The Naval Medical Research Center is a premier research organization with a vision: World-class, operationally relevant health and medical research solutions - anytime, anywhere! In today’s world, we face not only the medical threats associated with conventional warfare, but also the potential use of weapons of mass destruction and terrorism against our military forces and our citizens. Thus, research at NMRC is focusing on finding solutions to both traditional battlefield medical problems, such as bleeding, traumatic brain injury, combat stress, and naturally occurring infectious diseases, as well as to health problems associated with non-conventional weapons, including thermobaric blast, biological agents, and radiation.
By over 1,600 dedicated employees here in Silver Spring, Maryland and in our network of laboratories throughout the United States and around the world. Our laboratories play a highly critical role in the worldwide monitoring of emerging infectious diseases, including avian influenza and others of the future that threaten both deployed forces and world civilizations. They also support theater security cooperation through international military-to-military collaborations and public health capacity-building efforts and by responding to such disasters as the 2004 tsunami in Banda Aceh, Indonesia and the more recent earthquakes in central Java and in Peru.
We are proud to be out in front for Navy Medicine, committed to creating value for Sea Enterprise, the Navy and Marine Corps team, by improving readiness and enhancing future capabilities through our vital work in the areas of infectious diseases, biological defense, military operational medicine, combat casualty care, and radiation research, all in support of Navy, Marine Corps, and joint U.S. warfighters.
As our nation and our warfighters prepare to face an uncertain future, NMRC and the Naval Medical Research Enterprise will continue to be there to support them with world-class, operationally relevant health and medical research, development, testing, evaluation, and surveillance.