Translational Medicine Unit

Currently Enrolling Studies

We are enrolling volunteers for the studies below.  If interested, please call today! 

(301) 318-6024 or email us at .


COVIVA is enrolling volunteers with ‘Long-haul’ COVID 19 and symptoms of postural orthostatic tachycardia (POTS) such as dizziness, fatigue, exercise intolerance, gastrointestinal symptoms, ‘brain fog’, headaches, chest pain, anxiety or passing out. Clinical Trial ID NCT0548117

Leishmaniasis is enrolling service members that served in Afghanistan during the months of May through September for at least one continuous month. 

SC2i (TDAP) is enrolling healthy volunteers.

For additional studies that are currently enrolling participants. Please visit Walter Reed Army Institute of Research CTC.



The USU Translational Medicine Unit (TMU) is an outpatient clinical research center at the Uniformed Services University on the campus of the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.  The TMU conducts research in partnership with numerous stakeholders on campus, as well as industry and academia.  The TMU supports clinical stage development of medical products.  In doing so, we advance scientific knowledge regarding clinical outcomes, particularly focused on product safety.  In addition, we improve the academic partnership between the school and numerous research partners including the medical center and support the educational mission of USU.




COL David Saunders, MD, MPH
Director, Translational Medicine Unit
Director, Division Of Clinical Pharmacology and Medical Toxicology
Department of Medicine


Dr. Daoqin Bi, MD
Chief, Analytical Chemistry Laboratory
Translational Medicine Unit
Department of Medicine

LTC Milissa U. Jones, MD, MPH, FAAP
Deputy Director, Translational Medicine Unit
Assistant Professor, Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Department of Pediatrics 

CDR Karine M. Hollis-Perry, MD
Associate Medical Director, Translational Medicine Unit, Department of Medicine




Program Contact Information

Translational Medicine Unit

(301) 318 - 6024