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Awards honor distinguished service, individual and team research

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8/21/2018
Pictured are the recipients of the 2018 MHSRS Awards, including the 2018 MHSRS Distinguished Service Award, the individual achievement in research awards, and the research team awards. Right to left are Air Force Maj. Joseph K. Maddry, Army Col. Michael P. Kozar, Kenneth M. Hargreaves, DDS, Ph.D., Navy Lt. Cmdr. Micah Gaspary, Australian Defence Force Col. Michael Reade, Army Col. Andrew P. Cap, Dr. Thomas Joiner and Dr. Peter Gutierrez. (MHS photo)

Three people, four teams recognized at symposium

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Premier scientific symposium showcases medical research and development

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8/20/2018
Dr. Terry Adirim, deputy assistant secretary of defense for Health Services Policy and Oversight, speaks at a plenary session at the 2018 Military Health System Research Symposium, Aug. 20, at the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center in Kissimmee, Florida. The theme of this year’s meeting is “Medical Innovation for Warfighter Readiness: The Future Starts Now.” (MHSRS photo)

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Researchers will present findings at Military Health System Research Symposium

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8/15/2018
The theme of this year’s meeting is “Medical Innovation for Warfighter Readiness.”

As the DoD’s premier scientific meeting, MHSRS helps to facilitate the exchange of information between almost 3,000 attendees

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Medical research and development take center stage at symposium

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8/15/2018
The theme of this year’s meeting is “Medical Innovation for Warfighter Readiness.”

Premier scientific meeting to draw 3,000 attendees

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From an award ceremony to panel talks, senior leaders will have presence at HIMSS

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3/8/2018
Vice Adm. Raquel Bono, director of Defense Health Agency, will be honored as a recipient of the HIMSS Most Influential Women in Health IT Awards on March 8 in Las Vegas.

Federal health, IT experts come together for discussion on hot topics

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2017 Year in Review: A look at inspiring individuals who help shape the MHS

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12/20/2017
Staff Sgt. Matthew Crabtree, a medic with the 285th Medical Company (Area Support) and a registered nurse, performs a medical assessment on an infant less than one month old Oct. 27, 2017, in Jayuya, Puerto Rico. Military medical personnel were critical to disaster response related to hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria. (Ohio National Guard photo by Sgt. Joanna Bradshaw)

MHS highlights the contributions of veterans, advocates, providers

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Centers of Excellence align under Defense Health Agency

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11/1/2017
DCoE has provided the MHS with the latest psychological health and traumatic brain injury clinical and educational information since 2007.

The Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (DCoE) began realignment under the Defense Health Agency Oct. 1 as part of the ongoing Military Health System transformation

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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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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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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
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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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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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