Tag Archives: humanitarian

Supporting the 21st Century Sailor and Marine

By Vice Adm. Matthew Nathan, U.S. Navy surgeon general and chief, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery One of my top priorities since becoming the Navy Surgeon General last November is to ensure that Navy Medicine is strategically aligned with the imperatives and priorities of the Secretary of the Navy, Chief of Naval Operations and Commandant of the Marine Corps.  Our …

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Navy Medicine research helps to stave virus

By NMPCHC Public Affairs  The threat of a virus spreading could be the plot right out of a movie, but it’s real life and the Navy’s Environmental Preventive Medicine Unit Two (NEPMU2) in Norfolk is dealing with those “what-if” scenarios every day. They announced March 12 the development of a norovirus testing kit to help identify Navy-wide outbreaks. Noroviruses are the …

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Navy Radiation Health Community in Action for Japanese Disaster Relief Efforts

  By Cmdr. Ted St. John, MSC, USN, PhD, Executive Officer, Naval Medical Research Unit San Antonio Marine Forces Pacific (MARFORPAC) Radiation Health Officer for Operation Tomodachi    There are few opportunities for radiation health professionals to take leading roles in disaster response. When operational commanders’ humanitarian assistance efforts are confounded by radioactive fallout, they need the expertise the Navy …

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Navy Preventive Medicine’s Role in Supporting Continuing Promise 2011

      By Cmdr. Mark S. Riddle.  Continuing Promise is an annual humanitarian civic affairs deployment to the U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) area of responsibility providing medical, dental, veterinary, engineering and subject matter expert exchanges (SMEEs) with the goal of demonstrating dedication and commitment to our friends in the Caribbean, Central and South America. The Continuing Promise mission provides …

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