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May 20, 2024
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas - Dr. Dao Ho, a research immunologist, assigned to the Combat Casualty Care and Operational Medicine Directorate at Naval Medical Research Unit San Antonio at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, was spotlighted during Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, which acknowledges the contributions of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders in defending America's freedom. Ho, a native of Qui Nhon, Vietnam, leads a team of researchers assigned to the Cellular and Immune Based Adjuncts for Casualty Care Department which develops and evaluates therapies to mitigate adverse responses following injury. Her department conducts a diverse range of research, development, test and evaluation from investigations of potential pain management therapeutics, resuscitative fluid adjunct drug assessments, real-world and laboratory evaluations of devices for the treatment of penetrating injuries, and stem cell and immune based therapeutics intended to improve warfighter outcomes and survival.


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