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NAMRU San Antonio commemorates 82nd anniversary of the Battle of Midway
June 6, 2024
NAMRU San Antonio commemorates 82nd anniversary of the Battle of Midway

NAMRU San Antonio participates in inaugural Promote Professional Engagement amongst Military Laboratories Science Symposium
June 3, 2024
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-FORT SAM HOUSTON – (May 30, 2024) – Dr. Luis Martinez (center), of San Angelo, Texas, a research microbiologist, joined by Tarea Burton, a research associate, assigned to the Biomaterials Department, Craniofacial Health and Restorative Medicine Directorate, Naval Medical Research Unit (NAMRU) San Antonio, speaks with an attendee of the inaugural Promote Professional Engagement amongst Military Laboratories (ProPEL) Science Symposium held at the Center of the Intrepid. The event was designed for researchers within Joint Base San Antonio to better understand the type of work they are conducting to further collaborative opportunities. NAMRU San Antonio is one of the leading research and development laboratories for the U.S. Navy under the Department of Defense (DoD) and is one of eight subordinate research commands in the global network of laboratories operating under the Naval Medical Research Command in Silver Spring, Md.  Its mission is to conduct gap driven combat casualty care, craniofacial, and directed energy research to improve survival, operational readiness, and safety of DoD personnel engaged in routine and expeditionary operations. (U.S. Navy Photo by Burrell Parmer, NAMRU San Antonio Public Affairs/Released)

NAMRU San Antonio spotlights Dr. Dao Ho during Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
May 20, 2024
NAMRU San Antonio spotlights Dr. Dao Ho during Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Navy Medicine tests treatment protocols in the Artic
April 25, 2024
BEAUFORT SEA, Arctic Circle – (March 21, 2024) – Left to right:  Marcus Caldera, Justin Bequette, Andres Martinez Murillo, and Dr. William D’Angelo assigned to Naval Medical Research Unit (NAMRU) San Antonio’s Biomedical Systems Engineering and Evaluation Department, participated in Operation Ice Camp (ICE CAMP) 2024. ICE CAMP is a three-week operation that allows the Navy to assess its operational readiness in the Arctic, increase experience in the region, advance understanding of the Arctic environment, and continue to develop relationships with other services, allies, and partner organizations. NAMRU San Antonio’s mission is to conduct gap driven combat casualty care, craniofacial, and directed energy research to improve survival, operational readiness, and safety of Department of Defense (DoD) personnel engaged in routine and expeditionary operations. It is one of the leading research and development laboratories for the U.S. Navy under the DoD and is one of eight subordinate research commands in the global network of laboratories operating under the Naval Medical Research Command in Silver Spring, Md. (U.S. Navy Photo)

USUHS Vice President of Research visits NAMRU San Antonio
April 2, 2024
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-FORT SAM HOUSTON – (March 27, 2024) – Stephen Guetersloh, a research scientist assigned to Naval Medical Research Unit (NAMRU) San Antonio’s Directed Energy Health Effects Directorate, speaks with Dr. Mark Kortepeter, vice president for Research, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS) and Tiffany Helling, USUHS Office of Research senior manager, Strategic Partnerships and New Initiatives, on electromagnetic equivalent phantoms inside a RF anechoic chamber at the Tri-Service Research Laboratory (TSRL).  Kortepeter and Helling toured the facility and received a series of briefings ranging from Expeditionary and Trauma Medicine to Cellular and Immune Based Adjuncts.  In addition to his duties at USUHS, Kortepeter serves as the co-chair for the Indo-Pacific Research Alliance for Military Medicine (IPRAMM).  NAMRU San Antonio’s mission is to conduct gap driven combat casualty care, craniofacial, and directed energy research to improve survival, operational readiness, and safety of Department of Defense (DoD) personnel engaged in routine and expeditionary operations. It is one of the leading research and development laboratories for the U.S. Navy under the DoD and is one of eight subordinate research commands in the global network of laboratories operating under Naval Medical Research Command in Silver Spring, Md. (U.S. Navy photo by Burrell Parmer, NAMRU San Antonio Public Affairs/Released)

BUMED Medical Inspector General evaluates NAMRU San Antonio
March 8, 2024
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-FORT SAM HOUSTON – (March 6, 2024) – Program managers assigned to Naval Medical Research Unit (NAMRU) San Antonio attend the outbrief of the U.S. Navy’s Bureau of Medicine and Surgery (BUMED) Medical Inspector General, Capt. William Deniston at the Battlefield Health and Trauma Research Institute. Approximately 12 inspectors conducted evaluations of 40 programs and collateral duties over three days at Naval Medical Research Unit (NAMRU) San Antonio to improve command performance and processes. NAMRU San Antonio’s mission is to conduct gap driven combat casualty care, craniofacial, and directed energy research to improve survival, operational readiness, and safety of DoD personnel engaged in routine and expeditionary operations. It is one of the leading research and development laboratories for the U.S. Navy under the DoD and is one of eight subordinate research commands in the global network of laboratories operating under the Naval Medical Research Command in Silver Spring, Md. (U.S. Navy photo by Burrell Parmer, NAMRU San Antonio Public Affairs/Released)

NAMRU San Antonio researchers present at 2023 Military Health System Research Symposium
August 16, 2023
KISSIMMEE, Fla. – (Aug. 15, 2023) – Dr. Amer Tiba, a research scientist, assigned to Craniofacial Health and Restorative Medicine Directorate, Naval Medical Research Unit (NAMRU) San Antonio, briefs his research titled “Formulation of a Novel Self-healing Dental Resin and Testing its Performance” to NAMRU San Antonio leadership during a poster session held on day two of the 2023 Military Health System Research Symposium (MHSRS) held at the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center. The MHSRS brings together military, government, academia, and industry experts for four days of critical conversations and intensive idea sharing. Presenters will share their latest research findings and challenges on topics including combat casualty care, military operational medicine, clinical and rehabilitative medicine, medical simulation and information sciences, military infectious diseases, and the radiation health effects. NAMRU San Antonio is one of the leading research and development laboratories for the U.S. Navy under the Department of Defense (DoD) and is one of eight subordinate research commands in the global network of laboratories operating under the Naval Medical Research Command in Silver Spring, Md.  Its mission is to conduct gap driven combat casualty care, craniofacial, and directed energy research to improve survival, operational readiness, and safety of DoD personnel engaged in routine and expeditionary operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Burrell Parmer, NAMRU San Antonio Public Affairs/Released)

ORISE intern presents research at NAMRU San Antonio
August 14, 2023
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONO-FORT SAM HOUSTON – (Aug. 9, 2023) – Pennsylvania State University sophomore William Hervey, of San Antonio, an Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) intern assigned to Naval Medical Research Unit (NAMRU) San Antonio’s Biomedical Systems Engineering and Evaluation Department, with his parents and siblings after presenting his research titled “Development of a Trauma Manikin for Test and Evaluation in Extreme Cold Environments” to researchers and NAMRU San Antonio leadership at the Battlefield Health and Trauma Research Institute. ORISE is a U.S. Department of Energy asset that is dedicated to enabling critical scientific, research, and health initiatives of the department and its laboratory system by providing world class expertise in STEM workforce development, scientific and technical reviews, and the evaluation of radiation exposure and environmental contamination. NAMRU San Antonio is one of the leading research and development laboratories for the U.S. Navy under the Department of Defense (DoD) and is one of eight subordinate research commands in the global network of laboratories operating under the Naval Medical Research Command in Silver Spring, Md.  Its mission is to conduct gap driven combat casualty care, craniofacial, and directed energy research to improve survival, operational readiness, and safety of DoD personnel engaged in routine and expeditionary operations. (U.S. Navy photos by Burrell Parmer, NAMRU San Antonio Public Affairs/Released)

Naval Research Enterprise Internship Program interns present research at NAMRU San Antonio
August 9, 2023
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONO-FORT SAM HOUSTON – (July 13, 2023) – University of Texas at Austin junior Saeha Lee, of Dallas, an intern assigned to Naval Medical Research Unit (NAMRU) San Antonio, participated in the Office of Naval Research’s Naval Research Enterprise Internship Program (NREIP) at the Battlefield Health and Trauma Research Institute. NREIP places college and university students in the Department of the Navy laboratories where they take part in real Naval research for ten weeks during the summer. NREIP gives academically talented college students, graduating seniors, and graduate students pursuing STEM careers the opportunity to learn about Naval research and technology while receiving first-class mentoring by top scientists and engineers. NAMRU San Antonio is one of the leading research and development laboratories for the U.S. Navy under the Department of Defense (DoD) and is one of eight subordinate research commands in the global network of laboratories operating under the Naval Medical Research Command in Silver Spring, Md.  Its mission is to conduct gap driven combat casualty care, craniofacial, and directed energy research to improve survival, operational readiness, and safety of DoD personnel engaged in routine and expeditionary operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Burrell Parmer, NAMRU San Antonio Public Affairs/Released)

Director, Defense Health Agency J3/5/7 visits NAMRU San Antonio
August 8, 2023
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-FORT SAM HOUSTON – (Aug. 3, 2023) – Cmdr. Drew Havard, deputy director, Craniofacial Health and Restorative Medicine (CHRM), Naval Medical Research Unit (NAMRU) San Antonio, joined by NAMRU San Antonio leaders, and Capt. William Deniston, commander, Naval Medical Research Command (NMRC), briefs Capt. Robert Hawkins, director, J3/5/7, Defense Health Agency (DHA) and director, U.S. Navy Nurse Corps, on a NAMRU San Antono-invented trachea device during a tour of NAMRU San Antonio facilities at the Battlefield Health and Trauma Research Institute. NAMRU San Antonio’s mission is to conduct gap driven combat casualty care, craniofacial, and directed energy research to improve survival, operational readiness, and safety of Department of Defense (DoD) personnel engaged in routine and expeditionary operations. It is one of the leading research and development laboratories for the U.S. Navy under the DoD and is one of eight subordinate research commands in the global network of laboratories operating under NMRC in Silver Spring, Md. (U.S. Navy photo by Burrell Parmer, NAMRU San Antonio Public Affairs/Released)

Commander of Naval Medical Forces Support Command visits NAMRU San Antonio
July 27, 2023
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-FORT SAM HOUSTON – (July 25, 2023) – Cmdr. Drew Havard, deputy director, Craniofacial Health and Restorative Medicine (CHRM), Naval Medical Research Unit (NAMRU) San Antonio, joined by Chief Science Director Dr. Sylvain Cardin, speaks with Capt. William Brafford, commander, Naval Medical Forces Support Command (NMFSC) and Command Master Chief Veronica Brittenum regarding research on the Application of Phage Display for the Development of a Novel Antivenom against Western Cottonmouth Snakes during a tour of NAMRU San Antonio facilities at the Battlefield Health and Trauma Research Institute. Scientists assigned to CHRM integrate research in the areas of biomaterials, biostatistical analysis, environmental surveillance, epidemiology, infection control, and maxillofacial injury. NAMRU San Antonio’s mission is to conduct gap driven combat casualty care, craniofacial, and directed energy research to improve survival, operational readiness, and safety of Department of Defense (DoD) personnel engaged in routine and expeditionary operations. It is one of the leading research and development laboratories for the U.S. Navy under the DoD and is one of eight subordinate research commands in the global network of laboratories operating under Naval Medical Research Command in Silver Spring, Md. (U.S. Navy photo by Burrell Parmer, NAMRU San Antonio Public Affairs/Released)

Naval Medical Research Unit San Antonio commemorates Battle of Midway
June 2, 2023
Naval Medical Research Unit San Antonio commemorates Battle of Midway

NAMRU San Antonio hosts fifth 'Mission Possible'
May 9, 2023
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-FORT SAM HOUSTON – (May 3, 2023) – Commanding Officer Capt. Gerald DeLong of Naval Medical Research Unit (NAMRU) San Antonio speaks to personnel during the fifth edition of “Mission Possible,” an information-sharing event held at the Battlefield Health and Trauma (BHT) Research Institute. The purpose of “Mission Possible” is to better inform members of the command on the tactics, techniques, and procedures of the three science directorates to include the resource acquisitions and administrative directorates. NAMRU San Antonio’s mission 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. It is one of the leading research and development laboratories for the U.S. Navy under the DoD and is one of eight subordinate research commands in the global network of laboratories operating under the Naval Medical Research Command in Silver Spring, Md. (U.S. Navy photo by Burrell Parmer, NAMRU San Antonio Public Affairs/Released)

NAMRU San Antonio attends 4th Military Medical Industry Day
May 9, 2023
SAN ANTONIO - (May 2, 2023) – Scientists and researchers assigned to Naval Medical Research Unit (NAMRU) San Antonio attended the 4th Military Medical Industry Day (MMID) hosted by VelocityTX, a subsidiary of Texas Research & Technology Foundation, the City of San Antonio, and Bexar County at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center. The following tri-service sessions were conducted: Blood and Shock Resuscitation/Hemorrhage and Edema Control + Organ Function Support; Combat Wound Care I (infection/sepsis: diagnosis, treatment, prevention); Combat Wound Care II (burns: assessment and treatment); Battlefield Pain Management + Traumatic Brain Injury/Polytrauma Related; Engineering, Automation, and Technology (includes Bioengineering, 3D printing); Dental/Maxillofacial Injury/Surgery Research and Development; and Military Medical Simulation/Education/Training. The MMID provides a platform for innovators and entrepreneurs to learn about military medical requirements, available funding sources to support research and development, and ways to work with the military. NAMRU San Antonio’s mission is to conduct gap driven combat casualty care, craniofacial, and directed energy research to improve survival, operational readiness, and safety of Department of Defense (DoD) personnel engaged in routine and expeditionary operations. It is one of the leading research and development laboratories for the U.S. Navy under the DoD and is one of eight subordinate research commands in the global network of laboratories operating under Naval Medical Research Command (NMRC) in Silver Spring, Md. (U.S. Navy photo by Burrell Parmer, NAMRU San Antonio Public Affairs/Released)

NAMRU San Antonio takes part in Fiesta San Antonio activities
May 5, 2023
NAMRU San Antonio attends Fiesta San Antonio Activities

NAMRU San Antonio takes Predictive Index to enhance teamwork, communication
April 3, 2023
NAMRU San Antonio takes Predictive Index to enhance teamwork, communication

NAMRU San Antonio unveils new command logo
March 27, 2023
Official Command Seal of Naval Medical Research Unit San Antonio

Naval Medical Research Unit San Antonio hosts Navy Medicine Training Support Center
March 9, 2023
NAMRU San Antonio hosts NMTSC

Black History Month: NAMRU San Antonio tech specialist Rickey King
February 28, 2023
Black History Month: NAMRU San Antonio tech specialist Rickey King

NAMRU San Antonio hosts fourth edition of 'Mission Possible'
February 14, 2023
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-FORT SAM HOUSTON – (Feb. 9, 2023) – Dr. Clifford Morgan, a research cell biologist and Dr. Leslie Neidert, a research physiologist, assigned to the Combat Casualty Care and Operational Medicine Directorate of Naval Medical Research Unit (NAMRU) San Antonio, speaks about expeditionary and trauma medicine during the fourth edition of “Mission Possible,” an information-sharing event held at the Tri-Service Research Laboratory. The purpose of “Mission Possible” is to better inform members of the command on the tactics, techniques, and procedures of the three science directorates to include the resource acquisitions and administrative directorates. NAMRU San Antonio’s mission 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. It is one of the leading research and development laboratories for the U.S. Navy under the DoD and is one of eight subordinate research commands in the global network of laboratories operating under the Naval Medical Research Center in Silver Spring, Md. (U.S. Navy photo by Burrell Parmer, NAMRU San Antonio Public Affairs/Released)