Tag Archives: DoD

A Navy Microbiologist on the Ebola Front, Pt. II

By Cmdr. Guillermo Pimentel, MSC, Naval Medical Research Center Editor’s Note.   On September 28,  2014, Navy Microbiologist Cmdr. Guillermo Pimentel, MSC, and advanced laboratory technician HMC Jerrold Diederich traveled to the front lines of the Ebola outbreak  in Liberia where they established two mobile laboratories for detecting the virus.  The importance of these labs in Montserrado and Bong Counties can’t be understated. For …

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Backyard Bugs to Global Health: Curiosity Leads to Rewarding Navy Career

By Lt. Cmdr. James C. Dunford, Ph.D., Medical Entomologist, Navy Environmental and Preventive Medicine Unit 2 Many professional entomologists have a similar story:  we were all fascinated by creepy crawlies when we were young and the curiosity never went away. While that is basically my story, I never envisioned where that curiosity would take me and how it might affect public health …

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A Message from the Navy Surgeon General: Okay, Here’s The Deal – MHS Review

By Vice Adm. Matthew Nathan On May 28th, Secretary of Defense Hagel ordered a comprehensive 90-day review of the Military Health System (MHS). This very comprehensive review examined access, patient safety, and quality of care primarily in military treatment facilities. This review provided us the opportunity to compare ourselves to national benchmarks as well as against systems currently considered to be leading edge. The review …

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Collaborative Leadership and an Evolving Military

By Lt. Jay A. Morrison, Ph.D., MSC, Naval Hospital Guam Our leadership uses multiple frameworks to maximize organizational effectiveness. Well organized and positive leadership profoundly impacts an establishment, including in our military and military healthcare systems. However, in the wake of lessons learned, after more than a decade of war, the nature of the military and military medicine is changing …

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Newsletter for Navy and Marine Corps Medicine

Navy Medicine is proud to present the April 2013 issue of the Navy and Marine Corps Medical News (MEDNEWS) newsletter. It features various articles and photos highlighting the great work being done across the Navy Medicine enterprise around the world. This month highlights Navy Medicine’s support to Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month. Click here to view the newsletter online. Click …

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