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April 16, 2021

Case Study: Inside Geneva’s Sprint to Support COVID-19 Vaccines

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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March 24, 2021

Bridging the Translational Research Gap: SMART Stepped Care Management Project

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.

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March 18, 2021

Identifying Biotypes for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder for the First Time

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

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March 12, 2021

NIH Awards Grant to Support Bacteriophage Therapy Research

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

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March 5, 2021

The Epidemiology of Combat Ocular Injury to Guide Prolonged Field Care

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

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March 3, 2021

Sexual Assault Prevention in the Military

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

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March 1, 2021

MDORP Uses Mobile Health Technology to Provide Rehabilitation

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,

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