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  • 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 range of AI projects such as decision support, maintenance and logistics, talent management, medical readiness, situational awareness, business operations and disaster relief.
  • This Month in AFMS History: First Space Medicine Symposium

    On November 12, 1948, Air Force Brig. Gen. Harry Armstrong, commandant of the School of Aviation at Randolph Field, Texas, convened the first Air Force symposium on space medicine.
  • 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.
  • Listen up! Noise demonstration at Moody Air Force Base to deepen understanding of hearing health

    We live in a noisy world. Cars, music, motorcycles, noise at work, and many other noise sources affect our hearing. A new demonstration project at Moody Air Force Base in Georgia, using new technology developed in tandem by the Air Force and private industry, seeks to give participants a complete picture of their hearing risk.
  • Air Force Bioenvironmental Engineers bring advanced exposure surveillance to the front lines

    Modern battlefields have many sources of potentially harmful airborne substances, but that is not the only place that Airmen can be exposed to harmful environmental factors. Air Force bioenvironmental engineers are developing technology to track, catalogue, and provide useful data about environmental exposures that will help identify battlefield threats in real time and inform Airmen of the everyday exposures that affect their health.
  • 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.
  • The 59th Medical Wing is first in DoD to earn AAHRPP full accreditation

    The Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs, an independent, non-profit accrediting body, has welcomed its newest, fully-accredited member – the 59th Medical Wing, located on Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas.
  • Air Force bioenvironmental engineers attend conference to support cross-base research collaboration

    Air Force Aerospace Medicine held its third annual Team Aerospace Operations Solutions conference in Arizona August 28-30.
  • Health research and innovation prepare Air Force Medicine for future conflicts

    The Air Force Medical Service is tasked with ensuring full spectrum medical readiness for all members of the Air Force. To ensure medical Airmen are ready to deliver world-class care globally in future conflicts, the AFMS must stay on the leading edge of health research, innovation, technology, training, and operations. Air Force medical research
  • 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 inform evidence based practices. The Air Force
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