The USU Alumni Association awarded its 2014 Alumni Awards during the Founder’s Day Dinner held on 20 September 2014.  Twenty-four impressive nominees were considered for the prestigious awards that recognize USU alumni for contributions to both the military and to medicine. The following individuals were chosen as the 2014 recipients: The Uniformed Services University Alumni Association Lifetime Achievement Award, for significant contributions made to Health Sciences or Military Health, academic achievement, outstanding leadership, high personal integrity, promotion of the art and science of medicine in or through military/government/community service, significant contribution to the military or public health of a community or special population and other honors received, was awarded to Thomas W. Travis, Lt Gen, MC, USAF, Class of 1986. The Uniformed Services University Alumni Association Military Medical Service Graduate of the Year Award, for significant contributions to Military Health, assignments of responsibility, outstanding leadership, high personal integrity, military publications, deployments, heroic actions, military awards and other awards, was awarded to Tad L. Gerlinger, COL, MC, USA, Class of 1994. The Uniformed Services University Alumni Association School of Medicine Graduate of the Year Award, for board certification in a recognized specialty as defined by the American Board of Medical Specialties, significant contributions to Medicine or Military Medicine, leadership that has influenced standards and professional practice, command or operational activity, contributions to medical education, contributions to basic science or clinical research, special contributions to the field of medicine, extramural activities that further the goals of the profession and other honors received,  was awarded to Edward D. Arrington, COL, MC, USA(ret.), Class of 1988. The Uniformed Services University Alumni Association Graduate School of Nursing Graduate of the Year Award, for board certification in Advanced Practice Nursing, significant contributions to the local, domestic or global healthcare community (including the military healthcare system), leadership influence in healthcare policy, command, operational or humanitarian contributions, influence in nursing or healthcare education, scholarly practice (Research or Evidence-Based Practice), special contributions to the field of nursing, extramural activities that further the goals of the nursing or other healthcare professions (e.g. interdisciplinary healthcare) and impact on clinical practice, was awarded to Richard M. Prior, COL, NC, USA, Class of 2002. Former recipients of the USU Alumni Awards are: Lifetime Achievement Award 2013 CAPT Brooks D. Cash, MD Military Medical Service Award 2013 BG Rhonda L.S. Cornum, MD School of Medicine Award 2013 COL James R. Ficke, MD Graduate School of Nursing Award 2013 Lt Col Heather L. Johnson, DNP Graduate School of Medicine Award 2013 COL Bruce A. Schoneboom, Ph.D. The 2015 Awards Program will open for nominees in March...