Naval Medical Research Stands Out at Military Health System Research Symposium Poster Sessions

Story Number: NNS190822-04Release Date: 8/22/2019 2:56:00 PM
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By Mariah Felipe, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Public Affairs

KISSIMEE, Fla. (NNS) -- Researchers from across the Navy Medicine enterprise presented their findings among peers in military medicine, academia and industry during poster sessions at the 2019 Military Health System Research Symposium (MHSRS), Aug 20 – 21.

Over 150 posters were presented by Navy Medicine, from research labs, military treatment facilities and joint military environments around globe at this session, with topics ranging from mental health studies in the military to best practices in battlefield medicine.

“Each year these sessions, unbelievably get better and better,” said Rear Admiral Bruce Gillingham, director, Medical Resources, Plans and Policy, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations. “As I spend time with these researchers, I’m always impressed with the work they’re doing and how we can use their findings to save lives on the battlefield.”

Lt. Cmdr. Grace Landers of Naval Medical Center Portsmouth was one of the presenters at the poster session. Her research focused on finding the best methods and products to stop the bleed from a wound on the battlefield.

“In the diverse community that is military medicine, MHSRS is a great opportunity for us to see what everyone is working on,” said Landers. It generates new ideas and brings collaborative efforts to the forefront for all of us.”

Cmdr. David Barrows, of the U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, presented his work on the Navy Medicine Trauma Strategy. This strategy has prioritized the establishment of trauma centers at military treatment facilities and partnerships with civilian organizations.

MHSRS is the Department of Defense’s premier scientific meeting. It provides a venue for presenting new scientific knowledge resulting from military-unique research and development. The MHSRS is the only military or civilian meeting that focuses specifically on the unique medical needs of the warfighter.

MHSRS provides a collaborative setting for the exchange of information between military providers with deployment experience, research and academic scientists, international partners, and industry on research and related health care initiatives falling under the topic areas of Combat Casualty Care, Military Operational Medicine, Clinical and Rehabilitative Medicine, Medical Simulation and Information Sciences, Military Infectious Diseases, and the Radiation Health Effects.

Navy Medicine is a global health care network of 63,000 personnel that provide health care support to the U.S. Navy, Marine Corps, their families and veterans in high operational tempo environments, at expeditionary medical facilities, medical treatment facilities, hospitals, clinics, hospital ships and research units around the world.


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