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MHS Research Symposium

The Defense Department's premier scientific meeting, the MHS Research Symposium (MHSRS) is a joint symposium that provides a collaborative environment for military medical care providers with deployment experience, military scientists, academia, and industry to exchange information on research and health care advancements within the areas of Combat Casualty Care, Military Operational Medicine, Clinical and Rehabilitative Medicine, and Military Infectious Disease Research Programs. 

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Army Builds Tool to Save Lives at High Altitude

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9/30/2022
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Mountain climbing is risky business. When unacclimatized individuals rapidly ascend to altitudes greater than 8,000 feet, they put themselves at risk for suffering from high-altitude illnesses. The addition of hard physical exercise, typical of a military mission, increases this level of risk. Detecting these illnesses prior to occurrence has the potential to save lives.

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Young Investigators and Poster Awardees Recognized at Symposium

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MHSRS 2022 Award Winner: Rapid Opioid Countermeasure System

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9/21/2022
MHSRS 2022 Award Winner: Rapid Opioid Countermeasure System

The Joint Project Manager for Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear Medical’s Rapid Opioid Countermeasure System’s Dr. Saumil Shah discusses his Military Health Research Symposium 2022 award-winning research into increasing warfighter readiness and reduced operational risk to opioid threats. Dr. Shah’s team provided access to a point-of-injury countermeasure such as the 10mg naloxone auto-injector, ahead of schedule and under cost, is a major step forward to protect and maintain the readiness of the joint force. MHSRS 2022 provides a collaborative setting for the exchange of information between military providers with deployment experience, research and academic scientists, international partners, and industry on research and related health care initiatives falling under the topic areas of Combat Casualty Care, Operational Medicine, Clinical and Rehabilitative Medicine, Medical Simulation and Information Sciences, and Infectious Diseases.

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MHSRS 2022 Award Winner: Mr. Fred Brozoski

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9/21/2022
MHSRS 2022 Award Winner: Mr. Fred Brozoski

Mr. Fred Brozoski, Distinguished Service Award – The Air Medical Research Lab’s Mr. Fred Brozoski provides insight to his Military Health Research Symposium 2022 award-winning research into blast, blunt, accelerative exposure in training exercises. His research includes the development of warfighter protective equipment and vehicle occupant safety systems, as well as test methodologies and devices for predicting the effectiveness of novel protective equipment at mitigating injury to Soldiers and aircrew. MHSRS 2022 provides a collaborative setting for the exchange of information between military providers with deployment experience, research and academic scientists, international partners, and industry on research and related health care initiatives falling under the topic areas of Combat Casualty Care, Operational Medicine, Clinical and Rehabilitative Medicine, Medical Simulation and Information Sciences, and Infectious Diseases. (Defense Health Agency video by Ms. Sara Barger, and Mr. Patrick Moore)

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MHSRS 2022 Award Winner: National Center for Rehabilitative Auditory Research (NCRAR)

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9/21/2022
MHSRS 2022 Award Winner: National Center for Rehabilitative Auditory Research (NCRAR)

Dr. James Henry, Outstanding Research Accomplishment (Team/Academia or Industry) – Veteran Affair’s Dr. James Henry and Dr. Kelly Reavis discuss their Military Health Research Symposium 2022 award winning-research into noise outcomes in service members epidemiology (NOISE). The research in this video is the only Department of Defense/Veteran’s Administration jointly-funded longitudinal, epidemiologic study on hearing health in Service members and Veterans across the life course. The NOISE study is the first to demonstrate an impact of tinnitus, the most common service-connected disability in the VA, on a Service member’s job performance. MHSRS 2022 provides a collaborative setting for the exchange of information between military providers with deployment experience, research and academic scientists, international partners, and industry on research and related health care initiatives falling under the topic areas of Combat Casualty Care, Operational Medicine, Clinical and Rehabilitative Medicine, Medical Simulation and Information Sciences, and Infectious Diseases.

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MHSRS 2022 Award Winner: STRONG STAR Consortium

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9/21/2022
MHSRS 2022 Award Winner: STRONG STAR Consortium

Dr. Alan Peterson, Outstanding Research Accomplishment (Team/Academia or Industry) - South Texas Research Organizational Network Guiding Studies on Trauma and Resilience (STRONG STAR) Consortium’s Dr. Alan Peterson discusses his Military Health Research Symposium 2022 award-winning research into stress and adjustment disorders in military service members. The outcome of this seminal study greatly advances the care and treatment of those with psychological health conditions, helping more service members and veterans recover and maintain or resume healthy, productive lives. MHSRS 2022 provides a collaborative setting for the exchange of information between military providers with deployment experience, research and academic scientists, international partners, and industry on research and related health care initiatives falling under the topic areas of Combat Casualty Care, Operational Medicine, Clinical and Rehabilitative Medicine, Medical Simulation and Information Sciences, and Infectious Diseases.

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MHSRS 2022 Award Winner: Chief Master Sgt. Rodriquez, Jr.

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9/21/2022
MHSRS 2022 Award Winner: Chief Master Sgt. Rodriquez, Jr.

Chief Master Sgt. Rodriquez, Distinguished Service Award – The U.S. Air Force’s Chief Master Sgt. Dario Rodriquez’s son, Steven Rodriquez, and his colleagues discuss Chief Master Sgt. Dario Rodriquez’s Military Health Research Symposium 2022 award winning research into en route combat casualty care to the warfighter. Chief Master Sgt. Rodriquez’s expertise was sought after by national and international collaborative, including the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Center for Disease Control and Prevention, and North Atlantic Treaty Organization/Science and Technology Organization. MHSRS 2022 provides a collaborative setting for the exchange of information between military providers with deployment experience, research and academic scientists, international partners, and industry on research and related health care initiatives falling under the topic areas of Combat Casualty Care, Operational Medicine, Clinical and Rehabilitative Medicine, Medical Simulation and Information Sciences, and Infectious Diseases.

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MHSRS 2022 Award Winner: Regional Hearing Conservation Program

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9/21/2022
MHSRS 2022 Award Winner: Regional Hearing Conservation Program

Naval Submarine Medical Research Laboratory’s Regional Hearing Conservation Program’s Dr. Jeremy Federman discusses his Military Health Research Symposium 2022 award-winning research into novel treatments, strategies, and technologies in hearing and balance health. The Regional Hearing Conservation Program team’s work significantly impacted the DOD by translating key research advancements into critical changes to hearing conservation policy and practices that support both the operational readiness and lethality of our service members. MHSRS 2022 provides a collaborative setting for the exchange of information between military providers with deployment experience, research and academic scientists, international partners, and industry on research and related health care initiatives falling under the topic areas of Combat Casualty Care, Operational Medicine, Clinical and Rehabilitative Medicine, Medical Simulation and Information Sciences, and Infectious Diseases. (Defense Health Agency video by Ms. Sara Barger, and Mr. Patrick Moore)

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Military Health System Research Symposium Draws Thousands of Researchers from Across the Globe

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9/16/2022
Researchers at an exhibit at the Military Health System Symposium

Thousands of scientists and scholars from around the world, including more than 150 researchers and leaders from the Uniformed Services University (USU) and countless USU graduates, represented the many innovative minds who attended this year’s 2022 Military Health System Research Symposium.

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2022 Military Health System Research Symposium Opening Plenary Session

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9/16/2022
2022 Military Health System Research Symposium Opening Plenary Session

The 2022 Military Health System Research Symposium opened with a morning plenary at the Gaylord Hotel in Kissimmee, FL on Monday, September 12, 2022. MHSRS 2022 provides a collaborative setting for the exchange of information between military providers with deployment experience, research and academic scientists, international partners, and industry on research and related health care initiatives falling under the topic areas of Combat Casualty Care, Operational Medicine, Clinical and Rehabilitative Medicine, Medical Simulation and Information Sciences, and Infectious Diseases.

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Cutting-Edge Science Featured at Military Health System Research Symposium

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9/15/2022
Ms. Seileen Mullen, the acting assistant secretary of defense for health affairs, makes opening remarks during the Military Health System Research Symposium at the Gaylord Hotel in Kissimmee, FL on Monday, September 12, 2022. MHSRS provides a collaborative setting for the exchange of information between military providers with deployment experience, research and academic scientists, international partners, and industry on research and related health care initiatives, such as Combat Casualty Care, Operational Medicine, Clinical and Rehabilitative Medicine, Medical Simulation and Information Sciences, and infectious Diseases.

The 2022 Military Health System Research Symposium, held in Kissimmee, Fla., opened this week after a two-year pandemic hiatus. The audience was enthusiastic as MHS leaders shared their opening remarks.

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Research Symposium Recognizes 2022 Award Winners

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9/15/2022
Dr. Sumil Shah accepts the Outstanding Program Management (Team) Award, along with some members of his team from Ms. Seileen Mullen, the acting secretary of Defense for Health Affairs. MHSRS provides a collaborative setting for the exchange of information between military providers with deployment experience, research and academic scientists, international partners, and industry on research and related health care initiatives, such as Combat Casualty Care, Operational Medicine, Clinical and Rehabilitative Medicine, Medical Simulation and Information Sciences, and infectious Diseases.

The 2022 Military Health System Research Symposium highlighted and honored innovative researchers dedicated to help the warfighter on and off the battlefield.

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MRDC/USAMMDA showcases the latest in military health care technology at MHSRS

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9/14/2022
A Joint Light Tactical Vehicle Ambulance Kit prototype sits on display during the first morning of the MHSRS.

The U.S. Army Medical Materiel Development Activity (USAMMDA) showcases the prototype of the interior of the Army's only Joint Light Tactical Vehicle Ambulance and other technologies designed to improve automation, compliance, efficiency and data analytics at this week's Military Health System Research Symposium in Kissimmee, Florida, Sept. 12 through Sept. 15.

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Leadership visits the exhibit hall at MHSRS 2022

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9/14/2022
Leadership visits the exhibit hall at MHSRS 2022

Leaders from across the Military Health System toured the exhibit hall at the Military Health System Research Symposium in Kissimmee, Florida on Monday, Sept. 12, 2022. Exhibitors demonstrated a wide variety of technologies and knowledge products from a wide variety of military medical research disciplines. Exhibitors represented agencies from the Army, Navy, Air Force, Defense Health Agency, and the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences.

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Naval Medical Research & Development Enterprise Attend Military Health System Research Symposium

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9/13/2022
The 2022 Military Health System Research Symposium (MHSRS) kicks-off its four-day event. (U.S. Navy photo by Tommy Lamkin/Released)

Military and civilian staff from the Naval Medical Research & Development enterprise attended the opening day of the Military Health System Research Symposium (MHSRS), an annual conference for stakeholders in the medical care of service members and veterans.

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Last Updated: September 13, 2022
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