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2018 USU Alumni Association Awards Program

Posted by on Feb 9, 2018 in News |

The Uniformed Services University Alumni Association Awards Program recognizes six individuals annually for their contributions to both the Military and Medicine using the criteria listed below. Nominations for the 2018 USUAA Awards will be accepted by the Awards Committee starting 1 March 2018. Nominations will not be accepted after 31 March 2018.  Nomination packages should be sent by e-mail to CAPT(ret.) Sandra A. Yerkes at,  and must include:  (1) the nominee’s  current CV;  (2) a signed and dated, military format, nomination letter no longer than 2 pages, which identifies the nominee’s specific contributions and impact of those contributions; (3) contact information for the nominator and nominee, including  name, phone number and valid e-mail address for each. An individual can be nominated for more than one award, but can only be selected for one award in any given calendar year.  Only one person can be nominated by any nominator for each award category.  The selection for each award will be made by the Awards Committee based on a review of the nominations. Awardees will be recognized at the USUAA Founders Day Dinner on Friday, 21 September 2018, and will receive a custom medallion and citation in recognition of their accomplishments. Specific Award Criteria can be found on the USUAA Alumni Website at:...

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2017 Alumni Awards

Posted by on Oct 8, 2017 in News |

2017 Alumni Awards Recognize Outstanding Contributions to Medicine The USU Alumni Association awarded its 2017 Alumni Awards during the Founder’s Day Dinner held on 15 September 2017.  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.   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...

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Have You Ever Wanted to help Recruit USU Students

Posted by on Sep 12, 2017 in News |

There are few who do not remember their own interviews, to gain a sacred job, position or educational opportunity. In the early days of USUHS, there were no Alumni to answer questions about life as a student. Some students became involved interviewing prospective applicants, as they visited USUHS. Times have changed, USUHS has proven itself, many graduates have attained significant positions in Military Medicine and beyond. Now that there are Alumni throughout CONUS, there is an opportunity to remain connected to the school and be a proponent, as a recruiter. Dr. Margeaux Auslander, Ph.D. is the Recruitment Program Analyst. She is seeking volunteers in Illinois, Michigan, New York, Colorado and Kansas to help with recruiting. Below is the link to the USUHS Blog featuring an Alumni Recruiter.

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Founders Day 2017 a letter from USU Alumni Association President

Posted by on Aug 5, 2017 in News |

_____________________________________________________________________   Letter from the USU Alumni Association President   SUBJECT:  Fellow alumni – read this!!! Alumni weekend 15-16SEP17 approaching, terrific changes this year!   First of all, President Thomas asked me to send his regards to all alumni. Since assuming responsibilities as president he has already been very active in support of the Alumni Association and all our alumni. I hope many of you will attend the Founder’s Day/Alumni Weekend and have a chance to interact with our new University President. Which brings me to the most important message!!! IMPORTANT!!  It’s time to buy your tickets for Founder’s Day/Alumni Weekend September 15-16, 2017. While we focus on the 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, and 35-year classes, everyone is welcome. Each year has been a great deal of fun for the attendees, and every year we get overwhelmingly positive feedback.   THIS YEAR IT IS PARTICULARLY IMPORTANT!  I don’t use “all caps” very often. However, this is the first year since our initial Alumni Association event in 2012 that we have been able to partner with the University to co-sponsor the event.  The dinner will be Friday night, leaving Saturday to plan class-specific events.  Dinner and Alumni Awards on Friday will undoubtedly increase faculty and student attendance, and we need to cap the number of tickets sold…so…if you want a ticket, don’t wait until the last minute.  Buy your ticket now, even if you are only MOSTLY sure you are coming.   😊   The Friday morning Symposium will allow students, faculty, and alumni to hear from and ask questions of the USU President, all three Deans, and the new President and CEO of the Henry M Jackson Foundation, our very own (USU alum) MG Joe Caravalho.  In the afternoon President Thomas will host a Founder’s Day celebration and you don’t want to miss that either.   Following the celebration we will have a reception where alumni can mix and mingle with students and faculty – a great opportunity to tell war stories and talk about how tough it was when we were there.  Just remember, many students these days have multiple combat tours…   We plan to have a screening of “Fighting for Life,” the terrific documentary of USU graduates caring for our wounded, in Sanford Auditorium.   Dinner Friday evening will be followed by our annual USU Alumni Awards presentations.  These awards will be presented to a number of distinguished graduates whose impressive careers have earned them the respect and admiration of their fellow alumni.   REMEMBER – If you don’t have a military ID card please follow the instructions on the website when you purchase your tickets.  Base access protocol is simple if you follow it.   Regards, Leon...

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