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Medical Research and Development

The U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command manages and executes research in five basic areas: military infectious diseases, combat casualty care, military operational medicine, chemical biological defense, and clinical and rehabilitative medicine. The command is also the research manager for the DoD Blast Injury Research Program Coordinating Office and the Armed Forces Institute of Regenerative Medicine.

Military Infectious Diseases Research Program

  • Medical readiness
  • Vaccines
  • Biotechnology
  • Prophylaxis/treatment drugs
  • Diagnostics/prognostics
  • Vector control
  • Medical C4ISR
  • HIV countermeasures

Combat Casualty Care Research Program

  • Damage control resuscitation
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Combat trauma therapies
  • Health monitoring & diagnostic technology
  • Combat dentistry

Military Operational Medicine Research Program

  • Injury prevention and reduction
  • Psychological health and resilience
  • Physiological health
  • Environmental health and protection

Clinical & Rehabilitative Medicine Research Program

  • Neuromusculoskeletal rehabilitation
  • Regenerative medicine and transplants
  • Vision restoration
  • Pain management

Medical Chemical Biological Defense Research

  • Medical Biological Defense
    • Vaccines
    • Therapeutics
    • Diagnostics
    • Basic research
  • Medical Chemical Defense
    • Pretreatments
    • Therapeutics
    • Diagnostics
    • Basic research
  • Laboratory Infrastructure

Medical Simulation & Information Sciences Research Program (MSIS)

  • Theater/Operational Medicine
  • Medical Resourcing
  • Information Technology Infrastructure & Data Management
  • Military Health Services
  • Combat Casualty Training
  • Medical Readiness Initiative
  • Health Focused Initiative
  • Tools for Medical Education

DoD Blast Injury Research Program Coordinating Office

  • Injury prevention
  • Acute treatment
  • Reset

Armed Forces Institute of Regenerative Medicine

  • Cranio-facial reconstruction
  • Healing without scarring
  • Limb and digit salvage and reconstruction
  • Compartment syndrome
  • Burn repair

The command is the executive or lead agency responsible for:

  • Military Human Immunodeficiency Virus R&D Program (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome)
  • Global Emerging Infections Surveillance and Response System
  • Use of Investigational New Drugs for Force Health Protection
  • DoD Food and Nutrition Research, Development, Test, Evaluation, and Engineering Program
  • Combat Dentistry Research Program
  • Gulf War Illnesses/Force Health Protection Research Program
  • Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program

The command ensures all research strictly conforms to all regulatory guidance.

Last Modified Date: 21-Dec-2015