Call for 2022 Henry C. Wu, James J. Leonard, & Llewellyn J. Legters Awards for Excellence in Research

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The Henry C. Wu, James J. Leonard, and Llewellyn J. Legters Awards for Excellence in Research will be awarded annually to the USU Faculty members, in the estimation of their peers, have made the most significant contribution to the published literature during the previous three years (2019).

1. The Wu Award recognizes excellence in basic biomedical research.

2. The Leonard Award recognizes excellence in clinical research.

3. The Legters Award recognizes excellence in population health science research.

Award recipients will present an Award Lecture named in honor of Drs. Wu, Leonard, and Legters during a ResearchSymposium. Each awardee will also receive a memento and a cash award of $2,500.

Nomination Requirements

The nominee must have a current university faculty appointment at the level of Instructor or above, excluding adjunct appointments. Any Uniformed Services University (USU) faculty member, staff, or student, may submit nominations for the Awards. Self-nominations by USU faculty are permitted. Resubmission of previous nomination packages is encouraged provided that the three-year deadline has not expired. Previous holders of the award are not eligible within the first three full years of their last award.

The nomination package should include 3 items:

1)     A copy of one (1) selected original research paper (Published after January 2019) upon which the nomination is based and meets the following criteria:

(a) Paper must have been published within the last three years

(b) Paper must have been published while the nominee performed as the faculty at USU with a minimum rank of Instructor or above and must be considered a member of the Faculty Assembly

(c) The nominee must be first or senior author on the paper, in addition to having the USU affiliation documented on the published paper

(d) The research reported is original and empirical.

2)     A brief statement from the nominator outlining the significance of the published original research paper.

3)     A copy of the nominee’s current curriculum vitae.

The closing date for nominations is August 10th, 2359hrs. The recipients of the Awards will

be announced no later than September 10, 2022. Please send the completed nomination packages to

Selection of the next President of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences

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MHS Colleagues,

I am pleased and excited to inform you the Secretary of Defense selected Dr. Jonathan Woodson, MD as the seventh President of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. Dr. Woodson was selected from a large pool of highly qualified candidates and brings a wealth of talent, knowledge and experience to the Military Health System and to the University having served as the longest tenured Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs from 2010 until 2016.

Dr. Woodson rejoins the Military Health System after serving as the leader for Boston University’s University-wide Institute for Health System Innovation and Policy. He was a Larz Anderson Professor in Management and Professor of the Practice at the Questrom School of Business. In addition, he held joint appointments as Professor of Surgery at the School of Medicine and Professor of Health Law, Policy, and Management at the School of Public Health. He is also the Commanding General of the United States Army Reserve Medical Command, serving at the rank of Major General.

Dr. Woodson is a graduate of the City College of New York and the New York University School of Medicine. He received his postgraduate medical education at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School and completed residency training in internal medicine, and general and vascular surgery. He is board certified in internal medicine, general surgery, vascular surgery and critical care surgery. He also holds a Master’s Degree in Strategic Studies (concentration in strategic leadership) from the U.S. Army War College.

The depth and breadth of Dr. Woodson’s more than 30 years of experience will be a major asset to the University and the Military Health System. He led the MHS through major change, including overseeing the standup of the Defense Health Agency, along with other major initiatives. I am confident that he will continue the University’s long history of excellence and leadership in military medicine.

Please join me in welcoming Dr. Jonathan Woodson back into the Military Health System family. And, as always, thank you for your unwavering dedication to our shared mission. We have accomplished so much but there is still work to be done.  I know Dr. Woodson is up to the task and I look forward to his guidance and leadership. Today is a great day for the Military Health System and the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences.


Seileen M. Mullen

Acting Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs

Call for Nominations for USU School of Medicine Annual Faculty Teaching Awards, AY 2021-2022

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On behalf of the Dean, you are invited to submit nominations for the Dean’s Annual Faculty Teaching Awards. The purpose and nomination/selection criteria are established in the attached documents:

The School of Medicine has many outstanding educators and this is an opportunity for them to be recognized.

Please consider submitting a nomination NLT 18 July 2022.

A list of past winners is also attached for your reference.

Best regards,

Lisa M. McTigue
Assistant to the Vice Dean Academic Affairs
School of Medicine
Uniformed Services University

Call for Faculty Volunteers – Operation Bushmaster 2022

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It’s time to prepare for Operation Bushmaster 2022.  We are searching for highly motivated, operationally focused faculty who can guide the operational and clinical scenarios for a platoon of students in a simulated austere environment.  As in years past, we are looking to recruit exceptional military medical officers to mentor our students, as well as provide objective feedback on their performance in medical and leadership positions.  We are also recruiting senior NCOs from all services to serve as platoon sergeants and demonstrate the ideal officer/enlisted working relationship.  Please see the attached Faculty Info for more information on the specific roles at Bushmaster.

Iteration 1: 8-12 October 2022 (travel on 7 Oct and return on late 12 Oct/13 Oct)

Iteration 2: 17-21 October 2022 (travel on 16 Oct and return on late 21 Oct/22Oct)

***Travel will be funded by USU but you must have approval to participate from your home unit***

If you are interested in serving as a faculty member, please apply at this link:  Bushmaster 2022 Faculty Application

Timeline for applications:

Applications must be submitted by 1 July 2022

Notifications of acceptance will be sent around 15 July 2022

Feel free to share this link with anyone who you feel would serve well as a Bushmaster faculty member – particularly motivated senior NCOs who could serve as a platoon sergeant.  If you would like to strongly endorse someone, send me an email so that I can look out for their name. If you are selected to serve on the faculty, there will be required prework (about 8 hours prior to arriving for faculty training day) to ensure that you are prepared for the updated scenario and assessment requirements.  

Please let me know if you have any questions.  And, thank you all for volunteering your time in order to help our students grow.  Operation Bushmaster is a pivotal experience for them all and their experience depends heavily on the faculty.  You all are contributing to the readiness and success of our students.  I look forward to hearing from many of you and working with you soon.

Wishing you all well,


Leslie Vojta, MD, Lt Col, USAF, MC

Operation Bushmaster (MFP202) Academic Director

Office C-1040