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NAMRU-3 Cairo’s Virology Program : Monitoring and studying disease threats in CENTCOM and AFRICOM Part 1

By Lt. Cmdr. Gabriel Defang I’d like to discuss NAMRU-3’s Viral and Zoonotic Disease Research Program, aka the Virology Program. Our mission is to study, monitor and detect emerging and reemerging disease threats of importance to the U.S. military and public health. My department focuses on viral infectious tropical diseases. We are well placed in Egypt to conduct studies in …

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Navy Medicine Perspective: Moral Injury

By Lt. Cmdr. Miller Kerr, MD, psychiatry resident and Lt. Cmdr. Mathew Rariden, staff psychologist at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth Wounds of war are not always physical – they can be psychological, moral and even spiritual. Service members can be injured on many levels. One level less frequently mentioned in the literature is moral injury. In a combat zone, service …

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Restoring and Optimizing Human Functional Mobility

By Lt. David Groves, Naval Hospital Guam Keeping a machine running at optimal performance requires ongoing maintenance. The human body is no different. Often times the body has been severely injured or to the point that it requires rehabilitation to work properly. This is where physical therapy (PT) steps in. PT focuses on restoring and optimizing human functional mobility. As …

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Naval Aerospace Physiology Technician’s Train Aviators and Aircrew to Recognize and Overcome Adversity

By Hospital Corpsman 1st Class (AW) Marygrace Kelsey It’s a cold dark night over the Pacific.  One minute, you’re enjoying a brilliant blanket of stars overhead.  They look so close, you’re tempted to try to reach and touch them. Suddenly, alarms sounds and a panel of warning lights illuminate the cockpit of your FA-18E Super Hornet.  You begin to feel short …

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NAMRU-3 – Navy Medical Research has a home in Cairo, Egypt

By Capt. John Gilstad, commanding officer, U.S. Naval Research Unit No. 3 Navy Medicine’s research and development spans the globe and is led by Naval Medical Research Center in Silver Spring, Maryland. There are three overseas infectious disease research and surveillance activities: U.S. Naval Medical Research Unit (NAMRU) No. 3 in Cairo Egypt, with a major field site in Accra …

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