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U.S. Army
Research Institute of Environmental Medicine

Our History

Recognizing the importance of environmental and operational contingencies for the health, performance and effectiveness of troops in training or combat, USARIEM was activated on July 1, 1961 in Natick, Massachusetts as a research laboratory under the U.S. Army Medical Research & Development Command.

The Institute was created from a composite of elements associated with a number of outstanding federal and academic laboratories, including the Harvard Fatigue Laboratory in Cambridge, Massachusetts, the Armored Medical Research Laboratory at Fort Knox, Kentucky, the Climatic Research Laboratory in Lawrence, Massachusetts and the Quartermaster's Environmental Protection Research Division and Earth Sciences Division at Natick.







Last Modified Date: 7/10/2023