Scientists at the Armed Forces Radiobiology Research Institute are working to preserve human health and safety through innovative research. Understanding the biological effects of ionizing radiation is the primary goal of their investigations, but the multidisciplinary team also discovers novel solutions to difficult problems across many fields.
To further leverage their work, researchers at AFRRI collaborate with government agencies, academic institutions and civilian laboratories around the world. These partnerships help catalyze and transfer creative breakthroughs for the broad benefit of servicemembers and civilians alike. Together, they've made tremendous progress in many areas of radiobiological research including countermeasure development and biological dosimetry.
In addition to expanding the research frontiers, AFRRI also provides medical training to the Army, Navy and Air Force medical corps as well as other groups. Instructors at the institute share the most contemporary information about the biomedical consequences of radiation exposure, and they teach appropriate methods for medically managing these disasters.
Providing expert advice to radiation emergency response teams is a third piece of the AFRRI charge. Their world-wide consultation services ensure the most fastidious action is taken in the event of a nuclear or radiological incident.