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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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Partnership improves care, prosthetics for wounded warriors

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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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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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Defense Health Agency Overview

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2/9/2017

Defense Health Agency Overview

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Overview of Air Force Medical Service

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2/9/2017

Overview of Air Force Medical Service

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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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Tiny life-saving device receives FDA clearance

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2/3/2017
U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research senior scientist, Victor Convertino, Ph.D. (right), demonstrates the functions and capabilities of the Compensatory Reserve Index to Army Maj. Gen. Barbara Holcomb, commanding general, U.S. Army Medical Research and Material Command. (U.S. Army photo by Steven Galvan)

The ability to measure the body's capacity to compensate for blood loss has been the focus of researchers at the USAISR for years

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BLAST: Greater speed, accuracy in recognizing brain injury

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1/18/2017
Marines shield themselves from a detonated explosive charge during a breaching exercise. Modern body armor better protects warfighters against shrapnel from explosive blasts. However, they still face the resulting blast pressure and shock wave that could cause traumatic brain injury. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Emmanuel Ramos)

The Office of Naval Research is sponsoring the development of a portable, three-part system that can measure blast pressure, establish injury thresholds for the brain and analyze potential TBI symptoms

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