Medical Surveillance System & Medical Effect Modeling Thrust Areas
ANSER ARLINGTON VA
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The DTRA Chemical Biological Defense Programs Joint Science and Technology Office JSTO Information Systems Capability Area has initiated two new thrust areas entitled Medical Surveillance Systems and Medical Effects Models. The mission of the Medical Surveillance System thrust area is to minimize warfighter casualties resulting from exposure to infectious diseases, specifically those considered biological warfare threat agents. The main objective is to combine modelingsimulation, medical surveillance, early warning detection and real-time epidemiology by not only embarking on novel technologies but also by evaluating, validating, supporting and assisting in integration of existing initiatives. The Medical Effects Model thrust area seeks to develop the tools and modules to provide casualty estimation and prediction of human performance in hazard environments for JOEF. The benefit to the warfighter is to provide increased awareness of medical impacts on warfighters to decision makers to allow for informed planning.
- Medicine and Medical Research
- Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare