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Office of Research and Technology Applications (ORTA)

ORTA

The ORTA serves as the central point for clinical research technology transfer. We facilitate the conversion of clinical research into application,connecting clinical researchers’ partnerships with industry and academia. Legally, ORTA assesses clinical research and development projects in order to recognize commercial applications and ensures intellectual property considerations are integrated into acquisition strategies for advanced technologies that protect Department of Defense interests.

The Office of Research and Technology Applications has four strategic goals:

  • Drive innovation
  • Improve internal and external communication
  • Foster partnerships
  • Define requirements and utilize emerging knowledge, research, and technology

“Put customers first”

Team

Sherrilynne Cherry, GS-13 Technology Transfer Focal Point

Maria Faison, MSN, RN ORTA Program Manager

James Weissmann, MS Technology Transfer Specialist

Alvis Taylor, MA, PMP Technology Transfer Analyst

Michael Farrell, MD, MPH Medical Consultant

Jonas Moses, PhD Technology Transfer Specialist

Benefits of Technology Transfer

Training

Innovation can be achieved through creation of something new, refinement of existing technologies, or the development of new applications for existing technologies. Air Force Medical Service (AFMS) ORTA provides the collaborative environment necessary to effectively transfer research to non-federal entities for commercialization and introduction into medical practice. Medical technology emerging from the AFMS has a broader application to civilian medical practice than to military medical practice in most cases. This does not diminish the military impact of this medical technology. However, it does imply all such technologies should be carefully examined as to their domestic technology transfer potential to enhance the public benefit of defense health program expenditures on clinical research.

ORTA process

Air Force Medicine

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ORTA Customers

  • 60th Medical Group, David Grant Medical Center
    Travis Air Force Base, California
  • 81st Medical Group, Keesler Medical Center
    Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi
  • San Antonio Military Health System
    Joint Base San Antonio - Lackland, Texas
  • 88th Medical Group, Wright-Patterson Medical Center
    Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio
  • 99th Medical Group, Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center
    Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada
  • Center for the Sustainment of Trauma & Readiness Skills
    Baltimore, Maryland
  • Center for the Sustainment of Trauma & Readiness Skills
    Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Center for the Sustainment of Trauma & Readiness Skills
    St. Louis, Missouri
  • U.S. Air Force Academy Life Science Research Center
    Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • U.S. Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine
    Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio
  • Dental Evaluation Consultants (DECs)