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2012

Natick Soldier Serves as Toxicology Subject Matter Expert During Massachusetts Drug Lab Panel
December 20, 2012

A Soldier from the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine, in Natick Mass., was recently invited to speak as a subject matter expert on lab best practices during the Massachusetts House Committee Post Audit and Oversight Hearing on the State Drug Lab.

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Natick researcher helps Army to marathon silver medal
November 2, 2012

Maria Urso of the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine helped the All-Army women's team to a second-place finish in the Armed Forces Marathon Championship, held Oct. 28 as part of the Marine Corps Marathon in Washington, D.C.

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'Fearless Felix' historic space jump has Natick ties
October 22, 2012

Last weekend, the world watched as "Fearless" Felix Baumgartner made his epic descent from a balloon 128,100 feet above the Earth. But what the world didn't know at the time is that the technology used to monitor Baumgartner's heart and respiratory rate has ties to Natick.

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Natick researcher, Reserve Soldier is true marathon woman
October 16, 2012

The 36-year-old Urso is a presidential-award-winning scientist, Army Reservist, triathlete and, yes, marathon runner. To squeeze anything else into her schedule, she just might need days with more hours.

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Army Research helps firefighter recruits reduce injuries
September 24, 2012

Researchers at Natick's U. S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine have teamed up with the Massachusetts Firefighting Academy in Stow, Mass., in an effort to reduce injuries in recruits.

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Whitmer takes command of USARIEM
August 24, 2012

On a sunny day 777 days ago, Maj. Gen. James Gilman, the commanding general of the U.S. Army Medical Research and Material Command, took the unit colors from Col. Kevin Keenan and presented them to Col. Gaston Bathalon as the 17th commander of the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine. Today, Gilman took the unit colors from Bathalon and handed command to Col. Deborah Whitmer as the 18th USARIEM Commander.

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Bathalon says goodbye to USARIEM
August 9, 2012

Just ask Col. Gaston Bathalon, who will put the finishing touches on his three-decade Army career Aug. 24, the date he relinquishes command of the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine at Natick Soldier Systems Center. He wound up far removed from his original plan to serve four years and shift into the civilian world.

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GEMS + summertime science = fun
July 25, 2012

The Gains in the Education of Mathematics and Science program, or GEMS, is an extracurricular summer science education program, which enables students to experience science in a real laboratory setting. The GEMS program at USARIEM began during the summer of 2011 with 50 students enrolled in two GEMS I programs.

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Army researcher receives top White House award for scientific excellence
July 23, 2012

Maria Urso will receive the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, or PECASE, at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History, July 31, 2012. She will also go on a White House tour and meet President Barack Obama as part of the whirlwind honors of this award.

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Memorial Day, a dream come true for a Natick Soldier
May 29, 2012

In New England, Red Sox Nation is a way of life. For an Army specialist, who grew up in Portsmouth, New Hampshire as the daughter of a church organist, and a huge Red Sox fan, Memorial Day 2012 is something Spc. Erin Jones will never forget.

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USARIEM Soldiers shine during training exercise
May 23, 2012

On the eve of Armed Forces Day, U.S. Army Institute of Environmental Medicine, or USARIEM, Soldiers proved they are ready and fit to fight by successfully accomplishing and passing their annual Army Warrior Task training.

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Natick Soldiers run home for PTSD, traumatic brain injury
May 21, 2012

It was a beautiful Sunday morning in May; the kind of weekend day where the sun is saying so long to spring and heating up for summer. Fans eagerly crowded into Fenway Park adorned with team shirts, supportive signs and the air was abuzz with excitement.

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The Army's Future Leaders Explore Future Technology
April 17, 2012

Engineering psychology cadets from the U.S. Military Academy got a firsthand look at research that will help shape the future Army -- their Army. They received a tour of USARIEM's four unique divisions and took part in hands--on briefings, from the Altitude Chamber to the Bone Health Lab to the Water Immersion Pool. They saw new technologies, including the 3D laser facility at U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center which is used to measure a Soldier's body dimensions, that promise to protect them as leaders and their future Soldiers and enhance war fighter capabilities.

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Researcher aims to help Soldiers recover faster from wounds
April 9, 2012

After collecting a bachelor's degree in anthropology and a doctorate in biochemistry, now Dr. Matheny is still trying to help service members as a research physiologist for the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine at Natick Soldier Systems Center.

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Natick study looks at how Soldiers' bodies cool down
April 2, 2012

"You can't design possible countermeasures -- pharmacological treatments, perhaps -- until you know mechanisms," said Capt. David DeGroot, Ph.D., a research physiologist in USARIEM's Thermal and Mountain Medicine Division, who is leading the study. "You've got to understand the basic mechanism before you (say), 'Okay, now how do I target it?'

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Natick division tests Soldier performance
March 12, 2012

As Marilyn Sharp of the Military Performance Division of the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine at Natick Soldier Systems Center, or NSSC, pointed out, however, that unusual sight March 8 on a driveway beside the Barnes Building was all about finding better ways to measure Soldier performance.

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Eyes could provide windows to traumatic brain injury
March 1, 2012

"The ultimate goal is to provide the most accurate and efficient tools and techniques for determining Soldier performance and readiness," said Dr. Kristin Heaton, a neuropsychologist at USARIEM, "and bringing these tools as close to where the Soldier is working and performing his or her duties as we possibly can."

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2011

USARIEM Soldiers look at military history
October 4, 2011

On a Sept. 30 staff ride to Battleship Cove here, Soldiers from the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine at Natick Soldier Systems Center got a good look at some of their nation's military history. Calling itself "the world's largest naval ship museum," Battleship Cove is home to eight vessels, including five National Historic Landmarks, and an aviation collection.

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USARIEM celebrates 50th anniversary
June 20, 2011

In celebration of its 50th anniversary, the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine held a commemorative symposium June 16 to 17 at Natick Soldier Systems Center.

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G.I. Joe and The House of Pain
April 13, 2011

Outside Magazine features USARIEM research in a special issue on human performance. Chris Solomon writes about his own physical performance when exposed to heat, cold and high altitude. He interviews research physiologists about their current studies to support Soldier health and performance during an unprecedented visit to USARIEM.

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2010

Fort Benning Training Unit Beats the Heat
October 1, 2010

Video featuring Fort Benning initial entry training units piloting body temperature cooling technology to prevent heat injuries.

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2009

Researcher Shares Cold Safety Tips for Soldiers
December 17, 2009

DotMilDocs, the official podcast of the Military Health System interviews Dr. John Castellani, Thermal & Mountain Medicine Division. Preventing cold injuries and tips on identifying symptoms of hypothermia, frostbite and non-freezing cold injuries is discussed.

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Armed with Science: Episode #45: Nutrition Science and the Combat Ration
November 23, 2009

Dr. Andy Young, chief of the Military Nutrition Division at the US Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine (USARIEM), and Mr. Gerry Darsch, director of the DoD Combat Feeding Program at the Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center (NSRDEC), discuss how military organizations work together to provide Soldiers healthy, good-tasting, sustainable, and nutritionally sound combat rations.

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Don't Sweat It
November 20, 2009

Protection against insect bites is a concern for U.S. servicemembers worldwide, but the impact of topical insect repellents on sweating is unknown. LabTV captures a USARIEM research study in progress.

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Army Times: Five Things Every Solder Should Know About High Altitudes
July 25, 2009

Army Times talks with USARIEM's Dr. Stephen R. Muza about understanding the challenging conditions of high altitude and how to deal with them.

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Mountain Medicine for the Warrior
July 8, 2009

Pentagon Web Radio talks with USARIEM's Dr. Stephen R. Muza, Thermal & Mountain Medicine Division. They discuss the impact of thin air of high altitude on conducting mountain operations and explain how the Army is using science to improve Warrior health and performance at high altitudes.

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The Science of Military Performance
June 8, 2009

DefenseLink, official website of the Department of Defense, features the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine (USARIEM). Current research studies focused on improving Warfighter health and performance are highlighted. See complete overview with links to photo essay and video.

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Partnership for Clean Competition Appoints Scientific Advisory Board Members
February 6, 2009

Partnership for Clean Competition announces appointment of its first eight Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) members.

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2008

BUSPH Doctoral Student Wins Recognition for Army Jet Fuel Research Project
November 15, 2008

Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) Doctoral Student Kristen Smith works with USARIEM research team studying exposure to jet-propulsion fuel and neurological health in military personnel.

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Altitude Sickness Research Prepares Soldiers in the Field
September 15, 2008

Article features current altitude research at the Maher Memorial Altitude Laboratory on top of Pike's Peak, in Colorado Springs.

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