Each fall, the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences School of Medicine and Graduate School of Nursing conduct a full-scale medical field exercise, nicknamed "Operation Bushmaster," at an Army National Guard training base in central Pennsylvania. Military health care providers fly in from around the country to teach and grade participants as part of the Military Contingency Medicine course. There is nothing like it in American medical education.
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The role of women in the military continues to grow as more and more females enter and make a career out of the military. Along with women’s increasing role within the Department of Defense comes a need for addressing their specific needs. The Uniformed Services University’s (USU) Graduate School of Nursing (GSN) has developed a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner Program (WHNP) that meets the specific health needs of women.
A University Board of Regents subcommittee has begun its search for a successor to Charles L. Rice, MD, president of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU). Rice recently announced that he would be stepping down after leading the University for more than a decade. The subcommittee is comprised of 17 constituent members and is chaired by retired Lt. Gen. (Dr.) Ronald Blanck, former Army Surgeon General and chair of USU's Board of Regents. More information can be found here.
Bethesda, MD – J. Stephen Dumler, MD, has been selected to chair the Department of Pathology at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences’ (USU) F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine, “America’s Medical School,” effective in January 2016.
Bethesda, MD – Rear Adm. (Dr.) David Lane, a 1991 graduate of the F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, has been named as the next director of the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus and Adm. John Richardson, Chief of Naval Operations, made the announcement on Monday.
Dr. David Riggs, one of the nation’s foremost psychologists and an expert on the effects of military service and deployments, will become chair of the Department of Medical and Clinical Psychology (MPS) at the F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU). He will assume this new role in November 2015.