Bethesda, Md. – Five genes may play a key part in influencing if a person will contract Lewy body dementia, and possibly dementia from Parkinson's and Alzheimer’s diseases, according to a study published in Nature Genetics Feb. 15. The genes, BIN1, TMEM175, SNCA, APOE, and GBA, were identified by a team of scientists at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke and the National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health, and sequenced by The American Genome Center (TAGC), a series of state-of-the-art laboratories at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences.
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Bethesda, Md. – Two new blood filters, proven to safely and quickly remove a range of pathogens, including COVID-19, from blood during pre-clinical testing, will now be further evaluated to determine their efficacy in patients under a new cooperative agreement between the Uniformed Services University (USU) and the Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine, Inc. (HJF).
Bethesda, Md. – A vaccine for use against the deadly Nipah and Hendra viruses has demonstrated effectiveness in preclinical studies as early as 7 days following a single immunization, according to a new study, "A Single Dose Investigational Subunit Vaccine for Human Use against Nipah virus and Hendra virus," published in the journal, npj Vaccines, online February 8, 2021.
Bethesda, Md. – Uniformed Services University (USU) researchers working on a new gamma radiation vaccine development platform have been recognized for their efforts, earning the prestigious 2021 Federal Laboratory Consortium’s (FLC) Award for Technology Transfer.
Bethesda, Md. – A new vaccine development platform has proven effective in protecting against deadly, hard-to-treat infections caused by multi-drug resistant (MDR) bacteria, thanks to a collaborative endeavor led by Dr. Michael J. Daly, a professor in the Uniformed Services University's (USU) Department of Pathology, Dr. Gregory J. Tobin, president of Biological Mimetics, Inc., and Dr. Daniel Zurawski at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research. This could ultimately help prevent battlefield infections, as well as common hospital-acquired infections in patients undergoing routine surgeries.
Bethesda, Md. – Many individuals with COVID-19 say they experience headaches, along with a “fuzziness” or brain fog that can persist for weeks or months following recovery from the acute respiratory symptoms. This is sometimes referred to as “COVID brain.” The long-term clinical implications of infection by the virus continue to baffle scientists and, until now, the neurological manifestations have been believed to be a result of direct damage to nerve cells. However, a new study in the New England Journal of Medicine suggests the virus might actually damage the brain’s small blood vessels rather than nerve cells, themselves.
Bethesda, Md. – A medication used to treat motor neuron diseases, like Lou Gehrig’s disease, might also have the potential to help treat post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), particularly the symptoms linked to suicide attempts, according to a study, “Randomized Controlled Trial of Riluzole Augmentation for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: Efficacy of a Glutamatergic Modulator for Antidepressant-Resistant Symptoms,” published Oct. 27 in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry by researchers at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU).
Bethesda, Md. – Dr. Louis Pangaro has been selected to serve as Interim Dean of the F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine, “America’s Medical School,” at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU). Pangaro succeeds Dr. Arthur Kellermann, who recently assumed duties as the Senior Vice President of Health Sciences at the Virginia Commonwealth University, and CEO of the VCU Health System in Richmond.
Bethesda, Md. – An international research team recently discovered two new animal viruses that are the first known relatives of the rubella virus, which could ultimately impact global efforts to eliminate the virus. These findings were published Oct. 7 in Nature.
Bethesda, Md. – Certain blood-based biomarkers may inform clinicians and athletes how long their recovery time may be after sustaining a sports-related concussion, according to a new study published in JAMA.
Bethesda, Md. – New guidance for use by behavioral health providers, policy makers and community leaders in the wake of disasters has just been released by the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences.
Bethesda, Md. – Arthur L. Kellermann, MD, MPH, the dean of the F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine -- “America’s Medical School” -- at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, has announced he will leave for a new position at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond.
Bethesda, Md. – More than 200 military medical students and graduate nursing students from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) will be graduating early to support their colleagues in the U.S. military health system amid the global coronavirus pandemic. USU President Dr. Richard Thomas made the decision when the national emergency was declared.
Bethesda, Md. – A new program launched by the Department of Defense could be the answer to blood shortages on the battlefield, other remote locations, and in hospitals.
Bethesda, Md. – Scientists from the Uniformed Services University (USU), Emory University and the University of Vermont have found that cigarette smoking is linked to increased lesions in the brain’s white matter, called white matter hyperintensities. White matter hyperintensities, detected by MRI scan, are associated with cognitive decline and Alzheimer's disease. These findings may help explain the link between smoking and increased rates of dementia and other forms of cognitive decline.
Bethesda, Md. – As the world nears poliovirus eradication, the vaccines themselves have become the greatest threat. In response to a global demand for an effective, safer-to-handle and less costly polio vaccine, scientists at the Uniformed Services University (USU) have developed a new one that could help secure a polio-free world.
Bethesda, Md. – Lifetime history of exposure to a traumatic event and self-reported lifetime and current depression are predictive of recent suicide ideation in deployed soldiers, according to a new JAMA Network Open study published January 29, 2020. Researchers suggest that attention to deployment experiences that increase suicide ideation in soldiers with past trauma and major depressive disorder can assist clinicians and leadership in identifying and treating Soldiers at increased risk for suicide.
Bethesda, Md. – A life-saving course is in development to train high school students around the country how to deliver first aid skills for severely injured trauma victims. The education and training course is being created by the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences’ National Center for Disaster Medicine and Public Health (NCDMPH) in partnership with The American Red Cross (Red Cross). Students who successfully complete the course will receive certificates documenting their first aid training.
Bethesda, Md. – Over the last several years, providers saw a marked increase in mental health diagnoses, use of psychiatric medications, and outpatient care for mental health conditions among the diverse population of children in the Military Health System (MHS), according to a new study published by researchers at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU). These findings suggest the mental health care needs of children and youth are increasing and more child health care providers may be needed in both the military and civilian health care system. The study, “Mental Health Trends in Military Pediatrics,” was published in Psychiatric Services on April 10.
Bethesda, Md. – The Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU), along with Profectus Biosciences, Inc., the Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Mapp Biopharmaceutical, Inc., and the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB), have been awarded up to $24.5 million to advance treatments for the highly lethal henipaviruses, Nipah and Hendra.
Bethesda, Md. – Richard W. Thomas, MD, DDS, president of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, will be inducted into the West Virginia University Academy of Distinguished Alumni (www.alumni.wvu.edu/give-back/awards/academy-of-distinguished-alumni), joining notable WVU graduates like best-selling author Stephen Coonts, comedic actor Don Knotts, NBA star Jerry West, and NASA astrophysicist Dr. Katherine Weaver.
Bethesda, Md. – Important issues impacting evidence-based approaches to disaster preparedness and response will be the focus of the upcoming disaster symposium, “Disasters and Health: State of Science,” April 25-26, 2019, in Washington, D.C.
Bethesda, Md. – A new, four-year program has been established to improve rehabilitative care for service members with musculoskeletal injury, ultimately enhancing overall military readiness, thanks to a $15 million grant from the Defense Health Agency awarded to the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU).
Bethesda, Md. – Harmful medical errors decreased by almost 40 percent after implementing an intervention designed to improve communication between healthcare providers, patients and families, according to a new study published Dec. 6 in the British Medical Journal by researchers at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) and Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC) in conjunction with the Patient and Family Centered I-Pass Study Team.
Bethesda, Md. – Beginning now, military and civilian Federal employees of the Military Health System will begin phasing in training from the American Red Cross for life-support training programs.
Bethesda, Md. – Knowing what to do to save a life in the aftermath of a mass trauma event -- natural disaster, vehicle accident, or violent attack – is now right at the touch of a button. The Uniformed Services University’s (USU) National Center for Disaster Medicine and Public Health (NCDMPH) recently launched “Stop the Bleed,” a free iPhone and Android app designed to teach users how to stop lifethreatening bleeding in an emergency – and hopefully save lives.
Bethesda, Md. – Army physician Lt. Col. Andrew Morgan, a NASA astronaut, will be one of two members of the NASA astronaut class of 2013 going into space in 2019, according to an announcement released by the space agency today.
Bethesda, Md. – Antibody therapy developed at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences as a treatment against the Nipah and Hendra viruses has led to an agreement announced today between USU, the Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine (HJF), Profectus BioSciences, Inc., and Emergent BioSolutions, Inc., for development of a human vaccine against the two deadly viruses. The USU-HJF Joint Technology Transfer Office licensed the technology, which is supported by the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI).
Bethesda, Md. – More than 340 uniformed professionals will receive their medical, graduate nursing, dental and biomedical science, public health and clinical psychology degrees on May 19 – Armed Forces Day – at the Uniformed Services University’s (USU) 39th commencement exercise at the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Constitution Hall, in Washington, D.C.
Bethesda, Md. – Former contemporary Christian singer-songwriter Paden Smith once sought to heal others with his music and lyrics. On May 16, 2018, Smith, now a Navy linguist, will continue his selfless journey of healing others as he takes the next steps on his path to become a military physician. Smith will graduate from a two-year medical degree preparatory program and will begin studies later this summer at the F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine – “America’s Medical School” – at the Uniformed Services University (USU).
Bethesda, Md. – An experienced leader in Navy Medicine, Navy Capt. (Dr.) John Gilstad, was recently selected to serve as the new director of the Armed Forces Radiobiology Research Institute (AFRRI) at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU).
Bethesda, Md. – Twenty-three non-commissioned officers from the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps have been given the opportunity to follow their dreams of becoming physicians thanks to the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences’ (USU) Enlisted to Medical Degree Preparatory Program, or EMDP2.
Bethesda, Md. – An internationally-recognized expert in the field of critical care and burn resuscitation, Army Col. (Dr.) Kevin Chung, has been selected to serve as the next chair of the Department of Medicine at the F. Hébert School of Medicine at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU).
Bethesda, Md. – Soldiers who deploy twice in one year, with six months or less between each deployment, could be at an increased risk for attempted suicide during or after their second deployment, according to a new study published April 18 in JAMA Psychiatry. While the study looked at soldiers, these findings have implications for other services and the national issue of suicide.
Bethesda, Md. – Former Veterans Affairs Cabinet Secretary and retired Army Lieutenant General (Dr.) James B. Peake will deliver the commencement address for the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences on Saturday, May 19, at the Daughters of the American Revolution Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C.
Bethesda, Md. – Most aid provided to low- and middle-income countries is focused on controlling communicable diseases, like malaria, HIV, and other infectious diseases. However, according to new comprehensive analysis published April 4 in The Lancet, the focus should really be on controlling non-communicable diseases, like cancer, stroke, and heart disease – which are actually keeping the poorest communities poor, and negatively impacting economic development in these countries.
Bethesda, Md. – Exposing infants to antacids or antibiotics in their first six months of life could increase their risk of developing allergies in childhood, including anaphylaxis and allergies to foods and medications, according to a new study published April 2 in JAMA Pediatrics.
Bethesda, Md. – Federal researchers have discovered that severe stress or trauma early in life could actually change how the brain responds to stress hormones, essentially "re-wiring" the brain for later neuropathological disorders, according to a study, "A role for corticotrophin releasing factor signaling in the lateral habenula and its modulation by early life stress," published in Science Signaling, March 6.
Bethesda, Md. – The Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center at Fort Hood, Texas, will be recognized for its superior clinical training of military medical students and graduate nursing students in a ceremony Feb. 28.
Bethesda, Md. – About 46,000 nuclear weapons were produced during the Cold War era, leading to tremendous volumes of acidic radioactive liquid waste seeping into the environment. A new study suggests yeast as a potentially safer and more cost effective way to help clean up these radioactive waste sites. The study, “Prospects for Fungal Bioremediation of Acidic Radioactive Waste Sites: Characterization and Genome Sequence of Rhodotorula taiwanensis MD1149,” was published in Frontiers in Microbiology, Jan. 8.
Bethesda, Md. – The National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) has announced its 2017 Rare Disease Research Grant recipients and Dr. D. Scott Merrell, professor of Microbiology and Immunology at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, is among the grantees.
Bethesda, Md. – A new discovery by scientists could aid efforts to clean up radioactive waste sites, and could also help protect military personnel, cancer patients, and astronauts.
Bethesda, Md. – The new COL (Ret.) David G. McLeod Prostate Cancer Translational Research Fellowship was awarded to Dr. Prachi Mishra, Dec. 7 at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU), in a ceremony in front of Department of Defense and industry leaders, cancer scientists, military healthcare providers and other colleagues.
Bethesda, Md. – A new translational research fellowship has been established to continue the pioneering work of retired Army Col. (Dr.) David G. McLeod, who devoted nearly 50 years to prostate cancer research and treatment as a military urologist. He retired in 2016 as founding director of the Center for Prostate Disease Research (CPDR) at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU).
Bethesda, Md. – Retired Lieutenant General and 21st U.S. Air Force Surgeon General Dr. Thomas W. Travis will be the featured speaker at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Third Annual Tribute to Veterans, Nov. 7.
Bethesda, Md. – Scientists have discovered for the first time how to accurately predict cellular radiation resistance without actually irradiating cells, instead measuring their internal ‘manganese-complexes’ responsible for resistance. This surprising discovery applies not only to the champion of radiation resistance, Deinococcus radiodurans - aka Conan the Bacterium, but also to other cells - bacteria, yeasts, and human cells, which contain the same elixir of antioxidant manganese-complexes: the more of these complexes a cell has, the more resistant to gamma-rays it becomes. This new broad measure of radiation resistance opens exciting scientific possibilities such as: allowing for more personalized cancer treatments, development of radioprotectors needed for astronauts to get to Mars and back, all while minimizing the need for animals in radiation studies, according to “Across the Tree of Life, Radiation Resistance is Governed by Antioxidant Mn(II), Gauged by Paramagnetic Resonance” published in the October 17 online issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA (PNAS), http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2017/10/16/1713608114.
Bethesda, Md. – In addition to caring for U.S. troops and coalition forces during conflicts in the Middle East, U.S. military surgeons also provided humanitarian surgical care to nearly 6,000 local national Afghan adult patients over the course of a decade, according to a study published Sept. 13 in JAMA Surgery.
Bethesda, Md. – For the last two decades, researchers worldwide have been using whole genome sequencing to understand what makes cells radiation-resistant, hoping to solve an old biological mystery: why is it that one of the most radiation-resistant organisms, Deinococcus radiodurans, aka “Conan the bacterium,” can survive hundreds of times more DNA damage caused by gamma rays than most other organisms? According to a study published recently in Standards of Genomic Sciences by researchers at the Uniformed Services University (USU), the amount of radiation a Deinococcus cell can survive in fact has little to do with the number and types of its DNA repair proteins.
Bethesda, Md. – The severity of symptoms can be reduced for individuals with emerging post-traumatic stress disorder through the use of smart phone apps, according to a new study published in the August edition of the journal Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking by researchers at the Uniformed Services University (USU).
Bethesda, Md. – Army Major General (Dr.) Joseph Caravalho, Jr., a 1983 graduate of the F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine ("America's Medical School"), Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU), was selected as the next president and chief executive officer of HJF, effective September 1, according to an announcement today by Mr. Philip Odeen, chair of the Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine (HJF) Council of Directors. Caravalho is currently the Joint Staff Surgeon at the Pentagon and chief medical adviser to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, providing recommendations to the Chairman, the Joint Staff and Combatant Commanders on a wide range of medical and readiness issues.
Bethesda, Md. – Does a previous suicide attempt in a soldier’s unit increase the risk of additional suicide attempts? According to a study, “Risk of Suicide Attempt Associated with Previous Attempts in One’s Army Unit,” published July 26, 2017 in JAMA Psychiatry, the answer is yes.
Bethesda, Md. – Galectin-3, a protein that promotes cancer cell growth and is used as a biomarker for heart failure, has been linked to tumors observed in two rare genetic diseases, according to a study published July 11, 2017, in eLife (https://doi.org/10.7554/eLife.23202) by Klover, et al.
Bethesda, Md. – Donning high-tech virtual and augmented reality simulators, while testing out revolutionary modular prosthetic limbs and interacting with experts in the field of science, technology, engineering, and math, a group of about 23 middle school-aged military children had a chance to learn inspiring and exciting lessons during a two-day workshop June 3-4 at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU).
Bethesda, Md. – A genetic mutation could be the cause of severe eczema, according to new research published June 19 in Nature Genetics by researchers at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU). Researchers believe these new findings could influence new treatment strategies for the millions of individuals who struggle with this chronic condition.
Bethesda, Md. – NASA officials announced their newest class of astronaut candidates and Army Maj. (Dr.) Francisco “Frank” Rubio, 41, a Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) graduate is among the select group of trainees.
Bethesda, Md. – A ‘designer’ manganese-peptide antioxidant of the world’s toughest bacterium, combined with radiation, have shown to be successful in the development of a vaccine to counter Venezuelan Equine Encephalitis Virus (VEEV), a biothreat agent, and Chikungunya virus, a mosquito-borne illness causing severe outbreaks around the world, according to a study “Deinococcus Mn2+-Peptide Complex: A Novel Approach to Alphavirus Vaccine Development,” published online May 30 in the journal, Vaccine, published by Elsevier, http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0264410X17306242.
WHAT: Military Operational and Readiness Precision Medicine research conference
WHEN: May 30, 2017, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. and May 31, 2017, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
WHERE: William F. Bolger Center, 9600 Newbridge Drive, Potomac, Maryland
WHY: The meeting is designed to bring researchers, scientists and policymakers together to present the state of the science related to the most prevalent research opportunities in the field of precision medicine that will advance the operational readiness for the warfighter and the communities they serve. In addition, presentations from researchers at several military training facilities that are at the forefront of precision medicine, other Federal and non-Federal entities, including the pharmaceutical and technology industries. This is also an opportunity for students and early career investigators to learn about the various technologies associated with precision medicine research. A strong focus will be placed on cohorts, precise registries and medical decision-making. The second day will also include a two-hour session with interdisciplinary discussions on next steps for shaping a consolidated research agenda to advance military precision medicine across DoD and the Services.
Bethesda, Md. – More than 330 uniformed professionals and their guests will receive their long-deserved medical, graduate nursing, dental and biomedical science, public health and clinical psychology degrees on May 20 – Armed Forces Day – at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) 38th commencement exercise at the Daughters of the American Revolution Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C.
Bethesda, Md. – Dr. David Brody, who is considered one of the world’s foremost researchers on traumatic brain injury and neurodegenerative diseases, has been appointed to the faculty of the F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU), a Department of Defense agency, and will direct the university’s Center for Neuroscience and Regenerative Medicine (CNRM).
Bethesda, Md. – Retired Air Force trauma surgeon, Mark W. Bowyer, M.D., has been named as the 2017 recipient of the Robert Danis Prize by the International Society of Surgery/Société Internationale de Chirurgie. The Robert Danis Prize is awarded to the surgeon who has made the most important and personal contributions to the fields of trauma, burns or critical care. Bowyer was selected for his life-long endeavors and “broad contributions to the field of trauma covering all aspects from basic and clinical science research to clinical application and futuristic planning,” according to the Society’s announcement.
Bethesda, Md. – Healthcare providers, commanders, and military service members looking for information on dietary supplements can now find evidence-based answers on a new Department of Defense (DoD) program website.
Bethesda, Md. – Navy Commander (Dr.) Jonathan A. Forsberg, professor and director of the DOD Osseointegration Program and Musculoskeletal Oncology in the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences-Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (USU-WRNMMC) Department of Surgery, has been selected to receive the 2017 Ellis Island Medal of Honor.
Bethesda, Md. – The Joint Commission and the National Quality Forum (NQF) announced the 2016 John M. Eisenberg Award for Innovation in Patient Safety and Quality and the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) is among the members of I-PASS Study Group, a patient safety research collaboration, selected to receive the prestigious award during NQF's annual conference, Apr. 4-5, in Washington, DC.
Bethesda, Md. – The brains of men and women are wired differently, and when it comes to traumatic brain injuries (TBI), women are more likely to develop subsequent neuropsychiatric disorders, like anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder. Until now, it’s been unclear why that is, but a new study by researchers at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) provides that missing link – a potentially disrupted pathway in the brain.
Bethesda, Md. – Retired Navy Captain (Dr.) Ildy M. Katona will step down as chair of the Department of Pediatrics at the F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) in late May, after more than two decades in the position.
Bethesda, Md. – Navy Captain (Dr.) Mark S. Riddle, an expert in tropical medicine and public health, was selected to lead the Department of Preventive Medicine and Biostatistics at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences’ (USU) F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine – ‘America’s Medical School’. Riddle will begin his new duties in May and succeeds Dr. Boris Lushniak in the position. Lushniak is now dean of the University of Maryland School of Public Health.
Bethesda, Md. – Nearly 50 percent of recently-deployed Soldiers who sustained a mild traumatic brain injury reported post-concussive symptoms – like headaches, sleep disturbance, and forgetfulness – three months after returning from deployment, according to a study published March 17 in Neurology by researchers at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU), and the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center.
Bethesda, Md. – Army Colonel (Dr.) David M. Benedek will succeed Dr. Robert J. Ursano, M.D., as chair of the Department of Psychiatry at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences’ (USU) F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine – ‘America’s Medical School’. Ursano announced last year that he would be stepping down as chair after 24 years, but will remain with the department as the director of USU’s Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress.
Bethesda, Md. – Dr. Faye Glenn Abdellah, founding Dean of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) Daniel K. Inouye Graduate School of Nursing (GSN), and retired Rear Admiral of the U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS) passed away Friday, Feb. 24, at the age of 97. Abdellah was a pioneer and internationally recognized leader in nursing whose contributions substantially improved the nation’s health. A true visionary, Abdellah was dedicated to advancing the nursing profession and is considered to be among the world’s most influential nursing theorists and public health scientists.
Bethesda, MD – Scientists have discovered a new “mastermind fusion gene” may be associated with a rare cancer-causing tumor – pheochromocytomas (“pheo”) and paragangliomas, according to a study published Feb. 13 in Cancer Cell, by researchers at the Uniformed Services University (USU) and the National Cancer Institutes’ The Cancer Genome Atlas. This breakthrough discovery could lead to more precise treatment as well as a better understanding of cancer itself.
Bethesda, MD – The Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) recently established a new College of Allied Health Sciences for both graduate and undergraduate education programs.
Bethesda, MD – The Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences’ Center for Deployment Psychology (CDP) is seeking psychology or counseling students interested in careers as military behavioral health providers for their “Summer Institute,” June 19-23, 2017.
Bethesda, Md. – During a ceremony steeped in tradition and academic pageantry, Dr. Richard W. Thomas was inaugurated as the sixth president of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) on Dec. 9.
Bethesda, MD – Dr. Boris D. Lushniak, chair of the Department of Preventive Medicine and Biostatistics (PMB) at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU), will be leaving the university in November to become dean of the University of Maryland School of Public Health in College Park. Dr. Lushniak will officially assume his new role on Jan. 9, 2017.
Bethesda, MD – World renowned psychiatrist Dr. Robert J. Ursano announced he will retire as chair of the Department of Psychiatry at the F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) after more than 24 years in the position. Ursano will remain as the director of USU’s Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress (CSTS).
Bethesda, MD – Weight discrimination is a major issue in our society and in the U.S. military, service members are not immune to it. According to a new study published Sept. 26 in the APA journal, Stigma and Health, nearly 50 percent of service members who are overweight or obese have experienced it.
Bethesda, MD – To keep up with the evolving needs of our nation’s health and health care system, a series of papers published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) on Sept. 26 recommends restructuring the U.S. health care system in ways that will support more efficient, targeted health care delivery.
Bethesda, MD – They call it "Conan the Bacterium," and now it may be used to help save lives in the event of a nuclear disaster or terrorist attack.
Bethesda, MD -- More than 40,000 behavioral health providers across the country have been trained in aspects of military psychology by experts at the Center for Deployment Psychology (CDP) over the past decade to help address chronic pain, depression, substance abuse, suicide, post-traumatic stress, traumatic brain injury and other issues affecting some of the more than 2 million U.S. service members who deployed in support of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Bethesda, MD – Dr. Thomas Kirsch, former director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Refugee and Disaster Response, has been selected as the next director of the National Center for Disaster Medicine and Public Health (NCDMPH) at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences following a nationwide search. The announcement was made July 28, 2016, by USU President Dr. Richard Thomas.
Bethesda, MD – Richard W. Thomas, MD, DDS, was officially sworn in as the sixth President of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in a small ceremony on the University campus today.
Bethesda, Md. – A course at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) is teaching students global health care delivery in a unique way that’s sure to be a “thriller.”
Bethesda, Md. – As part of the national effort to address the shortage of nursing faculty and the number of advanced practice nurses providing direct patient care, the Jonas Center for Nursing and Veterans Healthcare has awarded a $70,000 grant to the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences to advance the scholarly work of two individual Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing Science (PhD) and five individual Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) students in the university’s Daniel K. Inouye Graduate School of Nursing.
Major Breakthrough: New Defense Health Program-funded Study Published in Lancet Neurology Identifies Biological Changes in Brains due to Blast Traumatic Brain Injury
Bethesda, Md. – To better identify and diagnose those suffering from debilitating grief after the death of a loved one, proposed diagnostic criteria need significant modifications, according to research published today in the American Journal of Psychiatry – the first study of its kind to study the performance of newly proposed criteria.
Bethesda, Md. – Assistant Commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps, Gen. John M. Paxton, Jr., will address more than 360 uniformed professionals and their guests on May 21 as they receive their long-deserved medical, graduate nursing, dental and biomedical science, public health and clinical psychology degrees from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU).
Bethesda, Md. – More than 360 uniformed professionals and their guests will receive their long-deserved medical, graduate nursing, dental and biomedical science, public health and clinical psychology degrees on May 21 – Armed Forces Day – at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) 37th commencement exercise at the Daughters of the American Revolution Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C.
Bethesda, Md. – The Honorable (Dr.) Jonathan Woodson, former Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs, will address a number of interdisciplinary researchers, medical students, faculty and staff as he delivers the Presidential Lecture at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) annual Research Days on May 19.
Bethesda, Md. – With more than 36.9 million people infected globally, HIV continues to be a major public health issue. Those living with the virus are at an increased risk for other non-AIDS diseases, such as cardiovascular disease and cancer, and though it’s not entirely clear why, this has been associated with inflammation and abnormal blood clotting. A new study – the largest of its kind – involving researchers from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU), published recently in PLOS ONE, provides direct evidence that altered coagulation caused by the HIV virus, which can be related to inflammation, is not fully halted by HIV treatment and is associated with increased risk of non-AIDS diseases.
Bethesda, Md. – Dr. David Marcozzi, associate professor and director of Population Health in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, will deliver the keynote address at the “Innovations for Tomorrow” symposium, Sept. 8, at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU).
Bethesda, Md. – Racial disparities are not present among military members and their dependents, a testament to the equality that exists in the armed services, according to a recent longitudinal analysis published by researchers at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) online in the Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery.
Bethesda, Md. – Climate change is a significant threat to the health of Americans, creating unprecedented health problems in areas where they might not have previously occurred, according to a report released April 4 by the White House.
Bethesda, Md. – Mild traumatic brain injuries (TBI) could be linked to eye movement impairment, even beyond the acute stage of injury, according to researchers at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU). These findings, released online in the Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences, indicate a potentially more effective way to identify long-term chronic effects on those with mild TBI.
Bethesda, Md. – Prescription opioid abuse and a nationwide heroin epidemic are claiming the lives of tens of thousands of Americans each year. To help address this problem in addition to supporting our service members who may struggle with prescription misuse associated with chronic pain, the F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) has implemented a new pain management curriculum – the first medical school in the nation to do so.
Bethesda, MD – A new mobile application and interactive web-based tool have been launched to help military troops identify unsafe dietary supplements that may jeopardize their health or career.
Bethesda, MD – J. Stephen Dumler, MD, has been selected to chair the Department of Pathology at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences’ (USU) F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine, “America’s Medical School,” effective in January 2016.
Bethesda, MD – Rear Adm. (Dr.) David Lane, a 1991 graduate of the F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, has been named as the next director of the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus and Adm. John Richardson, Chief of Naval Operations, made the announcement on Monday.
Bethesda, MD – The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) of the National Institutes of Health today announced the award of $4.5 million to the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) and Georgetown Lombardi Cancer Center to study the impact of environmental metal and metalloid exposures on mammographic breast density, a marker of breast cancer.
Bethesda, MD – America’s senior citizens often face unique challenges during disasters. The National Center for Disaster Medicine and Public Health (NCDMPH) at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences has just released its newest resource for health educators and trainers, “Caring for Older Adults in Disasters: A Curriculum for Health Professionals,” to address these issues.
Bethesda, MD – Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) President Dr. Charles L. Rice announced that he will retire at the end of the 2015-2016 academic year, concluding his 11th year as president.
Bethesda, Md -- Battlefield surgeons and civilian physicians could have a powerful new tool to help patients recover from traumatic injuries, including life-threatening wounds from explosions.
Bethesda, Md – Research on the causes, prevention, mitigation and treatment of heart, lung, and blood diseases, and sleep disorders – all of which affect the readiness of the uniformed services and the health of military families – is the impetus for a new partnership between the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) and the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), National Institutes of Health.
Bethesda, MD – Army Lt. Col. (Dr.) Andrew “Drew” Morgan has officially joined the ranks of Neil Armstrong, John Glenn, and Buzz Aldrin as one of America’s newest astronauts.
Bethesda, Md -- Risk factors for regular Army suicide attempts by enlisted soldiers and officers in Iraq and Afghanistan have been identified, and socio-demographic factors, length of service, deployment history, and the presence and recency of a mental health diagnosis are among the primary predictors, according to a study published July 8 in JAMA Psychiatry. Enlisted Army service members in their second month of service were at greatest risk for attempting suicide.
Bethesda, Md -- The percentage of U.S. Air Force recruits with detectable immunity to measles, mumps and rubella was lower than found in previous nationwide samples and may be low enough for outbreaks to occur, according to a study, "Measles, Mumps, and Rubella Titers in Air Force Recruits: Below Herd Immunity Thresholds?" released July 7, in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.
Bethesda, Md -- Charles L. Rice, M.D., president of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, announced the selection of Yvonne T. Maddox, Ph.D., former acting director of the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities at the National Institutes of Health, effective June 15, 2015.
Bethesda, Md--Leo Rouse, D.D.S., F.A.C.D., dean of Howard University’s College of Dentistry, was recently confirmed by the Secretary of Defense as the newest member of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences governing board. Rouse’s appointment was effective May 15, 2015.
Bethesda, MD –Terrorist attacks were responsible for the deaths of more than 2,977 individuals killed on Sept. 11, 2001, at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and in Shanksville, Pa., and 329 individuals (268 of them Canadian citizens) who lost their lives in the Air India Flight 182 bombing off the west coast of Ireland in 1985. Both attacks remain the worst acts of terrorism in the history of their respective countries.
Bethesda, Md – Retired Air Force dentist Thomas R. Schneid, DMD, was named as the new Executive Dean of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) Postgraduate Dental College. USU President Charles L. Rice, M.D., made the announcement following a nationwide search.
Bethesda, Md – Medical students, advanced practice nurses, military dentists, and scientists, clinical psychologists, and public health professionals will move from student to alumni status on Saturday, May 16 – Armed Forces Day – as they receive their degrees at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) 36th commencement exercise at the Daughters of the American Revolution Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C.
Bethesda, Md. (May 11, 2015) – Army Col. (Dr.) Shad Deering will be the next chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology in the F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU), according to announcement today by School of Medicine dean Arthur L. Kellermann, M.D., M.P.H.
Bethesda, MD – National Institutes of Health director Dr. Francis Collins will deliver the Presidential lecture during the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) annual Research Days symposium, May 12-13. More than 300 basic and clinical scientists and students will also present their scholarly works during the two-day event held on the university’s Bethesda, Md., campus.
Bethesda, Md (May 8, 2015) – Adolescent female military dependents may be at higher risk than civilians for eating disorders and associated problems, according to a study released today in the online version of the International Journal of Eating Disorders. The study, “Comparison of Overweight and Obese Military-Dependent and Civilian Adolescent Girls with Loss-of-Control Eating,” gives insight into the additional vulnerabilities of adolescent female military dependents and shows that they reported more disordered eating and depression than civilians.
Bethesda, Md – Indiana Senator Joe Donnelly introduced legislation recently to improve mental health services for veterans, and is citing a program that uses content developed at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) and speakers from the University’s Center for Deployment Psychology (CDP) as the model for future endeavors.
Bethesda, Md – The world’s first human clinical trials for a treatment against Hendra virus, a rare but deadly viral disease, have just begun in Australia, using a human monoclonal antibody discovered by Federal scientists at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) and the National Cancer Institute (NCI) in Bethesda, Md.
Bethesda, Md. – Childhood exposure to ionizing radiation increases lifetime malignancy risk, but a team of researchers has found that with just a little bit of education, the risk can be significantly reduced. Currently, up to 40 percent of computed tomography, or CT, scans are ordered (for everyone) unnecessarily. The study, “Point-of-care estimated radiation exposure and imaging guidelines can reduce pediatric radiation burden,” appears in the May 1, 2015, issue of the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine.
Bethesda, MD – Sixteen teams of uniformed medical students will go head-to-head to determine who wins the “Gunpowder Challenge” adventure race at the F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine, part of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. The challenge is part of a two-day medical field practicum to help third-year medical students develop team-based military/medical leadership and communication skills, March 26-27.
Bethesda, MD – Decreased ability to identify specific odors can predict abnormal neuroimaging results in blast-injured troops, according to a new study by Federal researchers released online in the journal Neurology, March 18, 2015.
Bethesda, Md. — Former White House Physician and a 1981 graduate of the F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU), Eleanor “Connie” Mariano, M.D., has been named as one of 14 members of the newly-formed Department of Veterans Affairs “MyVA” Advisory Committee (MVAC).
Bethesda, MD – The Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) Human Performance Resource Center (HPRC), working in conjunction with the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center and the United States Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine in Natick, Mass., has launched the Combat Rations Database, or ComRaD (http://hprc-online.org/comrad/) which provides nutritional information on individual combat ration meals and their food components. This interactive website features standard nutrition facts, including calories, fat, vitamins and minerals of the MRE, First Strike Ration® (FSR), and Meal, Cold Weather/Long Range Patrol (MCW/LRP), from their most recent production years.
Bethesda, MD – Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, will present “Ebola: Past, Present and Future” when he delivers the 2015 David Packard Award Lecture at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU), Wednesday, March 11, 2015.
Bethesda, MD -- A new clinical trial to obtain safety and efficacy data on the investigational drug, ZMapp, as a treatment for the Ebola virus, was launched today by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), in partnership with the Liberian government. Scientists from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) will play a role in the evaluation.
Bethesda, MD –Clinical and basic science experts from around the world will convene for the 10th Annual Amygdala, Stress and PTSD Conference, sponsored by the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress, in collaboration with the USU Departments of Psychiatry and Family Medicine, the USU Neuroscience Program, and the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center Department of Psychiatry, Apr. 21.
Bethesda, Md. — Faculty and alumni from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences topped the list of recently announced Air Force Medical Service award recipients in the areas of education, research, clinical care and leadership.
Bethesda, Md. —The National Capital Simulation Consortium, including the Val G. Hemming Simulation Center of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU), was granted 5-year accreditation by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare. The accreditation is for the Consortium’s Assessment, Research, Teaching/Education, System Integration and Patient Safety programs. This is the first accreditation that the international accrediting body has awarded to the Consortium, which includes USU, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and Fort Belvoir Community Hospital.
BETHESDA, Md.— The National Capital Simulation Consortium, including the Val G. Hemming Simulation Center of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, has been reaccredited as a Comprehensive Accredited Education Institute (AEI) by the American College of Surgeons.
Bethesda, Md. — A joint effort by the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) and The Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine, Inc. (HJF) to license assays that allow for the rapid detection of Shiga toxin has received the 2015 Federal Laboratory Consortium Award for Excellence in Technology Transfer. This marks the third consecutive award for the University, which is aided in its technology transfer efforts by HJF through the USU-HJF Joint Office of Technology Transfer.
Bethesda, Md – Former Chief Nurse Officer for the United States Public Health Service Carol Romano, Ph.D., R.N., B.C., N.E.A., F.A.A.N., F.A.C.M.I., was recently selected as the new Dean of the Daniel K. Inouye Graduate School of Nursing (GSN) at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. She succeeds Dr. Ada Sue Hinshaw, who retired in August 2014.
- 06/26/14 Military Medical School Launches 'Enlisted-to-Medical-Degree Preparatory Program'
- 06/23/14 USU alumnus receives Navy-Marine Corps Medal for Heroism during Washington Navy Yard Shooting
- 06/04/14 An App a Day May Help Keep the Doctor Away
- 12/09/13 Scientists Resolve Decades-old Mystery of 'Chlamydial Anomaly'
- 07/22/13 Arthur Kellermann Is Named Dean of U.S. Military Medical School
- 06/18/13 Uniformed Services University alumnus among NASA's new astronaut class
- 03/26/13 Breakthrough Study Sheds Light on Cell Defense Against Radiation Exposure
- 11/05/12 USU Discovery Leads to Development of Vaccine to Help Prevent Deadly Virus
- 07/18/12 World's Toughest Bacterium holds promise for rapid vaccine development against deadly diseases
- 02/29/12 NCDMPH's Rebecca Zukowski Named Director of Nursing Program at Mount Aloysius College
- 02/17/12 NCDMPH releases the Report on the Domestic Natural Disaster Health Workforce
- 10/21/11: Ada Sue Hinshaw, PhD, RN, FAAN, dean and professor, Graduate School of Nursing, USU, has been selected as a "Living Legend" by the American Academy of Nursing (AAN). Dr. Hinshaw was formally inducted on October 15, 2011 at the AAN's 38th Annual Meeting and Conference in Washington, D.C.
- 10/19/11: Scientists Report Major Advance in Human Antibody Therapy against the Deadly Hendra Virus
- 09/23/11: Traumatic brain injury patients imaged swifter and safer with new technology
- 09/12/11: Military Medicine Symposium to Address Full Spectrum of Care Following Traumatic Brain Injury
- 08/23/11: Study links low DHA levels to suicide risk among U.S. military personnel
- 08/15/11: Perl to discuss first-ever study of combat-related traumatic brain injuries
- 07/27/11: NHGRI researchers announce finding gene mutation that causes Proteus Syndrome
- 07/05/11: NCDMPH releases Conference Report on Pediatric Disaster Preparedness Education
- 06/29/11: USU professor receives top surgical society honors
- 06/29/11: Tuberous sclerosis in adult women
- 06/02/11: USU Nurse Participates in Memorial Day Storytelling Event
- 05/27/11: Vietnam: In Their Own Words – Story Telling at the Vietnam Women's Memorial Statue
- 05/16/11: New Research shows promise for TBI
- 04/04/11: USU, NIH study maps hotspots of genetic rearrangement
- 02/01/11: New fact sheets on the impact of combat injury on intimacy
- 01/10/11: Humanitarian aid may bring unique disease risks and concerns
- 01/03/11: Uptick in hospital-based C difficile infections in children raising concerns
- 11/24/10: Study finds children of deployed service members accessing mental health services
- 11/24/10: Researchers Identify Novel Gene Connected to Rare Muscle Disease
- 09/03/10: What is Best in Life? - Conan the Bacterium Reveals its Recipe for Survival
- 07/27/10: Broadening Partnerships to Spur Medical Advances for War Injuries
- 07/19/10: Scientists Identify Critical Genes for Down syndrome
- 07/15/10: NCDMPH to Assess Disaster Response Knowledge During Continuing Promise 2010
- 06/29/10: Scientists develop highly specific antibody to detect common malignant tissue changes in prostate cancer
- 05/20/10: Below the microscope brain research and therapies
- 05/17/10: Compassion, commitment are essential for medical professionals says Marine assistant commandant
- 05/12/10: Preparing to care for those in harm's way, more than 200 uniformed medical professionals graduate
- 05/11/10: NCDMPH Co-Sponsored Workshop Results in Candid Conversations Among Stakeholders
- 05/18/10: Scientists Report Major Advance in Modeling Human Disease Caused by Deadly Nipah Virus
- 05/11/10: Behavioral science, obesity and deployment health highlight research week
- 05/05/10: Military medicine achieves new heights
- 04/28/10: NCDMPH to Co-Sponsor and Present at Education and Training Needs Workshop
- 04/27/10: Origin of military medicine is backdrop for teaching future medical leaders
- 04/02/10: Uniformed Services University to host International Brain Mapping & Intraoperative Surgical Planning Society (IBMISPS) 7th Annual World Congress for Brain, Spinal Cord Mapping
- 04/16/10: Socioeconomic status linked to vehicle safety
- 03/29/10: Renowned Bioethicist to Present 2010 David Packard Lecture
- 03/03/10: USU psychiatry professor named among DC area's Top Docs
- 03/08/10: Heat Therapy Shown Effective in Treating Cutaneous Leishmaniasis Among U.S. Soldiers in Iraq
- 02/23/10: AFFRI to be designated nuclear historic landmark
- 02/08/10: Gates Appoints Krulak and Lewin to University Board of Regents
- 02/15/10: USU Researcher Shares $12.2 Million to Study Chlamydia trachomatis
- 01/18/10: Deployment and Use of Mental Health Services Among U.S. Army Wives
- 01/04/10: Psychotherapy for 'At-Risk' Teenage Girls May Prevent Obesity
- 12/11/09: Correlational study shows link between psychotropic medication and cardiac events
- 11/24/09: Obesity may have adverse role in HIV treatment
- 10/30/09: Scientists Report Major Advance in Human Antibody Therapy against the Deadly Nipah Virus
- 10/06/09: USU Faculty, Alumni among medical experts participating in "Country United" Symposium
- 09/04/09: IOM President to Address H1N1 Expectations for the Fall
- 07/16/09: Ursano to lead largest ever study of suicide in the military
- 07/14/09: Field exercises prepare students to practice healthcare in complex, dangerous situations
- 06/29/09: USU Professor Diane Seibert named Fellow, American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
- 06/23/09: Migraines with Aura in Middle Age May Be Associated with Late-Life Brain Lesions
- 06/15/09: Study Finds Tracking Method Used in Air Traffic Control Reduces Errors in Trauma Management
- 06/02/09: USU Unveils Official Portrait of Everett Alvarez Jr., Longtime Board Member
- 05/12/09: More than 200 new uniformed medical professionals graduate, prepare to serve
- 05/11/09: Future of Military Medical Research Displayed
- 05/06/09: Public Health Emergencies Offer Teachable Moments
- 04/23/09: Civil War wounded, killed educate medical students
- 04/22/09: USU Named One of Nation's Most Compassionate Employers
- 04/21/09: USU's Continuing Education for Health Professionals Earns Five-Year APA Accreditation
- 04/21/09: Resources Available to Aid in Recovery From Community Violence
- 04/20/09: Grant to Support Identification of Medical Needs for Servicemembers with Combat Injuries and Their Families
- 03/20/09: USU Professor Appointed Chief for Integrated Radiology Department
- 03/17/09: USU's Dr. Harry Holloway named to NSBRI External Advisory Council
- 03/19/09: USU and MPT Screening Focused on Helping Families and Communities Support Injured Service Members Following Deployment
- 03/02/09: USU Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress releases Latest Topics
- 02/25/09: Simulation Center Expands Breadth and Scope, Thanks to Federal Support
- 02/09/09: Film about Military Medicine nominated for "Oscars of Health and Medicine"
- 02/03/09: Children's Special Partners with USU to Help Military Families Adjust
- 01/26/09: USUCHD Enters Educational Training Partnership with Steptoe Group
- 01/26/09: USU Psychiatry Professor Participates in PBS Special with Actress Julia Roberts
- 12/23/08: USU Associate Professor Inducted into American Academy of Nursing
- 11/16/08: CSTS Provides Resources during Wounded Warrior Care Month
- 11/16/08: USU, "The West Point for Military Medicine" Hosts Showing of Powerful Documentary about Nation's Military Medical University>
- 10/06/08: USU Researchers Provide New Insights Into Common Alterations of ERG Oncogene in Prostate Cancer
- 10/06/08: USU's Center for Prostate Disease Research Reports New Prognostic Utility of PCA3 Molecular Urine Test
- 10/06/08: USU Researchers Unravel New Aspects of the Male Hormone (Androgen) Receptor Regulation in Prostate Cancer
- 09/25/08: USU Alumna Named President-Elect of American Academy of Family Physicians
- 09/22/08: USU's VP of External Affairs to become Senior VP of External Affairs at Northeastern University
- 09/17/08: USU Volunteers Join Hundreds of Motorcyclists to Find Cure for Pediatric Brain Tumors
- 09/16/08: USU's Center for Prostate Disease Research, University of the District of Columbia Launch Successful Summer Internship Program
- 09/16/08: Secretary of Defense Appoints New Members to USU Board of Regents
- 09/11/08: USU Director of Research, Education releases Study on Health Care Needs of Persons Displaced by Hurricane Katrina
- 09/11/08: TBI/PTSD Study by USU Faculty Member Featured in JAMA
- 09/11/08: USU Announces Addition of Center for Neuroscience and Regenerative Medicine
- 09/11/08: USU Assistant Director, Nurse Anesthesia Program Awarded AANA Post-Doctoral Fellowship
- 09/11/08: Crystalline Compound found in Asian Medicine, Cuisine Shown to be Cancer Chemopreventive
- 08/25/08: USU's National Capital Area Medical Simulation Center Accredited by the American College of Surgeons
- 08/11/08: Researchers Share Latest Radiation Effects Findings with Military Medical Community
- 08/11/08: CPDR Receives Prostate Cancer Research Summer Internship Grant From DoD-PCRP
- 08/11/08: USU Scientists Characterize Immune Response, Inflammatory Gene in VEEV
- 08/11/08: USU Researcher releases Study That Makes Association Between Combatant Status, Sexual Violence, Psychological Trauma
- 07/01/08: USU Welcomes First Five GSN's Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Students
- 06/30/08: Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress Introduces "Resources for Recovery"
- 06/30/08: 2008 Maher Award Recipients Announced
- 06/30/08: Advances in Military Medicine Improve Care of Soldiers, Civilians
- 06/23/08: Health Care Professionals Take on Realities of War
- 06/23/08: USU Professor of Surgery Receives 2008 ASM Abbott Laboratories Award in Clinical and Diagnostic Immunology
- 06/23/08: USU Professor Awarded $5.6 Million NIH Grant to Develop Therapeutics Against Deadly Viruses
- 06/23/08: USU Family Medicine Interest Group to Receive AAFP Program of Excellence Award
- 06/23/08: USU Associate Professor Appointed to Maryland State Advisory Council
- 06/23/08: USU Associate Professor Selected for American Academy of Nursing Fellowship
- 06/02/08: USU Faculty Member to Deliver Keynote Address at Neurotechnology Conference
- 06/02/08: Pseudoepidemics of Tuberculin Skin Test Conversions Common in Army Population
- 05/29/08: USU Selects First Senior Vice President
- 05/28/08: USU Scientist Awarded NIAID Grant to Further Study of Preventive HIV Vaccine
- 05/12/08: Director of NIH to Address USU Graduates at 29th Commencement
- 05/12/08: USU Celebrates Historic Opening of New Academic Program Center
- 05/09/08: USU Celebrates Excellence in Research
- 04/29/08: Sesame Workshop and USU Faculty Member launch Phase Two of "Talk, Listen, Connect"
- 04/25/08: USU Faculty Member Links Anticholinergic Drugs to Increased Cognitive Decline in Seniors
- 04/23/08: U.S. News and World Report Ranks USU's Nurse Anesthesia Program Sixth in the Nation
- 04/21/08: Air Force Colonel Selected as Governor of American College of Physicians
- 04/09/08: USU Associate Professor Elected as President, USAFP
- 04/09/08: USU Faculty Member Receives AMA Early Career Physician Leadership Award
- 04/09/08: USU Faculty Member Becomes President-Elect of ASPET
- 04/04/08: USU Announces New Director for Government, Community Affairs
- 04/04/08: USU Center for Study of Traumatic Stress Holds Annual Conference
- 04/04/08: USU Announces 2008 Wu and Leonard Awards in Research
- 04/04/08: USU Faculty Member Earns Merck Irving S. Sigal Memorial Award
- 03/28/08: Gene Mutations Tied to Immune Comeback during Therapy for HIV-1
- 03/20/08: International Experts on Radiation Exposure Assessment to Convene at AFRRI
- 03/20/08: In Deserts or In Space: Death by Protein Damage
- 02/28/08: USU Graduate School of Nursing Welcomes Ada Sue Hinshaw as New Dean
- 02/29/08: USU Collaborates on Establishment of Infectious Disease Institutional Review Board
- 02/01/08: USU Board of Regents Member Named to NIH Advisory Committee
- 01/28/08: Military Physicians Showcase Award-Winning Research at MHS Conference
- 01/11/08: USU Brigade Undergoes Change in Senior Enlisted Leadership
- 12/19/07: University President Visits Alumni in Combat Zone
- 12/18/07: USU Professor Nominated to the Federal Tuberculosis Task Force
- 12/13/07: USU Faculty Member First to Receive Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation's Research Grant
- 12/13/07: USU Graduates Team to Save Critically Wounded Afghani Toddler
- 12/11/07: USU Professor Participates in Panel Discussion with First Lady Laura Bush
- 12/06/07: Disaster and Humanitarian Center hosts Iraqi Freedom Humanitarian Operations Presentation
- 12/06/07: Green Tea Shown to Possess Antitumor Effect in Breast Cancer
- 11/21/07: USU Graduate Appointed as NCMHD Acting Director for Scientific Programs
- 11/30/07: USU Alumnus Appointed to White House Post
- 11/21/07: Phantom Pain, a Reflection on the Wounds of War
- 10/22/07: USU Researchers Demonstrate Novel Strategy to Inactivate Encephalitis Virus
- 10/22/07: Healing the Wounds of War
- 10/29/07: USU offers Tour of State-of-the-Future Simulation Center
- 10/17/07: USU Members Participate in Collaborative Mass Casualty Exercise
- 09/26/07: Tough Enough for Mars, but Deinococcus is from Earth
- 09/24/07: New software to aid treatment decisions during radiation exposure incidents
- 09/24/07: Some Cancer Cells Mimic Stem Cells to Evade Chemotherapy
- 09/24/07: USU's Graduate School of Nursing Faculty Members Elected as Distinguished Practitioners
- 09/19/07: Courage to Care for Me Receives 2007 American Graphic Design Award
- 09/11/07: USU Centers Diagnose, Treat, Educate on Deployment Health Issues
- 09/11/07: USU Alumnus Named to Major Biosafety Lab Post
- 09/11/07: USU Educates Nurses, Physicians on Unique Aspects of Military Medicine
- 09/19/07: USU Researchers Lead Efforts to Prevent, Treat Brain Injuries
- 09/05/07: CDHAM Faculty Research Featured on Oprah
- 08/31/07: USU Malaria Researcher Wins Prestigious National Berry Award
- 08/23/07: U.S., Australian Scientists Demonstrate how Deadly Nipah Virus can be Transmitted to Offspring During Pregnancy
- 08/07/07: USU Psychiatrist Offers Editorial Insight to Child Soldiers
- 06/27/07: Nuclear/Radiological Threat and Effects Experts Share Latest Research Findings
- 06/22/07: USU Faculty Create Groundbreaking Patients as Advisors Program
- 06/15/07: Students Participate in Summer Program for Science and Medicine Enthusiasts
- 06/13/07: Future Doctors and Nurses Take on Realities of War
- 05/24/07: American Society for Microbiology Selects Dr. Alison O'Brien as President Elect
- 05/29/07: New Study Suggests Potential for a Broadly-Protective HIV Vaccine
- 05/22/07: USU Researchers link high salt diet to ulcers
- 05/17/07: "USU: The West Point for Military Medicine": Documentary film about the nation's military medical university premieres at Air and Space Museum
- 05/10/07: Leading HIV/AIDS Expert Dr. Anthony Fauci to Address Plenary Session at USU
- 05/10/07: USU Celebrates New Center to Educate Behavioral Health Specialist in Deployment Psychology
- 05/10/07: USU Celebrates Excellence In Research: Dr. Anthony Fauci to Deliver Plenary Address
- 05/10/07: USU Researchers Lead Efforts to Address Combat Injuries from Blast
- 04/18/07: USU's Nurse Anesthesia Program Ranks Sixth in the Nation
- 04/12/07: USU's CSTS launches "Courage to Care for Me" campaign
- 04/11/07: Medical Students learn from past battlefield lessons
- 04/06/07: Navy Surgeon General VADM Donald C. Arthur to Address USU Graduates
- 04/04/07: USU Professor Assists with Program Geared at Helping Children Cope with Military Deployments
- 04/04/07: USU Searching for New Dean of Graduate School of Nursing
- 03/16/07: Nobel Laureate Dr. Sydney Brenner will Address USU Faculty at Annual Packard Lecture
- 03/20/07: One Small Step for Deinococcus or One Giant Leap for Radiation Biology?
- 03/14/07: Artwork of Renowned Medical Illustrator Dr. Frank Netter Available for Viewing at USU
- 03/06/07: USU to host Global Task Force Meeting on HIV/AIDS
- 03/06/07: Nation's only Perioperative Clinical Nurse Specialist Program Collaborates on Medication Error Reporting System
- 01/26/07: USU President addresses 2007 MHS Conference
- 01/09/07: American Society for Microbiology Selects Dr. Alison O'Brien as President Elect
- 12/05/06: USU to Participate in Area Mass Casualty Exercise
- 11/22/06: USU to Host Federal Health Care Informatics
- 11/13/06: USU Scientists Uncover Common Ancestry of Bacterium and Plants
- 11/13/06: USU Professor Earns Prestigious Medical Award for Leishmaniasis Work
- 10/25/06: USU hosts Evidence and Informatics Transforming Nursing Summit
- 10/18/06: Groundbreaking to Mark New Era in Military Healthcare Education ()
- 10/27/06: Researchers find ulcer bacteria H. pylori to be present in blood vessels
- 10/16/06: USU Associate Professor Collaborates on War Fighters' Fitness Assessment
- 10/6/06: U.S., Australian Scientists Develop Vaccine Against Deadly Viruses
- 10/02/06: Injury Severity Is Possible Risk for PTSD, Depression
- 09/26/06: Doctor Earns Top Prize in Federal Healthcare
- 09/26/06: Military Health System DVD Wins Telly Award
- 09/26/06: USU Alumnus receives National Minority Role Model Award
- 09/26/06: GSN Assistant Professor Graduates from Summer Genetics Institute
- 09/05/06: USU, NJMS, and USDA Researchers Perform Breakthrough Research on Protective Immune Response Against Nematode Parasites
- 09/05/06: USU Faculty Identifies Injury Severity as a Risk Factor for PTSD and Depression Among Wounded Soldiers
- 09/01/06: USU Researchers Find Validity in 1918 Treatment for Avian Influenza
- 09/05/06: President Bush Appoints New Members to USU Board of Regents
- 09/05/06: MedPix™ Receives Patent
- 07/ 24/06: Helping Children Cope with War: USU Professor assists Muppet Elmo with Parent's Deployment
- 06/28/06: Medical Students Deploy for Battlefield Exercise
- 05/19/06: Alison O'Brien Appointed to Lead Biodefense Research Consortium
- 05/05/06: USU Medical Teams Aid Construction Workers in Scaffolding Collapse
- 04/21/06: Research Week
- 04/26/06: DOD Medical University President Visits Travis Air Force Base
- 04/14/06: USU launches first phase of WMD collaborative medical readiness initiative
- 04/14/06: Future military physicians learn from past battlefield lessons
- 04/12/06: AMMA President addresses USU at 2nd Annual National Minority Health Month Program on April 12
- 02/09/06: USU professor awarded NIH research grant
- 02/09/06: USU Installs Fifth President
- 02/09/06: USU professor elected president of APGO
- 02/02/06: Dr. Charles L. Rice To Be Installed As USU's Fifth President
- 01/23/06: Transition and Transformation at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences to be announced at Military Health System Annual Conference
- 01/27/06: USU Professor working with Sesame Street Muppets to Support Military Families
- 01/27/06: Rice to be Installed as Uniformed Services University's Fifth President
- 01/20/06: USU professor named one of best in America