2013 AsMA Fellows Scholarship Winner Announced
by Melchor Antuñano, M.D., M.S., Chairman, AsMA Fellows Scholarship Committee
The AsMA Fellows Scholarship Committee is pleased to announce their selection of the winner of the 2013 scholarship. Adam Sirek, M.D. (photo below), won the scholarship for his presentation and publication of a manuscript on "Doppler Ultrasound of the Central Retinal Artery in Microgravity."
The $2,000 AsMA Fellows Scholarship is funded by the AsMA Foundation and is presented annually to an AsMA member who is a student in an aerospace medicine residency program, graduate program in aerospace medicine (Master or Ph.D.), medical certificate or aerospace diploma course, or in a full time education/training program in the allied fields of nursing, physiology, human factors, psychology, ergonomics, and engineering.
Selection criteria include delivering a slide or poster presentation as a first author at the AsMA Annual Scientific Meeting and then submitting a manuscript as first author for publication in Aviation, Space, and Environmental Medicine based on the same topic and/or material covered in the slide or poster presentation. The winner is selected by the AsMA Fellows Scholarship Committee based on the high scientific value, originality, quality, and relevance of the candidates' presentations and published manuscripts.
ABPM Soliciting for Board of Trustee Nominations
The American Board of Preventive Medicine (ABPM) is soliciting nominations for one new member of the Board of Trustees in the specialty of Public Health and General Preventive Medicine. ABPM will be selecting one new Public Health and General Preventive Medicine member at its early February 2014 meeting. The following criteria should be considered in nomination(s):
Nominees must be certified by the ABPM in Public Health and General Preventive Medicine.
Nominees must be in substantially full time practice, teaching, or research in their preventive medicine specialty in the United States. Candidates should have demonstrated achievement and the potential for continuing contributions to the field. The ideal candidate will have had experience serving on a Residency Review and/or ABPM test writing committee.
The Board seeks to ensure that its members reflect the contemporary breadth of practice, teaching and research positions in the field of preventive medicine.
Board members should continue to be active in preventive medicine practice, teaching or research for the duration of their service on the Board. Board members serve an initial 3-year term and most are reelected twice for a total tenure of 9 years.
The individual must be able to participate constructively and productively in group settings, have appropriate academic and educational experience, have worked on or be able to participate in Board examination question preparation activities, have demonstrated leadership capabilities in preventive medicine, and be willing to serve and accept work responsibilities of the Board. The Board meets at least twice annually, usually for a total of 9-10 days. At least weekly communication and significant work between meetings will be required.
The Board strives to have a membership that reflects the diversity of preventive medicine practitioners and the population served.
should be read by AsMA members wishing to be nominated, who should then provide a CV and a personal statement from the nominee (maximum of 250 words) addressing the question: “Why do I want to be a Trustee of the ABPM?” to Jeffrey Sventek
by December 6, 2013