Readiness

Get Ready for the 14th Annual Crews Into Shape Challenge

By Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center Public Affairs     The Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center (NMCPHC) kicks-off its 14th annual Crews Into Shape challenge in conjunction with National Nutrition Month® and Navy Nutrition Month, Mar. 2. Crews Into Shape is a four-week challenge that uses a team approach to promote wellness, combining the support of …

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Training Gets Real for Surface Force Independent Duty Corpsman School

By Surface Warfare Medical Institute The Surface Warfare Medical Institute’s (SWMI) Surface Force Independent Duty Corpsman (IDC) School will unveil two state-of-the-art Virtual Reality Medical Simulation rooms at an open house and ribbon-cutting ceremony on Feb. 14 at 9 a.m.  The Virtual Reality Medical Simulation project – part of a $7.6 million building renovation to enhance the learning environment for …

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Naval Submarine Medical Research Laboratory on Top of the World

By Capt. Steven M. Wechsler, MC, commanding officer, Naval Submarine Medical Research Laboratory The Naval Submarine Medical Research Laboratory (NSMRL) conducts research into undersea human systems integration and submarine survival and rescue. Our focus is under water not on top of ice.  We reached a new high – in latitude – when three researchers embarked in early September on the …

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Focusing the Power of NextGen Sequencing on Navy Medicine

By Lt. Vishwesh Mokashi, PhD, department head, Biological Defense Research Directorate, Naval Medical Research Center Genomics and bioinformatics are two intertwined and constantly changing fields affecting the way we live. The idea of having your genome sequenced, and maybe even downloaded to your smartphone, is now a very real and attainable possibility, and not the stuff of science fiction. We …

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A Scientists’ Perspective on Research and Navy Medicine in San Antonio

Dr. Mauris N. DeSilva, principal investigator, Craniofacial Health and Restorative Medicine Directorate, Naval Medical Research Unit San Antonio It was September of 2007 when I drove to the naval base at Great Lakes, Il. where the Naval Institute for Dental and Biomedical Research was located. This was my first time working in a Department of Defense laboratory and I was …

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