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Dale C. Smith, Ph.D., Presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who's Who

Dr. Smith has been endorsed by Marquis Who's Who as a leader in the field of higher education

    GAITHERSBURG, MD, April 30, 2019 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Dale C. Smith, Ph.D., with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Dr. Smith celebrates many years' experience in his professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

Dr. Smith is a professor of military medicine and history at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, MD. Teaching in this capacity for the past six years, he formerly served as senior vice president for the university from 2006 to 2013. He was also a professor and chairman of the medical history department from 1997 to 2013. He began working within the medical history department in 1982.

Prior to his tenure in Maryland, Dr. Smith taught at the University of Minnesota for three years beginning in 1979, just after receiving his doctorate degree at the university. The university had a relatively new program at the time where the history of biological science was tied to the history of medicine. Moving into the history of medical sciences, he also spent several year writing grants. Soon thereafter, the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences established a medical history program and invited him to join the faculty. Dr. Smith accepted and he began teaching military medicine, which he found greatly satisfying. During his career, he notably taught in military hospitals all over the world from Naples, Italy, to the Republic of Korea and has served as visiting faculty on every continent except Antarctica and every U.S. state except Idaho.

Between 1987 and 2015, Dr. Smith served as a historical consultant to Military Medicine, the journal of AMSUS. Among the many medical specialty organizations he has served as a historical consultant, the American Gastroenterological Association stands out, as he served for five years as a consultant to their centennial history committee beginning in 1994. He has authored and edited several books and journals over the years as well. He was a senior editor for the recently released textbook "Fundamentals of Military Medicine" in 2019, was the co-editor for "Glimpsing Modernity: Military Medicine in World War One" in 2015, and the author of "American Gastroenterological Association: A Centennial History" in 1999, among others. He served on the editorial board for the Bulletin of the History of Medicine from 1996 to 1999. He also served in several capacities for the Journal of the History of Medicine between 1979 and 1991.

Dr. Smith is a member, former council member and newsletter editor for the American Association for the History of Medicine. He is also an honorary lifetime member of the Society of Civil War Surgeons. Locally, Dr. Smith served as a moderator for the Redland Baptist Church in Rockville, MD, from 1997 to 2001.

Inducted into the Order of Military Medical Merit in 2011, Dr. Smith formerly received a University Medal from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in 2002. The USUHS medical students honored him as their "Outstanding Civilian Educator" in 2005. He also received The Laurence D. Redway Award from Medical Society of the State of New York in 1987. He has been included in several editions of Who's Who in America, Who's Who in American Education, Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare, and Who's Who in the World.

Dr. Smith received a Bachelor of Arts from Duke University in 1973 on a scholarship funded by the U.S. Navy ROTC. He then earned a Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Minnesota in 1979. Born and raised in central Florida, Dr. Smith later married his wife Margaret Gatlin Smith in 1973. He has one son.

In recognition of outstanding contributions to his profession and the Marquis Who's Who community, Dale C. Smith, Ph.D., has been featured on the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement website. Please visit for more information about this honor.

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