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Four Surgeons Working on a PatientAn Army veteran in danger of losing his leg from vascular disease has become the first patient in the Military Health System to undergo transplantation of a new type of bioengineered blood vessel thanks to surgeons from Uniformed Services University and Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.

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Nipah VirusThe Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU), along with Profectus Biosciences, Inc., the Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Mapp Biopharmaceutical, Inc., and the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB), have been awarded up to $24.5 million over 5 years to advance treatments for the highly lethal henipaviruses, Nipah and Hendra. The award, to Dr. Christopher Broder, professor and chair of the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at USU, is a collaborative Center of Excellence for Translational Research (CETR) grant supported by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).  

In addition, USU, along with Emory University, University of North Carolina, Duke University, University of New Mexico, Oregon State, University of Virginia, and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), have been awarded up to $10.7  million over 5 years to USU’s Gonorrhea Vaccine Cooperative Research Center to advance promising vaccine candidates towards further preclinical development and clinical trials.  The award, to Dr. Ann Jerse, professor and vice chair of the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at USU, is a U19 cooperative agreement grant supported by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

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Tobacco Free Poster ThumbnailThe Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences is now tobacco-free. As such, we have compiled a list of helpful services to encourage and support those who wish to be (or remain) tobacco-free. Read more