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U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research
USAISR welcomes new commander
July 23, 2020
— In a time-honored Army custom, Col. (Dr.) Jerome L. Buller relinquished command of the U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research, or USAISR, to Col. (Dr.) Mark E. Stackle during a change of command ceremony at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston July 21...
Inaugural trauma readiness training receives rave reviews
July 8, 2020
— The new Strategic Trauma Readiness Center of San Antonio, or STaRC, completed its first trauma readiness training for the 555th Forward Surgical Team June 6...
New BAMC trauma training program prepares surgical team for deployment
May 25, 2020
— Brooke Army Medical Center is conducting the first of its kind pre-deployment trauma readiness training exercise for the 555th Forward Surgical Team from May 18 to June 6. ...
New combat medics tackle burn team duty
May 20, 2020
— The U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research Burn Center at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston is the leader in burn treatment both on and off the battlefield for the Department of Defense. For the service members and civilians of this leading-edge treatment division, it means long hours, razor-thin margins of error, and life-saving decisiveness is a daily business, pandemic or not...
USAISR on frontlines of COVID-19 fight
May 7, 2020
— With all the ongoing changes, the staff at the U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research, or USAISR, at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston has also made modifications in how it conducts day-to-day business while maintaining its overall research mission of “optimizing combat casualty care” and, further, providing the best quality care to patients at the only U.S. Department of Defense Burn Center...
Burn survivor, San Antonio firefighter on the road to recovery thanks to USAISR
March 10, 2020
— For nearly three years, San Antonio firefighter Brad Phipps has had to deal with both the physical and emotional scars from a fire that left him with burn injuries and in which one of his colleagues perished...
USAISR conducts study at Fort Carson
February 28, 2020
— The U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research, based at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, conducted a study Feb. 11 with combat medics with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 41st Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, at Fort Carson, Colorado...
USAISR program training local first responders on advanced burn care
November 29, 2019
— Paramedics and emergency medical technicians with the San Antonio Fire Department are being trained on the basics of advanced burn care through a new program and partnership with the U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston...
Army physician has a life-changing experience with London air ambulance
November 7, 2019
— An Army physician at JBSA-Fort Sam Houston broadened his knowledge of trauma medicine during a six-month stint as a member of a world renowned air ambulance service in London...
U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research Soldiers conduct Army Warrior Training
November 1, 2019
— The U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston conducted Army Warrior Training at Salado Creek Training site at JBSA-Fort Sam Houston Oct. 23-24...
JBSA-Fort Sam Houston researchers author paper on military dental emergencies
October 23, 2019
— Researchers at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston have authored a research paper analyzing data of dental emergencies and traumatic facial and head injuries among servicemembers that could be utilized in improving troop outcomes and mission preparedness...
Stop the Bleed program provides training to area schools
October 3, 2019
— Medical personnel from Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston are providing training to area school districts that must comply with a new state law that require that teachers, staff members and students be trained in the treatment of injuries in the event of an emergency...
USAISR researcher, woman with rare medical condition, forge 20-year friendship
September 6, 2019
— For nearly 20 years, a woman with a rare medical condition and a researcher at the U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston have shared an email correspondence that has helped in her fight against the disease...
Former USAISR research fellow takes unique path to becoming a critical care physician
August 2, 2019
— The path Natalie Koons, a former research fellow at the U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, has followed in studying to become a critical care physician is a unique one...
Houston Astros pitchers visit U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research Burn Center
January 25, 2019
— Houston Astros pitchers Dean Deetz and Rogelio Armenteros stopped by the U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research Burn Center at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston to visit with burn patients, sign autographs and tour the facility Jan. 24...
USAISR hosts interagency meeting on delivery of blood products
January 18, 2019
— The U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston hosted a biannual meeting of the Federal Inter-Agency Task Force for Trauma and Emergency Preparedness Nov. 8-9, 2018, which focused specifically on delivery of blood products at the point of injury, where their use is most life-saving...
Two USAISR nurses among Top 25 of South Central Texas
December 4, 2018
— Two nurses from the U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research Burn Center at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston were named among the best 25 nurses of South Central Texas...
Soldiers credits Basic Life Support course in saving nephew’s life
December 4, 2018
— Have you ever wondered if it’s worth your time or beneficial to take a Basic Life Support course? Ask Spc. Josue Garcia-Marcano and you will get a resounding “definitely” without hesitation...
USAISR pilot program provides training on burn care to deploying servicemembers
October 18, 2018
— A pilot program at the U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research Burn Center at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston is providing hands-on clinical training to deploying service members on the care and treatment of one of the most complex patient populations in the military – those with burn and traumatic injuries...
USAISR civilian retires after 50 years of federal service
October 3, 2018
— After 50 years of federal service, Claudia Wood, a supply technician at the U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, retired recently during an informal ceremony and potluck lunch...