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2018: Top Ten Roundup

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2018 was a big year – an alum became an astronaut, an Olympian became a student, and students saved the lives of their friends and strangers. Read these stories and more in the top ten articles of the year.

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10. USU's Vietnam Vascular Registry helps combat veteran reunite with doctors who saved his leg
Five decades after being shot in Vietnam and almost losing his leg, former Army specialist John Fogle will make good on a promise he made to the surgeons at the 22nd Surgical Hospital in Vietnam who saved his life... Read More >

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9. ‘Bushmaster’ Prepares Mental Health Providers, Strengthens Interdisciplinary Collaborations
Mental health providers play a critical role in military operations, supporting service members who have been exposed to stressful or traumatic events, providing skills to build unit resilience and reduce stress – ultimately preserving mission and readiness. That’s why Uniformed Services University’s (USU) Clinical Psychology degree program within School of Medicine, and the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) program within USU’s Graduate School of Nursing, have been collaborating to ensure their students are prepared to provide that critical support... Read More >

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8. USU’s Degree Opportunities for Enlisted Members
Enlisted service members have often been referred to as the backbone of the military for their support, leadership, willingness to get the job done, and thirst for knowledge. Retaining dedicated, talented troops is important to ensuring that their experience is passed on to the next generation of noncommissioned officers and to preparing them for careers in the civilian sector once they leave the service... Read More >

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7. First armed forces nursing students to complete clinical rotation in American Samoa
Located in the South Pacific between Hawaii and New Zealand, American Samoa is the home of pristine waters, five volcanic islands, rugged cliffs, and a 350-acre coral reef. Those who call American Samoa home, though, face challenges with poor drinking water quality, inadequate clinical capabilities and a shortage of health care providers, and health disparities, such as diabetes, renal failure, and obesity, are rampant. Now, thanks to a new educational agreement, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) Graduate School of Nursing (GSN) students are working to help address some of those issues... Read More >

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6. USU Nursing Faculty to Receive Award for Development of Expeditionary Resuscitation Surgical Team
Two faculty members of the Daniel K. Inouye Graduate School of Nursing at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences have been selected for the Army’s quarterly and annual Wolf Pack Awards... Read More >

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5. Which is best for me: DNP? PhD?
What’s the difference between a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) and a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)? USU’s Daniel K. Inouye Graduate School of Nursing (GSN) offers a unique, interactive workshop to help nurses in the armed forces and federal health services understand the difference, and helps them decide which fits best with their talents, resources, and goals... Read More >

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4. USU Student Helped Save Friend and Fellow Soldier
In 2007, Army Maj. Grigory Charny was in his second year of medical school at Uniformed Services University (USU) when he received the phone call. He had known Maj. Jim Hochstetler for the past six years, after they first met at the Army’s 25th Light Infantry Division in Hawaii. The two became fast friends, and even though their careers diverged over the years, they kept in touch. While Charny went on to military medicine, Hochstetler was selected for special operations deployment. Neither expected it, but their paths crossed again with that phone call as Charny was informed that Hochstetler had been injured in Iraq... Read More >

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3. Olympian Trades in Silver Medal for Gold Bars
Josephine Pucci, a member of the 2014 silver medal-winning U.S. Women’s Olympic Hockey team will once again be representing her country – this time wearing the gold. Pucci, a New York native and co-founder of The Headway Foundation, will don the gold bars and uniform of an Army 2nd Lieutenant as a first-year military medical student at the F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine of Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences starting in August 2018... Read More >

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2. .“America’s Medical School” Graduate Selected for NASA Spaceflight Mission
Army physician Lt. Col. Andrew Morgan, a NASA astronaut, will be one of two members of the NASA astronaut class of 2013 going into space in 2019, according to an announcement released by the space agency May 24, 2018... Read More >

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1. ‘America’s Medical School’ Announces 2018 Enlisted-to-Physician Program Selectees
Twenty-three non-commissioned officers from the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps have been given the opportunity to follow their dreams of becoming physicians thanks to the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences’ (USU) Enlisted to Medical Degree Preparatory Program, or EMDP2... Read More >