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Two NAMRU-SA members recognized by American Society of Military Comptrollers
June 28, 2021
— The American Society of Military Comptrollers, or ASMC, has selected two Naval Medical Research Unit San Antonio members for awards recognizing their work within the command...
Naval Medical Research Unit-San Antonio gains new commanding officer
June 2, 2021
— More than 100 people attended the Naval Medical Research Unit-San Antonio, or NAMRU-SA, change of command ceremony at Brooke Army Medical Center's Carolyn D. Putnam Auditorium at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston May 21, where Navy Capt. Gerald DeLong relieved Capt. Andrew Vaughn...
NAMRU-SA participates in first virtual San Antonio postdoctoral research forum
January 15, 2021
— Naval Medical Research Unit San Antonio, or NAMRU-SA, was one of five academic or scientific research institutions in San Antonio to provide presenters, judges, organizers and attendees for the annual San Antonio Postdoctoral Research Forum, Dec. 7-11, 2020. Due to COVID-19, it was the first time the program went virtual in its eight-year history...
Naval Medical Research Unit-San Antonio contributing to COVID-19 fight
June 18, 2020
— In early March, Naval Medical Research Unit-San Antonio, or NAMRU-SA, joined the fight against COVID-19 and future pandemic viruses by contributing knowledge from relevant studies and providing backup medical support at Brooke Army Medical Center at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston...
NAMRU-SA scientist selected for top Navy science award
June 12, 2020
— Work on biomedical projects, from developing an antivenom to dental research, has earned a Naval Medical Research Unit San Antonio researcher an award for being one of the top scientists in the Navy...
Local Navy technicians gain practical experience from COVID-19 maintenance backlog
June 10, 2020
— The Naval Medical Research Unit-San Antonio, or NAMRU-SA, at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, is giving some graduates of the Navy Medicine Training Support Center Biomedical Equipment Technician School, or BMET, practical experience that attacks one of COVID-19’s side effects, a maintenance backlog...
Naval Medical Research Unit San Antonio scientists collaborate with Cornell University researcher
November 26, 2018
— Scientists from Naval Medical Research Unit San Antonio, or NAMRU-SA, Biomaterials and Epidemiology Department, Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, are collaborating with a Cornell University researcher...
NAMRU-SA project developing tools to detect harmful bacteria in wounded warfighters
November 7, 2018
— Finding and developing diagnostic tools that can better identify harmful bacterial pathogens in wounded warfighters is the objective of two projects being conducted at Naval Medical Research Unit San Antonio at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston...
Naval Medical Research Unit San Antonio honors researcher
November 1, 2018
— Naval Medical Research Unit San Antonio awarded the Tammy Hess Maestas award for Excellence in Laboratory Research to Leasha Stygler for her professional achievement as a Research Assistant III...
Naval Medical Research Unit San Antonio focuses on improving device to remove dental waste
July 26, 2018
— Improving filtration devices that capture dental waste and keep the environment safe is the focus of a project being conducted at the Naval Medical Research Unit San Antonio, located at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston...
JBSA Navy Medicine commands host Navy STEM externship visit
July 3, 2018
— San Antonio area Navy Medicine commands hosted 26 middle and high school guidance counselors, and high school chemistry and health professions educators June 27 at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston as part of a summer externship focused on high school student career preparation and exploration...
Naval Medical Research Unit-San Antonio hosts Alamo STEM educators visit to Navy Research Lab
July 2, 2018
— Scientists at the Naval Medical Research Unit-San Antonio at the San Antonio Military Medical Center campus at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston hosted 10 high school chemistry and health professions educators for a laboratory tour and “meet the scientists” career path discussion June 27...
Naval Medical Research Unit San Antonio educates civic, business leaders
May 31, 2018
— Thirty-four civic and business leaders from the Defense Orientation Conference Association, or DOCA, toured the Naval Medical Research Unit-San Antonio at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston April 27 to see a working Navy medical research lab in action and gain insights to share with fellow civilian leaders in their community...
Naval Medical Research Unit San Antonio studies effectiveness of potential snakebite treatments
March 7, 2018
— Two researchers at Naval Medical Research Unit San Antonio at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston are studying the effectiveness of potential antivenom treatments in improving care for service members with snakebites...
NAMRU-SA researchers working on laser therapy project to improve treatment of drug-resistant wound infections
June 19, 2017
— An innovative project being conducted at the Naval Medical Research Unit San Antonio, or NAMRU-SA, at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston could lead to the development of laser therapy technology to improve the treatment of antibiotic resistant wound infections in the bodies of service members injured in combat...
Naval Medical Research Unit San Antonio researchers developing field portable sterilizer
March 1, 2017
— Researchers at the Naval Medical Research Unit San Antonio, or NAMRU-SA, at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston are developing a portable sterilizer that can be used in military field operations and operate by battery when power is not available...
Naval researchers focus on monitoring immune system to diagnose, treat traumatic injuries
January 20, 2017
— The Department of Combat Casualty Care at the Naval Medical Research Unit San Antonio, or NAMRU-SA, at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston works towards understanding both the physiologic and molecular changes which occur in response to traumatic injury. One of the unit’s primary focus areas is the identification of the mechanisms the immune system exploits to respond to injury, specifically hemorrhage and poly-trauma...