Newswise — Bethesda, Md – The Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center at Fort Hood, Texas, will be recognized for its superior clinical training of military medical students and graduate nursing students in a ceremony Feb. 28.

The Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) will present its Excellence in Teaching Award to the medical center staff for its exceptional commitment to the education of USU students while on rotation at Darnall. 

Since 2007, the award has been presented by USU to two medical treatment facilities across the entire military health system each year.  It recognizes outstanding administrative, clinical, and teaching support provided to the university’s students.     

“Darnall Army Medical Center is a highly valued educational partner of USU and we are pleased to recognize the leadership and staff for their commitment and dedication to helping us produce the next generation of uniformed physicians and advanced practice nurses and other healthcare professionals,” said USU President Dr. Richard W. Thomas. 

In addition to the USU award, Darnall will also receive a $5,000 grant from the Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine.

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The Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU), founded by an act of Congress in 1972, is the academic heart of the Military Health System. USU students are primarily active-duty uniformed officers in the Army, Navy, Air Force and Public Health Service who receive specialized education in tropical and infectious diseases, TBI and PTSD, disaster response and humanitarian assistance, global health, and acute trauma care. A large percentage of the university’s more than 5,800 physician and 900 advanced practice nursing alumni are supporting operations around the work, offering their leadership and experience. USU’s graduate programs in biomedical sciences and public health are committed to excellence in research and oral biology. The university’s research program covers a wide range of clinical and basic science important to both the military and public health.  For more information, visit