USU and HJF: Partnership in 2019

United States

Since 1983, HJF has worked with the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) to support research in every department from anesthesiology to surgery.

HJF is dedicated to helping physicians, nurses and medical professionals achieve success by removing barriers and empowering them to reach their goals. Wherever our employees are located and whatever their tasks, they are bound by an exceptional dedication to our critical mission and our three aims established by Congress:

  • Carry out medical research and education projects under cooperative agreements with the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
  • Serve as a focus for the interchange between military and civilian medical personnel
  • Encourage the participation of the medical, dental, nursing, veterinary and other biomedical sciences in the work of HJF for the mutual benefit of military and civilian medicine.



We currently manage 455 awards on behalf of USU investigators, with an increase of 16 percent of total spending in 2019 over last year. Sponsors include USU, the Department of Defense, Army, Navy, Air Force, the National Institutes of Health, and other non-federal organizations. More than 1,200 HJF employees are in direct support of our USU partner, with the majority working on site on the Bethesda campus.

As we enter another year together, HJF is honored to support the nation’s only federal health sciences university.