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The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) of the National Institutes of Health today announced the award of $4.5 million to the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) and Georgetown Lombardi Cancer Center to study the impact of environmental metal and metalloid exposures on mammographic breast density, a marker of breast cancer.

The 2015 Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) is about to kick off October 2 at the Uniformed Services University (USU), and the CFC staff want to get the word out about the benefits those contributions can bring. According to USU CFC Campaign Manager, LaQuetta Robinson, USU is poised to be highly proactive in the charity effort by raising its goal from last year’s goal of $135,000 (which was surpassed by 18%) to this year’s USU-established goal of $170,000. 

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New students at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) were officially welcomed to campus during the school’s Fall Convocation ceremony, September 18. Medical students from the F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine recited the Hippocratic Oath, led by medical school Dean Arthur Kellermann, the school’s graduate students recited a pledge with Dr. Gregory Mueller, associate dean for Graduate Education, to uphold scientific excellence. Advanced practice nursing students from the Daniel K.

National Hispanic Heritage Month is a time to honor the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. The celebration began Sept. 15 and runs to Oct. 15. The theme of this year's observance, "Hispanic Americans: Energizing our Nation's Diversity,” harkens to the vibrant and thriving contributions of Hispanics to our nation.

The Hendra virus horse vaccine, first developed in Dr. Christopher Broder’s laboratory at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, has received registration from the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA). The APVMA is an Australian government statutory authority established in 1993 to centralize the registration of all agricultural and veterinary chemical products into the Australian marketplace.

Retired Rear Adm. (Dr.) Boris D. Lushniak, former Deputy Surgeon General of the United States, will join the faculty of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine, effective in November 2015.  Lushniak was selected as the school’s Preventive Medicine and Biostatistics department chair and succeeds retired chair Dr. Gerald Quinnan in the position.