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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 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.

Public Health Service (PHS) Capt. (Dr.) Erica G. Schwartz, a USU alumna, was recently selected by the Commandant, U.S. Coast Guard (USCG), and appointed by the Secretary of Health and Human Ser­vices, to serve as the Director, of Health, Safety and Work-Life, and Chief Medical Officer (CMO) of the USCG. Schwartz will officially relieve Rear Adm. Maura K. Dol­lymore upon her retirement on November 1, 2015, and will receive promotion to Rear Admiral (upper half) at that time.

Army Lt. Col. (Dr.) Andrew “Drew” Morgan has officially joined the ranks of Neil Armstrong, John Glenn, and Buzz Aldrin as one of America’s newest astronauts. Morgan, a 2002 Doctor of Medicine graduate of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences and 1998 West Point alumnus, was selected for the space program in 2013 and recently completed the rigorous two-year NASA astronaut candidate training program along with seven other military and civilian candidates.  


Battlefield surgeons and civilian physicians could have a powerful new tool to help patients recover from traumatic injuries, including life-threatening wounds from explosions. By studying blood and tissue samples from patients, a team of military and civilian researchers have identified a model to predict the chances for successful wound healing in individual patients. These predictions could help surgeons make critical, time-sensitive decisions, such as when to close a wound. Both premature and late closing can lead to serious complications for the patient.