The Uniformed Services at USU


Barrington Burnett, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the Uni­formed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) Depart­ment of Anatomy, Physiology and Genetics, was awarded a $50,000 grant by Cure SMA for his work on spinal muscular atrophy (SMA). The award is a drug discovery grant for Burnett’s project, “Slowing SMN degradation to treat...


A new study published Aug. 4 in the New England Journal of Medicine indicates that among African American U.S. Army Soldiers, sickle cell trait is not associated with an increase in mortality, but is associated with a modest increase in the risk of exertional rhabdomyolysis.

Researchers from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) in...


The U.S. Navy Flight Demonstra­tion Squadron, the Blue Angels, re­cently announced the newest team members for the 2017 air show sea­son and a Uniformed Services Uni­versity of the Health Sciences (USU) alumnus is among the officers se­lected.

Navy Lt. (Dr.) Juan “David” Guer­ra, who graduated in 2011 from USU’s F. Edward Hebert School of...


A $1.6 million grant was award­ed to a team of researchers to study new methods for measuring clin­ical reasoning. The research team is led by Dr. Steven Durning and Navy Cmdr. (Dr.) Anthony R. Ar­tino, Jr. They serve, respectively, as the director and deputy director for Graduate Programs in Health Pro­fessions Education in the Depart­ment of Medicine...



The National Capital Consortium (NCC) pediatrics residency has be­gun a program this academic year allowing residents to design their own individualized longitudinal curriculum. This program allows residents to focus on a specific top­ic in pediatrics that they will pursue alongside their standard curricu­lum throughout their training...


The Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) University Family Health Center (UFHC) is providing service members assigned to USU and their families with immunizations against a variety of illnesses.

“At the UFHC we do full-scope care and a significant portion of our practice is pediatrics, so we do all...

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Tobacco-free Campus

tobacco free posterThe Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences will be tobacco-free by September 30, 2016. As such, we have compiled a list of helpful services to encourage and support those who wish to be (or remain) tobacco-free in 2016. Read more