SILVER SPRING, Md. (NNS) -- Naval Medical Research Center (NMRC) hosted Rear Adm. Tim Weber, commander, Navy Medicine West (NMW) and director, Medical Service Corps, Oct 3.
It was Weber’s first East Coast tour since assuming command of NMW in August He visited to learn more about NMRC’s unique research expertise and diverse group of scientists, who provide bench to battlefield solutions for the health and readiness challenges our warfighters face.
Capt. Adam Armstrong, commander, NMRC, explained the lab’s mission and how it focuses on the health, readiness, and resilience of our nation’s warfighter and families across all military services.
“We appreciate Rear Adm. Weber for taking time out of his busy schedule to visit and learn about the great science we do in support of Navy and Marine Corps forces worldwide as well as the administrative infrastructure that supports the science,” he said.
Before taking the helm of NMW in August, Weber was its chief of staff. The visit provided him the opportunity to meet with NMRC leadership and staff members, tour the research facilities, and learn about research activities.
"The medical research NMRC scientists are conducting is vital to readiness," said Weber. "Whether they're protecting our warfighters from infectious diseases like malaria by developing effective vaccines or learning more about the relationship between blast overpressure and traumatic brain injury, the work NMRC scientists is doing is incredibly relevant to our operational forces,” said Weber.
After being briefed about funding for science and current research challenges and opportunities he toured the facility. Later that afternoon he held an Admiral’s Call and presented awards and personally thanked staff members for their noteworthy contributions to the mission’s success.
Before departing, Weber stressed the importance of readiness reminding everyone to keep, “Prevention, resilience and survivability as the main focus in their work.”
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NMRC's eight laboratories are engaged in a broad spectrum of activity from basic science in the laboratory to field studies at sites in austere and remote areas of the world to operational environments. In support of the Navy, Marine Corps, and joint U.S. warfighters, researchers study infectious diseases, biological warfare detection and defense, combat casualty care, environmental health concerns, aerospace and undersea medicine, medical modeling, simulation and operational mission support, and epidemiology and behavioral sciences.
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