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June 1, 2023

Murtha Cancer Center hosts annual Skin Cancer Summit

The Murtha Cancer Center at Walter Reed, the only Department of Defense Cancer Center of Excellence in the Military Health System, hosted its annual Skin Cancer Summit virtually on May 25. May is National Skin Cancer and Melanoma Awareness Month.

May 30, 2023

Walter Reed recognizes research award winners

Today’s medical breakthroughs began with research, many with roots in military medicine. Walter Reed National Military Medical Center celebrated recent research work produced by members of its health care team who continue the legacy of advancing health care through safe and quality investigative work.

May 30, 2023

Walter Reed NICoE introduces Dance Movement Therapy for Service Members

Walter Reed National Military Medical Center's National Intrepid Center of Excellence (NICoE) hosted a Dance Movement Therapy class Friday, May 26. The class, a pioneering blend of rehabilitative treatment and Pacific Island dances provides a unique therapeutic approach to addressing service members' physical, emotional, cognitive, and social needs.

May 30, 2023

Walter Reed recognized for sustainability efforts

Walter Reed National Military Medical Center received the Greenhealth Partner for Change Award from Practice Greenhealth, the nation's leading organization dedicated to environmental sustainability in health care. The award was presented during the CleanMed 2023 Conference, held May 23-25 in Pittsburgh.

May 30, 2023

Researchers from Walter Reed shine in Navy-wide competition

Researchers from Walter Reed National Military Medical Center earned top awards in the 38th Annual Navy-wide Academic Research Competition held May 16 at Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command (NMRTC), Portsmouth, Virginia.

May 30, 2023

Walter Reed’s Human Research Protection Program re-accredited

Research is a foundation of Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, and essential to that research are human subjects. They help answer questions about biomedical or behavioral interventions, including new treatments, such as novel vaccines, drugs, dietary choices, dietary supplements, and medical devices, and known interventions that warrant further study and comparison.

May 22, 2023

Former patient salutes nurses on Navy Nurse Corps’ 115th birthday

A nurse’s face. That was one of the first things retired Army Master Sgt. Cedric King said he saw after waking up from a coma at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC) in August 2012. On July 25, 2012, during his second tour in Afghanistan, King, then on active duty, was severely injured by an Improvised Explosive Device (IED). Although the IED claimed his legs, caused internal injuries, and permanent damage to his right arm, it did not destroy his gung-ho spirit and enthusiasm about taking on any challenges life puts before him, he said. The soldier was at WRNMMC as a patient for nearly three years following his injuries in Afghanistan.

May 22, 2023

Unlocking Resilience: Five Ways to Prioritize Your Mental Health

In today's fast-paced health care environment, it's more important than ever to prioritize mental health to build resilience, and in honor of National Mental Health Awareness Month and Staff Resiliency Week at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Dr. Kristine Diaz, a personnel psychologist, shares five ways staff members can prioritize their mental health to unlock resilience.

May 22, 2023

The Power of Resiliency, and Why It's Essential for Walter Reed Staff

A resilient staff is crucial for any organization's success. Walter Reed National Military Medical Center's Health Outreach Program Manager, Sonja Simzak, is on a mission to ensure every staff member has the proper education to take advantage of the resiliency services offered at Walter Reed.

May 16, 2023

Airmen taking care of Airmen: AMTU-NCR eases medical process for members, families

Airmen taking care of airmen. That is the aim of the Airman Medical Transition Unit, National Capital Region, or AMTU-NCR, explained, U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Nicole Garris.

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