Uniformed Services University

Faculty Senate Events

The Faculty Senate host several events each year, including the David Packard Lecture, the triannual Faculty Assembly, Research Day, Education Day, and Staff Appreciation ceremony.

The David Packard Lecture

This most prestigious lectureship of the university is named in honor of the former Deputy Secretary of Defense (1969 to 1971), co-founder of the Hewlett-Packard Company, and the second president of the Uniformed Services University, serving from 1976 to 1981.

Packard Lecturers

Year  ::  Lecturer  ::  Lecture Title

1985  ::  Enrique Mendez, M.D.  ::  Teaching Humanism to Medical Students
1986  ::  Joshua Lederberg, Ph.D.  ::  The Complexity of Biological Systems
1987  ::  C. Everett Koop, M.D.  ::  The Current Crisis in AIDS
1988  ::  Robert Petersdorf, M.D.  ::  Some Issues in Graduate Medical Education
1988  ::  ADM James D. Watkins, USN, (Ret.)  ::  AIDS: The Political, Ethical and Social Aspects
1990  ::  Arnold Relman, M.D.  ::  Scientific Misconduct
1991  ::  VADM James Zimble, MC, USN  ::  Navy Medicine Goes to War, A Time for Evaluation, Reflection and Discussion
1993  ::  Philip R. Lee, M.D.  ::  Re-Inventing Public Health
1995  ::  David A. Kessler, M.D.  ::  Accelerating Approval for Drugs for Serious and Life Threatening Diseases
1996  ::  Joseph A. Califano, Jr.  ::  Radical Surgery: What's Next for America's Health Care
1997  ::  Michael DeBakey, M.D.  ::  History, the Torch that Illuminates Lessons From Military Medicine
1998  ::  Francis D. Moore, M.D.  ::  New Kinds Of War: New Kinds of Peace
1999  ::  Senator Nancy Kassebaum Baker  ::  The Federal Advisory Committee on Gender Integration
in (Military) Training and Related Issues
2000  ::  David P. Stevens, M.D.  ::  The Future of Medical Education: Bytes, Ticks, and Finding Your Way
2001  ::  Wayne Hockmeyer, Ph.D.  ::  Perspectives in Biotechnology
2002  ::  Kenneth M. Ludmerer, M.D.  ::  The Coming of the Second Revolution in Medical Education
2004  ::  Kenneth I. Shine, M.D.  ::  Advances in Crossing the Quality Chasm
2005  ::  Gregg Anders, COL, MC, USA  ::   in the Ethosphere: Medical Ethics and War
2006  ::  David Rutstein, M.D., CAPT, USPHS  ::  Interagency Collaboration During Public Health Emergencies: A New Paradigm
2007  ::  Sydney Brenner, Ph.D.  ::   Genes
2008  ::  Gerald R. Crabtree, M.D.  ::  Understanding the Words of Chromatin Remodeling
2009  ::  Gail Wilensky, Ph.D.  ::  The Future of Military Health Care: Challenges and Opportunities Ahead
2010  ::  Floyd E. Bloom, M.D.  ::  From Molecules to Minds: The Unfolding Saga of Neurobiological
Circuits in Neurologic and Psychiatric Diseases
2011  ::  Lena M. Napolitano, M.D.  ::  Blood and Blood Product Transfusion: Current Evidence and Clinical Outcomes
2012  ::  Murray F. Brennan, M.D.  ::  Lessons Learned as a Surgical Oncologist
2013  ::  Peter J. Hotez, M.D., Ph.D.  ::  Blue Marble Health and the Neglected Tropical Diseases
2014  ::  Brent C. James, M.D., M. Stat.  ::  We Count Our Successes in Lives: The Best Clinical Result at the Lowest Necessary Cost
2015  ::  Tom Frieden, M.D., M.P.H. ::  Ebola and Other Global Health Threats: Past, Present and Future
2016  ::  Stanley B. Prusiner, M.D.  ::  Prions Causing CTE and the Discovery of anti-Tau Prion Therapeutics
2017  ::  Cynthia Bulik, Ph.D., FAED  ::  Unlearning - the hardest thing to do. Changing Perceptions of Eating Disorders with Science
2018  ::  Cori Bargmann, Ph.D.  ::  Using Fixed Circuits to Generate Flexible Behaviors
2019  ::  Jennifer A. Doudna, Ph.D.  :: Rewriting the Code of Life: The CRISPR Genome Editing Future
2020  ::  Randy W. Schekman, Ph.D. :: How cells export proteins and RNA


Faculty Assembly

Faculty Assemblies are held in the fall, winter, and spring of each academic year. The assembly is a forum through which officers of the senate and senators report senate activities to the faculty, and where all faculty may provide input, participate in goal and priority setting for the senate, and discuss and deliberate university and school policies. Please check the Senate Calendar of Events for any updates.

Research Day

Faculty Senate Research Day includes poster presentations and the Wu and Leonard Symposia. It is part of Research Days, an annual forum for the entire USU community to share research achievements, foster collaborations, and stimulate intellectual exchange. Research Days also encompasses the Graduate School of Nursing (GSN) Research Colloquium and the Graduate Student Colloquium. Research Days promotes research by faculty, staff and students at USU and its affiliate institutions, provides opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration, and facilitates communication among USU graduate students and faculty. These events serve to inform the local scientific community, collaborative institutions, and other federal agencies about significant research projects conducted across the health sciences at USU and its affiliates.

Education Day

The Faculty Senate Education Day event is sponsored by the Education Committee and was first held in 2008 to promote continuing education of faculty, staff, and students at USU and its affiliated teaching institutions, provide interdisciplinary discussion of innovative and effective strategies used in health science education, facilitate transfer of strategies across disciplines, and to foster optimal teaching and learning opportunities through the use of technology.

Staff Appreciation Ceremony

The Faculty Senate held an inaugural Staff Appreciation Assembly in November, 2009. The purpose of this gathering is for faculty to publicly acknowledge the critical role of staff in the operation and success of USU, express the faculty's sincere appreciation of the staff, and present the Outstanding Staff Member award.