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Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences

The Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) is the nation’s only Federal health sciences university. USU educates, trains, and comprehensively prepares uniformed services health professionals, scientists, and leaders to support the Military and Public Health Systems, the National Security and National Defense Strategies of the United States, and the readiness of our Uniformed Services.

USU consists of the:

  • F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine 
  • Daniel K. Inouye Graduate School of Nursing 
  • Postgraduate Dental College 
  • College of Allied Health Sciences 

USU is the only institute of higher learning to provide a military unique curriculum, in a joint environment, that educates and trains leaders in health care relevant to the military missions.   

USU is a global leader in state-of-the-art research including TBI, PTSD, precision medicine, rehabilitation and prosthetics, emerging infectious diseases, tropical medicine, and cancer. 

USU faculty serve as a direct connection for DOD for expertise in centers and programs related to global health, TBI, PTSD, disaster medicine, neuroscience, rehabilitation medicine, cancer and human performance.  

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Dr. Leonard Sperling Receives Helwig Award from the American Society of Dermatopathology

Leonard C. Sperling, M.D. was honored with the Elson B. Helwig Memorial Lecture Award by the American Society of Dermatopathology. Pictured are some of the dozens of physicians Dr. Sperling has mentored at the Uniformed Services University. (Courtesy Photo)

Leonard C. Sperling, distinguished professor of dermatology and pathology at the Uniformed Services University, vice Chair of Dermatology, and Sulzberger Chair of Dermatology, was honored with the Elson B. Helwig Memorial Lecture Award by the American Society of Dermatopathology for his significant contributions to the field, including his extensive ...

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Feb 2, 2024

Earlier Cancer Diagnoses Inside Military Health System Inspire Public Confidence

MHS Patients Receive Earlier Cancer Diagnoses Than General U.S. Population.

Top military health researchers published a groundbreaking study indicating patients treated within the Military Health System received earlier cancer diagnoses than privately insured or Medicaid patients. Aligning with the White House’s Cancer Moonshot initiative—which aims to prevent more than 4 million cancer deaths by 2047—the study shows that a ...

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Jan 31, 2024

Uniformed Services University Alumnus Professor Selected for 2024 AMSUS Nursing Award

U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. David Bradley, Jr., associate professor and deputy director of the adult-gerontology clinical nurse specialist program at Uniformed Services University was selected as the recipient of a 2024 AMSUS Nursing Award. (Courtesy Photo)

U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. David Bradley, Jr., associate professor and deputy director of the adult-gerontology clinical nurse specialist program at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences was selected as the recipient of the prestigious AMSUS, , the society for federal health professionals, 2024 Nurse Award.

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Dec 15, 2023

Passing the Guidon: A Ceremony of Leadership Transition at Uniformed Services University's Change of Command

Uniformed Services University's Brigade Commander U.S. Army Col. Patrick Donahue relinquished command to U.S. Army Col. Albert Kinkead on Dec. 1, 2023, at the change of command ceremony in the university's Rice Hall. (Photo by Tom Balfour/Uniformed Services University)

Uniformed Services University's Brigade Commander U.S. Army Col. Patrick Donahue passes the guidon to U.S. Army Col. Albert Kinkead, symbolizing a change of command and celebrating Donahue's distinguished 30-year career, as the university looks forward to a new chapter under Kinkead's leadership.

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Lights, Camera, Ultrasound! Uniformed Services University Nursing Students Train Using High-Tech Simulation Theater

The Uniformed Services University students from the family and women’s health nurse practitioner program attended the university’s Wide-Area Virtual Environment at the Simulation Center for the first time in Oct. 2023. (Photo by Tom Balfour, USU)

Military students from the Uniformed Services University conducted immersive medical team training in the university's Wide-Area Virtual Environment. The theater is a a state-of-the-art 3D immersive reality facility that simulates various scenarios, replicating environments from war zones to medical emergencies, to prepare them for real-world medical ...

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Suicide Care Prevention and Research Initiative at the Uniformed Services University Builds Interventions to Reduce Military Suicide

The Suicide Care, Prevention, and Research Initiative provides support for chaplains, spouses, military leadership, and other gatekeepers of service members. The program builds, scientifically tests, and implements suicide prevention programs by incorporating knowledge gained from service members who have died by suicide as well as those with suicidal thoughts and/or behaviors. (U.S. Army photo by Michele Wiencek)

While numerous programs work to develop strategies to lessen the national suicide rate, a standout in the military community is the Suicide Care, Prevention, and Research Initiative at the Uniformed Services University.

Last Updated: November 28, 2023
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