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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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Physicians Perform First Surgery with New Robotics System

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11/18/2022
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Physicians with the 96th Medical Group completed the first robotic-assisted surgery at Eglin Air Force Base on Nov. 2 Using the unit’s new DaVinci Robotics System, the team performed a successful hernia repair operation.

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Collaboration Ensures Focus on Sustainment for New Army Medical Devices

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11/4/2022
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Collaboration between U.S. Army medical materiel developers and sustainers means that new devices fielded to the warfighter not only provide the required capabilities, but also longevity and durability in the field, as well as value to the American taxpayer.

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History of Navy Medicine's Research and Development Global Enterprise

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11/2/2022
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Before there was the Naval Medical Research Center (NMRC) there was the Naval Medical Research Institute (NMRI).

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Exoskeleton to Enhance Safety, Retention for Aerial Porters, Others

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10/26/2022
Military personnel pushes exoskeleton robotic fitness machine

The Air Force Research Laboratory’s Center for Rapid Innovation, or CRI, held an event Oct. 6 with the U.S. Air Force Reserve Commander’s 445th Airlift Wing for a robotics team to demonstrate the latest Forge System, a pneumatically powered exoskeleton that augments leg strength to reduce fatigue, increase endurance, and offset weight.

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Cellular Stress Response Research Shows Promise for Conditions Affecting Warfighters

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10/25/2022
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Impaired or inappropriate activation of a cellular stress response pathway is a common underlying factor for many human diseases, including those that affect our military warfighters and veterans, such as traumatic brain injury, posttraumatic stress disorder, various cancers, and diabetes.

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MHSRS Young Investigators Award Winners 2022

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10/14/2022
MHSRS Young Investigators Award Winners 2022

During this year’s Military Health System Research Symposium, participants of the Young Investigators Competition presented a series of scientific research focused on warfighter health.

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Military Health Symposium Research Shapes Future of Warfighter Health

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10/5/2022
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Scientific session at the Military Health System Research Symposium highlights research addressing critical military medical issues.

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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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9/26/2022
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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: 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: 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: 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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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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Last Updated: September 13, 2022
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