January 23, 2020

2019 Year in Review

As Geneva concludes another successful year, we wish to highlight the activities and accomplishments that have positioned the organization to advance military medical research. In 2019, Geneva supported 240+ researchers engaged in 480+ programs in research areas including brain health, infectious diseases, critical care, rehabilitative medicine, and oncology. Over 150 employees were hired worldwide at sites including U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research, Uniformed Services University, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, and San Antonio Military Medical Center.

Geneva launched a $15M collaborative program, Musculoskeletal Injury Rehabilitation Research for Operational Readiness (MIRROR) at Uniformed Services University, which provides critical infrastructure, operational, and research support to advance the treatment and preventive care for service members with non-combat related musculoskeletal injuries. Geneva’s 4D Bio3 program made ground-breaking advancements by successfully bioprinting medical products in an austere military environment. Geneva also assumed management of the TriService Nursing Research Program, a global organization founded in 1990 that facilitates nursing research to optimize the health of military members and their beneficiaries.

Throughout the year, Geneva employees attended and exhibited at 30+ mission-specific events including the Military Health System Research Symposium, Support of the Warfighter Symposium, and the American Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene annual meeting.

Geneva’s longstanding researcher of 23 years Senior Nurse Scientist at Madigan Army Medical Center MAJ (Ret.) Mary McCarthy, PhD was presented with the 2018 Researcher of the Year award by Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) Chair Neil Vining, MD, MBA and SAB member Eleanor Bond, PhD, RN, FAAN at Geneva’s Join the Conversation event in Tacoma, WA. Dr. McCarthy received the award in recognition of her 25+ years of nursing research expertise focused on the overall wellness, optimized performance, and readiness of service members.

After 24 years of dedicated service and leadership, President Elise Huszar was named Chief Executive Officer. Major General (Ret.) Frank Scoggins was elected as Geneva’s Board of Directors Chair, replacing previous Chair Michael Hansch. The guidance from Geneva’s leadership teams ensures long term success in the achievement of the organization’s mission.

Thank you to our committed employees, researchers, sponsors and collaborating partners, and global supporters, who have contributed to Geneva’s impact over the years. Geneva eagerly anticipates that 2020 will deliver increased opportunities for collaborative research, enhanced organizational synergies, and greater financial sustainability.