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HJF Teams With Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency to Account for Missing DoD Personnel 

HJF has entered into a cooperative agreement with the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) to support DPAA’s efforts to locate and recover the remains of unaccounted-for Department of Defense (DoD) personnel from designated past conflicts. 

HJF Selects Fellowship Winner for 2018-19

HJF announces the 2018-19 Fellowship winner, Kelsey Voss. Voss will receive travel support, salary and benefits for this academic year.

Moral Injury and The Cost to Physicians

HJF's Senior Medical Officer, Wendy Dean, M.D., wrote on the perils of moral injury and the impact on physicians. 

HJF President, CEO Participates in 'Science and Synergy' Research Summit

HJF President and CEO Joseph Caravalho, Jr., M.D., recently served as a panelist during the “Science and Synergy” Spring Research Summit.

HJF Names New Chief Human Resources Officer, Chief Financial Officer

HJF announced today that it has named Michael Stambaugh as Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer and Corey Hastings as Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer. Both will be members of the organization’s executive team and report to President and CEO Joseph Caravalho, Jr., M.D.

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.

Press Mentions


Riz Jan, HJF's Chief Information Officer was recently on the RedZone Technologies podcast on his evolution from CISO to CIO. Listen to the podcast here. 

Dr. Jaira F. de Vasconcello lent her expertise in cancer research to the Raleigh News & Observer. More on her #scicomm efforts here. 

Dr. Wendy Dean, HJF's senior medical officer and acting VP of Business Development, wrote recently on the 'moral injury' sustained by physicians. More on her thoughts here. 

Mark G. Scher, PhD, HJF's director of Technology Transfer and Commercialization, was interviewed for MDBizNews to discuss HJF's role in the compassionate use of a Nipah Virus therapuetic that was transfered to India in light of a recent outbreak. More on the interview here.

Rizwan Jan, HJF's CISO and interim CIO, was recently featured by Sync Magazine on how he builds human networks for success in IT. More on the interview here. 

Dr. Joe Caravalho, HJF's CEO and President, spoke to the American Assocation for Physican Leadership on his transition from two star general to private citizen and CEO. More on the interview here. 

HJF's Heroes of Military Medicine Awards dinner honored the 99th Medical Group with the Amassador of Military Medicine Award on May 3. More on their actions and the dinner here. 

Dr. Joe Caravalho, HJF's CEO and President, joined other generals and admirals at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center for Leadership Grand Rounds. More on the visit to WRNMMC here.