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

2022 Military Health System Research Symposium – Annual Award Nominations

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The 2022 Military Health System Research Symposium (MHSRS) annual awards recognize the accomplishments of individual researchers and research teams and Warfighter impact of those research and development efforts.  Nominations will be accepted on-line until 29 April 2022.

Nomination Packages:

1)      Nominations for research accomplishments, whose impact has been realized over the past year, include the following categories:

•         Outstanding Research Accomplishment (Individual/Military)

•         Outstanding Research Accomplishment (Individual/Academia)

•         Outstanding Research Accomplishment (Team/Military)

•         Outstanding Research Accomplishment (Team/Academia or Industry)

•         Outstanding COVID Pandemic-related Research Accomplishment (Team)

2)      Nominations for program management accomplishments, whose impact has been realized over the past year, include the following category:

•         Outstanding Program Management (Team)

3)      Nominations for research accomplishments over a career (lifetime achievement) include the following category:

•         Distinguished Service Award

o   Access the criteria for submission in the various categories, and the awards submission form, through the MHSRS homepage:

o   The award criteria specifically:

o   Submitters MUST ensure their award narrative fits the award criteria in the category selected. The Award Review Committee compares the narrative against the criteria. In past years, failure to meet that category’s criteria has eliminated some well written packages from award contention.

o   Register on the MHSRS website in order to submit an award. If you are not registered, go to: to obtain a username and password.

USU Alumni Association Awards – Call for Nominations

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The Uniformed Services University Alumni Association Awards Program recognizes six individuals annually for their contributions to both the military and to medicine. This year, awardees will be recognized on Saturday, 17 September 2022, at the USU Founders Day Gala, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Uniformed Services University. Awardees will receive a custom medallion and citation in recognition of their accomplishments.

The attached announcement describes the nomination process and the criteria for each award:

CDR Matthew Humphreys, MC, USN Receives NCAA Award

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Here is the intro from the full length page that discussed the awardees. Congrats CDR!

Six former college athletes will receive the NCAA Silver Anniversary Award in recognition of their collegiate and professional achievements.

The Silver Anniversary Award annually recognizes distinguished individuals on the 25th anniversary of the conclusion of their college athletics careers. Representatives of NCAA member schools and conferences, along with a panel of former student-athletes, select each year’s recipients.

The 2022 recipients are Maiya Anderson, Tim Duncan, Warrick Dunn, Cmdr. Matthew Humphreys, Katie King Crowley and Tina Thompson. The NCAA will recognize the honorees at the Honors Celebration on Jan. 19 during the 2022 NCAA Convention in Indianapolis. The awards ceremony also will be streamed via the NCAA Twitter account. Below is a summary of their accomplishments.

CDR Matthew Humphreys

School: University of California, Santa Cruz
Major: Chemistry, with an emphasis in biochemistry
Sport: Swimming and diving

Cmdr. Matthew Humphreys was a 19-time College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America All-American and won the 1996 NCAA Division III national championship in the 200-yard individual medley. He is one of the most decorated swimmers in UC Santa Cruz program history and still holds school records in three events. After graduation, Humphreys was an emergency medical technician and beach lifeguard sergeant in Coronado, California, where he was named Lifeguard of the Year by his peers in 1999 and 2000. He made over 200 saves in his career and the Coronado City Council denoted May 6, 2003, as Matthew Humphreys Day. Humphreys joined the U.S. Navy and graduated from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences-Walter Reed Hospital in Bethesda, Maryland, in 2007 before completing his medical residency at UC San Diego. He is dual board certified in preventive medicine and occupational medicine and has received the Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal and Navy Commendation Medal. During his service, Humphreys saved a submariner who was seriously injured in an accident and helped care for 41 refugees rescued from a capsized vessel. From 2009-10, he worked with Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit 8 and helped select American Special Forces to reestablish the U.S. Embassy in Libya. In 2020, Humphreys was deployed onboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt supporting COVID-19 relief efforts. He currently serves as the Navy’s public health emergency officer for the western U.S. and Pacific region.

Nominations for 2022 LEAPS High Reliability Organization (HRO) Poster Awards

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The 2022 LEAPS High Reliability Organization (HRO) poster awards showcase recognizes initiatives that improve the Military Health System (MHS).  This competition seeks approaches and enhancements in both clinical and non-clinical areas that result in more reliable processes, better outcomes, and higher quality care.  The goal is to promote a culture of learning, sharing, and continuous improvement within the MHS.  The posters will be displayed on the LEAPS website.  Command/PAO notification prior to submission is recommended.  Poster submissions open to all Corps and employees of MHS.

The award submissions will be evaluated based on the use of one of the five HRO Principles:

1) Preoccupation with Failure

2) Sensitivity to Operations,

3) Deference to Expertise,

4) Commitment to Resilience,

5) Reluctance to Simplify

**SUSPENSE DATE: 18 FEB 2022**

Submissions info is in the first link below:

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