2017 Alumni Awards Recognize Outstanding Contributions to Medicine
The USU Alumni Association awarded its 2017 Alumni Awards during the Founderâ€™s Day Dinner held on 15 September 2017.Â Twenty-seven impressive nominees were considered for the prestigious awards that recognize USU alumni for their military and medical academic contributions, clinical productivity, commitment to the military medical mission, and demonstrated leadership. The following individuals were chosen as the 2016 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 COL Sean W. Mulvaney, MC, USA, Class of 2000.
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 MG Joseph Caravalho, Jr., MC USA, Class of 1983.
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 COL Robert L. Mabry, MC, USA, Class of 1999.Â
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 LTC Matthew Dean Welder, DNP, NC, USA(R), Graduate School Class of 2005.
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 not awarded.
Former recipients of the USU Alumni Awards are:
Lifetime Achievement Award
2013 CAPT Brooks D. Cash, MD
2014 Lt Gen Thomas W. Travis, MD
2015 COL Peter J. Weina, MD
2016 RDML David A. Lane, MD
Military Medical Service Award
2013 BG Rhonda L.S. Cornum, MD
2014 COL Tad L. Gerlinger, MD
2015 RADM Forrest Faison, MD
2016 LTC Philip S. Mullenix, MD
School of Medicine Award
2013 COL James R. Ficke, MD
2014 COL Edward D. Arrington, MD
2015 COL John A. Bojescul, MD
2016 COL Clinton K. Murray, MD
Graduate School of Nursing Award
2013 Lt Col Heather L. Johnson, DNP
2014 COL Richard M. Prior, DNP
2015 CAPT Susan Orsega, MSN
2016 MAJ(R) Curtis Aberle, MSN
Graduate School of Medicine Award
2013 COL Bruce A. Schoneboom, Ph.D.
2014 No Award
2015 CAPT Elizabeth Jane McCarthy, Ph.D
2016 Col Norman S. West, MSC, USAF
The 2018 Awards Program will open for nominees in March 2018.