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NEWS | Nov. 1, 2018

Naval Medical Research Unit San Antonio honors researcher

By Flisa Stevenson Naval Medical Research Unit San Antonio Public Affairs

The Naval Medical Research Unit San Antonio, or NAMRU-SA, recently awarded the Tammy Hess Maestas award for Excellence in Laboratory Research to Leasha Stygler for her professional achievement as a Research Assistant III in the Expeditionary and Trauma Medicine Department from June 1, 2017 to May 31, 2018.  

The award was been established to honor the memory of Tammy Hess Maestas, a former NAMRU-SA employee and outstanding laboratory research technician with a passion for science. It is
presented annually and recognizes non-PhD laboratory researchers at NAMRU-SA for excellence in the performance of their scientific and technical duties in research. 

The mission of NAMRU-SA is to conduct gap-driven combat casualty care, craniofacial and directed-energy research to improve survival, operational readiness, and safety of Department of Defense personnel engaged in routine and expeditionary operations.