navy Surgeon General: Celebrating 147 years of the Medical Corps

It is my privilege and honor to congratulate our Navy Medical Corps on behalf of our entire Navy Medicine family, as they celebrate 147 years of service to our Nation, our Navy and Marine Corps team, and their families. Since our Nation’s founding, and well before the formal establishment of the Navy Medical Corps on March 3, 1871, Navy physicians …

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A Look Inside: Navy Medicine’s West Coast Research Lab, Naval Health Research Center

In June, 1959, the U.S. Navy’s Bureau of Medicine and Surgery (BUMED) established the Navy Medical Neuropsychiatric Research Unit. In September 1974, the unit’s name changed to the Naval Health Research Center (NHRC). Today, NHRC’s mission is to optimize operational readiness and warfighter health by informing DoD policy through research. Located aboard Naval Base Point Loma, NHRC is the Department …

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