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Quick Reaction USAFSAM Assessments, Studies, Analysis, Evaluation and Research (QUASAR)

Solicitation Number: BAA-12-01-HPW
Agency: Department of the Air Force
Office: Air Force Material Command
Location: AFRL/RQK - WPAFB
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711 HPW/USAFSAM conducts medical research in response to Air Force Medical Service (AFMS) needs. AFMS has grouped these needs into five major thrust areas: Enroute Care, Force Health Protection, Expeditionary Medicine, Operational Medicine and Human Performance.

Enroute Care - Focus is on continuum of care during transport of patients from point of injury to point of definitive care.

Force Health Protection - Focus is on prevention of injury and illness and the early recognition or detection of emerging threats.

Expeditionary Medicine/In Garrison - Focus is on improving expeditionary medical care during contingency operations including medical countermeasures against combat and operational stressors to maximize warrior health, performance and well-being.

Operational Medicine - Focus is on definitive patient care/treatment in garrison.

Human Performance: Focus is on operational human performance across the spectrum of Air Force warfighter operations.

The AFMS gathers medical research needs from Air Force major commands (MAJCOMs) and these form the basis for medical research projects. United States Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine (USAFSAM) performs applied medical research (6.2), medical technology development (6.3) and advanced component development (6.4) to: (1) develop capabilities for detection, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of infectious diseases of military significance and detection and identification of chemical and biological agents of mass destruction (WMD) that possess the capability to decrease military operational effectiveness, or disorders associated with trauma and/or debilitating morbidity or mortality; (2) seek novel ways to enhance biological or chemical agent surveillance and detection systems to gain the ability to rapidly detect pre-symptomatic infectious disease in order to mitigate the outbreak of naturally occurring endemic diseases and/or the covert or overt release of biological and chemical agents; (3) improve health surveillance situational awareness or increase new technology detection by integrating advanced diagnostics and other innovative technologies for rapid pathogen identification and detection with relevant information systems currently in operations; (4) develop automated monitoring of indoor structures and ventilation systems with self-regeneration capabilities and‘real time' monitoring rather than reaction development with secondary signal monitoring.

This requirement also includes pursuing research in the areas of deployed combat casualty care optimization and improvements in methods/techniques of remote patient monitoring, triage systems, and treatment of emerging threat injuries including operations involving irregular warfare, contingency operations and humanitarian relief operations. Other areas of research include: Pathophysiology of critical illness/injury during evacuation; complication of wounds/critical injury/critical illness by confounding factors introduced by aeromedical evacuation (AE) transport; mitigation of confounding factors introduced by AE transport; assessment of physiologic/neurophysiologic and inflammatory marker changes in flight; and multiple-patient monitoring.

USAFSAM conducts research pertaining to acceleration and altitude research, including aircrew training in these areas. Additional research interests are selected epidemiological studies and projects to advance aeromedical knowledge and performance-enhancement/protection in air and ground operations, and aerospace medicine and related fields. And finally, Clinical and Translational Research that will transition scientific findings from the laboratory to the clinical setting (e.g., operational environment/patient bedside: pre-hospital, clinic, or hospital; in-garrison, deployed, enroute care; includes education, training, and readiness) into best practice.

The types of requests for medical research are as diverse as the customer base. The projects may often involve the use of human subjects or live models due to the medical aspect of the research, which adds an additional layer of complexity.

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Posted Date:
April 6, 2012
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