Tag Archives: BUMED

Course Director Teaches Medical Homeport Model Across Navy Medicine Enterprise

By Lt. Cmdr. George Coan Hello, my name is Lt. Cmdr. George Coan and I’m the course director for the Navy Medicine Clinic Management Course.  Before I get started, let me first share with you a little about my background and experience. I grew up as an Army brat, living throughout the world and attended eight different schools before graduating from …

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NAMRU-3 and CDC working side-by-side

 By Lt. Cmdr. Rhonda Lizewski You may not know this but the U.S. Navy and  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have a lot in common. They both have made substantial efforts to control infectious diseases, including those carried by insects and small animals, since the end of World War II. U.S. Naval Medical Research Unit No. 3 (NAMRU-3) …

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I am Navy Medicine: Lt. Rusty English

By Lt. M. Rustin English, MSC I remember it well; the image of the second plane hitting the World Trade Center forever changed my outlook on the world.  I had just started my first semester in Mercer’s Stetson School of Business after spending my first year Pre-med – I had realized that our medical capability had outpaced the design of our …

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Longtime Navy Medicine Historian Receives Prestigous Forrest Pogue Award

By André Sobocinski, Historian, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery (BUMED) Oral histories are basic tools used to capture first-hand accounts and memories of particular events, time periods, as well as personal and career experiences. For the last thirty years, Bureau of Medicine (BUMED) has operated an active oral history program designed to document Navy Medicine’s own stories for posterity. The …

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NAMRU-3 Cairo’s Virology Program : Monitoring and studying disease threats in CENTCOM and AFRICOM Part 2

 By Lt. Cmdr. Gabriel Defang As I promised in my last blog I’m going to tell you more about our virology program activities and about another fairly new virus we’ve been working on. You may have heard of this novel virus, it is called MERS-CoV; which stands for “Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus” (quite a long name).  It emerged in …

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