When the federal government unveiled Operation Warp Speed (OWS) in May 2020, it was “unlike anything our country has seen since the Manhattan Project.” The multi-agency initiative’s central goal – to develop, produce, and distribute 300 million doses of a safe and effective coronavirus vaccine by January 2021 – requires a deep knowledge of science
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Womack Army Medical Center at Fort Bragg, NC hosted its 15th annual Research Symposium on 31 March 2021 sponsored by The Geneva Foundation. Womack Army Medical Center (WAMC) is an integral part of Fort Bragg’s mission and each year, WAMC hosts its Research Symposium to highlight advancements made in military medical research. This year’s
A medical research team at Madigan Army Medical Center is examining the human placenta’s possibilities in preventing vertical transmission.
Researcher to Watch: MAJ (Ret) Dan Rhon, DPT, DSC Translational research is often described as the “Valley of Death” since there is a large gap between basic research conducted in a lab and real-life clinical practice, in which many practical gaps still exist that could use more effective and efficient treatments, diagnostics, and prevention.
Researcher to Watch: Ruoting Yang, PhD Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) impacts many veterans and soldiers, but diagnosis can be problematic due to the reliance on self-reporting of patient symptoms, stigma within military populations, and other limitations identifying those at risk. It has been a major priority of the Department of Defense (DoD) to identify
Researcher to Watch: COL Jennifer M. Gurney, MD An estimated 90% of potentially survivable combat deaths are due to uncontrolled blood loss, or hemorrhage. In the bleeding patient, the priority is to stop the hemorrhage as quickly as possible, maintain oxygen delivery, and restore normal physiology – and all of this combined is called
Geneva Principal Investigator Yoann Stephane Le Breton, PhD, working at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR), is awarded a grant for research focused on a platform for genome mining of multidrug-resistant pathogens to develop therapeutic phages using synthetic biology. News Release Authored By: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) Release
Researcher to Watch: Amanda Staudt, PhD, MPH An eye injury is a traumatic and potentially debilitating event. The loss of visual acuity can be drastic, resulting in an extensive recovery period. Ocular injuries present a particular problem for service members and the providers charged with their care as they can result in lost duty
Researcher to Watch: Cristóbal S. Berry-Cabán, PhD Sexual assault and sexual harassment are persistent challenges for the military. Geneva researcher Cristóbal S. Berry-Cabán, PhD is a senior scientist at Womack Army Medical Center at Fort Bragg, NC studying an innovative approach to preventing sexual aggression among young men in the military. Dr. Berry-Cabán is
Researcher to Watch: ALLISON SYMSACK, PT, DPT Nearly two million people living in the U.S. have suffered a lower limb amputation (LLA). Besides being injured in combat, amputation surgeries are a common occurrence in the Veteran’s Health Administration (VA) due to motor vehicle and work-related accidents as well as from infections, diabetes, dysvascular conditions,