Walter Reed Army Institute of Research

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The Walter Reed Army Institute of Research works alongside researchers, medical professionals, and military personnel to develop and test products that will ultimately reduce the impact of some of the most dangerous diseases. It provides unique research capabilities and innovative medical solutions to a range of Force Health Protection and Readiness challenges currently facing U.S. Service Members.

  • WRAIR also conducts basic and applied research that promotes psychological resilience, enhances neurological functioning, and improves operational readiness among U.S. Service Members.
  • Research in military psychiatry and neuroscience has been an integral part of WRAIR's portfolio for over 70 years.
  • WRAIR researchers are recognized leaders in operational medical research for the military in a number of fields, including brain trauma, blast exposure, deployment stressors, and sleep management.