Partnerships

Presence Matters: Navy Medicine’s Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Response in Africa Pt. 2

By Dr. Michael Owens, Emergency Department physician, Naval Medical Center Portsmouth and director, Global Emergency Preparedness & Disaster Response Fellowship An Insider’s Perspective – Fighting Ebola Inside the “Hot Zone” I responded to her by saying, “I worry more about the provider who is not afraid.” This seemed to calm the nurse who was about to enter the confirmed ward …

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Presence Matters: Navy Medicine’s Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Response in Africa Pt.1

By Dr. Michael Owens, Emergency Department physician, Naval Medical Center Portsmouth and director, Global Emergency Preparedness & Disaster Response Fellowship The Navy’s response to the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) epidemic in West Africa – led by U.S. Naval Forces Africa (NAVAF) with support from Naval Medical Center Portsmouth’s (NMCP) Global Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Response Fellowship program – is evidence …

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NAMRU-2 Trains Royal Cambodian Navy Medics

By NMRC-Asia Public Affairs  Four medics from the Royal Cambodian Navy (RCN), stationed at Ream Naval Base, received extensive clinical laboratory training at U.S. Naval Medical Research Unit – Two Detachment Phnom Penh (NAMRU-2 PP). Over the course of six months the medics gained  valuable information and experience in clinical laboratory science. The training program was designed to boost the capabilities of …

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NAMRU-D Strengthens Old Ties with NASA

By Richard D. Arnold, NAMURU-D In preparation for manned space flight (in the late 1950s) the lab’s Research Director, Capt. Ashton Graybiel, established a program of bio-medical research focused on problems in space medicine. Visitors to Naval Medical Research Unit-Dayton’s (NAMRU-D) Aeromedical Directorate will still find a few mementos of the lab’s key role in the nation’s early manned space …

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Leadership Cares- U.S. Fleet Forces Hosts Mental Health Summit

By Mass Communication Specialist Second Class Jonathan E. Donnelly U.S. Fleet Forces Command hosted a three-day Fleet Mental Health Summit aboard Naval Support Activity, Hampton Roads in Norfolk, Va. January, 26-28. “For the first time, we’ve taken everybody that holds a piece of the spiritual or mental health puzzle and put them all in one room in an effort to …

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