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U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command Public Affairs Office
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U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command
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For Immediate Release

Dr. Jaques Reifman will be honored at the 2009 Presidential Rank Award Ceremony

Dr. Jaques Reifman(Fort Detrick, MD) � Dr. Jaques Reifman, Department of Defense High Performance Computing Software Applications Institute, Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center, senior research scientist has been selected to receive the prestigious Presidential Rank Award.

The Honorable John M. McHugh will honor 2009 Presidential Rank Award recipients at an awards ceremony on June 28 at 2 p.m., at the Women in Military Service for America Memorial, Arlington National Cemetery.

Only 5% of the Senior Executives in the U.S. government are annually selected to receive the Presidential Rank Award.

The Presidential Rank Awards program is an individual award program granted to U.S. government career Senior Executives and Senior Career Employees, within the OPM-allocated Senior Level or Scientific-Professional community. The Presidential Rank Award honors high-performing senior career employees for sustained extraordinary accomplishments, according to the OPM Web site.

"In my 37 years serving in the Army or working for the Army, I have seen an awfully lot of very dedicated and patriotic people but never have seen anybody who works so hard, and is so thorough, and demands so much from himself as does Dr. Reifman. Of course, the other basic qualities that enabled his achievements are superb intelligence, uncanny resourcefulness, dogged determination, a rare sense of scientific purpose and rigor, impeccable integrity, and active participative 'do-as-I-do' leadership," said Dr. Gary R. Gilbert TATRC's chief Knowledge Engineering Group at MRMC.

Dr. Reifman is the first MRMC senior-level scientist to receive such an honor. He also serves as the Director of the Department of Defense Biotechnology High Performance Computing Software Applications Institute, where he leads a team of about 40 doctoral-level scientists in computational biology research. For more information about the BHSAI and TATRC, visit and, respectively.

For more information about the Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center, visit


The mission of the U.S. Army Medical Research & Materiel Command's Combat Casualty Care Research Program is to reduce the mortality and morbidity resulting from injuries on the battlefield through the development of new life-saving strategies, new surgical techniques, biological and mechanical products, and the timely use of remote physiological monitoring.

The Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center's mission is to execute a congressional special interest program of medical science and engineering technology research that maximizes benefits to military medicine.

Last Modified Date: 26-Nov-2012