Awards & Recognition

Department of Medicine

Uniformed Services University

Awards & Recognition

We are proud to announce the 5 recipients of the USU Department of Medicine Jay P. Sanford Travel Grant for this year.  


Jerome C. Edelson, MD


Gastroenterology Fellow

Brooke Army Medical Center

Manuscript Title: Randomized Controlled Trial Comparing Ketamine to Moderate Sedation for Outpatient Endoscopy in Adults 


W Rainey Johnson, MD, MEd


Internal Medicine Resident

Walter Reed National Military Medical Center  

Manuscript Title: Comparison of treatment recompression tables for neurologic decompression in a swine model


Joseph M Yabes Jr, MD

Capt, USAF, MC

Infectious Disease Staff 

Brooke Army Medical Center

Manuscript Title:  Risk of Acute Kidney Injury in Combat-injured Patients Associated with Concomitant Vancomycin and Extended-spectrum Beta-lactam Antibiotic Use


Christin B. DeStefano MD

Maj, USAF, MC  

Hematology/Oncology Staff

David Grant USAF Medical Center

Manuscript Title: Does trauma heighten the risk of cancer? A retrospective study of U.S. combat Veterans 


Alison B. Lane, MD, MS


Infectious Diseases Fellow

Walter Reed National Military Medical Center

Manuscript Title: Effectiveness of alcohol based hand sanitizers in reducing bacterial colonization of stethoscope


Please congratulate these outstanding academic internal medicine physicians when you see them!

Thank you for all you do.