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Detailed Alumni Awards criteria

Posted by on Jan 26, 2017 in News |

The following are the Awards and criteria for Alumni Awards nominations: Specific Award Criteria: 1. Uniformed Services University Alumni Association Lifetime Achievement Award • Graduate of any USU educational program • 15 years post graduation • 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 • Other honors received 2. Uniformed Services University Alumni Association Military Medical Service Graduate of the Year Award • Graduate of any USU educational program • 15 years post graduation • Significant contributions to Military Health • Assignments of responsibility • Outstanding leadership • High personal integrity • Military publications • Military deployments • Heroic actions • Military awards • Other honors received 3. Uniformed Services University Alumni Association School of Medicine Graduate of the Year Award • Graduate of USU School of Medicine • 10 years post graduation • 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 • Active and productive clinician • Other honors received 4. Uniformed Services University Alumni Association Graduate School of Medicine Graduate of the Year Award • Graduate Degree from the USU School of Medicine • 10 years post graduation • Certification in specialization, as required • Significant contributions in research, policy, and/or management of major programs in health sciences and/or public health (e.g. anatomy, cell biology, neuroscience, environmental health, emerging infectious diseases, medical and clinical psychology, epidemiology, preventive medicine and biometrics) • Leadership that has significantly influenced standards, professional practice, or operational mission • Extramural activities that further the goals of the profession • Other honors received 5. Uniformed Services University Alumni Association Graduate School of Nursing Graduate of the Year Award • Graduate of USU Graduate School of Nursing • 10 years post graduation • Board Certification in Advanced Practice Nursing where applicable • 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...

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2017 Alumni Awards Call for Nominations

Posted by on Jan 26, 2017 in News |

The USUHS Alumni Awards were first presented in 2013.  The first 100 medals to be awarded were graciously provided by Romney Anderson MD, COL, USA (ret) SOM 1996. The Uniformed Services University Alumni Association Awards Program needs your nominations for outstanding USU alumni, who have contributed to their specialties and to military medicine! Those chosen will receive their awards at the USUAA Founders’ Day Dinner on 30 September 2017.  Nominations will be accepted through the month of March, and require a nomination letter, which identifies the nominee’s specific contributions and impact, a current CV from the individual, and contact information for the nominator and nominee. Now is YOUR opportunity to recognize a deserving alumni! There are six awards with the establishment of the Postgraduate Dental College.  That award will not be given in 2017, as no graduates have yet qualified. The awards are: USUHS AA Lifetime Achievement Award USUHS AA Military Medical Service Graduate of the Year USUHS AA School of Medicine Graduate of the Year USUHS AA Graduate School of Medicine Graduate of the Year USUHS AA Graduate School of Nursing Graduate of the Year USUHS AA Postgraduate Dental College Graduate of the Year Nominations should be forwarded to Sandra Yerkes, MD, CAPT (ret) SOM 1980.  Sandra.A.Yerkes.civ@mail.mil Nomination packets 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; (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...

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2017 Alumni Weekend 15-16 September

Posted by on Jan 26, 2017 in News |

There has been a change of dates: Alumni Weekend 2017, will be 15-16 September. Under President (Gen) Dr. Thomas, the USUHS Alumni Association has gained a friend and advocate.  Dr. Thomas has made it clear the USUHS Alumni Association is affiliated with USU, a distinction many assume, but which is important as a 501 (C) 3 organization.  Rather than be held at arms length, recognizing affiliation is important. Why is this in a post announcing a change in Alumni Weekend 2017?  The University wants the Alumni Association more involved and will help promote the organization.  In this new environment, the University would like to combine the annual Dining Out with the Alumni Awards dinner.  This will be beneficial for both the Alumni and USUHS, as more students will attend than have historically been involved in the Alumni dinner.  The student schedules are not conducive to the last weekend in September.  As a result, the celebration will occur on 15 & 16 September 2017.  The Alumni Symposium, as well as Alumni Awards dinner, will be held on 15 September, with class functions on the 16th.  ...

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Alumni needed to help with Reflective Practice for SOM & GSN students

Posted by on Sep 30, 2016 in News |

Any alumni interested in helping to facilitate reflective practice small group sessions on campus at USU? The sessions are inter-professional with SOM and GSN students. Workload involves attending a 1.5 hour panel (or listening to it via podcast), grading short reflection papers (~2-4 hrs workload) and facilitating a small group session. If you’re interested, email Heather.johnson@usuhs.edu.

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2016 Alumni Awards Recognize Outstanding Contributions to Medicine

Posted by on Sep 26, 2016 in News |

The USU Alumni Association awarded its 2016 Alumni Awards during the Founder’s Day Dinner held on 17 September 2016. Forty-six 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 David A. Lane, RDML, MC, USN, Class of 1991. 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 Philip S. Mullenix, LTC, MC, USA, Class of 2000. 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 Clinton K. Murray, COL, MC, 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 Curtis Aberle, MAJ(R), NC, USA, Class of 2002. 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 Norman S. West, Col, MSC, USAF, Class of 1997.   Former recipients of the USU Alumni Awards are: Lifetime Achievement Award 2013 CAPT Brooks D. Cash, MD 2014 Lt Gen...

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Bushmaster Staff Needed: Urgent

Posted by on Sep 26, 2016 in News |

Military Contingency Medicine is in need of two additional faculty members with Preventive Medicine experience for each of the TWO Bushmaster Courses in October 2016.  Experience in Preventive Medicine is needed but it is not necessary to be an expert. If you are available please contact Heather Miller Johnson in GSN or Private Message via FaceBook.  

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