Marlowe Eldridge, MD, Awarded Grant from the US Navy Experimental Diving Unit

Marlowe Eldridge, MD, was recently awarded a 3-year grant of over $1.4 million from the US Navy Experimental Diving Unit for his project, “Development of Decompression and Oxygen Pre-Breathe Schedules for Submarine Escape and Rescue using UW Sheep Model.”

In this project, he will use the UW sheep model of the submariner and diver to test the risk reduction in all forms of DCS (decompression sickness) from oxygen pre-breathing before drop-out decompression after 24-h hyperbaric exposure at 33 fsw and detection, quantification of circulating micro bubbles in capillaries and small blood vessels to assess severity of DCS.