Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR) is the largest biomedical research facility administered by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD). As its name implies, the Army Medical School was primarily an educational institution, with a research function far subordinate to its teaching mission – though its students learned from the service’s most talented and accomplished medical researchers, many of whom are celebrated today for their work in the laboratory and the field. The institute is centered at the Forest Glen Annex, part of the unincorporated Silver Spring urban area in Maryland just north of Washington, DC, but it is a subordinate unit of the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (USAMRMC), headquartered at nearby Fort Detrick, Maryland.
The institute takes its name from Major Walter Reed, the Army physician who, in 1901, led the team that postulated and confirmed the theory that yellow fever is transmitted by a particular mosquito species, rather than by direct contact. Today, the WRAIR fosters and performs biomedical research for the DoD and the US Army. It has recently developed two modern "Centers of Excellence" in the fields of military psychiatry/neuroscience and infectious disease research. The centers focus, respectively, on soldier fitness, brain injury, and sleep management and in the development of vaccines and drugs for prevention and treatment of such diseases as malaria, HIV/AIDS, dengue fever, wound infections, leishmaniasis, enteric diseases and others.
The institute has also addressed historically and solved a variety of non-military medical problems prevalent in the United States and the wider world. The WRAIR supports and collaborates on all other Army Educational Research Programs including the Mobile Discovery Center, the Junior Solar Spring, eCybermission, etc and also supports research in the fields of Preventive Medicine and Pathology, Pilot Bioproduction Facility, Clinical Trials Center, Veterinary Medicine, Division of Human Subjects Protection, DMAVS, Library and Statistical Services, Information Management, Logistics, Office of Quality Activities, Operations and Security, Resource Management, Safety, etc.
The following is the list of scholars from Walter Reed Army Institute of Research who contributed and/or serves as editors for one or more OMICS International journals and conferences
The following is the list of articles by scholars from Walter Reed Army Institute of Research that are published in OMICS International journals.
The following is the list of proceedings by scholars from Walter Reed Army Institute of Research that are published in OMICS International journals and conferences.