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DHA symposium brings together minds to get the most out of research dollars

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10/17/2017
Navy Vice Adm. Raquel Bono, director, Defense Health Agency, addresses attendees of the Return On Investment Symposium, Oct. 11, 2017, at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration building in suburban Washington, D.C. (Courtesy photo)

A recent symposium sponsored by the Defense Health Agency brought together military, federal government, academia, and private industry to talk about how best to get the most out of tax dollars while helping patients

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Army, civilian experts speak on bridging from research to advanced development and fielding

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9/8/2017
U.S. Army Medical Materiel Agency Commander Col. Lynn Marm addresses the crowd during a panel session at the Military Health System Research Symposium Aug. 29 in Kissimee, Florida. The panel session focused on challenges in getting medical products to the field. (Photo Credit: Greg Pugh, USAMMA Visual Information)

Experts from the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command joined counterparts in military, government, industry and academia in a panel session at the Military Health System Research Symposium

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Research symposium provided forum for collaboration

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9/1/2017
Dr. Terry Rauch (center), acting deputy assistant secretary of Defense for Health Readiness Policy and Oversight, chats with fellow attendees of the Military Health System Research Symposium, just completed in Kissimmee, Florida. (Photo: Greg Pugh, U.S. Army Medical Materiel Agency)

The Military Health System Research Symposium wrapped up in Kissimmee, Florida, after a nearly week-long chance for providers and scientists to collaborate on military medicine.

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NHRC shares research that supports warfighter readiness at MHSRS

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8/31/2017
Rear Adm. Paul Pearigen, commander, Navy Medicine West (NMW) and chief of the Navy Medical Corps, and Dr. Kenneth Earhart, Naval Health Research Center’s (NHRC) science director, at the 2017 Military Health System Research Symposium (MHSRS).

Scientists from the Naval Health Research Center attended the 2017 Military Health System Research Symposium, Aug. 27-30, to share their latest research that supports the readiness and health of U.S. warfighters.

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NHRC research protects U.S. military recruits from respiratory illness

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8/31/2017
Graphic from NHRC Public Affairs

Researchers from the Naval Health Research Center discussed ongoing surveillance for adenovirus, a contagious pathogen that causes respiratory illness, among U.S. military recruits during basic training at the Military Health System Research Symposium, Aug. 27.

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Studies seek to improve everyday life after injury, amputation

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8/31/2017
From the impact of prosthetics on energy and strength to its influence on daily tasks, experts share research being done on musculoskeletal injuries at the Military Health System Research Symposium in Kissimmee, Florida. (Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Adrian Cadiz)

Aspects from daily life, whether its tobacco use or hand functions, can be challenged in ways unknown before a significant injury; Experts share their research on musculoskeletal injuries during MHSRS in Kissimmee, Florida

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The development of a nanofibrous scaffold for the recruitment of fibroblast during wound healing

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8/30/2017
Photo By Katherine Berland | Dr. Tony Yuan from Naval Medical Research Unit - San Antonio presented a poster on the development of a nanofibrous fibrinogen-chitosan scaffold for the recruitment of fibroblasts during wound healing at the Military Health Systems Research Symposium, Kissimmee, Florida, August 29. (U.S. Navy Photo/Released/Katie Berland)

A researcher from the Naval Medical Research Unit – San Antonio shared findings on the fabrication and characterization of a novel nanofibrous scaffold that could potentially improve wound healing by enhancing wound closure, promoting hemostasis, and acting as a temporary physical barrier against debris and microbial pathogens during the Military ...

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Experts talk knowledge translation benefits for Military Health System

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8/30/2017
The Military Health System Research Symposium is Defense Department's premier scientific meeting.

Dr. Richard Stoltz, Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (DCoE) acting director, introduced the knowledge translation process and how using a systematic approach and best practices can impact military psychological health challenges.

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NHRC researchers use data to understand long-term health outcomes for combat-injured amputees

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8/29/2017
Title graphic by NHRC Public Affairs.

During the Military Health System Research Symposium (MHSRS) Aug. 29, researchers from the Naval Health Research Center (NHRC) shared findings from a recent report that described quality of life outcomes for combat-injured amputees.

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Knowledge translation: What is it, how will it help?

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8/29/2017
The Military Health System Research Symposium is Defense Department's premier scientific meeting.

Knowledge translation is a process to take medical research findings and put them into evidenced-based treatments in a more timely and useful way

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NMRC presents research on recovery from mild TBI following uncomplicated mounted and dismounted IED blast at MHSRS

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8/29/2017
Photo By Katherine Berland | Dr. Anna Tschiffely shared findings on the effects of mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) on service members during the first 30 days following an improvised explosive device (IED) blast during the Military Health System Research Symposium (MHSRS) August 28 (U.S. Navy Photo/Katie Berland/Released)

A researcher from the Naval Medical Research Center shared findings on the effects of mild traumatic brain injury on service members during the first 30 days following an improvised explosive device blast

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Regrowing limbs could be the future for military medicine

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8/29/2017
A juvenile California tiger Salamander migrates across the Travis Air Force Base, California, airfield in search of a suitable burrow, June 9, 2017. Military researchers are studying how some animals, such as salamanders, are able to regrow limbs. The work is designed to help those with amputations regrow their own arms and legs. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Heide Couch)

Scientists at the Military Health System Research Symposium are talking about the future of regenerative medicine, a future that could include warfighters acting like salamanders and regrowing missing arms and legs!

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Symposium to attract researchers focused on latest in military medicine

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8/15/2017
Army Capt. Nikhil Godbole, Madigan Army Medical Center, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, talks with a fellow attendee of last year's Military Health System Research Symposium. This year's meeting, the only large, broad-based research conference focusing on the unique medical needs of the military, takes place Aug. 27-30 in Kissimmee, Florida.

The Military Health System Research Symposium brings together the top clinicians, researchers, academics, and administrators to discuss the latest developments in military medicine. Check out what’s to come during the conference Aug. 27-30 in Kissimmee, Florida.

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Improving Defense Health Program Medical Research Processes

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8/8/2017

A report from the Defense Health Board (DHB) that summarizes the findings and recommendations from its independent review of Improving Defense Health Program (DHP) Medical Research Processes.

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Counter-hemorrhaging medical device saves service members' lives

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7/18/2017
U.S. Army Spc. Courtney Natal provides aid to a simulated casualty. Born out of necessity on the battlefield, a new medical device is buying vital time for critically wounded patients in combat and in emergency care environments worldwide. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Harley Jelis)

Born out of necessity on the battlefield, a new medical device is buying vital time for critically wounded patients

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