Commissioned Corps of the U.S. Public Health Service

Junior Officer Advisory Group

Junior Officer of the Year Award

The Junior Officer of the Year Award recognizes an active duty junior officer who has made a significant contribution to the overall mission of the U.S. Public Health Service. The recipient demonstrates commitment to the mission and core values of the USPHS Commissioned Corps, leadership within the officer’s specialty or field, outstanding service as a junior officer with recognizable achievements within and outside his/her Agency/Operating Division, and an innovative approach and/or a unique contribution to the mission of the USPHS.

The 2023 recipient of the Junior Officer of the Year Award is LCDR Nicholas Stauffer!

Image of LCDR Nicholas Stauffer the 2023 Junior Officer of the Year

LCDR Nicholas Stauffer received his PharmD from Wilkes University in Wilkes-Barre, PA in 2017, where he also received a BA in Spanish and BS in Science. He has completed several formal training courses in computer science and pharmacy informatics as well as international public/global health learning experiences. LCDR Stauffer completed an IHS PGY-1 pharmacy practice residency at Gallup Indian Medical Center (GIMC) in Gallup, NM in 2018 and has been stationed at GIMC since that time. He holds BCPS, NCPS, AAHIVP, ACLS, and PALS certifications and primarily works in GIMC's level three trauma center emergency department. He also serves as the PGY-1 pharmacy residency preceptor for the clinical informatics rotation at GIMC and serves as a role model and mentor to junior officers in the area.

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