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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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Genome Sequencing Assists Research at Naval Health Research Center

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Learn how unique samples from naval vessels, US-Mexico border populations, and DOD beneficiaries aided in the Naval Health Research Center’s sequencing efforts.

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U.S. Military HIV Research Lends Lessons Learned to COVID-19

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The U.S. military has engaged in HIV research for three decades, contributing critical lessons learned, knowledge, and expertise during the COVID-19 research and vaccine development effort.

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Naval Medical Research Center Uses Genome Sequencing for Variants

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NMRC’s efforts provided important support for sequencing and viral isolation to the Department of Defense and Military Health System.

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“Call for Abstracts” Opens for 2023 MHS Research Symposium

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Preparations for the 2023 MHSRS are currently underway! Learn how you can qualify to present at the DOD's premier scientific meeting for the unique medical needs of the warfighter. (Deadline for abstracts: Feb. 19th)

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USAMRIID Focuses on Genome Sequencing to Detect Variants

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A connected family of laboratories across the MHS allows a more rapid response to the outbreak.

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Whole Genome Sequencing at Tripler Army Medical Center

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The third installment in a 6-part series highlighting the efforts of the Military Health System laboratories and the technicians who worked to identify COVID-19 variants using special sequencing technology.

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Walter Reed Army Institute of Research Implements SARS-CoV-2 Genome Sequencing

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This is the second article in a 6-part series that highlights the work of technicians and scientists in Military Health System laboratories who worked to identify COVID-19 variants using special sequencing technology.

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Military Labs Use Whole Genome Sequencing of COVID-19 Variants

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The first in a 6-part series highlighting the work of technicians and scientists working in support of the MHS who identified COVID-19 variants using special sequencing technology.

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Blast Overpressure Research Brings NATO Group to DHHQ

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DOD and NATO experts recently met to continue their work on warfighter brain health to protect soldiers from the overblast pressure of their weaponry.

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Military Health Symposium Research Shapes Future of Warfighter Health

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

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Young Investigators and Poster Awardees Recognized at Symposium

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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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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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Military Medical Museum Celebrates 160th birthday with mobile app

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From the development of the typhoid vaccine to the invention of the photomicrograph for the study of pathological specimens, the museum has been involved in the forefront of military medical research.

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Military Health System Research Program Seeks Funding Applications for FY2023

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The funding prioritizes research projects that focus on the delivery of military health care and system-level innovations that impact cost and outcomes.

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