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1987 Graduates

USU groundbreaking with President Gerald Ford

Dr. Robert J.T. Joy with students

Original location of USU, Bethesda, Maryland

Studying in the LRC

Dr. Robert J.T. Joy

President Ronald Reagan at 1987 Commencement

First USU Commencement, 1980

Dr. Jay Sanford and early USU staffers

Curreris and Sanfords celebrating USU groundbreaking

Dr. Anthony Curreri

Dr. Jay Sanford

USU Construction

Charter Class Students

Artist's Rendering of Cafeteria

Board of Regents and Dr. James Zimble

Artist's Rendering of Campus View

USU Construction

AFIP Welcome

1999 Graduates

1980 Graduates

Rare Book Collection

Rare Book Collection

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USU Faculty Publications Citation Database

The USU Archives compiles a database containing journal articles and books or book chapters written by USU faculty. The database currently contains over 21,000 journal articles and nearly 1,000 books. The database is not currently available for online searching. If you would like to access the Faculty Publications database or add citations to the database, please contact the Archives by clicking on the "Ask LRC Staff" button on the left. 

Audiovisual Collection on YouTube

View USU commencement ceremonies, promotional material, and other related audiovisual content.

USU Archives YouTube Channel

USU Historical Photos

This collection includes photographs of individuals, events, and activities important to the history of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences.  The collection includes photographs of the University's groundbreaking and construction, commencements, and early University staff and students.

USU Photos on Flickr

Related Institutions

The following are links to other institutions with collections and exhibits that complement the material in the USU Archives. 

National Museum of Health and Medicine

National Library of Medicine

National Archives and Records Administration

USU Oral History

In 2005, with the generous support of Dr. Val G. Hemming, former Dean of the F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine, the USU Archives began an oral history program. From the outset, the purpose of the program was to document the history of the University at a time when many faculty, staff, and administrators key to the founding of the University were retiring. The oral history program is an important growing part of the Archives mission to provide institutional memory and history. By collecting the interviews of prominent individuals connected to the University, the Archives will be better able to provide a comprehensive background picture of USU from its inception through the present day and beyond. 

Interview Subjects and Transcripts

Graceanne Adamo, MA, CMA

  • First Standardized Patient Educator, Val G. Hemming Simulation Center
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Dr. Mark R. Adelman, PhD

  • Professor, Department of Anatomy, Physiology, and Genetics
  • Director of the Biomedical Instrumentation Center (BIC)
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Dr. Robert M. Allman, COL, USAF, MC (Ret.)

  • First Permanent Chair, Department of Radiology and Radiological Sciences
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Dr. Lewis Aronow, PhD


Dr. Simon Auster, JD, MD


Dr. Ronald R. Blanck, LTG, MC, USA (Ret.)

  • Assistant Dean for Student Affairs
  • Chair, Board of Regents
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Dr. Emmanuel G. Cassimatis, MD, COL, MC, USA (Ret.)


Dr. Brian M. Cox, PhDDr. Cox

  • Chair, Department of Pharmacology
  • First Director, Interdisciplinary Graduate Neuroscience Program
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Dr. John H. Cross, PhD


Dr. David F. Cruess, PhD

  • Professor, Department of Preventive Medicine and Biometrics
  • Member, Graduate Education Committee
  • Faculty Senate President
  • Chair, Board of Regents
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Dr. Richard C. Dimond, MD, COL, MC, USA (Ret.)

  • Assistant Dean for Clinical Sciences
  • Member, Student Promotion Committee
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Mary A. Dix, MS

  • Equal Employment Opportunity
  • Assistant Dean Executive Affairs
  • Assistant Dean to the Deputy Dean
  • Vice President for Administration & Management
  • Assistant to the USU President for Special Projects
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Mary F. Donovan, MA, MFA

  • First Standardized Patient (SP), Val G. Hemming Simulation Center
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Dr. Howard E. Fauver, Jr., MD


Dr. David S. Feigin, LCDR, MC, USN

  • Professor, Department Radiology and Radiological Sciences
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Dr. Robert M. Friedman, MD



Dr. Donald M. Gragg, MD, PhD, CAPT, MC, USN (Ret.)

  • Head, Section on Medical Education
  • Associate Professor of Medical Education, Section on Medical Education
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Dr. Neil E. Grunberg, PhD

  • Professor, Department of Medical and Clinical Psychology
  • Professor, Neuroscience Program
  • Director, Animal Behavior Laboratory
  • Director, Biochemistry and Psychoendocrinology Laboratory
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Dr. Carl H. Gunderson, MD, COL, MC, USA (Ret.)

  • Professor and Chair, Department of Neurology
  • Member, SIMCEN planning group
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Dr. Francis J. Haddy, MD, PhD


Donald L. Hagengruber, JD

  • Second University Counsel
  • Executive Secretary, Board of Regents
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Val G. Hemming, MD, Col USAF, MC (Ret.)


George S. Holborow

  • Anatomical Curator
  • Assistant Director of the Multidiscipline Laboratories
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Dr. Kathryn V. Holmes, PhD

  • Professor, Department of Pathology
  • First Graduate Program Director, Department of Pathology
  • Member, Graduate Education Committee
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Dr. Randall K. Holmes, PhD, MD

  • Founding Chair, Department of Microbiology and Immunology
  • Chair, Graduate Education Committee
  • Acting Chair, Department of Biochemistry
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Dr. Edmund (Randy) G. Howe, III, MD, JD

  • Professor, Department of Psychiatry
  • Director, Program in Medical Ethics
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Anne L. Hufman

  • Director, University Computing Center
  • Program Analyst, Continuing Education for Health Professionals Directorate
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Dr. Robert J.T. Joy, MD, FACP, COL, MC, USA (Ret.)

Dr. Kenneth E. Kinnamon, DVM, MS, PhD, COL, USA (Ret.)

  • Professor, F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
  • Director, Multidiscipline Laboratories
  • Chief Operations Officer
  • Assistant Dean for Instructional and Research Support
  • Director, Centers for Preventive Medicine and Public Health (CPMPH)
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Dr. Douglas R. Knab, CAPT, MC, USN (Ret.)

  • Founding Chair, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education (GME) Liaison
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Dr. Larry Laughlin, MD, PhD, CAPT, MD, USN (Ret.)

  • Director, Division of Tropical Public Health, Department of Preventive Medicine and Biometrics
  • Chair, Department of Preventive Medicine and Biometrics
  • Sanford Chair of Tropical Medicine
  • Dean, F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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Dr. Craig H. Llewellyn, MD MPH, MSTMH, COL, MC, USA (Ret.)

Dr. John E. Madewell, LTC, USAF, MC (Ret.)

  • De Facto Founding Chair, Department of Radiology
  • Radiology Registrar, Armed Forces Institute of Pathology (AFIP)
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Dr. Motilal Pamnani, MD, PhD

  • Professor, Department of Physiology
  • Advisor to first USU graduate student
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Dr. Louis N. Pangaro, MD, COL, MC, USA (Ret.)

  • Professor and Vice Chair, Education Programs, Department of Medicine
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Chester J. Pletzke, AMLS

  • Associate Professor of Medical Bibliography
  • Director, Learning Resource Center
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Dr. Norman M. Rich, MD, FACS, DMCC, COL, MC, USA (Ret.)


Dr. Richard C. Simmonds, DVM, MS, COL, USAF, VC (Ret.)

  • Associate Professor, Department of Physiology
  • First Director, Department of Laboratory Animal Medicine
  • Faculty, Department of Laboratory Animal Medicine
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Dr. James G. Smirniotopoulos, MDDr. Smirniotopoulos

  • Professor and Chair, Department of Radiology and Radiological Sciences
  • Creator, MedPix Image Database
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Dr. Dale C. Smith, PhD

  • Professor and Chair, Department of Medical History
  • First USU Senior Vice President
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Dr. Leonard C. Sperling, COL, MC, USA


Dennis Stutz

  • Coordinator, Multidiscipline Laboratories
  • Director, Customer Support Division
  • Director, Office of Review and Management
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Dr. David S. Trump, MD, MS, MAJ GEN, USAF, MC (Ret.)

  • Dean, Military Medicine Education Institute (MMEI)
  • Vice President, University Affairs
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Dr. Robert J. Ursano, MD, COL, USAF, MC (Ret.)

  • Chair, Department of Psychiatry
  • Founding Director of the Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress (CSTS)
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Dr. Leonel J. Villavicencio, MD


Dr. David C. Wherry, MD, FACS, FRCS, DMCC, COL, USAF, MC (Ret.)


Dr. Barry W. Wolcott, MD, COL, MC, USA (Ret.)

  • Chairman, Section of Operational and Emergency Medicine
  • Vice President, Executive Affairs
  • Commandant
  • Brigade Commander
  • Executive Secretary, Board of Regents
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Dr. James A. Zimble, MD

James A. Zimble Learning Resource Center • 4301 Jones Bridge Rd. Bethesda, MD 20814 • Main Number: 301-295-3189 • AMI Helpdesk: 301-295-3358

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