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
1985
Enrique Mendez, M.D.
Teaching Humanism to Medical Students


1986
Joshua Lederberg, Ph.D.
The Complexity of Biological Systems


1987
C. Everett Koop, M.D.
The Current Crisis in AIDS


1988
Robert Petersdorf, M.D.
Some Issues in Graduate Medical Education


1988
ADM James D. Watkins, USN, (Ret.)
AIDS: The Political, Ethical and Social Aspects


1990
Arnold Relman, M.D.
Scientific Misconduct


1991
VADM James Zimble, MC, USN
Navy Medicine Goes to War, A Time for Evaluation, Reflection and Discussion


1993
Philip R. Lee, M.D.
Re-Inventing Public Health


1995
David A. Kessler, M.D.
Accelerating Approval for Drugs for Serious and Life Threatening Diseases


1996
Joseph A. Califano, Jr.
Radical Surgery: What's Next for America's Health Care


1997
Michael DeBakey, M.D.
History, the Torch that Illuminates Lessons From Military Medicine


1998
Francis D. Moore, M.D.
New Kinds Of War: New Kinds of Peace


1999
Senator Nancy Kassebaum Baker
The Federal Advisory Committee on Gender Integration in (Military) Training and Related Issues


2000
David P. Stevens, M.D.
The Future of Medical Education: Bytes, Ticks, and Finding Your Way


2001
Wayne Hockmeyer, Ph.D.
Perspectives in Biotechnology


2002
Kenneth M. Ludmerer, M.D.
The Coming of the Second Revolution in Medical Education


2004
Kenneth I. Shine, M.D.
Advances in Crossing the Quality Chasm


2005
Gregg Anders, COL, MC, USA
Storms in the Ethosphere: Medical Ethics and War


2006
David Rutstein, M.D., CAPT, USPHS
Interagency Collaboration During Public Health Emergencies: A New Paradigm


2007
Sydney Brenner, Ph.D.
Humanity's Genes


2008
Gerald R. Crabtree, M.D.
Understanding the Words of Chromatin Remodeling


2009
Gail Wilensky, Ph.D.
The Future of Military Health Care: Challenges and Opportunities Ahead


2010
Floyd E. Bloom, M.D.
From Molecules to Minds: The Unfolding Saga of Neurobiological Circuits in Neurologic and Psychiatric Diseases


2011
Lena M. Napolitano, M.D.
Blood and Blood Product Transfusion: Current Evidence and Clinical Outcomes


2012
Murray F. Brennan, M.D.
Lessons Learned as a Surgical Oncologist


2013
Peter J. Hotez, M.D., Ph.D.
Blue Marble Health and the Neglected Tropical Diseases


2014
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.