U.S. ARMY INSTITUTE OF SURGICAL RESEARCH
"Optimizing Combat Casualty Care"
David G. Baer, Ph.D. and Pamela Brown-Baer, DDS, during a going away ceremony Aug. 7. Photo by Steven Galvan

David G. Baer, Ph.D. and Pamela Brown-Baer, DDS, during a going away ceremony Aug. 7. Photo by Steven Galvan

Director of Research departs for MRMC

By Steven Galvan, Public Affairs Officer
U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research
2 JULY 2014


After 15 years at U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research (ISR), David G. Baer, Ph.D., Director of Research, departs for a position at the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (MRMC) Fort Detrick, Md. Baer, who has been the director of research since 2007 will take the position of Deputy Director, Combat Casualty Care Program at MRMC. His wife Pamela Brown-Baer, DDS, a primary investigator for the Cranial Facial Bone Regeneration at the ISR Dental and Trauma Research Detachment will join him where she will take a position with Clinical Rehabilitation at Fort Detrick.

Baer joined the ISR in 1999 as an active duty Army captain in the Medical Service Corps Laboratory Science officer where he conducted research on wound healing/infection, tourniquet development and fielding, muscle injury, and traumatic wound modeling and imaging until 2003. From 2003 to 2007, he was the Task Area Manager for Bone and Soft Tissue Trauma Research.

“It has been a privilege to work at the ISR and to get to know so many dedicated and talented people,” said Baer. “I will look forward to seeing more great things that build on the Institute's long history of optimizing combat casualty care.”

“Thanks to all of the dedication and teamwork that went into making our regenerative research successful,” added Brown-Baer. “Working at the ISR was an incredible opportunity—one I will remember with great fondness.”