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Celebrating 50 Years

The Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) is celebrating the 50th anniversary of its founding this year. The university, which now boasts more than 11,000 alumni, started originally with the School of Medicine and just 32 students. Over the years, USU has grown into a valuable national asset, with four schools that provide thousands of students uniquely educated to care for our nation’s service members on and off the battlefield. USU scientists conduct research that supports the readiness mission of the Department of Defense, and its centers, programs and initiatives undertake a variety of research, training and education efforts to deliver an array of knowledge and material products on identified gaps in the Military Health System.


50th anniversary gala and the 2022 usu distinguished alumni awards ceremony

Saturday, September 24, 2022
6:00 — 10:00 p.m.
Bethesda Marriott, 5151 Pooks Hill Drive, Bethesda, MD
Open to all USU personnel
Information and tickets:

You are cordially invited to attend the 50th Anniversary Gala for the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences and the 2022 USU Distinguished Alumni Awards Ceremony, September 24, 2022 6:00PM - 10:00PM. Bethesda Marriott 5151 Pooks Hill Drive Bethesda, MD. Cocktail Reception begins at 6:00 pm followed by dinner and presentations. Evening attire is civilian business/semi-formal. Optional military service dress. Formal attire welcome. Tickets are available for $85.00 per person through September16


50th Anniversary Lecture Series:
Moving Beyond Innovation for the Sake of Innovation

Thursday, March 31, 2022
12:00 — 1:00 p.m.
Lecture Room E1, Bldg. E, ground floor

Ryan Vega

Ryan J. Vega, MD, MSHA

Chief Officer
Healthcare Innovation and Learning
Department of Veterans Affairs
Washington, DC







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