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Top 50 Frederick
Top 50 Frederick Innovative Businesses
Frederick's Top 50 Innovative Businesses were revealed today in a special publication of the January 2023 edition of Frederick Magazine.
One Health Podcast
One Health Podcast
From Ebola outbreaks to the spread of mpox and, of course, COVID, a disease that emerges in one place can threaten people the world over.
Hantavirus STM Viral
Dr. Joel Bozue Named USAMRIID Civilian of the Quarter
Dr. Joel Bozue was named Civilian of the Quarter (Q3) at the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID) at Fort Detrick, Md. Bozue, a principal investigator in the Institute's Bacteriology Division, served as the U.S. Chairman of the Medical Biological Defense Working Group...
Inside the High-Security Lab
Inside the High-Security Lab Where Scientists Are Fighting the Next Pandemic
When you roll up to the military's premier biodefense lab, the security situation is intense.
DOD SARS-CoV-2 Whole Genome Sequencing Action Plan
USAMRIID Focuses on Genome Sequencing to Detect Variants
The U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases's Center for Genome Sciences played a key role in support during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Red Panda
U.S. Army medical team helps Smithsonian National Zoo to protect endangered Red Pandas
A U.S. Army medical team contributed to an investigation into the cause of death of a Red Panda at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute (NZCBI).
Monkeypox Virus
Researchers Detect Monkeypox Virus in Testes of Nonhuman Primate Survivors
For the first time, scientists have detected monkeypox virus in the testes of macaques during the acute phase of infection, according to research published online Oct. 17, 2022 in the journal Nature Microbiology.
AML Bio Team
U.S. Army medical officer passes demanding American Board of Medical Microbiology exam
Maj. Mathanraj Packiam successfully completed the six-and-a-half hour, computer-based exam that has 200 multiple choice questions on clinical lab testing, administration, safety, security and consulting functions.
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— Mission —

To provide leading edge medical capabilities to deter and defend against current and emerging biological threat agents.

— Vision —

To advance medical biological defense to protect our military
and the nation.

Since 1969, USAMRIID has served as the Department of Defense's (DoD) lead laboratory for medical biological defense research.  While our core mission is to protect the warfighter from biological threats, we also investigate disease outbreaks and threats to public health.  Research conducted at USAMRIID leads to medical solutions—therapeutics, vaccines, diagnostics, and information—that benefit both military personnel and civilians. USAMRIID is a subordinate laboratory of the U.S. Army Medical Research and Development Command.

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