2015 Alumni Awards Recognize Outstanding Contributions to Medicine The USU Alumni Association awarded its 2015 Alumni Awards during the Founder’s Day Dinner held on 19 September 2015. Nineteen 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 2015 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 Peter J. Weina, MD, COL, MC, USA, Class of 1996. 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 Forrest Faison, MD, RADM, MC, USN, Class of 1984. 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 John Adrian Bojescul, MD, COL,USA, Class of 1996. 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, leadership in healthcare policy, command, operational or humanitarian contributions, influence in nursing or healthcare education, scholarly practice, special contributions to the field of nursing, extramural activities that further the goals of the nursing or other healthcare professions and impact on clinical practice, was awarded to Susan Orsega, RN, FNP-BC,MSN, CAPT,NC, PHS, Class of 2001. The Uniformed Services University Alumni Association Graduate School of Medicine Graduate of the Year Award for certification in a recognized specialty, significant contributions in research, policy, management of major programs in health sciences and/or public health, leadership that has influenced standards and professional practice, command or operational activity, extramural activities that further the goals of the profession and other honors received, was awarded to Elizabeth Jane McCarthy, Ph.D., CRNA, FAAN, CAPT (RET), NC, PHS, Class of 1985.   Former recipients of the USU Alumni Awards are: Lifetime Achievement Award 2013 CAPT Brooks D. Cash,...