• USU cohort study investigates COVID-19 impacts on DOD personnel

    The Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences’ Infectious Disease Clinical Research Program is leading a multi-year study to identify risk factors for COVID-19 in the military population, understand the symptoms and disease course, and investigate clinical outcomes.

  • DGMC medical study looks at plant-based diet

    David Grant USAF Medical Center researchers recently completed a meal study focused on a plant-based diet versus an omnivorous diet in conjunction with support from the University of the Pacific’s Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy.

  • Air Force studies fatigue and sleep to enhance readiness

    The Air Force is studying sleep habits among Airmen to find ways to improve performance and ensure their readiness to support the mission.Researchers with the Air Force Research Laboratory’s 711th Human Performance Wing, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio, are looking for ways to better equip

  • Air Force announces artificial intelligence research with MIT

    Beginning this summer, the combined officer and enlisted team representing various Air Force career fields, is expected to work with researchers at MIT to harness the university’s student talent, renowned faculty and state-of-the art facilities and laboratories. The partnership will address a broad

  • AF keeps a pulse on advancing en route patient monitoring

    Researchers with the 711th Human Performance Wing at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, are evaluating prototype noise-immune stethoscope technologies to assess their ability to function in dynamic high-noise environments on aircraft.

  • AFMS strives to reduce Mesothelioma

    A rare type of cancer, mesothelioma packs a deadly punch with a very low survival rate and short life expectancy. Fortunately, the Air Force is equipped with teams of health care providers familiar with the most current mesothelioma research and treatment options.

  • Nurse scientists generate new knowledge for Air Force

    As the Air Force Medical Service honors nurses and medical technicians during National Nurses and Techs Week, a lesser known nurse specialty, nurse scientists, conducts research to improve patient care. Nurse scientists are nurses who have achieved a PhD in nursing science, and engage in research to

  • Medical care gets better through research

    Air Force Medical Service advancements largely come from research, whether from emerging technologies or the application of new knowledge and ideas. Research helps to usher in new capabilities to the AFMS and puts concepts into practice. Lawrence Mitchell from the AFMS Research team said, “Research

  • Air Force’s first robotic surgery training course established at Keesler

    Keesler Air Force Base surgeons are forging a new path in military medicine by being the first in the Air Force to use one of the most advanced robotic surgery systems available today.  The Keesler Medical Center has acquired two of the newest robotic surgical systems out there, the da Vinci Xi, one

  • Changing Air Force healthcare through innovation

    Innovation is a buzzword often associated with new technology platforms or successful sports teams, but in reality innovation can apply anywhere someone comes up with a new idea or way of doing something.When it comes to health innovation and research, it’s all about finding new solutions to improve