USPHS JOAG - Welcome!

USPHS Junior Officer Advisory Group - Welcome!



 

Everyone is Welcome!

Welcome to the official website of the Junior Officer Advisory Group (JOAG); a website dedicated to the Junior Officers of the United States Public Health Service.

Any junior officer at the rank of LCDR/O4 and below who participates in the JOAG meetings and serves on one of JOAG's committees or workgroups is considered an active participant of the JOAG. There is no formal process for becoming a general member.  If you are interested in leadership opportunities in JOAG please look here.

Subscribe to the JOAG Listserv

In addition to participating in our meetings and committees we also want to encourage you to join our Listserv, as this is the primary way we communicate with our fellow junior officers. To view the JOAG Listserv welcome letter click here [PDF - 54KB]

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News


Mon, 24 Nov 2014 14:22:12 EST

Carmona Award Deadline Extended!

DEADLINE EXTENDED _Friday December 12, 2014

 

 

JOAG VADM Richard H. Carmona Inspiration Award

 

2015 Call for Award Nominations

 

Nomination Deadline: Friday, December 12, 2014

The Junior Officer Advisory Group (JOAG) is requesting nominations for the VADM Richard H. Carmona Inspiration award to be presented at the annual USPHS Scientific and Training Symposium to be held in Atlanta, Georgia, from May 18-21, 2015.

The JOAG VADM Richard H. Carmona Inspiration Award recognizes an active duty or retired senior officer at the rank of O-5 or above in the USPHS Commissioned Corps who exemplifies outstanding leadership by example, mentorship and empowerment of junior officers, unwavering support of the Commissioned Corps and its mission, and overall inspiration and motivation to the PHS community. Nominations are only accepted from junior officers (at the rank of O-4 or below in the USPHS Commissioned Corps).

If you know any outstanding senior officers deserving the recognition of these awards, please see the JOAG Awards page for details here: http://www.usphs.gov/corpslinks/JOAG/awards.aspx. You can also contact JOAG Awards Committee Co-Chair LCDR Chinyelum Olele (Chinyelum.Olele@fda.hhs.gov) or the JOAG Award Lead listed below for nomination details. Nominations are due to the appropriate JOAG Award Lead listed below no later than COB on December 12, 2014.

Send nominations or questions for the VADM Richard H. Carmona Inspiration Award to:

LCDR Sara Azimi-Bolourian

Email: sara.azimi-bolourian@samhsa.hhs.gov; Phone: 240-276-2708

Wed, 12 Nov 2014 09:00:34 EST

Journeyman Speaker Series Seminar 14 NOV 2014 at 1300 EST

Fellow Junior Officers,

 

Please join us Friday, 14 November 2014 at 1300 EST for a Journeyman Speaker Series Seminar!

 

LT Megan Hayden and Ms. Michelle Brazil from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to speak about "Improving Health Care Through the Rulemaking Process".

 

Slides for the presentation are attached.  Please send any questions you have for LT Megan Hayden and Ms. Michelle Brazil to JSS Co-Chair LCDR Ashley Burns at Ashley.Burns@fda.hhs.gov.

 

Please note the new call in number below:

                Call in: 1-860-970-0300

                Passcode: 6904646

 

Note: this is a toll line and long distance charges apply

 

Notes about the conference line:

                * Because of the number of people calling in, it may take more than one attempt to connect to the conference line. (You may hear a message that "All circuits are busy.") Please keep trying to connect, and consider dialing in several minutes before the call begins.

                * Once connected, you may be instructed to announce yourself to the call. Please do not do so, as it interrupts the call. Thanks!

                * Please put your phone on mute when not speaking. If your phone does not have a mute button, press *6 (star 6).

 

About the Journeyman Series: The Journeyman Series is a speaker series developed by the JOAG Professional Development Committee to bring relevant information to Junior Officers about Corps-related issues. For more information on Journeyman Speaker Series, visit the JOAG Website: http://www.usphs.gov/corpslinks/JOAG/meetings_journeyman.aspx

 

If interested in receiving an audio-recording the above Journeyman Speaker Series, please contact LCDR Patel at Hiren.Patel@fda.hhs.gov.

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 09:02:28 EST

JOAG call for Carmona Award nominations

JOAG VADM Richard H. Carmona Inspiration Award

 

2015 Call for Award Nominations

 

Nomination Deadline: November 21, 2014

 

The Junior Officer Advisory Group (JOAG) is requesting nominations for the VADM Richard H. Carmona Inspiration award to be presented at the annual USPHS Scientific and Training Symposium to be held in Atlanta, Georgia, from May 18-21, 2015.

 

The JOAG VADM Richard H. Carmona Inspiration Award recognizes an active duty or retired senior officer at the rank of O-5 or above in the USPHS Commissioned Corps who exemplifies outstanding leadership by example, mentorship and empowerment of junior officers, unwavering support of the Commissioned Corps and its mission, and overall inspiration and motivation to the PHS community.  Nominations are only accepted from junior officers (at the rank of O-4 or below in the USPHS Commissioned Corps).

If you know any outstanding senior officers deserving the recognition of these awards, please see the JOAG Awards page for details here: http://www.usphs.gov/corpslinks/JOAG/awards.aspx. You can also contact JOAG Awards Committee Co-Chair LCDR Chinyelum Olele (Chinyelum.Olele@fda.hhs.gov) or the JOAG Award Lead listed below for nomination details. Nominations are due to the appropriate JOAG Award Lead listed below no later than COB on November 21, 2014. 

Send nominations or questions for the VADM Richard H. Carmona Inspiration Award to:

LCDR Sara Azimi-Bolourian

Email: sara.azimi-bolourian@samhsa.hhs.gov; Phone: 240-276-2708

Fri, 22 Aug 2014 07:54:34 EST

JOAG Journal - Volume 27 - Summer Edition

Dear Junior Officers,

The Communications and Publications Committee is pleased to present “The JOAG Journal” for Summer 2014.  We hope you enjoy the new format.  Your feedback is welcomed as always. If you have a suggestion to improve the Journal please Email us at joagcpcsubmissions@fda.hhs.gov.   

 

Mon, 11 Aug 2014 07:15:12 EST

JOAG Journeyman Series: PHS Deployments for the Unaccompanied Children Response

Fellow JOs:

 

Please join us Friday, 15 August 2014 at 1300 EST for a special JSS! We are honored to have, LCDR Elizabeth Lybarger, from OASH/DCCPR, to speak about PHS Deployments for the Unaccompanied Children Response at the U.S./Mexican Border.  Slides for the presentation will be sent for your viewing.

 

Please send any questions you have for LCDR Lybarger to JSS Co-Chair LCDR Cara Halldin (challdin@cdc.gov).

 

                Call in: 1-213-342-3000

 

                Note: this is a toll line and long distance charges apply

 

                Participant Access Code: 6904646

 

Notes about the conference line:

 

                * Because of the number of people calling in, it may take more than one attempt to connect to the conference line. (You may hear a message that "All circuits are busy.") Please keep trying to connect, and consider dialing in several minutes before the call begins.

                * Once connected, you may be instructed to announce yourself to the call. Please do not do so, as it interrupts the call. Thanks!

                * Please put your phone on mute when not speaking. If your phone does not have a mute button, press *6 (star 6).

 

About the Journeyman Series: The Journeyman Series is a speaker series developed by the JOAG Professional Development Committee to bring relevant information to Junior Officers about Corps-related issues. For more information on Journeyman Speaker Series, visit the JOAG Website: http://www.usphs.gov/corpslinks/JOAG/meetings_journeyman.aspx  

 

NEXT OPPORTUNITY: September JSS: 12 September 2014 at 1300 - 1400 EST Speakers: CDRs David Lau, Malaysia Gresham, LTs Cody Thornton, Angelica Chica Topic: USPHS and AMSUS (The Association of Military Surgeons of the United States)

 

Please forward any questions to LCDR Cara Halldin (challdin@cdc.gov).



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