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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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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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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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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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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

Report
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

Article
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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Partnership improves care, prosthetics for wounded warriors

Article
7/10/2017
Experts across the DoD and VA come together to collaborate on research and innovation through the Extremity Trauma and Amputation Center of Excellence. (U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Anastasia McCarroll)

The Extremity Trauma and Amputation Center of Excellence brings DoD and VA together to conduct research aimed at saving extremities and improving care for patients with amputations

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Army scientists hope to unlock clues to bone healing in space experiment

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7/3/2017
Bintu Sowe, an associate scientist at the U.S. Army U.S. Army Center for Environmental Health Research, processes samples from the bone healing experiment that was aboard the International Space Station. The samples were delivered back to Earth by SpaceX's Dragon cargo craft in March. (U.S. Army photo by Crystal Maynard)

Scientists at the U.S. Army Center for Environmental Health Research are hoping to determine how bones heal in microgravity, based on an experiment that launched to the International Space Station aboard SpaceX in February and returned to earth aboard SpaceX's Dragon cargo craft in March

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Health Innovation Month: Finding new ways to better health outcomes

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6/30/2017
Sean Biggerstaff, Ph.D., acting director for the Research and Development directorate for the Defense Health Agency

July is Health Innovation Month in the MHS. Sean Biggerstaff, acting director for Research and Development for the Defense Health Agency, shares his thoughts on what health care innovations are doing to save lives on and off the battlefield

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DoD vaccine research saves military, civilian lives

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6/2/2017
Mosquitoes lie in a petri dish for testing. Personnel at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, a Defense Department biomedical facility in Silver Spring, Maryland, are researching and developing vaccines that can save military and civilian lives. (U.S. Air Force photo)

Personnel at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research are researching and developing vaccines that can save military and civilian lives

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Nurse scientists generate new knowledge for Air Force

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5/17/2017
Members of the of the 455th Expeditionary Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron assist patients on medical transport flight out of Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. Air Force nurse scientists are conducting valuable research to improve en route patient care during aeromedical evacuations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Christopher Willis)

Nurse scientists are a small group of specially trained individuals, who conduct original research to generate new knowledge

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Agenda: February 9, 2017

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2/9/2017

Agenda for the February 9, 2017 DHB Meeting

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Minutes: February 9, 2017

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2/9/2017

Minutes from the DHB meeting on February 9, 2017

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Decision Brief Improving Defense Health Program Medical Research Processes

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2/9/2017

Decision Brief: Public Health Subcommittee Improving Defense Health Program Medical Research Processes

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