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Article ID: 696219

New App Teaches Citizens to ‘Stop the Bleed,’ Save a Life

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Knowing what to do to save a life in the aftermath of a mass trauma event is now at the touch of a button. The Uniformed Services University’s (USU) National Center for Disaster Medicine and Public Health (NCDMPH) recently launched “Stop the Bleed,” a free iPhone and Android app designed to teach users how to stop life-threatening bleeding in an emergency – and hopefully save lives.

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18-Jun-2018 9:55 AM EDT
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Article ID: 695098

“America’s Medical School” Graduate Selected for NASA Spaceflight Mission

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Army physician Lt. Col. Andrew Morgan, a NASA astronaut, will be one of two members of the NASA astronaut class of 2013 going into space in 2019, according to an announcement released by the space agency today.

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24-May-2018 1:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 695086

Human Vaccine to Be Developed for Deadly Nipah and Hendra Viruses

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Antibody therapy developed at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences as a treatment against the Nipah and Hendra viruses has led to an agreement announced today between USU, the Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine (HJF), Profectus BioSciences, Inc., and Emergent BioSolutions, Inc., for development of a human vaccine against the two deadly viruses. The USU-HJF Joint Technology Transfer Office licensed the technology, which is supported by the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI).

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24-May-2018 10:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 694834

Next Generation of Military Health Care Providers to Graduate on Armed Forces Day

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More than 340 uniformed professionals will receive their medical, graduate nursing, dental and biomedical science, public health and clinical psychology degrees on May 19 – Armed Forces Day – at the Uniformed Services University’s (USU) 39th commencement exercise at the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Constitution Hall, in Washington, D.C.

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18-May-2018 3:25 PM EDT
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Article ID: 694670

Christian Recording Artist Pursues Career as Military Doctor

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Former contemporary Christian singer-songwriter Paden Smith once sought to heal others with his music and lyrics. Today, now a Navy linguist, he will continue his selfless journey of healing others as he takes the next steps on his path to become a military physician.

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16-May-2018 10:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 694029

Navy Capt. (Dr.) John Gilstad to Lead the Armed Forces Radiobiology Research Institute

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An experienced leader in Navy Medicine, Navy Capt. (Dr.) John Gilstad, is the new director of the Armed Forces Radiobiology Research Institute at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences.

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3-May-2018 3:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 693648

‘America’s Medical School’ Announces Enlisted-to-Physician Program Selectees

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Twenty-three non-commissioned officers from the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps have been given the opportunity to follow their dreams of becoming physicians thanks to the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences’ (USU) Enlisted to Medical Degree Preparatory Program, or EMDP2.

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27-Apr-2018 12:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 693547

Army Col. (Dr.) Kevin Chung Named New Medicine Department Chair at ‘America’s Medical School’

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An internationally-recognized expert in the field of critical care and burn resuscitation, Army Col. (Dr.) Kevin Chung, has been selected to serve as the next chair of the Department of Medicine at the F. Hébert School of Medicine at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU).

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26-Apr-2018 9:50 AM EDT
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    18-Apr-2018 11:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 692850

Early First Deployment, or Short Time Between Deployments, Increases Risk for Attempting Suicide in Soldiers

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Soldiers who deploy twice in one year, with six months or less between each deployment, could be at an increased risk for attempted suicide during or after their second deployment, according to a study published April 18.

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16-Apr-2018 12:15 PM EDT
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Article ID: 692478

Former VA Secretary Dr. James B. Peake to Deliver Uniformed Services University Commencement Address

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Former Veterans Affairs Cabinet Secretary and retired Army Lieutenant General (Dr.) James B. Peake will deliver the commencement address for the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences on Saturday, May 19, at the Daughters of the American Revolution Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C.

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10-Apr-2018 4:00 AM EDT
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