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JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-FORT SAM HOUSTON – (Aug. 3, 2023) – Cmdr. Drew Havard (left), deputy director of Craniofacial Health and Restorative Medicine (CHRM), Naval Medical Research Unit (NAMRU) San Antonio, joined by Chief Science Director Dr. Sylvain Cardin, Commanding Officer Capt. Gerald DeLong, and Capt. William Deniston, commander, Naval Medical Research Command (NMRC), speaks with Capt. Robert Hawkins, director, J3/5/7, Defense Health Agency (DHA) and director, U.S. Navy Nurse Corps, regarding research and capabilities of the portal ozone sterilizer during a tour of NAMRU San Antonio facilities at the Battlefield Health and Trauma Research Institute. Scientists assigned to CHRM integrate research in the areas of biomaterials, biostatistical analysis, environmental surveillance, epidemiology, infection control, and maxillofacial injury. NAMRU San Antonio’s mission is to conduct gap driven combat casualty care, craniofacial, and directed energy research to improve survival, operational readiness, and safety of Department of Defense (DoD) personnel engaged in routine and expeditionary operations. It is one of the leading research and development laboratories for the U.S. Navy under the DoD and is one of eight subordinate research commands in the global network of laboratories operating under NMRC in Silver Spring, Md. (U.S. Navy photo by Burrell Parmer, NAMRU San Antonio Public Affairs/Released)

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