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Research Institute of Environmental Medicine

"We provide solutions to enhance Warfighter health and performance through biomedical research."

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Regaining control of frigid fingers: USARIEM investigates a way for Service Members to remain effective in the cold

Have you ever been out in the bitter cold when your normally nimble fingers feel more like clumsy paws? For Warfighter's this is not only frustrating but can have serious adverse effects.
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Teamwork, Networking are Key Takeaways from 2024 Army Best Medic Competition

Staff Sgt. Rodrigo Flores and Sgt. Juan Garcia say it was the prospect of being able to team with each other that inspired them to participate in the 2024 Command Sgt. Maj. Jack L. Clark, Jr. U.S. Army Best Medic Competition at Fort Liberty, North Carolina, in March.
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USARIEM leads the way in Female Warfighter Research

For more than 60 years, USARIEM researchers have extensively studied the Warfighter. Included in this is the recognition of the female Warfighter and the importance of exploring sex differences in physiological and psychological responses to specialized stressors Service Members undergo.
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USAMRDC Experts Share Out-of-the-Box Research at SXSW Festival

Researchers from the U.S. Army Medical Research and Development Command's Walter Reed Army Institute of Research and Institute of Environmental Medicine recently traveled to Austin, Texas, to showcase the Army's commitment to innovation, technology and transformation at the 2024 South by Southwest Conference & Festival.
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Life-saving technology may help prevent deadly heat injuries for troops – 'This is the future.'

Heat injuries can be a silent enemy to a Service Member working in hot, humid climates. As the heat climbs, the threat of having a heat stroke, heat exhaustion or debilitating heat cramps can increase, taking a Service Member out of the fight.


Female Warfighter Research Directorate

As the premier leader for female Warfighter health and performance, USARIEM has dedicated efforts to conduct research, identify obstacles, and inform policy makers to enhance the performance and safety of our women in uniform.
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Research Divisions

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Military Nutrition

MND's research provides the biomedical science basis for developing new rations, menus, food policies and programs that enable Warfighter health and performance.

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Military Performance

MPD conducts research to characterize, improve, and optimize Warfighter performance of military tasks and missions to prevent or mitigate performance decrements due to military-relevant threats, including injuries, physical overload, occupational stressors, and exposures.

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Thermal and Mountain Medicine

TMMD conducts research to optimize physical and cognitive performance and prevent illness associated with military operations at environmental extremes, such as heat, cold, high terrestrial altitude, and subterranean.

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USARIEM at a Glance

USARIEM conducts its mission by leveraging its unique capabilities, facilities and global partnerships with industry, academia and the government.
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Last Modified Date: 5/23/2023