Latest News

Teaming Up to Help the Children of Our Nation's Heroes
HJF is teaming up with Tracy’s Kids to support pediatric cancer patients in a local military treatment facility. Tracy’s Kids, a 501(c)(3), has provided a two-year, $140,000 grant to HJF to place an art therapist at a local military treatment facility. The art therapist began work on February 12 and will also help researchers study the ways that art therapy benefits children undergoing treatment for cancer.

Developing Vaccines and Therapies for the Highly Pathogenic Nipah and Hendra Viruses

HJF, along with Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU)Profectus Biosciences, Inc., the Vanderbilt University Medical CenterMapp Biopharmaceutical, Inc., and the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) have been awarded up to $24.5 million to advance treatments for two lethal henipaviruses. The award was made to Dr. Christopher Broder, professor and Chair of the Department of Microbiology at USU. The award is a collaborative Center of Excellence for Translational Research grant supported by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, part of the National Institutes of Health.  

Tom Weston, SVP and CFO of ECS Federal, LLC, Joins HJF’s Council of Directors

HJF is pleased to announce Thomas W. Weston, Jr., CPA, as the newest member of its Council of Directors.

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.

Press Mentions

Dr. Joe Caravalho, HJF's CEO and president, was featured on the cover of RecruitMilitary magazine. Read about his transition from military physician to civilian leader here.

Riz Jan, HJF's Chief Information Office, was interviewed by Enterprise Mobility Exchange on rising technology trends in 2019. Read his thoughts here. 

Dr. Joe Caravalho, HJF's CEO and president, was interviewed by Tactical Defense Media for their Combat Casualty Care magazine. View the two page spread here. 

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.


HJF Hosted

Spring 2019 Armed Forces Infectious Diseases Society (AFIDS) Dinner
8 April 2019 at 6:00 - 9:00 pm ET

14th Annual Amygdala, PTSD and Stress Conference
16 April 2019

Heroes of Military Medicine
9 May 2019 at 6:30 pm - Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium

MedXellence Germany 2019 Course
11 August 2019 at 5:00 pm - 16 August 2019 at 12:00 pm ET


HJF Attending

HJF's conference attendence is subject to change without notice

WRNMMC Aware for All & Spring Research Summit
1 May 2019

SOMSA- Special Operational Medical Scientific Assembly
6 May 2019

AMEDD C&S Research Symposium – Graduate School Faculty Development and Research Symposium
7 May 2019

20 May 2019

Military Health System Research Symposium 
August 2019

68th Annual ASTMH – American Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene
20-24 November 2019

128th Annual AMSUS
2-6 December 2019 

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