Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
Department of Pharmacology
4301 Jones Bridge Road
Bethesda, Maryland 20814-4799
The faculty and staff of this University distinguish it from all others. We are unique in producing highly competent, caring, and professional military doctors to protect and preserve the health of men and women serving their country, particularly those who are sent in harm's way. We also produce other specialized health professionals, including advanced practice nurses, medical specialists in preventive medicine and occupational medicine, and dental public health officers, among others, with military-relevant educational preparation to support combat and stability operations around the globe. The products of USU are our graduates, scholarly contributions to scientific knowledge, state-of-the-art clinical care, and consultation provided to enhance military medicine and public health within our community, the U.S., and the world.
The Faculty Senate is comprised of elected representatives of the faculty at large (Faculty Assembly), including billeted and non-billeted individuals from the School of Medicine, the Graduate School of Nursing, the Armed Forces Radiobiology Research Institute, and the Pos-Graduate Dental College. This elected body of senators and officers serves as the voice of the Faculty Assembly to enhance faculty morale and to partner with University officials to optimize the quality of the work environment. Maintaining open lines of communication and active participation by senators and officers, as well as faculty at large, are critical to success in these endeavors and in support of the University's mission and goals.
The Senate will continue to support important annual events that bring our community together, as well as monitor the impact on the faculty of fiscal issues and all the major changes occurring during the 2011-2012 academic year related to SOM curriculum reform and BRAC integration. We will also look for opportunities to partner with our counterparts at the new Walter Reed National Military Medical Center to become an integral part of the new "world class academic medical center."
The Grievance Committee is composed of members of the Faculty Assembly and operates in accordance with USUHS Instruction 1205.