Media Affairs is USU's official link to local, national and international media organizations. Our staff members help generate widespread media interest in USU's programs, people and achievements by reaching out to news organizations worldwide.

Media Affairs also provides consultation services to members of our campus community. This training helps maximize the positive, wide-spread media attention our faculty, staff and students often receive from major news outlets across the globe.




 CTE 'uncommon' in service member brains, most associated with civilian activities, DoD study finds (pdf)

Bethesda, Md. – CTE, or chronic traumatic encephalopathy, is uncommon in service members, and is more strongly linked to civilian traumatic brain injuries, according to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine on June 9 by researchers at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. The study, “Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy in the Brains of Military Personnel,” was led by Dr. David Priemer, assistant professor of Pathology at USU and neuropathologist for the Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine, and Dr. Dan Perl, professor of Pathology and director of the Department of Defense/USU Brain Tissue Repository at USU.


Dr. Jonathan Woodson Selected to Lead Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (pdf)

Bethesda, Md. - Dr. Jonathan Woodson, a vascular surgeon and former Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs (ASD(HA)), will lead the nation’s only federal health sciences university – the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) – as its new President. Woodson was selected by the Secretary of Defense following a nationwide academic search. The announcement was made June 2, 2022, by Ms. Seileen Mullen, the acting ASD(HA).


Study uses machine-learning approach to calculate risk for veteran homeless (pdf)

Bethesda, Md. In the U.S. today, there are an estimated 1.4 million homeless veterans, which makes up about eight percent of the country’s homeless population. Though it has been difficult to accurately predict homelessness before it occurs, a new collaborative study using a “personalized medicine” approach, led by the Uniformed Services University (USU), suggests self-reported lifetime depression and posttraumatic stress disorder were among the most important factors that put veterans at risk for becoming homeless.