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Defense Health Agency Overview

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2/9/2017

Defense Health Agency Overview

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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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Military medicine provides ‘world-class solutions for combat casualties’

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1/17/2017
Osseointegration, a process which attaches a prosthetic limb directly to the skeleton, can be an alternative option to traditional socket-based prosthetics for qualified patients. It is currently undergoing clinical trials at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joshua D. Sheppard)

Walter Reed’s osseointegration program is working help amputee service members who have difficulty with socket-based prosthetics achieve maximum functional capability through an alternative and comfortable solution

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Army scientists use fluorescent gels to study blast pressure on the brain

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1/11/2017
Army Research Laboratory researcher Nile Bunce uses ultraviolet light to illuminate fluorescent materials that may shed light on the effects of blast pressure on the human brain. (U.S. Army photo by David McNally)

Army researchers are studying the physiological effects of blast pressure on the brain

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Scientists use fluorescent gels for innovative brain research

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1/11/2017
Scientists use fluorescent gels for innovative brain research

Army researchers are studying the physiological effects of blast pressure on the brain in order to discover technology solutions to protect Soldiers.

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MHS year in review: A look into malaria research

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12/27/2016
The antimalarial medication Malarone was issued to service members deployed to West Africa in support of Operation United Assistance (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. V. Michelle Woods)

With two vaccines and an antimalarial drug set to begin clinical trials next year, Walter Reed Institute of Research looks back on its work in malaria research over the past year.

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Year in Review: MHS stepped up measures against antibiotic resistant bacteria

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12/6/2016
The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan saw a rise in antibiotic-resistant bacterial infections. In 2016 the Military Health System stepped up efforts to identify and study such bacteria and share information gathered with the larger health-care community. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Christopher Stewart)

If the rise of antibiotic-resistant bacteria continues unchecked, we will be at a point where we really don’t have antibiotics to treat simple things

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Minutes: November 1, 2016

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11/1/2016

Minutes for the DHB Meeting on November 1, 2016

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Improving Defense Health Program Medical Research Processes

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11/1/2016

Improving Defense Health Program Medical Research Processes briefing to the Defense Health Board, Nov. 1, 2016.

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Mechanical Ventilation Methods in Transport of Critically Injured Patients

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11/1/2016

Mechanical Ventilation Methods in Transport of Critically Injured Patients

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Classifying the Histomorphology of Prostatic Adenocarcinoma with Deep Neural Networks

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11/1/2016

Classifying the Histomorphology of Prostatic Adenocarcinoma with Deep Neural Networks

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Office of Naval Research developing new ways to protect injured limbs

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10/6/2016
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The Office of Naval Research is sponsoring work to develop a breakthrough medical wrap, that will not only cover injured limbs, but also mitigate damage and protect tissue for up to three days

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Military health leaders say that DoD's investment in global health engagement continues to grow

Article
8/29/2016
Dr. David Smith (standing), deputy assistant secretary of Defense for Health Readiness Policy and Oversight, discusses the Department of Defense’s strategic approach to global health engagement at the Military Health System Research Symposium Aug. 16. Navy Rear Adm. Colin Chinn (left), director of Research, Development and Acquisition at the Defense Health Agency, echoed his remarks.

Military medical leaders discussed the evolution of DoD’s global health efforts at the 2016 MHS Research Symposium.

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Agenda: August 9, 2016

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8/9/2016

Agenda for the DHB meeting on August 9, 2016

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