Physician Helped Prevent Venereal Disease Epidemic (subscription required for full article) -
Star Advertiser -
Samuel D. Allison, a well-known Hawaii dermatologist and expert on venereal diseases, died Oct. 30 at his home outside Philadelphia. He was 100.
Deputy Surgeon General Presents National Prevention Strategy -
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) -
U.S. Deputy Surgeon General Rear Adm. Boris Lushniak, M.D., visited NIEHS Nov. 2 to present the National Prevention Strategy, a comprehensive plan to increase the number of Americans who are healthy at every stage of life. Lushniak is an officer in the U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS) Commissioned Corps, which includes more than 6,500 active duty public health professionals.
A Roadmap for Achieving an AIDS Free Generation -
The Huffington Post -
President Obama will speak about beginning to end the AIDS epidemic in America and worldwide. Last month, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced the U.S. government's commitment to achieving an HIV-free generation by building upon the accomplishments of the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and the significant successes that U.S. and international investments in science and services have already achieved in the prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDS.
SLU's First Endowed Chair in Public Health Honors James Kimmey -
Saint Louis University -
ST. LOUIS -- Saint Louis University announces that its first endowed chair in its School of Public Health will be named after James R. Kimmey, M.D., MPH, the outgoing president and chief executive officer at Missouri Foundation for Health (MFH). A generous gift to SLU from MFH helped establish the James R. Kimmey Endowed Chair in Public Health.
Meet Benjamin Silk, CDC Disease Detective -
Dr. Benjamin Silk is a lieutenant commander with the U.S. Public Health Service and an expert on tracking the bacteria listeria that can cause foodborne sickness and death. He played a key role in CDC's response to the recent multi-state listeria outbreak. Dr. Silk served as a CDC Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) officer from 2008 to 2010, and has 16 years of experience in public health disease tracking, disease investigation, and research to prevent and control infectious disease.
TAMC Public Health Officers Deploy, Assist NY State Disaster Victims [PDF] -
Tripler 360 -
In late October two of Tripler Army Medical Center's U.S. Public Health officers travelled to New York State to provide aid to residents suffering from the devastation left by Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee.
TRICARE Encourages Healthy Eating During American Diabetes Month -
DoD Live -
It is no secret that the continued increase inU.S.diabetes cases has been closely tied to escalating obesity rates. Being overweight can make it more difficult for the body to properly use the insulin your pancreas makes, which can eventually cause rising blood sugars and the development of diabetes. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates 8.3 percent of the people in theUnited States - 25.8 million people - have diabetes, and another 79 million Americans over the age of 20 have prediabetes.
Anderson Students Develop Campaign [PDF] -
Albuquerque Journal -
A student-run marketing agency at the University of New Mexico Anderson School of Management, has developed a marketing campaign as part of the PHS Commissioned Corps Recruiting Challenge.
Thanking those who answered the call -
We all need to think of our veterans and express gratitude for what they've done for our country and for us, said Mike Morris, commander of American Legion Post 21 in McMinnville.
Captain Jon Perez, Ph.D. -
Captain Jon T. Perez, Ph.D. , is a nationally recognized clinical psychologist with over 20 years of federal service ranging from direct care to policy and program management in the United States and abroad. He was commissioned in the U.S. Public Health Service in 1992, and over the last 19 years rose from direct clinical work in small, isolated clinics to his current position as the National Behavioral Health Consultant for the Indian Health Service. As such, he provides national leadership for American Indian and Alaska Native behavioral health programming, and has spent most of his career helping communities develop their own services and programs. For over a decade he has also maintained an active clinical practice at Phoenix Indian Medical Center, where he specializes in adolescents and returning veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan.
Womack Army Medical Center Breaks Ground on Behavioral Health Center -
The Fayetteville Observer -
Womack Army Medical Center officials held a groundbreaking ceremony Thursday for a behavioral health and social services building. The Womack Health and Support Center is part of a $14 million expansion project that includes three new parking lots on the hospital campus.
LCDR Kendall Bolton - LHS Grad Celebrates Promotion to Lt. Commander in U.S. Public Health Service -
Leader & Times -
As with Public Health Service tradition, Lt. Commander Kendall Bolton, right, as the most newly commissioned officer, cuts the Public Health Service cake with RADM Lushniak, the senior ranking officer, during the symposium in June 2011. Lushniak, who was commending her, said she had accomplished in a year what takes most soldiers 10 years. Also that just because you are in the military, advancement is not a given, a soldier has to work over and above to be commisioned for the next ranking. Courtesy photo
U.S. Public Health Service, UNM Join Forces for Recruitment Campaign -
UNM Today -
A student-run marketing agency at the University of New Mexico (UNM) Anderson School of Management, has developed a fully integrated marketing campaign as part of the PHS Commissioned Corps Recruiting Challenge. The campaign is aimed at raising awareness and consideration for dental, family medicine and psychiatry careers with the United States Public Health Service (PHS) as well as creating a network with UNM for future PHS interaction.
Social Study of Medicine Lecture Series -
UAA Department of Anthropology -
A lecture series that aims to engage the perspectives of medical sociology, social epidemiology, public health, medical humanities, psychology, Native studies, and medical anthropology, to address contemporary and historical themes in the study of health, healing and medicine. It seeks to provide a space for dialogue on therapeutic matters from multiple disciplinary orientations and from a range of non-Western and Western settings. The series is committed to engaged research that connects intellectual scholarship, community partnerships and advocacy. Lectures and discussions are aimed at 1) exploring relations between medicine, health and inequalities, and 2) considering how these pertain to the historical and contemporary delivery of health care in the Northern context.
Lobo Football Player Participates in National Program and Gets First-Hand Experience in Business -
Lobo Sports -
Lobo fullback, Chris Biren, is enrolled in a unique class at the University of New Mexico (UNM) Anderson School of Management. UNM is one of only five schools throughout the country participating in the U.S. Public Health Service (PHS) Commissioned Corps Recruiting Challenge during the Fall 2011 semester. Working in conjunction with the PHS and EdVenture Partners, Chris and his classmates in the promotion management course have created a student-run agency responsible for researching, implementing and evaluating an integrated marketing communications campaign. The campaign is aimed at generating an applicant pool for family medicine, psychiatry and dental careers with the PHS.
Pioneering Physician Residency Program Turns 40 -
News Channel 34 -
"Dr. Erney and Dr. Crosby have made tremendous contributions to the medical education of hundreds of family physicians in the region and around the United States," said Richard Terry, D.O., M.B.A., current director of the program. "Thanks to their knowledge, vision and dedication, the residency has a total of 300 alumni and has graduated nearly 80 percent of the family physicians practicing in the region today."
New Public Health officer to promote resiliency -
Air Mobility Command -
In addition to the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force and the Coast Guard, there are also two less-known branches of the Federal Service - the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the Public Health Service. At Fairchild, there is now a member of the Public Health Service whose sole purpose is to promote resiliency.
HHS readiness to respond to a biological or other emergency -
GSN: Government Security News -
Good morning Chairman Lieberman, Ranking Member Collins, and Members of the Committee. I am Dr. Nicole Lurie, the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Thank you for inviting me here today, on behalf of HHS, to testify on our nation's public health preparedness for a biological event.
ADA meeting features many courses, exhibits -
American Dental Association's (ADA) 152nd Annual Session and World Marketplace Exhibition was held Oct. 10-13 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nev. While there where many courses and exhibits, I will only highlight a few here.
Students compete in ad campaign for US health -
The Daily Cougar -
UH was selected as one of four schools to compete in an advertising campaign project for the United States Public Health Service.
Member of other uniformed service promoted -
The Fort Leavenworth Lamp -
Scott Lee likes to begin classes by asking his students if they know what the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps is -- and isn't surprised when they don't know.
UNM Selected to Participate in U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps Recruiting Challenge -
UNM Today -
The University of New Mexico (UNM) Anderson School of Management is one of only five schools throughout the country participating in the U.S. Public Health Service (PHS) Commissioned Corps Recruiting Challenge during the fall 2011 semester. Working in conjunction with the PHS and EdVenture Partners, students in the promotion management course have created a studentrun agency responsible for researching, implementing and evaluating an integrated marketing communications campaign. The campaign is aimed at generating an applicant pool for family medicine, psychiatry and dental careers with the PHS.
CAPT Douglas Hamilton, Director of the EDE EIS- Could the movie "Contagion" really happen? -
WABC-TV New York, NY -
It is the number one movie right now in the county. "Contagion" it's a gripping thriller about a fictional global epidemic driven by a new kind virus, that is both deadly and highly contagious, and that has gotten a lot of people, including scientists, wondering could it really happen?
Dr. Howard Koh, Assistant Secretary for Health- Public Health: Drive by Passion, Striving for More -
Saint Louis University -
Howard Koh, M.D., M.P.H., the nation's highest ranking health professional, shared his passion for public health with a packed auditorium of SLU students, faculty and staff members on Monday.
Looking for a corps? They're looking for you, too -
Washington Post Local -
When I joined the Marine Corps many years ago, I had only heard of two other corps in the government, and those were the Peace Corps and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. But do you realize how many other corps there are in the federal government? Let me share a few. U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps: This is a team of full-time health professionals dedicated to delivering the nation's public-health promotion and disease-prevention programs and advancing public health science.
CAPT Douglas Hamilton, Director of the CDC Epidemic Intelligence Service- 'Contagion' shines light on real-life 'disease detectives' -
The Washington Post: Post Politics -
"Contagion" is filling movie theaters and topping box offices with its thrilling tale of how an international team of doctors stops the spread of a deadly disease that kills millions around the world.
CDC: Contagion movie plot is possible -
CBS Atlanta -
After Contagion debuted at No. 1 in the box office last weekend, officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention were impressed at how the film stayed mostly accurate, scientifically.
CDR George Durgin- DCoE Division Chief Extends Resilience Outreach to Alaska Command -
Defense Centers of Excellence -
As U.S. Public Health Service Cmdr. George Durgin, Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (DCoE) resilience division chief, addressed an audience of 75 Alaskan commanders, he saw the significance of DCoE outreach firsthand.
Meet CDC's Anne Schuchat, a Real-life Virus Hunter Stopping Deadly Disease in its Tracks -
CDC Foundation -
Oscar-winning actress Kate Winslet's character in the film, Contagion is modeled after Schuchat and her real-life role as a disease detective at CDC. Winslet even spent time interviewing Schuchat to prepare for her role in the movie.
LCDR Yang Wang works with New York Officials during Hurricane Irene -
Public Health Emergency -
Federal responders knew they would need to act fast, rely on existing partnerships with federal, state and local governments, and put plans into action to protect and save lives from the impact of Hurricane Irene. Before the storm struck,HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR)worked with New York State and New York City officials to activate the FEMA ambulance contract, which brought more than 175 ground ambulances to New York City for hospital evacuation as a precaution. Thanks to advance planning and strong partnerships, they were able to complete evacuation of the hospitals before the storm reached New York City.
Study assesses how military treats coping skills -
the walton Sun -
The need for services to deal with physical and psychological problems of veterans returning from Afghanistan and Iraq will skyrocket for decades to come, officials say.
PHS, DoD Partnering to Provide Mental Health Care in MTFs -
Force Health Protection & Readiness -
In a testament to the value of interagency partnering, dodo and U.S. Public Health Service (PHS) mental health car providers are working side by side to treat patients in Military Treatment Facilities (MTFs) across the country)
LT Timothy Cunningham- Low percentage of preschool children received recent influenza vaccination -
Pediatric Supersite -
n Oregon, fewer than 40% of children aged 2 years received an influenza vaccination during the most recent influenza season. Based on these figures, CDC officials are emphasizing the need for health care provider-based and community-based strategies to increase influenza vaccination coverage among this population.
Escondido's Interfaith Community Services hires new director -
Sign On San Diego- News -
Escondido-based Interfaith Community Services will have a new executive director for the first time in nearly 30 years. Richard Batt will take over for founding Executive Director Suzanne Stewart Pullman on Sept. 12.
Mimicking Calorie Restriction to Fight Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes -
A Yale University-led research team has discovered how reduced expression of a particular gene protects against obesity and type 2 diabetes, possibly prolonging lifespan by mimicking the effects of calorie restriction. The study appears in the August 3 issue of Cell Metabolism.
CDR Paul Jung, Physician- Jung honored with mentoring award -
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences -
In recognition of his exemplary work within the Asian Pacific American medical community, NIEHS Chief of Staff Cmdr. Paul Jung, M.D., was honored on June 22 with the U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS) Asian Pacific American Officers' Committee RADM Samuel Lin Senior Officer Award at the 2011 Minority Officer Liaison Council (MOLC) awards ceremony in New Orleans. Held annually by the MOLC, the ceremony recognizes excellence on the part of individuals who continually strive to further the USPHS mission to protect, promote, and advance the health and safety of our nation.
CDR Mahyar Mofidi- Alumnus Receivers Award from Public Health Service Commissioned Corps -
UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health -
Mahyar Mofidi, MPH, PhD, DMD, has received the Junior Officer of the Year Award from the United States Public Health Services Commissioned Corps.
Operation Lone Star offers medical care to impoverished -
The Brownsville Herald -
Operation Lone Star rolled into town on Monday as part of a program to offer free healthcare to residents in need by setting up a mobile clinic.
CAPT Gary Noonan- Gary P. Noonan Receives Walter F. Snyder Environment Health Award -
Water Online -
NSF International and the National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) are pleased to announce that Gary P. Noonan has been selected as the 2011 Walter F. Snyder Award recipient for outstanding achievements in environmental health. Noonan will receive the award during NEHA's annual conference on Saturday, June 18 in Columbus, OH for his extensive work to improve drinking water quality, eliminate lead hazards, and develop respirator standards and emergency response plans.
Dr. Herbert J. Wilson- Retired Bismarck Physician Honored By American Lung Association For Work With Tribal Communities -
PR Newswire- United Business Media -
Dr. Herbert J. Wilson of Bismarck has been awarded the Bernard Gregory Award for Diversity by the American Lung Association. Walker, 90, provided care to members of the Mandan, Arikara and Hidatsa tribal communities at Fort Berthold Indian Reservation for more than 50 years. Originally from New England, Dr. Wilson was assigned to the North Dakota reservation in the early 1950s under a one-year obligation with the United States Public Health Service. The only physician in the area, he soon became well known and well respected by the native communities, which had struggled with tuberculosis and other health problems for many years.
U of L Dental and Medical Community to Help fill Health Care Need in Appalachia -
The Lane Report -
LOUSIVILLE, Ky.- More than 120 University of Louisville faculty, staff, students and alumni will travel to eastern Kentucky June 11-12 to provide residents in and around Pikeville, Ky., free dental and medical care. This is the fourth year UofL has volunteered to serve the Appalachian region through Remote Area Medical (RAM) , a non-profit organization that serves people in remote areas of the United States and around the world.
RAM Clinic Another Success -
Williamson Daily News -
Pike County Central High School was the site of the recent Pike County Remote Area Medical (RAM) Expedition. Nearly 900 people sought the free services offered by the clinic, 22 of which were children. Nearly 500 people received free eyeglasses and nearly 400 received dental services. Medical screenings were done for around 300 people. The total estimated value of services received at this year's RAM was well into the thousands.
Pharmacist Officer Holly Van Lew- Alumna Finds Satisfaction in Public Health Service -
The University of Arizona- College of Pharmacy -
When Phoenix resident Holly Van Lew went shopping one afternoon in 2000, she had no idea her excursion would result in a move to Tucson, a degree in pharmacy and a lifetime commitment to the military. She was just picking up some household supplies, after all. But the visit changed her life.
LCDR Michael Cooper, Epidemiologist with U.S. Army- Cucumbers Identified as Source of E. coli Outbreak in Germany -
Stars and Stripes -
Cucumbers from Spain have been linked to the recent outbreak of E. coli, which has killed two people and sickened hundreds, mostly in northern Germany. The infection has spread to Denmark, and potential cases are being investigated in the United Kingdom, Sweden and the Netherlands.
Dr. Daniel Prusiner, Past PHS Officer at NIH- New Research Shows Promise for TBI Treatment -
In a collaborative program with the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) under the leadership of Dr. Daniel Perl, professor of Pathology, USU, Dr. Stanley Prusiner and the Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases (IND) at University of California at San Francisco (UCSF), has made an encouraging start to identify drugs to treat troops suffering from the long-term effects of traumatic brain injury (TBI).
Rear Admiral Ali Khan to Deliver Emory School Public Health Commencement Address -
Emory- Woodruff Health Sciences Center -
The CDC's public health emergency response and preparedness director, Rear Admiral Ali Khan, MD, MPH will deliver the keynote address at Emory University's Rollins School of Public Health's diploma ceremony on May 9, 2011.
USPHS Answers Call of Duty for Mental Health -
DoD Live -
The U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps is comprised of more than 6,500 public health professionals dedicated to delivering the Nation's public health promotion and disease prevention programs and advancing public health science. Dedicated public servants, the men and women who serve on the USPHS are fighting against disease and poor health conditions.
RADM James M. Galloway- U.S. Assistant Surgeon General Visits Midwestern University -
Chicago Tribune Local -
Midwestern University recently welcomed U.S. Assistant Surgeon General, James M. Galloway, M.D., to the Downers Grove Campus to talk about his Build a Healthy Chicago initiative. Dr. Galloway is a Rear Admiral in the United States Public Health Service (USPHS) and the Regional Health Administrator for Region V. In this capacity, he serves as the lead federal physician, the principal federal public health official, and the senior USPHS officer for Region V, which encompasses the states of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin.
Dr. Hal Bendit, Volunteer Physician with USPHS during Hurricane Katrina- Mission Medicine -
Society has witnessed the destruction and devastation of Mother Nature's wrath -- the earthquake in Haiti, the floods in Pakistan, the hurricane that devoured Louisiana and Mississippi, just to name a few. What people often fail to translate is what the people in these regions must be going through at a time when their medical needs are high and their support systems inadequate.
CAPT Jeffrey B. Kopp, Researcher with NIH- Drug Effective in Treating Kidney Disease in Diabetic Patients -
Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Mayo Clinic have published promising results of a clinical study using an experimental anti-fibrotic and anti-inflammatory drug called pirfenidone to treat patients with diabetic nephropathy. Their study will be published in the April 21 issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN).
CAPT Ginny Giroux, deputy director and senior supervisory health promotion officer for the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (DCER), a division of the FDA- Alumni Spotlight: CAPT Ginny Giroux -
University of Central Florida -
From her education and training as a nurse at UCF and Florida Hospital to her Air Force medical career, Capt. Virginia A. "Ginny" Giroux (B.S.N. '89) is a seasoned health care provider, taking the health and welfare of our nation very personally.
Dr. Robert Emery, Former PHS Reservist- UTExas' Emery Appointed to Texas Radiation Advisory Board -
Association of Schools of Public Health -
Texas Governor Rick Perry has appointed Dr. Robert Emery to the Texas Radiation Advisory Board. The board advises the state on radiation issues and reviews the rules, policies and programs of state agencies that regulate radiation. Dr. Emery is vice president for safety, health, environment & risk management for The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), and associate professor of occupational health at The University of Texas School of Public Health.
Rear Admiral Scott F. Giberson Discusses the Outlook of PHS Pharmacy [PDF] -
U.S. Public Health Service Pharmacy -
USPHS Pharmacy Category is poised to play a key role in the nation's healthcare reform, especially as the public health workforce shrinks over the next ten years. To address these issues, PHS Pharmacy will maximize pharmacist utility and optimize care through comparative effectiveness research, provider training, and pharmacist consultation programs. Partnering with other federal pharmacy organizations to evaluate patient outcomes will help determine the public health role of future PHS pharmacists. PHS Pharmacy will also be actively recruiting future pharmacists through collaboration with FDA's Center for Drug Evaluation and Research.
Health Leader of the Year for 2010 - U.S. Senator Daniel K. Inouye -
Senator Daniel K. Inouye has been named by the United States Public Health Service Commissioned Officers Association as the 2010 Health Leader of the Year. This is a distinction that is conferred upon outstanding individuals who have provided significant leadership to the advancement of the health of the American people and that of the larger global community.