Two Military Health System leaders earned a national award for their work providing new alternatives in pain management to warfighters. Army Maj. Gen. Richard Thomas of the Defense Health Agency and Dr. Eric Schoomaker of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences received the Philipp M. Lippe, MD, Award March 21, 2015 from the American Academy of Pain Medicine. The award recognizes outstanding contributions to the social and political aspects of pain medicine, and was presented during the academy’s annual meeting at National Harbor, Maryland.
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Women Saving Lives at Fort Leonard Wood
March 25, 2015
Department of Defense history books show that women wanting to defend their country during the Revolutionary and Civil Wars had to disguise themselves as men and enlist under aliases. Over time, those methods changed and by World War II some 350,000 women proudly wore U.S. military uniforms. More than 60,000 women served as Army nurses and 14,000 served as Navy nurses.
The U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery (BUMED) released the newest episode of its show, "Scrubbing In," March 16.
The new episode features malaria research experts from Navy Medicine's Infectious Disease Directorate at the Naval Medical Research Center (NMRC) in Silver Spring, Maryland.