At the Interallied Confederation of Medical Reserve Officers (CIOMR) Summer Congress in Tallinn, Estonia, Major (Dr.) Katie Odom, USAR, was selected for the CIOMR Martelet Cup. Major Odom presented her research team’s findings in a report titled “Behavioral Health Management Following a Severe Burn Injury: A Pilot Study and the Way Forward for the US Army Burn Center and Indicators for Brief PTSD Management in Operation.”
The Martelet Cup is a yearly award that was established by CIOMR’s Board in the name of Colonel (R) Francois R. Martelet, France, CIOMR Secretary General 2011-2020 for his long service and dedication to CIOMR. It was established to reward the best scientific paper presented at CIOMR by a junior medical reserve officer (OF-3 and below).
Major Odom has served the US Army for eight years, seven of which were in the Active Component with her final position being a Chief in Burn Rehabilitation at the Institute of Surgical Research’s US Army Burn Center. She currently serves as an exercise and training development officer for the 3rd Medical Training Brigade, Medical Readiness and Training Command (MRTC) at Fort Sam Houston.
Brigadier General Lisa Doumont, Commanding General of MRTC, attended CIOMR’s Mid-Winter Meeting at NATO Headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, where the Martelet Cup was presented to Major Odom.
“We are so proud of Major Odom for her excellent work and accomplishment! But she would not have had this opportunity without the stellar world stage and challenge CIOMR offers. The high degree of cultural immersion coupled with the intense medical acumen can be found nowhere else for these rising stars!” opined Brigadier General Doumont.
Major Odom now specializes in polytrauma care as well as conducting research in the areas of suicide, PTSD, blast injuries, brain injuries, amputations and burn injuries.
(Below) (now) Brigadier General Francois R. Martelet, France, presents the Martelet Cup to Major Katie Odom, USAR, at the CIOMR/CIOR Midwinter Meeting at NATO Headquarters.