Family Medicine (FAP)

FAM Contact Info

Uniformed Services University
Department of Family Medicine
4301 Jones Bridge Road, A1038
Bethesda, Maryland 20814-4799

Chair: COL Dana R. Nguyen, (301) 295-9466
Alternate Number (301) 295-3632
Fax (301) 295-3100

Uniformed Services University

Injury Prevention Research Lab

The mission of the Injury Prevention Research Laboratory (IPRL), sponsored by the Department of Family Medicine, is to investigate the epidemiology, pathology and prevention and treatment aspects of musculoskeletal injury in military and active populations. Currently, our work includes the development of injury prediction and prevention programs for musculoskeletal injury in military, training and active populations.

Additionally, the Injury Prevention Research Laboratory supports and collaborates with related academic endeavors in the Department of Family Medicine and the School of Medicine. These include collaboration with the Consortium for Health And Military Performance (CHAMP) and the Human Performance Resource Center (HPRC) and the National Capital Consortium's Military Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship.

Current Projects

  • MEPSTART – Military Entrance Processing Screen To Assess Risk of Training
  • CORE – Combat Readiness Evaluation: Predicting & Preventing MSK in Deploying Marines
  • Preventing Lower Extremity Injuries in Military Academies: JUMP-ACL 2
  • JUMP-ACL: Joint Undertaking to Monitor and Prevent ACL Injury

Lab Personnel



Anthony Beutler, MD
Lt Colonel, USAF, MC


Sarah de la Motte, PhD,
Research Assistant Professor 




The Sports Medicine Resource Manual. Seidenberg PS, Beutler AI. "The 'One' Sports Medicine Textbook for all Family Medicine Physicians." Published by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier Inc. Philadelphia, 2008.


If you would like information about volunteering with the Injury Prevention Research Lab, please contact Sarah de la Motte at (301) 295-9460 or email at Volunteers will gain valuable research experience and may even develop their own sports medicine research project with IPRL mentorship.

IPRL Partners

The Injury Prevention Research Lab is proud to partner with the following institutions: