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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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Preventive Medicine Department Hosts Hawaii NEPMU-6

By Lt. j.g. Richelle Magalhaes, U.S. Naval Hospital Guam Preventive Medicine Countless good things come out of Hawaii: pineapples, hula dancing, Kona coffee and the less well-known, but arguably equally important, Navy Environmental Preventive Medicine Unit – 6 (NEPMU-6). The Guam Naval Hospital Preventive Medicine (Prev Med.) Department receives support from NEPMU-6 in all matters related to public health. The …

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METC: Training the Future of Military Medicine

By Rear Adm. Bill Roberts, Medical Corps, U.S. Navy, commandant, Medical Education and Training Campus When I first arrived at the Medical Education and Training Campus (METC) in San Antonio, Texas as the second commandant to ever hold the position, I knew the METC team had the unique opportunity to take the campus even further forward, and into the annals …

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Jointness Across Navy Medicine

By Vice Adm. Matthew L. Nathan, U.S. Navy surgeon general and chief, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Jointness is paramount as we move toward a more collaborative and plugged-in world across the Military Health System. By partnering with our sister services and other federal health care institutions, non-governmental organizations, the private sector and our academic partners, we are …

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