Faculty Senate Events

Senate Events

The Faculty Senate host several events each year, including the David Packard Lecture, the triannual Faculty Assembly, Research Day, Education Day, and Staff Appreciation ceremony.

The David Packard Lecture

This most prestigious lectureship of the university is named in honor of the former Deputy Secretary of Defense (1969 to 1971), co-founder of the Hewlett-Packard Company, and the second president of the Uniformed Services University, serving from 1976 to 1981.

Packard Lecturers

Year / Lecturer
Lecture Title
Enrique Mendez, M.D.
Teaching Humanism to Medical Students

Joshua Lederberg, Ph.D.
The Complexity of Biological Systems

C. Everett Koop, M.D.
The Current Crisis in AIDS

Robert Petersdorf, M.D.
Some Issues in Graduate Medical Education

ADM James D. Watkins, USN, (Ret.)
AIDS: The Political, Ethical and Social Aspects

Arnold Relman, M.D.
Scientific Misconduct

VADM James Zimble, MC, USN
Navy Medicine Goes to War, A Time for Evaluation, Reflection and Discussion

Philip R. Lee, M.D.
Re-Inventing Public Health

David A. Kessler, M.D.
Accelerating Approval for Drugs for Serious and Life Threatening Diseases

Joseph A. Califano, Jr.
Radical Surgery: What's Next for America's Health Care

Michael DeBakey, M.D.
History, the Torch that Illuminates Lessons From Military Medicine

Francis D. Moore, M.D.
New Kinds Of War: New Kinds of Peace

Senator Nancy Kassebaum Baker
The Federal Advisory Committee on Gender Integration in (Military) Training and Related Issues

David P. Stevens, M.D.
The Future of Medical Education: Bytes, Ticks, and Finding Your Way

Wayne Hockmeyer, Ph.D.
Perspectives in Biotechnology

Kenneth M. Ludmerer, M.D.
The Coming of the Second Revolution in Medical Education

Kenneth I. Shine, M.D.
Advances in Crossing the Quality Chasm

Gregg Anders, COL, MC, USA
Storms in the Ethosphere: Medical Ethics and War

David Rutstein, M.D., CAPT, USPHS
Interagency Collaboration During Public Health Emergencies: A New Paradigm

Sydney Brenner, Ph.D.
Humanity's Genes

Gerald R. Crabtree, M.D.
Understanding the Words of Chromatin Remodeling

Gail Wilensky, Ph.D.
The Future of Military Health Care: Challenges and Opportunities Ahead

Floyd E. Bloom, M.D.
From Molecules to Minds: The Unfolding Saga of Neurobiological Circuits in Neurologic and Psychiatric Diseases

Lena M. Napolitano, M.D.
Blood and Blood Product Transfusion: Current Evidence and Clinical Outcomes

Murray F. Brennan, M.D.
Lessons Learned as a Surgical Oncologist

Peter J. Hotez, M.D., Ph.D.
Blue Marble Health and the Neglected Tropical Diseases

Brent C. James, M.D., M. Stat.
We Count Our Successes in Lives: The Best Clinical Result at the Lowest Necessary Cost

Faculty Assembly

Faculty Assemblies are held in the fall, winter, and spring of each academic year. The assembly is a forum through which officers of the senate and senators report senate activities to the faculty, and where all faculty may provide input, participate in goal and priority setting for the senate, and discuss and deliberate university and school policies. Please check the Senate Calendar of Events for any updates.

Research Day

Faculty Senate Research Day includes poster presentations and the Wu and Leonard Symposia. It is part of Research Days, an annual forum for the entire USU community to share research achievements, foster collaborations, and stimulate intellectual exchange. Research Days also encompasses the Graduate School of Nursing (GSN) Research Colloquium and the Graduate Student Colloquium. Research Days promotes research by faculty, staff and students at USU and its affiliate institutions, provides opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration, and facilitates communication among USU graduate students and faculty. These events serve to inform the local scientific community, collaborative institutions, and other federal agencies about significant research projects conducted across the health sciences at USU and its affiliates.

Education Day

The Faculty Senate Education Day event is sponsored by the Education Committee and was first held in 2008 to promote continuing education of faculty, staff, and students at USU and its affiliated teaching institutions, provide interdisciplinary discussion of innovative and effective strategies used in health science education, facilitate transfer of strategies across disciplines, and to foster optimal teaching and learning opportunities through the use of technology.

Staff Appreciation Ceremony

The Faculty Senate held an inaugural Staff Appreciation Assembly in November, 2009. The purpose of this gathering is for faculty to publicly acknowledge the critical role of staff in the operation and success of USU, express the faculty's sincere appreciation of the staff, and present the Outstanding Staff Member award.