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Thermal & Mountain Medicine Division

Mission

Conduct research to sustain and enhance performance (physical and cognitive) and minimize medical problems associated with military operations at environmental extremes (heat, cold & high terrestrial altitude). In addition, research supports military materiel developers of clothing, equipment, food and pharmaceuticals.

Research Areas

Heat Stress

  • Acquired Thermal Tolerance
  • Heat Acclimatization
  • Fluid & Electrolyte Requirements
  • Human Performance
  • Exposure Guidelines
  • Heat Strain of Clothing & Equipment
  • Microclimate Cooling
  • Predict & Prevent Heat Casualties
  • Hydration Assessment

Cold Stress

  • Cold Acclimatization
  • Thermoregulatory Fatigue
  • Exposure Guidelines
  • Nutritional Supplements
  • Dexterity
  • Clothing Insulation
  • Microclimate Heating
  • Predict & Prevent Cold Injuries

High Altitude

  • Altitude Acclimatization
  • Hypoxic Preconditioning
  • Human Performance
  • Exposure Guidelines
  • Nutritional Supplements for High-Altitude Operations
  • Predict & Prevent Mountain Sickness
  • Altitude Readiness Management System (ARMS)

Pathophysiology

  • Heat Injury/Stroke
  • Hypothermia
  • Cellular Protection
  • Molecular Biomarkers
  • Signaling Pathways
  • Gene Expression

 


Environmental Materials

Last Modified Date: 26 March 2013 FacebookTwitter