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