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.
TBI is a major cause of death and disability within the United States.
It's estimated that 1.7 million people sustain a TBI annually. Of those diagnosed, approximately 50,000 die, 282,000 are hospitalized and 2.5 million are treated and released from an emergency department.
The majority of service members and veterans experience TBI in a non-deployed setting.
Eighty percent of TBIs are mild in severity, commonly called concussion. Concussions are the most common form of brain injury for U.S. Armed Forces personnel.
Multiple concussions in a short timeframe may increase the chances of more symptoms and long-term effects.
Males have higher rates of TBI compared to women.
Young children and older adults are at highest risk for sustaining fall-related TBIs.
Unit readiness relies on early detection and timely treatment of brain injuries.
Continued brain research will lead to improving the health and safety of service members and veterans.
Adolescents and young adults (15 to 24 years) have the highest rates of motor vehicle-related TBIs.
Adults 75 years or older have the highest rates of TBI-related hospitalizations and are more likely to die from TBI.