Dr. Holcomb Presented with 2016 Medical Excellence Award

Staff members from the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command and the U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research attended the 9th Annual Major Jonathan Letterman Medical Excellence Award ceremony Oct. 6 where Dr. John B. Holcomb was presented the Individual Award. Left to right: Col. (Dr.) Shawn Nessen, USAISR Commander; Col. (Dr.) Todd Rasmussen, USAMRMC Director of Combat Casualty Care Research; Dr. John Holcomb, Director for the Center for Translational Injury Research at McGovern Medical School; and Lt. Col. (Dr.) Jennifer Gurney, trauma surgeon and Trauma System Development chief at the USAISR Joint Trauma System. (Photo by Steven Galvan, USAISR Public Affairs)

A former commander at the U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, was presented with the 9th Annual Major Jonathan Letterman Medical Excellence Award Oct. 6 during an awards ceremony in Dickerson, Maryland. Retired Army Colonel, Dr. John B. Holcomb, Director of the Center for Translational Injury Research at McGovern Medical School, accepted the award presented by the National Museum of Civil War Medicine.

According to the NMCWM website, “the award honors an individual, program or organization that has made an exemplary contribution to civilian or military medicine – continuing the legacy of Dr. Letterman and is given to those that are leading innovative efforts in battlefield care, prosthetic technology, improving patient outcomes of the severely wounded, or leveraging cutting edge medical technology in new ways.”

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Galvan, Steven. “Dr. Holcomb Presented with 2016 Medical Excellence Award.” mrmc.amedd.army.mil. U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (USAMRMC), 10 November, 2016. Web.