Dunford Honored by Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center
U.S. Navy entomologist Lieutenant Commander James Dunford, Ph.D., was recently selected as the 2017 Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center’s enterprise-wide Junior Officer of the Year. Dunford has been stationed at the Center since 2015, where he is Head of the Preventive Medicine Program and Policy Support Department and Disease Vector Component Manager of the Forward Deployable Preventive Medicine Unit. The Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center located in Portsmouth, Virginia, is composed of public health experts with a global mission to monitor and improve the environment for sailors, marines, and their dependents, protecting them from health-related issues such as transmission of vector-borne disease. Dunford earned his master's degree in entomology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and his Ph.D. at the University of Florida.