DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE - CONGRESSIONALLY DIRECTED MEDICAL RESEARCH PROGRAMS

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 programmatic panel with joint military service and interagency representation. Congressional appropriations for the PRMRP totaled $1.37 billion through FY16 and have supported almost 1000 awards in 128 different topic areas. Congress appropriated $300 million for the FY17 program to solicit proposals in 48 topic areas.

Throughout history, military medical research has 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. Service members, 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 that has the potential to profoundly impact the development and implementation of medical devices, drugs, and clinical guidance that will enhance the precision and efficacy of prevention, diagnosis, and treatment across a wide range of disciplines including cardiovascular health, autoimmune diseases and immunology, infectious diseases, internal medicine, neurological and psychological health, orthopedic and regenerative medicine, and respiratory health and injury.


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Dr. Peter Kao

Stanford University
Lineage Analysis in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

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Vision

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

Mission

Identify and select military health-related research of exceptional scientific merit


Last updated Tuesday, June 6, 2017