Faculty members pursue an array of important research activities related to military health and readiness. Examples of current research projects include evaluating battlefield acupuncture for the treatment of low back pain, the use of palliative care for communication skills for registered nurses, and the role of IV ketamine on fear memory and brain activation. A military readiness study in active duty service women is measuring the impact of the availability of water and basic sanitation on hygiene practices in urogenital health. Evidence based practice research includes a study to assess strategies to prevent postoperative nausea and vomiting, and a project that seeks to create, translate and implement evidence into Air Force healthcare.