Vision - Improve the health and well-being of all military service members, veterans, and beneficiaries

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The Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program (PRMRP), established in fiscal year 1999 (FY99), has supported research across the full range of science and medicine, with an underlying goal of enhancing the health and well-being of military Service members, Veterans, retirees, and their family members. Program oversight is provided by a program review panel with joint military service and interagency representation. Congressional appropriations for the PRMRP totaled $1.092 billion through FY15 and have supported about 730 awards in more than 120 different topic areas. Congress appropriated $278.7 million for the FY16 program to solicit proposals in 39 topic areas.

Throughout history, military medical personnel have pioneered breakthroughs in reconstructive surgery, the use of antibiotics, intensive care, burn care, and kidney dialysis in response to war time needs, benefitting Service members and civilians alike. Medical research supported by the PRMRP to address near-term military needs continues this tradition. Millions of nondeployed personnel, their dependents, military retirees, and veterans receive military medical services, creating a critical need to support research on a broad spectrum of medical issues affecting these diverse populations that include children and the elderly. The PRMRP is committed to funding research with the potential to profoundly impact the development and implementation of medical devices, drugs, and clinical practice guidelines that will enhance the precision and efficacy of diagnosis and treatment across the spectrum of health care settings.

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