Vysnova provides support to the Naval Medical Research Center – Asia/Naval Medical Research Unit -Two (NAMRU-2) in the conduct of biomedical, epidemiological, and clinical research, including human subject and animal use research program in Southeast Asia including administrative support, personnel, materials, equipment, and facilities.
SABER II team continues providing support to NAMRU-2 in the conduct of biomedical, epidemiological, and clinical research efforts including rolling out research projects, onboarding new staff, and partners, negotiating new subcontracts, modifying the existing subcontracts, setting up and managing project activities. There are 7 research studies under SABER II program including 3 human subjects and 4 entomology research studies. 2 studies were completed by June 2021, and we were awarded 2 new task orders to continue the malaria research in Vietnam and the tick research in Mongolia. We continue collaborating closely with all local partners in the region to find the best solution for sample collections and lab analysis for all studies. Two scientific manuscripts were published during this period and several other manuscripts are now under review. We continue collecting samples and lab analysis for the SIM COVID study, a very important research to provide information about the number of COVID-19 infections among selected USPACFLT forces and to help guide future force health protection measures to mitigate the effects of this disease.