Announcements

Macias Wins 2014 Fellows Scholarship

The AsMA Fellows Scholarship Committee is pleased to announce their selection of the winner of the 2014 scholarship.  Brandon Richard Macias, Ph.D. won the scholarship for his presentation and publication of a manuscript on "Intraocular and Intracranial Pressures during Head-Down-Tilt with Lower Body Negative Pressure”.  
 
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.


AsMA Members Cited in Online Article

AsMA members, Dr. Brent Blue and Jeff Sventek (AsMA Executive Director), were recently cited in an online article titled "This is why flying on a plane makes you feel terrible."


Attention ASEM Journal Subscribers!

Due to the bankruptcy filing by SWETS Information Services, customers receiving ASEM Journals through SWETS should contact ASEM directly regarding any missing journal issues. Please provide updated shipping and account information. Please contact Sheryl Kildall at skildall@asma.org.  We appreciate your patience in this matter.


ASEM Is Changing Its Name

Starting in January 2015, Aviation, Space, and Environmental Medicine will become Aerospace Medicine and Human Performance.
We'll have a new cover and a whole new look to go with our new name. This change is meant to align the title of the journal more closely with the research and articles we publish. The cover image to the left can be clicked on for a larger view.












Aeromedical Lessons Learned from Columbia Shuttle Mishap

Reflecting current efforts and understanding, Loss of Signal aims to present the story of Columbia from an aerospace medical angle, focusing holistically on what is important for future investigations and analysis of spacecraft mishaps. This book is written by those who participated in the crew recovery and analysis and is written from their first-hand perspective of the events. The loss of a human crew implies sensitivities that must be balanced against the public and industry need to know, with the guiding principle being prevention of further mishaps and enhanced protection for crewmembers.

Learn more here.


2013 AsMA Donors - Thank You

AsMA would like to thank the following organizations and individuals that so generously supported the Association in 2013:

ORGANIZATIONS

  • Aerospace Human Factors Association
  • Aerospace Medical, PLC
  • Aerospace Medical Association of Korea
  • American Society of Aerospace Medicine Specialists (ASAMS)
  • AMST Systemtechnik GmbH (AMST)
  • Civil Aviation Medical Association (CAMA)
  • Eagle Applied Sciences
  • Environmental Tectonics Corporation (ETC)
  • French Society of Aviation and Space Medicine
  • Genevolve Vision Diagnostics, Inc.
  • Harvey Watt & Company
  • Impact Instrumentation, Inc.
  • Lockheed Martin Corporation
  • Mayo Clinic
  • SAIC
  • Society of NASA Flight Surgeons
  • Society of US Naval Flight Surgeons
  • Society of US Air Force Flight Surgeons
  • Wyle

INDIVIDUALS
  • Anzalone, Fanancy
  • Bacevice, Anthony E.
  • Belland, Kris
  • Bendrick, Gregg A.
  • Broadwell, David K.
  • Chase, Bruce
  • Cohen, Malcolm M.
  • Eisenbrey, A. Bradley
  • Hope, Jerry
  • Jurist, John
  • Merchant, P. Glenn
  • Musselman, Brian
  • Shender, Barry
  • Sventek, Jeffrey C.

AsMA has made every effort to assure this list is complete, but we acknowledge that errors may occur.  Please report any errors to AsMA.