USAISR Director of Research Departs for USAMRMC
After 15 years at the U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research, Director of Research David G. Baer, Ph.D., departs for a position at the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command at Fort Detrick, Maryland. Baer, who has been the director of research since 2007, will serve as the deputy director of the Combat Casualty Care Program at the USAMRMC. His wife, Pamela Brown-Baer, DDS, a primary investigator for the Cranial Facial Bone Regeneration at the USAISR Dental and Trauma Research Detachment, will join him in Fort Detrick where she will take a position in clinical rehabilitation.
Baer joined the USAISR in 1999 as an active-duty Army captain in the Medical Service Corps' laboratory science office where he conducted research on wound healing/infection, tourniquet development and fielding, muscle injury and traumatic wound modeling and imaging until 2003. From 2003 to 2007, he was the task area manager for bone and soft tissue trauma research.
"It has been a privilege to work at the USAISR and to get to know so many dedicated and talented people," Baer said. "I will look forward to seeing more great things that build on the Institute's long history of optimizing combat casualty care."
"Thanks to all of the dedication and teamwork that went into making our regenerative research successful," added Brown-Baer. "Working at the USAISR was an incredible opportunityâ€"one I will remember with great fondness."