Tag Archives: humanitarian

Meet the Scientists: Dr. Philip Vernon

Editor’s note: Article was originally posted Dec. 15, 2014 in DOD Live, official blog of Department of Defense. Meet the Scientists is an Armed with Science segment highlighting the men and women working in the government realms of science, technology, research and development.  The greatest minds working on the greatest developments of our time.  If you have someone you’d like …

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Presence Matters: Navy Medicine’s Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Response in Africa Pt. 2

By Dr. Michael Owens, Emergency Department physician, Naval Medical Center Portsmouth and director, Global Emergency Preparedness & Disaster Response Fellowship An Insider’s Perspective – Fighting Ebola Inside the “Hot Zone” I responded to her by saying, “I worry more about the provider who is not afraid.” This seemed to calm the nurse who was about to enter the confirmed ward …

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A Message from the Navy’s Deputy Surgeon General: Global Health, Globally Engaged

By Rear Adm. C. Forrest Faison III Last week I was invited to speak on a panel about global health engagement at the annual meeting of the Association of Military Surgeons of the United States (AMSUS) in Washington, D.C. December is global health engagement month, so the topic is timely. Global health engagement is a critical part of the Navy …

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NEMTI – “Real World Training, Wherever the Mission Takes Us”

By Navy Medicine Education and Training Command Public Affairs Nearly 200 Active-duty and Reserve Sailors who will deploy in support of contingency operations around the world and specifically to the NATO Role II and III trama hospitals in Afganistan completed the second round of training at the Naval Expeditionary Medical Training Institute (NEMTI) in Camp Pendleton, Calif.  This training brings …

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Navy Entomology Center of Excellence’s Update on West Nile Virus

Lt. Jen Wright, Navy Entomology Center of Excellence The United States is experiencing the greatest outbreak of West Nile Virus (WNV) since its initial introduction in New York during the summer of 1999. A total of 1,590 cases of WNV cases have been reported with 66 of those cases resulting in death according to the Center for Disease Control (CDC) …

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