The mission of the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences is to educate, train, and comprehensively prepare uniformed services health professionals, scientists, and leaders to support the Military and Public Health Systems, the National Security and National Defense Strategies of the United States, and the readiness of our Uniformed Services.
Since our first graduating class in 1982, the USU's MDs. Nurses and graduates in biomedical sciences provide exceptional service through service in the U.S. Military and civilian careers of distinction. Today, America's Medical School has 691 enrolled students and 5,043 graduates. Over 1,300 graduates in Biomedical Sciences lead aggressive research in medical research. Today's 663 graduates of the School of Nursing blend science, research and field training in advanced practice and PhD degrees. The USU's Postgraduate Dental College provides advanced degree's to the military's dental community, graduating 72 students since establishment.
The University's research program covers a range of clinical and other topics important to both the military and public health. Infectious diseases, trauma medicine, health maintenance, and cancer are areas of particular strength. Researchers are also making important new efforts in state-of-the-art fields that cut across disciplines, such as genomics, proteomics, and drug-delivery mechanisms.
USU is home to many different Centers and Institutes, which help advance the university's research, education and public service missions. Faculty members and students collaborate with other leading experts at USU's Centers and Institutes on projects that push incredible boundaries across manifold disciplines of biomedical science. Their work is shaping military medicine and world health in many positive, powerful ways.
The USU's military unique curriculum is supported by military professions from all services who teach USU's military and civilian students. All military personnel are supported by the USU Brigade, the Brigade staff are managed by the Military Personnel Office.
AFRRI mission is to preserve the health and performance of U.S. military personnel and to protect humankind through research that advances understanding of the effects of ionizing radiation.
To these ends, the institute collaboratively researches the biological effects of ionizing radiation and provides medical training and emergency response to manage incidents related to radiation exposure.
Sbrocco, T., Samuel, T., Ramsey, G., Carter, M., Anagnostopoulos, V., & Bradshaw, M. (submitted, October 2012). Increasing recruitment and retention of African Americans in research: The Community Research Outreach Workers Network (CROWN). Oral presentation submitted to the 140th Annual Meeting and Exposition of the American Public Health Association (APHA), San Francisco, CA.
Spieker, E., Kayser, D., Anagnostopoulos, V., Osborn, R., Psota, T. L., & Sbrocco, T. (submitted, September 2012). How to successfully administer a behavioral weight management program among African American women. Poster presentation at the 30th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Obesity Society, San Antonio, TX.
Kayser, D., Anagnostopoulos, V., Spieker, E., Sbrocco, T. (May, 2012). How can health care professionals reach the African American population? Poster presented at the 27th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Society for Hypertension (ASH-US), New York, NY.
Spieker, E., Corbin, C., Sbrocco, T., & Osborn, R. (May, 2011). Emotional eating is a marker of treatment-seeking in African American women. Poster session at the Academy of Eating Disorders 2012 International Conference on Eating Disorders (AED), Austin, TX.
Osborn, R., Cassidy, O. L., Shomaker, L., McClendon-Iacovina, J., Wilfley, D., Heimdal, J., Nelson, B., Sbrocco, T., & Tanofsky-Kraff, M. (May, 2012). An academic-community partnership to reduce disordered eating and excessive weight gain in racial/ethnic minorities: Preventing excess weight gain and enhancing relationships in underserved populations (POWER-UP). Workshop submitted to Academy of Eating Disorders 2012 International Conference on Eating Disorders (AED), Austin, TX.
Spieker, E., Anagnostopoulos, V., Kayser, D., Corbin, C., & Sbrocco, T. (April, 2012). "That's normal for me": Motivating African American women to adopt better hypertension control in a behavioral weight management program. Poster to be presented at the 33rd Annual Meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine (SBM), New Orleans, LA.
Sa, J., Scott-Johnson, P. E., & Sbrocco, T. (October, 2011). Differences in fat bias and body image perception among African American college students, Poster presented at the 139th Annual Meeting and Exposition of the American Public Health Association (APHA), Washington, DC.
Hagemaster, A., Spieker, E., & Sbrocco, T. (October, 2011). Impact of spirituality on stress reactivity among normal, overweight, and obese African Americans. Poster presented at the 139th Annual Meeting and Exposition of the American Public Health Association (APHA), Washington, DC.
Spieker, E., Osborn, R., Sbrocco, T., & Tanofsky-Kraff, M. (April, 2011). Utility of the Eating Inventory among African American and Caucasian Women. Poster presented at the Academy of Eating Disorders International Conference on Eating Disorders (AED), Miami, FL.
Spieker, E., Osborn, R., & Sbrocco, T. (April, 2011). Signal detection analysis to detect obesity risk factors in African American and Caucasian women. Poster presented at the 32nd Annual Meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine (SBM), Washington, DC.