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Modernizing the Military Medical Community

November 10, 2020
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Employee Spotlight: Rajaa Alami

Rajaa Alami supports LMI’s U.S. Army Medical Materiel Development Activity (USAMMDA) contract at Fort Detrick, Maryland. She has over 15 years of experience working in the bioscience and biomedical fields as a civilian and in the private sector. As part of her current role with USAMMDA, she supports the procurement of medical device acquisition for the deployed environment.

What are you responsible for as Biomedical Engineer and Product Manager at LMI?

I am a biomedical engineer, a product manager, and a team lead for the LMI Modernization (MOD) Team that supports the U.S. Army Medical Materiel Development Activity (USAMMDA). Specifically, I support the procurement of medical device acquisition for the deployed environment. I am working on several efforts, including one of the largest modernization projects in the U.S. military medical community that is valued at approximately $46 million. I am working closely with my civilian counterparts in the Army, Navy, and Air Force to bring this project to completion by strategically and safely delivering the First Article Test in the next couple of months.

How long have you been with LMI?

I have been employed with LMI for about one and a half years.

What were your roles and responsibilities at your prior organization, USPTO? Are there any synergies between your prior role and your current one?

In my previous position with the USPTO, I worked as a biomedical patent engineer, reviewing and adjudicating more than a thousand innovative biomedical patents from renowned companies such as Olympus, Fujifilm, Philips Electronics, and Karl Storz. My USPTO experience goes hand in hand with my current role as a biomedical engineer and product manager for MOD in providing USAMMDA with expertise in the latest innovative medical technologies that are needed to maximize survival of medical casualties on the battlefield.

What made you want to continue working for LMI after the acquisition of The Tauri Group?

After thorough research on LMI and all it had to offer, it was a no-brainer. It was clear to me that LMI would give me a chance to expand upon the opportunities that attracted me to Tauri, where I was working alongside highly experienced professionals with longstanding connections to the customers they serve.

What synergies do you see between LMI and the way the Army operates?

LMI has subject matter expertise in a variety of professional fields, including those requiring both engineering and medical experience, as well as roots in the government and military. This allowed LMI to bring not just the right mix of expertise but also a team mentality that remains focused on the mission.

Who has been your most influential professional mentor?

The most influential person would have to be my chemistry professor from college. Her overall outlook toward learning and improvement changed my life perspective in class and in the professional world. Every day she came prepared and eager to teach with a passion that was clear in everything she did. This has continued to inspire me to always be eager to learn and help others throughout my life.

Why do you like working at LMI?

We have built an amazing, talented, and hardworking team here at Fort Detrick whose members share an eagerness to learn and dedication to support our client. I also know that our team is the foundation of something far greater that will develop between LMI and our clients at Fort Detrick, and I want to be a part of it.

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