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2016

Veterinarians dedicate clinic to first responders, military
June 22, 2016

Five friends with Frederick ties have formed the area's only veterinary clinic dedicated to serving members of the military, veterans and first responders.

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Timmes Relinquishes Command of USACEHR
June 16, 2016

The USACEHR hosted a change of command ceremony June 3 at the Fort Detrick Community Activities Center.

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USACEHR Receives Army Star Strong Designation
June 15, 2016

The USACEHR received the distinguished Army Safety and Occupational Health Star Strong flag at a presentation ceremony on April 26 at the Fort Detrick Auditorium.

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MAJ Jonathan D. Stallings receives Meritorious Service Medal
March 30, 2016

On March 30, 2016, MAJ Jonathan D. Stallings received the Meritorious Service Medal in recognition for his outstanding achievements

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2015

USACEHR Hosts Environmental State of the Science Workshop
November 13, 2015

The USACEHR hosted a State of the Science workshop at Fort Detrick, Maryland, Oct. 27-28.

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USACEHR Participates in Bring Your Child to Work Day
July 14, 2015

On June 24, the USACEHR participated in Take Your Child to Work Day.

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Press Release: USAMRMC Signs Patent License Agreement to Commercialize Fish Biomonitoring System
July 6, 2015

The USAMRMC signed a patent license agreement with SOLUTION Resources, LLC, July 1, to commercialize an aquatic biomonitor that detects potentially toxic events by measuring changes in fish behavior.

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Agreement Signed to Commercialize Fish Biomonitoring System
July 6, 2015

The USAMRMC signed a patent license agreement with SOLUTION Resources, LLC, July 1, to commercialize an aquatic biomonitor that detects potentially toxic events by measuring changes in fish behavior.

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Fort Detrick Lab welcomes back frogs for research initiative
June 22, 2015

It's been a few years since the USACEHR at Fort Detrick has used frogs in their research, but scientists are excited to welcome them back in a new study aimed at finding an alternative to a potentially harmful chemical found in some water sources.

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Getting Rapid Water Screening Test in the Hands of Soldiers
May 18, 2015

USACEHR scientists are collaborating with small businesses to develop a robust portable monitoring system capable of detecting a wide range of industrial chemicals and environmental contaminants.

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Pentagon Hosts First Lab Day To Highlight Gadgets
May 16, 2015

The tinkerers imagining and putting together the military's new toys got a chance for show-and-tell Thursday, May 14, 2015.

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Frogs Returning in February
February 6, 2015

The U.S. Army Center for Environmental Health Research will welcome the African clawed frog (Xenopus laevis) back into its laboratory this month to study the level of toxicity in periodate, a compound that could be used to replace perchlorate.

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A Risk-Ranking Tool for Nanomaterials Used By The Military
January 9, 2015

Based on the research conducted by the U.S. Army Center for Environmental Health Research (USACEHR) associated with the incorporation of various engineered nanomaterials into military applications and equipment (termed Army materiel), a new analysis develops and implements a risk ranking tool to rank ENM-Army materiel pairs based on their relative risks to soldier and civilian health under occupational scenarios.

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2014

USACEHR Director Inducted into the Senior Executive Service
November 24, 2014

Dr. Marti Jett was inducted into the Senior Executive Service as a science and technology professional Nov. 24 during a ceremony at the U.S. Army Center for Environmental Health Research at Fort Detrick, Maryland.

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Laboratory Scientist of the Quarter Award
September 25, 2014

Due to her discoveries with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), work as an expert systems biologist, and ongoing collaborations across the Department of Defense (DOD), Dr. Rahsa Hammamieh has been selected as the DOD Laboratory Scientist of the Quarter, Second Quarter, 2014.

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Army Ambassadors Connect with Frederick community
August 13, 2014

COL Timmes is an environmental engineer who volunteered to be an ambassador in a U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command program, where volunteers teach others about their organization and Army medical research locally, regionally and nationally.

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USACEHR's First SMART Student Graduates and Starts Work
May 15, 2014

The U.S. Army Center for Environmental Health Research welcomes Dr. Jason Koontz, a Science, Mathematics & Research Transformation student, to full-time federal service.

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Ms. Timmons awarded the Commander's Award for Civilian Service
March 4, 2014

During the past two years as the Army has transitioned to a new accounting system, Ms. Timmons has been an active team player in establishing procedures and policies as we move from the legacy system of STANFINS to the modernized GFEBS system.

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New rodent lab at Detrick could advance PTSD research
January 30, 2014

The red lights in the Army's newest lab at Fort Detrick are not designed to set the mood. Rather, they allow human researchers to work without throwing off their subjects' nocturnal nature.

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2013

Army Wins Patent for Fish-hatching Device
December 12, 2013

Just add water. That's all it takes to hatch fish embryos in a kit developed by the Fort Detrick-based U.S. Army Center for Environmental Health Research to help test for water toxicity, according to scientists.

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Study: Immune System Weakens in Space
April 23, 2013

New research suggests even brief forays into space can weaken the immune systems of astronauts. During the final flight of the US space shuttle Atlantis in the summer of 2011, one of the most important pieces of scientific cargo on board was a medical experiment designed to test how the human immune system responds to stress and disease in the microgravity conditions of Earth orbit.

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The Human Immune System in Space
April 22, 2013

When the space shuttle Atlantis touched down in the summer of 2011 at Cape Canaveral, closing the book on the U.S. shuttle program, a team of U.S. Army researchers stood at the ready, eager to get their gloved hands on a small device in the payload that housed a set of biological samples.

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