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HJF Facilitates Transfer of Nipah Virus Treatment to India Amidst Outbreak

HJF has facilitated the transfer of the m102.4 human monoclonal antibody, an experimental therapy for Nipah virus infection, from Queensland, Australia to Kerala, India.

HJF Licenses Nipah Virus and Hendra Virus Vaccines for the Development of a Human Vaccine

HJF today announced a license agreement of the vaccine for Nipah virus and Hendra virus from the Joint Technology Transfer Office of the Uniformed Services University (USU) and HJF. The license, supported by the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI), has been awarded to Profectus BioSciences, Inc. and Emergent BioSolutions Inc. (NYSE: EBS) who will collaborate to develop the human vaccine for Nipah and Hendra viruses. This investment of up to $25 million represents an innovative approach to funding vaccine development, unlocking research and development potential so that vaccines are ready for efficacy studies during an outbreak. The agreement will enable funding for development efforts over a five-year period.

HJF Holds 8th Annual Heroes of Military Medicine Awards

The Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine, Inc. (HJF) held its 8th annual Heroes of Military Medicine Awards on May 3. Each year, HJF recognizes individuals who have made outstanding contributions in advancing medicine for our nation’s wounded, ill and injured service members, veterans and civilians.

HJF Announces 8th Annual Heroes of Military Medicine Awards Honorees

The Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine, Inc. (HJF) is pleased to announce the honorees of the 8th annual Heroes of Military Medicine Awards (HMM) in anticipation of the May 3, 2018 event in Washington, D.C. Each year, HJF recognizes individuals who have made outstanding contributions in advancing medicine for our nation’s wounded, ill and injured service members, veterans and civilians.

HJF Names Hilary Longo as Vice President of Communications

The Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine (HJF) has named Hilary Longo as Vice President of Communications. She will direct HJF’s Communications and Design Departments and spearhead all corporate marketing, public affairs and communication efforts. She will also lead the development, implementation and evaluation of the HJF strategic communications plan. Ms. Longo will report to HJF’s Senior Vice President of Strategic Initiatives, Cynthia Gilman.

HJF Names Catherine Clark as Vice President for Legal Affairs, General Counsel and Secretary

The Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine, Inc. (HJF) has named Catherine M. Clark, J.D., as Vice President for Legal Affairs, General Counsel and Secretary. She will lead HJF’s legal and technology transfer teams in support of HJF’s mission. Ms. Clark will advise the executive team and the Council of Directors on legal matters affecting HJF. She will report to President and CEO Joseph Caravalho, Jr., M.D.

HJF Establishes Account for the Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center

The Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine (HJF) has established an account in the amount of $5,000 for the Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center, recipient of the Uniformed Services University (USU) Excellence in Teaching Award.

HJF Names Jessica Bejarano as Vice President of Compliance

The Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine, Inc. (HJF) has named Jessica Bejarano as Vice President of Compliance. She will be a member of the organization’s Executive Team and report to President and CEO Joseph Caravalho, Jr., M.D.

Unprecedented longitudinal TVMI Study following service members as they transition home surpasses halfway mark

The Veterans Metrics Initiative: Linking Program Components to Post-Military Well-Being (TVMI Study) achieves its halfway mark to completion. This collaborative public-private research initiative, launched in April 2015 by The Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine, Inc. (HJF), follows a cohort of veterans over the first three years of their transition from military to civilian life.

Translational Research Fellowship Established

The new COL (Ret.) David G. McLeod Prostate Cancer Translation Research Fellowship was awarded to Dr. Prachi Mishra, Dec. 7 at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU), in a ceremony in front of Department of Defense and industry leaders, cancer scientists, military healthcare providers and other colleagues.

HJF Seeks Chief Financial Officer and Chief Information Officer
The Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine (HJF) is recruiting two key executive positions: Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Chief Information Officer (CIO).

HJF Announces Executive Team Changes
HJF has announced changes to its executive team, including the promotion of three individuals.

HJF Researcher's Brain Training Featured by NPR
Kara Blacker, HJF researcher, shows a specific type of brain training works to improve working memory. 

Retired Marine Corps General Joins HJF Council of Directors
Marine Corps General John “Jay” Paxton Jr. (Ret) has joined the Council of Directors of HJF.

HJF Names John W. Sigmon as Chief Human Resources Officer
HJF announced today that it has named John W. Sigmon as Chief Human Resources Officer, effective Oct. 16, 2017. He will be a member of the organization’s Executive Team and report to President Caravalho.

HJF Awards Joanna Sells HJF Fellowship for 2017-2018
HJF has selected a promising Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) doctoral student to receive a Fellowship for the 2017-18 academic year.

HJF Names Joseph Caravalho Jr., MD, as Next President & CEO
Dr. Joseph Caravalho, Jr. is named as HJF president. He begins work on September 1, 2017.