May 6, 2019

2019 Annual SAB Meeting

In April, members of Geneva’s Scientific Advisory Board (SAB), Board Chair Major General Frank Scoggins, President & CEO Elise Huszar, and Senior Marketing & Communications Manager Allison Connelly traveled to the National Capital Region for the Annual SAB Meeting. The visit enabled SAB members to continue their impressive support and advocacy of the organization with various stakeholders.

Geneva’s Scientific Advisory Board was established in 2012 as to provide scientific consult, advisement, and direction to Geneva’s program directors, investigators, department administrators, and research programs. The SAB is comprised of Chair Neil C. Vining, MD, MBA, a board certified, fellowship trained orthopedic surgeon in pediatric orthopedics and trauma, and the National Medical Director for Surgical Services at Team Health. Members in attendance included  Eleanor F. Bond, PhD, RN, FAAN, Brigadier General (Ret.) John J. Donnelly, PhD, Brigadier General (Ret.) Gerald Griffin, MD, PharmD as well as newly appointed SAB members COL (Ret.) Dallas C. Hack, MD, MPH, FACMPH, Christine E. Kasper, PhD, RN, FAAN, FACSM, and COL (Ret.) Kent Kester, MD. A comprehensive look at Geneva’s Board of Directors and Scientific Advisory Board is available on Geneva’s website.

During their three-day visit, members of the SAB and Board of Directors met with Uniformed Services University (USU) leadership and were given presentations by Geneva researchers Dr. Nelson Hager (Collaboratory for Musculoskeletal Injury Research); Dr. Jason Souza (Walter Reed National Military Medical Center); and COL Jennifer Hatzfeld, Dr. Victoria Blackman, and Dr. Ken Radford (TriService Nursing Research Program). During the TSNRP presentations, members were joined by Ph.D. candidates Lisa Perla, MSN, RN, FNP, CNRN, CRRN and CDR Melissa R. Troncoso, MSN, NPC, CHWC, who are both pursuing doctoral degrees at USU and were recently selected to each receive a scholarship as a result of a partnership between Jonas Philanthropies and Geneva.

SAB and Board members also toured Geneva’s 4D Bio3 laboratory and were updated on 3D bioprinting research projects conducted by USU and Geneva researchers and collaborators. Members also had an opportunity to explore the newly-expanded education and distance learning space within 4D Bio3 facilities; a collaboration with United States Military Academy.

*Photographed above (L-R): COL Hack, Dr. Kasper, Dr. Bond, Dr. Vining, Ms. Huszar, COL Kester, Brigadier General Griffin, Major General Scoggins, and Brigadier General Donnelly.