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April 2018
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How does organizational structure impact performance?

The U.S. Army Medical Research Directorate-West (USAMRD-West) continues to work with our colleagues at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR) main campus on a series of studies examining the effects of organizational culture on unit climate, health and well-being, and performance.

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Last Modified Date: 15 May 2018
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  • How Does Organizational Structure Impact Performance
  • Awards
  • How Medical Providers Approach Readiness Decisions
  • Assessing Health & Readiness
  • Staff Spotlight

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  • How does organizational structure impact performance?The U.S. Army Medical Research Directorate-West (USAMRD-West) continues to work with our colleagues at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR) main campus on a series of studies examining the effects of organizational culture on unit climate, health and well-being, and performance.
  • How medical providers approach readiness decisionsKey findings on the relationship between insufficient sleep and combat mission performance from a 2016 manuscript authored by MAJ Matt LoPresti have been incorporated into the resilience training curriculum for Officer Candidate School (OCS).
  • Assessing Health & Readiness in Special Operations ForcesUSAMRD-West will be working with units within the U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) to examine the impact of their program called the Preservation of the Force and Family (POTFF).
  • Introducing new USAMRD-W director, LTC Oscar CabreraIt is my honor to serve with the unit here at JBLM as I was assigned to this unit when it was headquartered in Heidelberg, Germany. It was then known as the U.S. Army Medical Research Unit-Europe, USAMRU-E.
  • Key findings from MHAT-Korea publishedBehavioral health researchers from US Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (MRMC) led the first mental health advisory team (MHAT) mission in PACOM.

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