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U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research
U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research names new deputy director of combat casualty care research
July 21, 2017
— Capt. Melissa Kottke was recently named deputy director of the Combat Casualty Care Research Directorate at the U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston. The USAISR is a subordinate institute of the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command. ...
New potential approach to traumatic brain injuries assessment, treatment
June 16, 2017
— Researchers at the U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, in collaboration with NeuroChaos, Inc., in Austin, Texas, are looking at a novel approach to assessing traumatic brain injuries which could assist in the way patients with TBI are identified, assessed and treated. ...
U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research’s top NCO arrives from AMEDDC&S
June 15, 2017
— Sgt. Maj. William “Dave” Poist Jr. assumed responsibility as the senior enlisted advisor of the U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston recently after a tour as the U.S. Army Medical Department Center and School, U.S. Army Health Readiness Center of Excellence, Operations, Plans, and Training, chief operations noncommissioned officer. ...
USAISR researchers ensure blood for service members is Zika-free
June 2, 2017
— Researchers at the U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research, or USAISR, at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston recently initiated a study to ensure that all blood collected at Department of Defense blood collection facilities is free from the Zika virus and are continuing to test all blood donations for the foreseeable future. ...
Retired Army couple renew wedding vows at BAMC
January 25, 2017
— Renewing wedding vows is a special occasion for many married couples. For Albert and Connie Ross, their 10-year vow renewal celebration Jan. 19 was special in many ways, for it was held at the exact same spot where they first met at the Brooke Army Medical Center 12 years ago. Additionally, the ceremony officiant was the bride’s “Battle Buddy” and as an added surprise, the person who walked her down the aisle – in this case the hospital hallway – was her surgeon while she was hospitalized. ...
Road on U.S. base in Iraq honors former Navy SEAL doc at USAISR
January 13, 2017
— Need directions to the Forward Surgical Team facility at the Logistical Support Area just south of Mosul, Iraq? It’s easy to find. It’s on the corner of the base runway flight line and Frank Butler Blvd. The road was named in November 2016 to honor retired Navy Capt. (Dr.) Frank K. Butler Jr. ...
Tiny life-saving device receives U.S. Food and Drug Administration clearance
January 12, 2017
— The ability to measure the body’s capacity to compensate for blood loss, also known as the compensatory reserve, has been the focus of researchers at the U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research, or USAISR, at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston for years. ...
New research center created to improve outcomes of combat casualties
December 21, 2016
— The U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research, or USAISR, at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston has a new research center focused on improving outcomes from the leading cause of death on the battlefield. ...
USAISR deputy director honored with Distinguished Civilian Service Award
December 21, 2016
— The deputy director of the Joint Trauma System, or JTS, at the U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research, or USAISR, at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston received the highest honor given by the Secretary of Defense during a ceremony at the Pentagon Nov. 3. ...
U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research names new director of research
November 15, 2016
— “This institute has a reputation of conducting world-class combat casualty care research and I certainly want to continue that,” said Anthony E. Pusateri, Ph.D., the new director of research at the U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research, or USAISR, at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston. ...
Former USAISR commander receives 2016 Medical Excellence Award
November 15, 2016
— A former commander at the U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research, or USAISR, at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston was presented with the 9th Annual Maj. Jonathan Letterman Medical Excellence Award Oct. 6 during an awards ceremony in Dickerson, Md. ...
U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research launches ‘Case Records of the
October 19, 2016
— The Joint Trauma System, or JTS, of the U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston “has been the driving force of so much change in military and civilian trauma surgery,” said Lt. Col. (Dr.) Jennifer Gurney, trauma surgeon and Trauma System Development chief at the JTS. ...
USAISR Company welcomes new commander
September 14, 2016
— “The best thing about my position is that I believe that I can affect positive change in the lives or our Soldiers,” said Capt. Cleveland Bryant, U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research Company commander at Fort Sam Houston. Bryant took command of the USAISR Company July 15 and said that he believes his new position will bring about its challenges as well as great opportunity for personal and professional development. ...