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Release No: 311-06
April 12, 2006

DoD Website Links Service Members to Deployment Medical Research

            The Department of Defense recently announced a new Web site, DeployMed ResearchLINK, for service members, veterans, their families and other members of the public to access medical research information in a unique and innovative way.


            By mid-summer, the site will include information related to the most recent military deployments, such as Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom.


            “This Web site reflects the Department’s commitment to research that addresses deployment-related health concerns,” William Winkenwerder Jr., assistant secretary of defense for health affairs said.


            Information on the new site combines two Web sites DeployMed and Medsearch and is organized to ensure ease of navigation. Visitors can access medical research information by geographic region, major deployment or health topic of interest.


                “DeployMed ResearchLINK is an easily accessible research tool, for service members, veterans and their families to link to deployment medical research,” Ellen P. Embrey, deputy assistant secretary of defense for force health protection and readiness said.


            Embrey also emphasized that the department remains committed to keeping veterans informed on deployment issues and information that most affects them.


            DeployMed ResearchLINK is the result of successful coordination between the departments of Defense, Veterans Affairs, and Health and Human Services and demonstrates their investment in medical research to address deployment health concerns.


            For more information visit http://www.deploymentlink.osd.mil/deploymed.

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