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Newswise: First medical school facility dog, ‘Cmdr. Shetland’, to retire and em-bark on a new career
Released: 16-Aug-2022 2:20 PM EDT
First medical school facility dog, ‘Cmdr. Shetland’, to retire and em-bark on a new career
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU)

The Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) bid fair winds and following seas to its facility dog, Navy Cmdr. Shetland, after 21 (dog) years of service to students, faculty and staff. Cmdr. Shetland retired from active duty on Aug. 16 in a traditional Navy ceremony, where he was recognized for his ‘pawsitive’ influence on the university’s community.

   
Released: 16-Aug-2022 10:05 AM EDT
Uniformed Services University, ICE Health Service Corps sign agreement to expand student education opportunities
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU)

Medical and nursing students at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) can now add U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Health Service Corps (IHSC) to the list of sites where they conduct clinical rotations, thanks to an agreement between the university and IHSC.

Released: 19-Jul-2022 12:55 PM EDT
USU Consensus Conference Leads to Eight Recommendations for Medical System Response following Mass Shootings
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU)

Clinicians who responded in the immediate aftermath of mass shootings in Las Vegas, Sutherland Springs and El Paso, Texas, Orlando and Parkland, Florida, and Dayton, Ohio, were brought together by the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences’ (USU) National Center for Disaster Medicine and Public Health to review lessons learned and to develop medical system response recommendations for future events. Their findings, including eight recommendations, were published on July 18, “Mass Shootings in America: Consensus Recommendations for Healthcare Response,” as an “article in press” in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons.

12-Jul-2022 7:05 AM EDT
Study identifies new approach for developing simple-to-use, ‘shelf-available’ COVID treatment options
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU)

An array of new, simple “shelf-available” SARS-CoV-2 treatment options could soon be available in the fight against COVID thanks to a new study, “Engineered ACE2-Fc counters murine lethal SARS-CoV-2 infection through direct neutralization and Fc-effector activities,” published July 13 in Science Advances.

Released: 9-Jun-2022 6:05 AM EDT
CTE ‘uncommon’ in service member brains, most associated with civilian activities, DoD study finds
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU)

CTE, or chronic traumatic encephalopathy, is uncommon in service members, and is more strongly linked to civilian traumatic brain injuries, according to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine on June 9 by researchers at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. The study, “Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy in the Brains of Military Personnel,” was led by Dr. David Priemer, assistant professor of Pathology at USU and neuropathologist for the Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine, and Dr. Dan Perl, professor of Pathology and director of the Department of Defense/USU Brain Tissue Repository at USU.

Newswise: Dr. Jonathan Woodson Selected to Lead Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
Released: 6-Jun-2022 10:05 AM EDT
Dr. Jonathan Woodson Selected to Lead Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU)

Dr. Jonathan Woodson, a vascular surgeon and former Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs (ASD(HA)), will lead the nation’s only federal health sciences university – the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) – as its new President. Woodson was selected by the Secretary of Defense following a nationwide academic search. The announcement was made June 2, 2022, by Ms. Seileen Mullen, the acting ASD(HA).

Newswise: Senior HHS Advisor Rear Adm. Susan Orsega to Receive Honorary Degree from Uniformed Services University
Released: 16-May-2022 6:05 AM EDT
Senior HHS Advisor Rear Adm. Susan Orsega to Receive Honorary Degree from Uniformed Services University
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU)

The Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) will bestow an honorary degree upon U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS) Rear Adm. Susan Orsega, a USU graduate and the senior advisor to the U.S. Surgeon General and the Assistant Secretary for Health in the Department of Health and Human Services. The degree symbolizes the university’s respect for Orsega’s continued service, and will be presented during the university’s commencement ceremony on May 21, Armed Forces Day.

Newswise: More than 340 Military Health Care Providers to Graduate on Armed Forces Day
Released: 16-May-2022 6:05 AM EDT
More than 340 Military Health Care Providers to Graduate on Armed Forces Day
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU)

The Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness, the Honorable Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr., will address more than 340 uniformed professionals and their guests on May 21, Armed Forces Day, as they receive their medical, graduate nursing and dental, biomedical science, public health, and clinical psychology degrees from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU).

Released: 6-May-2022 9:35 AM EDT
Military Medical Students Go from Uniform Jacket to White Coat in Uniformed Services University Ceremony
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU)

The Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) Hebert School of Medicine will host its annual White Coat ceremony today. During this time-honored momentous occasion, 177 members of the School of Medicine’s Class of 2025 will receive a white coat, symbolizing their transition from classroom learning to patient care.

Released: 2-May-2022 12:00 PM EDT
Uniformed Services University to Host May 4th DoD Cancer Moonshot Roundtable
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU)

On May 4th, the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences will host the Department of Defense Cancer Moonshot Roundtable, “A Conversation on Cancer Health Equity and Military-relevant Environmental Exposures,” as part of a day-long series of agency events sponsored by the White House Cancer Moonshot initiative.

14-Apr-2022 12:05 AM EDT
Study uses machine-learning approach to calculate risk for veteran homelessness
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU)

In the U.S. today, there are an estimated 1.4 million homeless veterans, which makes up about eight percent of the country’s homeless population. Though it has been difficult to accurately predict homelessness before it occurs, a new collaborative study using a “personalized medicine” approach, led by the Uniformed Services University (USU), suggests self-reported lifetime depression and posttraumatic stress disorder were among the most important factors that put veterans at risk for becoming homeless.

   
Newswise: NIAID Director Anthony Fauci to Speak at Uniformed Services University Packard Lecture
Released: 7-Apr-2022 10:05 AM EDT
NIAID Director Anthony Fauci to Speak at Uniformed Services University Packard Lecture
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU)

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and White House Chief Medical Advisor, will present “COVID-19: Progress and Priorities in the 3rd Year of a Historic Pandemic” when he delivers the 2022 David Packard Award Lecture at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU), Monday, April 11, 2022.

Released: 25-Mar-2022 10:05 AM EDT
New DoD Instruction Addresses Dietary Supplement Education Needs for the Military Community
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU)

To address adverse events from dietary supplements experienced by service members, a new Department of Defense (DoD) Instruction was recently signed and released. DoDI 6130.06: Use of Dietary Supplements in the DoD calls for mandatory dietary supplement education and identifies Operation Supplement Safety (OPSS) as the official DoD program for all information related to dietary supplements in the military.

Released: 18-Mar-2022 8:05 AM EDT
Federal mental health, trauma experts offer Ukrainian-related resources
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU)

In response to the humanitarian crisis in Eastern Europe, several centers at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) have developed Ukrainian-translated resources for traumatic blood loss and mental health.

15-Mar-2022 5:00 AM EDT
Newly-identified inherited mutations linked to prostate cancer in African American men
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU)

Federal researchers have identified specific inherited, or “germline,” gene mutations associated with prostate cancer development specifically among African American men. This discovery could impact cancer screening and prevention and also lead to more effective, targeted treatments and better outcomes for individuals who have these mutations. These findings were published in Nature Communications on March 15, 2022.

Released: 4-Mar-2022 8:05 AM EST
New structure studies of a critical Nipah virus component may lead to vaccine, antibody treatments
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU)

Researchers at the Uniformed Services University in collaboration with University of Washington, have recently uncovered new details about how Nipah and Hendra viruses infect cells and the immune responses that can block them, which could ultimately lead to the development of new tactics to prevent and treat these deadly illnesses.

Newswise: New Facility dog Grover to bring ‘pawsitive’ impact to next generation of health care providers
Released: 28-Feb-2022 6:05 AM EST
New Facility dog Grover to bring ‘pawsitive’ impact to next generation of health care providers
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU)

The Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) will enlist the support of a second facility dog, Grover, a two-year-old black Labrador named after a decorated WWII veteran. The new addition to the university – who will promote wellness on campus and teach the benefits of pet therapy in health care – will officially be welcomed to campus with an Army enlistment ceremony on Feb. 28, when he will become “Sgt. Grover,” combat medic.

Released: 15-Feb-2022 8:05 AM EST
If you have COVID, it’s rare you won’t have symptoms
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU)

Asymptomatic COVID infection in generally healthy unvaccinated adults is likely much less common than previously reported, according to a new study published Feb. 14 in Open Forum Infectious Diseases by researchers at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU).

14-Jan-2022 1:10 AM EST
For some COVID vaccines, lack of side effects is no cause for concern
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU)

Some recipients of an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine, like those made by Pfizer and Moderna, have experienced a wide variety of side effects, indicating their immune system is revving into gear. However, for those who have not had such reactions, this does not mean the vaccine failed to work as intended, according to a new collaborative study, “Adverse Effects and Antibody Titers in Response to the BNT162b2 mRNA COVID-19 Vaccine in a Prospective Study of Healthcare Workers,” published Jan. 14 in Open Forum Infectious Diseases by researchers at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU).

13-Jan-2022 11:05 AM EST
Study identifies Epstein-Barr as a leading candidate for cause of Multiple Sclerosis
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU)

A new study published Jan. 13 in Science reports that Epstein-Barr virus infection – known for causing mononucleosis or “mono,” could be a primary cause for multiple sclerosis.

10-Jan-2022 6:05 AM EST
New worm study solves mystery of aging, offers hope for better cancer treatments
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU)

Higher levels of antioxidants – particularly manganese antioxidants – could potentially extend one’s lifespan and radiation resistance, according to a new study published on Jan. 11 in mBio by researchers at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU).

Newswise: World-Renowned Vascular Surgeon, Dr. Norman Rich, Honored with AMSUS Lifetime Achievement Award
Released: 13-Dec-2021 10:20 AM EST
World-Renowned Vascular Surgeon, Dr. Norman Rich, Honored with AMSUS Lifetime Achievement Award
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU)

Dr. Norman M. Rich, professor and chair emeritus of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) Department of Surgery, has been selected as this year’s recipient of the Association of Military Surgeons of the United States (AMSUS) Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his many significant contributions to military medicine.

27-Oct-2021 11:05 AM EDT
‘KSA’ metrics will improve military surgeons’ readiness
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU)

As the intensity of fighting in current conflicts has declined over the last several years, military surgeons have been challenged to maintain their skills for treating combat casualties. In response, the Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA) Clinical Readiness Program was developed by the Uniformed Services University (USU) in collaboration with the American College of Surgeons (ACS) to measure clinical readiness and ensure quality care throughout the Military Health System (MHS). A new study, published in JAMA Surgery, used the KSA program to explore trends, and its findings could help inform changes to patient workflow to increase surgical workloads and ultimately enhance readiness.

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Released: 19-Oct-2021 8:50 AM EDT
USU’s Dr. Lopreiato Named Fellow of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU)

Dr. Joseph Lopreiato, associate dean for Simulation Education at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU), was recently named a Fellow of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare (FSSH) in recognition of his significant contributions to the field of healthcare simulation.

Released: 7-Oct-2021 2:35 PM EDT
NCAA-DoD CARE Consortium receives $42.65M award to launch the next phase of study
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU)

The NCAA-U.S. Department of Defense Concussion Assessment, Research and Education (CARE) Consortium — the largest concussion and repetitive head impact study in history — has just received a combined $42.65 million in funding to begin the next phase of its landmark research project, co-led by the Uniformed Services University’s (USU) Dr. Paul Pasquina.

Released: 29-Sep-2021 7:05 AM EDT
New antibody-based treatment could cure HIV
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU)

Researchers at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) and Université de Montréal, Canada have discovered a way to potentially eliminate HIV-1 infection in infected individuals by using a new type of antibody-based therapeutics, according to a new study published Sept. 29 in mBio.

Released: 20-Sep-2021 10:40 AM EDT
Lifesaving Trauma Skills Course Quickly and Significantly Sharpens Rarely Used Military Surgeons’ Skills
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU)

Military surgeons must maintain a broad set of surgical skills to care for combat-related injuries, but during times of peace, these skills are rarely put to use. However, according to a new JAMA Surgery study, a two-day trauma skills course can significantly improve their proficiency and ensure they are able to continue providing optimal trauma care in combat. The study, “Surgical Skills Training and Assessment of Competency,” was led by researchers at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) and published Sept. 15.

Released: 8-Sep-2021 5:35 AM EDT
Uniformed Services University Signs Agreement with Indian Health Service
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU)

Medical, nursing, and graduate students at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) can now add Indian Health Service (IHS) facilities to the list of sites where they can do their clinical rotations, thanks to a newly formed agreement between the university and the IHS.

30-Aug-2021 8:25 AM EDT
In Soldiers, Risk for Suicide Attempt is Highest 30 Days After Suicidal Thoughts
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU)

The risk of suicide attempt for Soldiers with suicide ideation is highest within the first 30 days after they have suicidal thoughts, according to a study published Sept. 1 in the American Journal of Psychiatry by researchers at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU). The study also found that Soldiers with a prior anxiety disorder diagnosis, women, and combat medics, are at greater risk for suicide attempt.

Released: 27-Aug-2021 1:15 PM EDT
‘Women’s Health Issues’ Addresses Research, Policy Opportunities for Military Women’s Health
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU)

A new supplement to the peer-reviewed journal Women’s Health Issues will provide overviews of existing research on topics important to military women's health, ranging from sleep to sexual and reproductive health concerns.

18-Aug-2021 10:05 AM EDT
Lifesaving “First Aid for Severe Trauma” Designed for Grades 9-12 Launched, Available Nationwide
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU)

The first “Stop the Bleed” course designed for high school students -- First Aid for Severe Trauma™ or FAST™ -- is now available nationwide. FAST™ teaches the public how to save a life in the moments following a life-threatening injury, such as those sustained in car crashes, or falls.

Released: 9-Aug-2021 11:50 AM EDT
Daniel K. Inouye Graduate School of Nursing Named National League for Nursing Center of Excellence in Nursing Education
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU)

For the second consecutive year, the Uniformed Services University’s Daniel K. Inouye Graduate School of Nursing (GSN) was recently named a National League for Nursing (NLN) Center of Excellence in Nursing Education. This year, the prestigious honor was bestowed upon the advanced nursing program for its superior standards in promoting faculty expertise This is a five year designation for this category (2021-2025).

Released: 26-Jul-2021 1:40 PM EDT
Uniformed Services University Names Drew Fallis, DDS, to be next Executive Dean, Postgraduate Dental College
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU)

Retired Air Force Colonel Drew W. Fallis, DDS, MS, has been selected as the new Executive Dean of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences Postgraduate Dental College. Fallis, who most recently served as Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs at the USU Postgraduate Dental College, will succeed Dr. Thomas Schneid, who will be retiring July 31 following more than 45 years of Federal service.

Released: 15-Jul-2021 11:55 AM EDT
New Center for Health Services Research to Support Improved Healthcare Outcomes
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU)

The Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) recently established a new Center for Health Services Research (CHSR), focused on producing outcomes-based research and policy recommendations that support the readiness of America’s Warfighter, and ultimately improving health outcomes throughout the Military Health System (MHS).

Released: 25-Jun-2021 11:00 AM EDT
Uniformed Services University Confers Degrees to 20 Military Dentists
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU)

The Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences Postgraduate Dental College conferred Master of Science in Oral Biology degrees to 20 Army, Navy, and Air Force dentists attending the Navy Postgraduate Dental School on June 11.

22-Jun-2021 5:05 PM EDT
Colon cancer patients in the Military Health System have significantly better survival, compared to general population
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU)

Colon cancer patients in the U.S. military’s universal health care system, in which care is provided with little to no financial barriers, have significantly better survival compared to the general population, which does not have the same universal access to care, according to a study published July 1 by researchers at the Uniformed Services University’s (USU) Murtha Cancer Center Research Program (MCCRP). The improved survival also appeared to benefit black more than white patients, suggesting the importance of reducing financial barriers to care for colon cancer, especially among black cancer patients.

Released: 17-Jun-2021 9:25 AM EDT
Cardiothoracic Surgeon Dr. Frederick Lough Selected to Direct the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences General Ronald H. Griffith Institute for Military Medical Professionalism
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU)

Retired Army Colonel (Dr.) Frederick Lough, a cardiothoracic surgeon, has been selected to serve as the inaugural director of the Griffith Institute at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU).

27-May-2021 11:15 AM EDT
Genetic mutation linked to childhood ALS
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU)

Scientists have identified a novel form of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig’s Disease, that affects children, according to an international collaborative study, “Childhood Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Caused by Excess Sphingolipid Synthesis,” published May 30, 2021, in Nature Medicine. This is the first example of a mutation that perturbs a specific metabolic pathway as causative for ALS.

Released: 14-May-2021 12:55 PM EDT
Former Vietnam POW Everett Alvarez, Jr. to Deliver Commencement Address for “America’s Medical School” Graduation
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU)

More than 180 uniformed medical students and graduate students of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences Hebert School of Medicine -- “America’s Medical School” -- will receive diplomas on Saturday, May 15, Armed Forces Day, in a ceremony held on the university’s campus.

Released: 5-May-2021 12:00 AM EDT
Musculoskeletal Oncologist Dr. Benjamin “Kyle” Potter Selected to Chair Uniformed Services University Surgery Department
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU)

Army Colonel (Dr.) Benjamin “Kyle” Potter, a nationally-renowned musculoskeletal oncologist, was selected to chair the Department of Surgery at the Uniformed Services University’s (USU) Hebert School of Medicine, the U.S. military’s medical school, effective August 2021. Potter succeeds Navy Capt. (Dr.) Eric Elster, who was recently selected as the new Hebert School of Medicine Dean.

Released: 21-Apr-2021 10:05 AM EDT
Top Military Families Experts Meet to Address Needs, Priorities for Military Children
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU)

Leading experts in pediatrics and psychiatry, along with key DoD leaders and representatives from military child advocacy organizations, will be meeting to address the current needs and challenges of military-connected kids on April 26. The Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) will host the virtual “Military Child Health Research Symposium,” strategically scheduled during the Month of the Military Child, which will feature panel discussions with the experts and a keynote address by Dr. Terry Adirim, acting Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs.

Released: 22-Mar-2021 12:15 PM EDT
Robert Gallo, Co-Discoverer of HIV, Delivers Prestigious Uniformed Services University Packard Award Lecture
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU)

Dr. Robert C. Gallo, the Homer and Martha Gudelsky Distinguished Professor in Medicine, director and co-founder of the Institute of Human Virology (IHV) at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, and the co-Founder and International Scientific Advisor of the Global Virus Network, presented “From T Cells and Human Retroviruses to the SARS-CoV-2 Pandemic and Innate Immunity” as the 2021 David Packard Award Lecturer at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU), Monday, March 22.

Released: 19-Mar-2021 7:30 AM EDT
Navy Transplant Surgeon, Surgery Chair Eric Elster Named Dean of US Military Medical School
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU)

Navy Capt. (Dr.) Eric Elster, the Chair and Norman M. Rich Professor of Surgery for the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) Department of Surgery, has been named as the new Dean of the Hébert School of Medicine at USU, following a lengthy national search. Elster will be responsible for the undergraduate medical education of more than 680 uniformed medical students and more than 340 military and civilian graduate students each year. He succeeds Dr. Arthur Kellermann, who left last year to become senior vice president of the Health Sciences at Virginia Commonwealth University and CEO of the VCU Health System.

   
15-Mar-2021 4:00 PM EDT
New Criteria Published for Diagnosing the Clinical Syndrome of CTE During Life
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU)

For the first time, researchers have reached a consensus on the criteria for the clinical disorder associated with Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) brain pathology and its clinical manifestation during life – an important step in allowing scientists to fill knowledge gaps about the degenerative disease associated with a history of head impacts, such as contact sports and military service. This new consensus criteria was developed with the support of experts from the Uniformed Services University (USU) and was published March 15 in Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

Released: 15-Mar-2021 3:05 PM EDT
RAND Report Outlines 10 Years of Military Behavioral Health Lessons-Learned
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU)

To ensure future behavioral health providers are prepared to practice in military treatment facilities and in the combat theater of operations, the Uniformed Services University’s (USU) Center for Deployment Psychology (CDP) commissioned a RAND report to capture lessons learned over a decade of the war in Iraq and Afghanistan. The report, published March 15, includes interviews with 17 health experts about the significant changes in the provision and delivery of behavioral health care in the U.S. military between 2003 and 2013 resulting from the significant increase in behavioral health demands arising out of the longstanding wars in Iraq and Afghanistan during that time.

15-Feb-2021 8:15 AM EST
USU’s Genome Center Helps Identify Genes That Can Open New Avenues in Dementia Research
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU)

Five genes may play a key part in influencing if a person will contract Lewy body dementia, and possibly dementia from Parkinson's and Alzheimer’s diseases, according to a study published in Nature Genetics Feb. 15. The genes, BIN1, TMEM175, SNCA, APOE, and GBA, were identified by a team of scientists at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke and the National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health, and sequenced by The American Genome Center (TAGC), a series of state-of-the-art laboratories at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences.

Released: 8-Feb-2021 1:15 PM EST
Single-Dose Nipah, Hendra Vaccine for Humans Effective 7 Days After Immunization
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU)

A vaccine for use against the deadly Nipah and Hendra viruses has demonstrated effectiveness in preclinical studies as early as 7 days following a single immunization, according to a new study, "A Single Dose Investigational Subunit Vaccine for Human Use against Nipah virus and Hendra virus," published in the journal, npj Vaccines, online February 8, 2021.

Released: 8-Feb-2021 12:35 PM EST
COVID-stripping Blood Filters May Prove Effective Treatment for Sepsis, other Blood-borne Pathogens
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU)

Two new blood filters, proven to safely and quickly remove a range of pathogens, including COVID-19, from blood during pre-clinical testing, will now be further evaluated to determine their efficacy in patients under a new cooperative agreement between the Uniformed Services University (USU) and the Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine, Inc. (HJF).

Released: 28-Jan-2021 8:40 AM EST
New Vaccine Development Platform Could Fight Deadly, Multi-Drug Resistant Bacteria
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU)

A new vaccine development platform has proven effective in protecting against deadly, hard-to-treat infections caused by multi-drug resistant (MDR) bacteria, thanks to a collaborative endeavor led by Dr. Michael J. Daly, a professor in the Uniformed Services University's (USU) Department of Pathology, Dr. Gregory J. Tobin, president of Biological Mimetics, Inc., and Dr. Daniel Zurawski at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research. This could ultimately help prevent battlefield infections, as well as common hospital-acquired infections in patients undergoing routine surgeries.

Released: 28-Jan-2021 8:35 AM EST
DoD Researchers Earn Prestigious Tech Transfer Award
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU)

Uniformed Services University researchers working on a new gamma radiation vaccine development platform have been recognized for their efforts, earning the prestigious 2021 Federal Laboratory Consortium’s (FLC) Award for Technology Transfer.


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