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For Immediate Release -- April 9, 2009
Fort Detrick scientist is selected to receive the Arthur S. Flemming Award
(Fort Detrick, Md.) - Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center's senior research scientist, Dr. Jaques Reifman, has been selected to receive the Arthur S. Flemming Award June 1 at the George Washington University Marvin Center Continental Ballroom, 6- 8 p.m.
Reifman was selected for this award because of his achievements in applied science, engineering and mathematics while serving as the director of two cutting-edge research organizations: U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command bioinformatics cell and the Department of Defense Biotechnology High Performance Computing Software Applications Institute for Force Health Protection, which he created.
Within his seven years of leadership, Reifman has led his team of scientists to the forefront of computational biology research to help improve Soldiers' health by leveraging bioinformatics and high performance computing technologies. These technologies enable the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command and other Department of Defense organizations to more rapidly develop diagnostic devices, drugs and vaccines to reduce the occurrence of non-battle injuries and the morbidity and mortality of battlefield casualties.
"In 35 years for serving in the Army or working for the Army, I have seen an awfully lot of very dedicated and patriotic people but never have seen anybody who works so hard, and is so thorough, and demands so much from himself as does Dr. Reifman," said Gary R. Gilbert, Ph.D. TATRC's chief of Knowledge and Engineering Group.
The Flemming Awards were established in 1948 in honor of Arthur Flemming's commitment to public service throughout his distinguished career, which spanned seven decades. The award is recognized by the President of the United States, agency heads, and in the private sector, 12 annual winners are selected from all areas of the federal service from among three categories: 1) Applied Science, Engineering and Mathematics, 2) Basic Science, and 3) Managerial or Legal Achievement.
For more information about the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command, visit http://mrmc.amedd.army.mil.
For more information about the Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center, visit http://www.tatrc.org/
The U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command is the Army's medical materiel developer, with lead agency responsibility for medical research, development and acquisition, medical logistics management, medical information management/information technology and medical health facility planning.
The Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center's mission is to execute a congressional special interest program of medical science and engineering technology research that maximizes benefits to military medicine.