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COL(R) Kent E. Kester, MD- The importance of Translational Research and Medicine in the Military

Updated: Aug 10

In this episode, you will learn how Dr. Kester was drawn to the study of Infectious Diseases in the Military, which led him to pursue a career in translational research. He explains the critical role military research plays in various areas, including vaccine development, mental health, traumatic brain injury, and the diagnosis and treatment of pathogens across the globe. He explains the unique role of the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research and how that organization works with civilian institutions and other governmental agencies to bring essential concepts from the laboratory to the battlefield and the general public. Dr. Kester has deployed and describes the efforts he and his team made to improve the ability to address and answer research questions related to armed conflicts. He provides insightful advice to those interested in being involved in research both in the military and civilian sectors.


Dr. Kester shares many insights and lessons learned over a distinguished career and provides valuable advice for all listeners. You don't want to miss this episode!


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