Wife of Winthrop man graduates from Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences
Friday, September 24, 2010 - 2:56 pm

Regan F. Lyon, whose husband is from Winthrop, has graduated from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS) in Bethesda, Md.

The graduate received a medical degree and was commissioned to the rank of captain, with a minimum seven-year active duty service commitment.

The university is a tuition-free institution that manages a graduate nursing school, a graduate school with doctor of philosophy and master's degree programs, and a medical school that prepares men and women to be outstanding health care practitioners, physicians and scientists for careers in the Army, Navy, Air Force and U.S. Public Health Service in service to the nation.

The medical school curriculum includes a concentration of preventive medicine, primary care, military medicine, and emergency medicine.

The curriculum programs are related directly to force health protection, tropical diseases, disaster medicine, military and public health medical readiness and adaptation to extreme environments.

Lyon, a resident of emergency medicine, is currently assigned to Wilford Hall Medical Center, Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

The captain has four years of military service.

She is the daughter of Dixie L. Lyon of Hull Street, Schertz, Texas.

Her husband, Timothy, is the son of Mary Gerlach of Winthrop.

The captain graduated in 2002 from Samuel Clemens High School, Schertz, and received a bachelor's degree in 2006 from Texas A&M University, College Station.