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    SAUSHEC awards ceremony highlights academic achievements

    SAUSHEC awards ceremony highlights academic achievements

    Photo By Garron Webster | Army Col. Michael Wirt, Brooke Army Medical Center commander, and Air Force Col....... read more read more

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, TX, UNITED STATES

    06.08.2021

    Story by Lori Newman  

    Brooke Army Medical Center Public Affairs   

    San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium held its annual awards ceremony June 4 at Brooke Army Medical Center.

    SAUSHEC is one of two major Department of Defense multi-service graduate health education platforms; the other is National Capital Consortium at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. It hosts 37 General Medical Education specialty programs with 638 Army, Air Force and Navy interns, residents and fellows.

    Additionally, SAUSHEC is the largest DoD graduate-level allied health education platform, sponsoring 22 programs with 77 trainees. SAUSHEC’s training programs are primarily located at BAMC and the 59th Medical Wing’s Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center.

    “Today, we are here to celebrate the privilege of serving in the educational mission, which perpetuates our professions, enabling the care of our patients not only today, but tomorrow,” said Dr. Mark True, SAUSHEC dean. “We get to enjoy the opportunity to develop skills and instill values in the next generation of professionals that follow us.”

    True emphasized the importance of the faculty’s mission to mold and train “specialists that are incredibly competent professionals.”

    “Those of you who are trainees enjoy the opportunity to become experts in your field while serving your country, knowing that you are learning from those who genuinely care about your success,” he said. “It is a sacred trust given to us by our nation, both to continually learn as best as we can to apply the knowledge and skills to our patients, and subsequently to teach and inspire those that follow us.”

    BAMC Commander Army Col. Michael Wirt and 59th Medical Wing Vice Commander Air Force Col. Kristen Beals were on hand to present the awards to the winners. Dr. Michael Morris, assistant dean for research and professor of medicine; Army Col. (Dr.) Thornton Mu, SAUSHEC associate dean for Graduate Medical Education; Dr. Timothy Bonjour, associate dean for Graduate Allied Health Education; and Air Force Col. Brian Faux, SAUSHEC associate dean also participated in the ceremony.

    Following tradition, last year’s recipient of the Gold Headed Cane Award, Air Force Col. Jason Okulicz, announced the winner of this year’s Gold Headed Cane Award, Army Col. Matthew Brogman, chief of Inpatient Pediatrics, and advisor to the Pediatric Trauma Society Research Committee and DoD Joint Trauma System on pediatric critical care issues.
    The Gold Headed Cane symbolizes the best academic medicine has to offer in the three arenas that are its focus: patient care, teaching and clinical research. The original cane was carried from 1689 until l825 by six distinguished British physicians who cared for royalty. Gold Headed Canes have since been given at many medical schools to singularly outstanding students.

    It was with this in mind that former Director of Professional Services, Dr. John Sharp, instituted the tradition at Wilford Hall in 1992, adapting it to annually honor a faculty member to represent all-around excellence, including consideration for contributions in military operational medicine. In 2009, the award expanded to include all active duty SAUSHEC faculty.
    True congratulated all the nominees and the winners, and thanked faculty members for their continued support.

    “Take pride in what you have accomplished, and but also take pride in knowing that you inspire the rest of us to serve at a higher level,” he said. “You are a credit to our organization and we hope you understand how highly you are valued.”

    SAUSHEC 2021 Annual Award Winners
    HOUSE STAFF HALL OF FAME
    Resident: Air Force Capt. Rachel E. Bridwell, Emergency Medicine
    Fellow: Air Force Capt. Joseph E. Marcus, Infectious Disease

    COMMANDERS’ AWARDS FOR ORIGINAL MEDICAL RESEARCH AND QUALITY IMPROVEMENT
    Graduate Allied Health Education: Army Capt. Jacob A. Kersey, Emergency Medicine PA

    QIPS: Air Force Capt. Lauren A. Sattler, Internal Medicine

    Resident Primary Care:
    First Place: Air Force Capt. Howard E. Gill IV, Radiology
    Second Place: Air Force Capt. Michael J. Yoo, Emergency Medicine
    Third Place: Air Force Capt. Jared M. Katchen, Radiology

    Resident Surgical:
    First Place: Air Force Capt. Samuel D. Hobbs, Ophthalmology
    Second Place: Air Force Capt. Jameaka L. Hamilton, Obstetrics and Gynecology
    Third Place: Army Capt. Darshan S. Shah, Orthopaedic Surgery
    Third Place: Army Capt. Nicole M. Sgromolo, Orthopaedic Surgery

    Animal/Basic Science:
    Air Force Lt. Col. Erik S. DeSoucy, Surgical Critical Care

    Fellow Clinical:
    First Place: Air Force Capt. Joseph E. Marcus, Infectious Disease
    Second Place: Air Force Capt. Subodh K. Arora, Sleep Medicine
    Third Place: Navy Lt. Cmdr. Melissa R. Garcia, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

    PROFESSIONALISM AWARD
    Army Lt. Col. Robert J. Cybulski, Jr., Pathology

    QUALITY IMPROVEMENT/PATIENT SAFETY AWARD
    LTC Robert W. Krell, General Surgery

    LIEUTENANT GENERAL PAUL K. CARLTON, Jr. AWARD
    Graduate Medical Education Faculty Award
    Army Lt. Col. Robert J. Walter, Pulmonary Critical Care

    COLONEL GERALD WAYNE TALCOTT AWARD
    Graduate Allied Health Education Faculty Award
    Air Force Maj. Callie J. Cooper, Clinical Psychology Internship

    COLONEL WOODSON SCOTT JONES AWARD
    Graduate Allied Health Education Trainee Award
    Air Force Maj. Marc A. Patience, Clinical Health Psychology Fellowship

    COLONEL GAIL D. DEYLE AWARD
    Graduate Allied Health Education Program Director Award

    Army Maj. Christopher S. Alferez, Optometry

    MAJOR JOHN H. GILLESPIE AWARD
    Graduate Medical Education Intern Award
    Air Force Capt. Mary Beth Gadarowski, Internal Medicine

    MAJOR DAVID S. BERRY AWARD
    Graduate Medical Education Resident Award
    Army Capt. Matthew D. Smith, Anesthesiology

    COLONEL DONALD M. NULL AWARD
    Graduate Medical Education Fellow Award
    Army Maj. Zachary J. Weber, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

    MS. YLDA A. BENAVIDES AWARD
    SAUSHEC Program Coordinator Award
    Ms. Concepción M. Cooper, Emergency Medicine

    COLONEL JOHN D. ROSCELLI AWARD
    Graduate Medical Education Program Director Award
    Air Force Lt. Col. Alice E. Barsoumian, Infectious Disease

    GOLD HEADED CANE Award
    Army Col. Matthew A. Borgman, Pediatric Critical Care

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    Date Taken: 06.08.2021
    Date Posted: 06.08.2021 13:18
    Story ID: 398406
    Location: FORT SAM HOUSTON, TX, US 

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