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The 2021 Military Health System Research Symposium IS CANCELLED due to COVID-19 concerns. FAQs related to the cancellation: https://mhsrs.amedd.army.mil/SitePages/Home.aspx


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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Development of a Nanofibrous Scaffold

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Photo By Katherine Berland | Dr. Tony Yuan from Naval Medical Research Unit - San Antonio presented a poster on the development of a nanofibrous fibrinogen-chitosan scaffold for the recruitment of fibroblasts during wound healing at the Military Health Systems Research Symposium, Kissimmee, Florida, August 29. (U.S. Navy Photo/Released/Katie Berland)

Dr. Tony Yuan from Naval Medical Research Unit - San Antonio presented a poster on the development of a nanofibrous fibrinogen-chitosan scaffold for the recruitment of fibroblasts during wound healing at the Military Health Systems Research Symposium, Kissimmee, Florida, August 29. (U.S. Navy photo by Katie Berland)

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2017 Team Research Accomplishment (Military), 1st Place

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Major General Barbara R. Holcomb, commanding general of the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command, presented the Occupational Physical Assessment research team from the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine and U.S. Army Public Health Center with the 2017 Team Research Accomplishment (Military), in the category of Musculoskeletal Injury, on Aug. 28 at the Military Health System (MHS) Research Symposium. The team was awarded first place for their work in developing a physical test to select recruits best suited for physically-demanding combat occupations.

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2017 Team Research Accomplishment (Academia)

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Major General Barbara R. Holcomb, commanding general of the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command, presented the Battelle team, supporting the Office of Naval Research, with the 2017 Team Research Accomplishment (Academia), in the category of Combat Casualty Care, on Aug. 28 at the Military Health System (MHS) Research Symposium. The team was recognized for their work with the Acute Care Covering for Severely Injured Limbs project to develop an oxygen-generating pump that makes oxygen available to wounds that require the use of a tourniquet.

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2017 Team Research Accomplishment (Military), Honorable Mention

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Major General Barbara R. Holcomb, commanding general of the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command, presented Calvin Griner and his research team from the Air Force Medical Service with the 2017 Team Research Accomplishment (Military), in the category of Advanced Development, on Aug. 28 at the Military Health System (MHS) Research Symposium. The team received honorable mention for their work in developing the Multiple-Channel Negative Pressure Wound Therapy Device—a device capable of treating four wounds simultaneously.

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Major General Barbara R. Holcomb, commanding general of the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command, presented Connie S. Schmaljohn, Ph.D. and her team of military and civilian scientists from the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Disease the 2017 Team Research Accomplishment (Military), in the category of Infectious Disease, on Aug. 28 at the Military Health System (MHS) Research Symposium. The team received honorable mention for the successful development and human clinical testing of a state-of-the-art DNA vaccine to prevent hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome.

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2017 MHSRS Individual Award, Academia

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Vice Admiral Raquel C. Bono, director of the Defense Health Agency, presented Veena Taneja, Ph.D. with the 2017 Individual Research Accomplishment for academia, in the category of Precision Medicine, today at the Military Health System (MHS) Research Symposium. The Individual Research Accomplishment award recognizes outstanding contributions by an individual scientist that had a high impact on MHS research within the past year.  Taneja is an Associate Professor in the Department of Immunology at the Mayo Clinic, and her research centers on understanding the role of the immune system in the development of rheumatoid arthritis. She is recognized today for her research that discovered a new biomarker that can be used to treat inflammatory arthritis.

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Vice Admiral Raquel C. Bono, director of the Defense Health Agency, presented U.S. Army Major Steven Schauer with the 2017 Individual Research Accomplishment for active duty service members, in the category of Military Operational Medicine, today at the Military Health System (MHS) Research Symposium. The Individual Research Accomplishment award recognizes outstanding contributions by an individual scientist that had a high impact on MHS research within the past year.  Schauer is an emergency medicine physician assigned to the U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research. Over the past year, and while deployed, he made several significant contributions to military operational medicine through multiple research projects and policy recommendations.

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2017 MHSRS Individual Award, Civilian

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Vice Admiral Raquel C. Bono, director of the Defense Health Agency, presented Michael J. Morris, M.D. with the 2017 Individual Research Accomplishment for civilians, in the category of Occupational Medicine, today at the Military Health System (MHS) Research Symposium. The Individual Research Accomplishment award recognizes outstanding contributions by an individual scientist that had a high impact on MHS research within the past year.  Morris is recognized today for his ongoing research investigating the effects of deployment on respiratory health.

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