2009 Report (Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences)
UNIFORMED SERVICES UNIV OF THE HEALTH SCIENCES BETHESDA MD
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A health sciences university fulfills many roles a citadel of knowledge, core of innovation and center of compassion. At the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences USU, these roles thrive through the careful nurturing of a collaborative environment that stretches across the street and around the world. Our mission is to create an academic center of excellence where students, faculty and staff are challenged to do their best. Our students learn the art and science of military medicine and public service, while joining our faculty in cutting-edge research that leads to life-saving advances. Collaborations with colleagues in the U.S. and abroad are key drivers of excellence at USU. Evidence of these collaborations is everywhere. A traumatic brain injury program taps more than 200 experts throughout the National Capital Region to advance diagnosis and treatment, while a partnership between USU and Taiwanese scientists provides insight into a genetic condition that leads to the development of tumors. These partnerships are yielding improved medical education and groundbreaking scientific research. Our success has led the Department of Defense to increase its reliance on USU for advice on complex issues related to health care delivery. While the accomplishments noted in these pages are impressive, our past serves as a springboard to the future. With our facilities sharing the grounds of the new Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, we see bright days ahead full of opportunities for research and teaching excellence.
- Medicine and Medical Research