2016 Science and Environment Medal: Jaques Reifman

2016 Science and Environment Medal: Jaques Reifman

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Uncontrolled hemorrhaging is the greatest risk to wounded soldiers and, until now, medics did not have the tools to reliably detect internal bleeding on the battlefield or during transport to the hospital.

Jaques Reifman led the team that created a first-of-its-kind, portable computer system that enables medics to diagnose and treat patients quickly and accurately during emergency transport and alert trauma centers to prepare immediate blood transfusions. The unit can also save civilian lives, especially in remote areas where specialized trauma centers may be hours away from where an injury occurred.

Learn more about the medalist’s accomplishments at servicetoamericamedals.org.