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USU F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine dean Dr. Arthur Kellermann recently announced the winners of the School of Medicine annual Faculty Teach­ing Awards. One winner was selected from a Basic Science department, and one from a Clinical Science department. These awards recognize two faculty who demonstrated outstanding performance in their roles as educators during the preceding academic year (July 1, 2014 – 30 June 2015). This is the fifth year that this prestigious honor has been bestowed on two School of Medicine faculty members.


Nearly 20 Uniformed Services University (USU) students, staff and faculty participated in the Brown Bag discussion, “Understanding through Dialogue”, sponsored by USU’s Office of Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine (SOM) Diversity Committee, Aug. 20, 2015. Mindset was the topic of discussion. Brown Bag discussions help the USU EEO to promote an environment free from personal, social or institutional barriers.

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The Military Health System (MHS) is at a pivotal time as it transfers from war­time to peacetime. According to Uniformed Services University Dean of the F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine Dr. Arthur Kell­ermann, trying to switch from a military to a civilian health care organization is not the military’s aim.

Two current and one former faculty member of the Uniformed Services Uni­versity of the Health Sciences' Daniel K. In­ouye Graduate School of Nursing conduct­ed a Research Design/Methods Workshop August 4-6 at Fort Bragg, N.C., for two of USU's Postgraduate Dental College (PDC) master's degree programs there -- the Com­prehensive Dentistry and Endodontics resi­dencies. Army Lt. Col. Danette Cruthirds, Navy Cmdr. Kenneth Wofford, and Army Col.

The Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) hosted a smorgasbord of culture August 13 with the annual Diversity Day celebration. USU President Dr. Charles L. Rice, who spoke during the event opening, said that diversity makes USU a much better institution. "While we actively celebrate Diversity Day, we need to proactive­ly seek it all the time," said Rice. "There is little doubt that organizations with a great deal of diversity make better decisions."

The Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medi­cine, Inc. has selected three promising Uni­formed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) doctoral students to re­ceive Fellowships for the 2015-16 academic year. This Fellowship program, established in 1988, provides each fellow a stipend and travel support.