Department of Defense Infectious Disease Research and Development – U.S. and International Locations

Project Details
Client
  • U.S. Army and U.S. Navy
Project Value

$12 million

Project Duration

2016-2020

Services Provided

Infectious Disease Surveillance and Lab Research Support Services

Infectious Disease Research

Parsons is contributing to the future of health care through innovative research and technology solutions to deliver a better world. We manage complex biomedical research and development programs concerning infectious disease, vaccine development initiatives, infectious disease risk and surveillance for our deployed warfighters, and outreach with academic institutions to further advance vaccine delivery systems and host response. Examples of our contributions include the following:

  • Supporting U.S. Army and U.S. Navy infectious diseases research programs in medical countermeasure development, microbial genomics, and disease surveillance
  • Employing molecular biology techniques for vaccine candidate selection
  • Supporting U.S. Army and U.S. Navy primary investigators developing animal potency protocol writing, amending, and reporting to the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee
  • Overseeing product quality through proper production and testing
  • Facilitating the procurement, shipment, and tracking of research-related materials and samples
  • Designing and maintaining databases, performing bioinformatics, and data analysis on research outcomes

We’re a key partner of the military biomedical infectious disease research and development programs, including the following:

Military Malaria Research Program. We provide technical and administrative support for the Malaria Vaccine Research Branch at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research for the U.S. Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity. Our staff support cutting-edge work in malaria serology, flow cytometry, cellular immunology, and structural vaccinology labs.

Operational Infectious Diseases Department, Naval Health Research Center. We provide infectious disease surveillance and lab research support services at the Navy Health Research Center (NHRC) in San Diego, CA. Our work is instrumental to supporting the surveillance of infectious diseases at military treatment facilities and Department of Defense bases worldwide, diagnosing and characterizing pathogens from clinical specimens collected during surveillance, and supporting research and clinical activities at NHRC San Diego.

U.S. Naval Medical Research Unit 6, Lima, Peru. We support research on and surveillance of a wide range of infectious diseases of military or public health significance in the region, including malaria, dengue fever, yellow fever, viral encephalitis, leishmaniasis, and Chagas disease, and enteric diseases such as shigellosis and typhoid fever.

We’re proud to contribute to the development of biomedical technology and solutions that find cures and connect technology and wellness.

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