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Former Walter Reed and Brooke Army commander recognized with Distinguished Service Medal

San Antonio (Aug. 19, 2003) — Harold L. Timboe, M.D., M.P.H., associate vice president for administration at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSC), received the Distinguished Service Medal from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Md. The Uniformed Services University's Board of Regents conferred the medal to recognize Dr. Timboe's many contributions to the institution, including his service on the Board of Directors of its graduate medical education consortium and his championing of the use of simulation in medical education.

Dr. Timboe, a 1978 graduate of the UTHSC School of Medicine, culminated a career of distinguished military service with commands at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio and Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C. A major general, he coordinated Walter Reed's response to the Pentagon disaster on September 11. He joined the Health Science Center in 2002 and directs its Center for Public Health Preparedness and Biomedical Research.

A family physician, Dr. Timboe was named Distinguished Alumnus of the UTHSC School of Medicine in 1999.

Contact: Will Sansom