Inside Navy Medicine

Around the World and Back: A Tale of Two MSC Microbiologists

By Lt. Cmdr. Maya Williams and Lt. Cmdr. Matthew Kasper, Naval Medical Research Center  Editor’s note: August 4th marks the 67th birthday of the Medical Service Corps. Lt. Cmdr. Maya Williams, Head of the Viral and Rickettsial Diseases Department at Naval Medical Research Center and Lt. Cmdr. Matthew Kasper, Deputy Director for the Global Emerging Infections Surveillance and Response System …

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Navy Mental Health Nurses – Force Multipliers

By Cmdr. Jean Fisak, NC, deputy director, Naval Center for Combat & Operational Stress Control After more than a decade of war, the number of patients in need of mental health care continues to grow. While the Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMH) is relatively new to the Navy, the benefits have already been significant in addressing this increasing need.  Navy …

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Corpsmen: Meeting the Medical Needs of Marine Corps Embassy Security Guards

By Cmdr. Carrie Kennedy, group psychologist, Marine Corps Embassy Security Group What do you get when you distribute 1500 Marines to diplomatic posts all over the world? A serious challenge for military medicine. Marine Security Guards (MSGs) have been providing protection of classified material and our people and property at U.S. embassies and consulates all over the world since 1948. …

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Hospital Corps Director Celebrates Corps’ 116th Anniversary

By Force Master Chief Sherman Boss, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, and director, Hospital Corps It is with great pride and honor that I wish our hospital corpsmen a very Happy 116th birthday. Our history is well documented with stories of extraordinary heroism by hospital corpsmen who performed above and beyond the call of duty. The reality is …

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Navy Surgeon General Honors Hospital Corps’ 116th Birthday

By Vice Adm. Matthew L. Nathan, U.S. Navy surgeon general, and chief, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery On behalf of Navy Medicine, I extend my sincere thanks and appreciation to the Navy Hospital Corps as they celebrate 116 years of unwavering dedication and service. Since June 17, 1898, when President William McKinley signed an act of Congress, establishing …

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