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 USAMRMC is program coordinator for DoD medical research programs focused on the prevention, mitigation and treatment of blast injuries as well as the manager for the JTAPIC program which informs solutions that prevent or mitigate injury during the full range of military operations, by collaborative collection, integration, analysis and storage of data from operations, intelligence, materiel and medical sources.

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
    • Armed Forces Institute of Regenerative Medicine (AFIRM)
      • Extremity Regeneration
      • Craniomaxillofacial Regeneration
      • Burn Injury and Skin Regeneration
      • Genitourinary/Lower Abdomen Reconstruction
      • Composite Tissue Allotransplantation and Immunomodulation
  • 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)

  • Joint Evacuation and Transport Simulation (JETS)
  • Point of Injury Training System (POINTS)
  • Theater/Operational Medicine (TOM)
  • Military Healthcare Services (MHS)
  • Autonomous and Unmanned Systems
  • Medical Robotics
  • Virtual Health

DoD Blast Injury Research Program Coordinating Office

  • Injury prevention
  • Acute treatment
  • Reset

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: 13-Feb-2018