AsMA News

On this page, you can find news about AsMA, its Members, the Annual Meeting, and AsMA's Constituent and Affiliate Groups.

March 31, 2014

In Memoriam - George Raymond Anderson

By George Kenneth Anderson, M.D., M.P.H., Maj. Gen., USAF, MC (Retired)

March 25, 2014

Tilton Retires as Federal Air Surgeon

Frederick E. Tilton, M.D., retired in January from the Office of Aerospace Medicine after 14 years, 8 of which were as Federal Air Surgeon.

March 25, 2014

Saenger Receives DOT Award

Arleen Saenger, M.D., M.P.H., a Fellow of the Aerospace Medical Association, received a meritorious achievement award from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) for extraordinary contributions to the safety mission of the Office of Aerospace Medicine over the last year.

March 25, 2014

Astronaut App Improves Highway Safety

A custom version of SleepFit, a mobile app developed by Pulsar Informatics, Inc., has been used in a U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) study to assess the impact of recently revised safe driving regulations for commercial truck drivers. The mobile app was developed with competitive funding from the National Space Biomedical Research Institute (NSBRI).

March 25, 2014

Hastings Highlighted in FAA Bulletin

John Hastings, M.D., a Past President and Fellow of the Aerospace Medical Association (AsMA), was recently featured in a recent issue of the Federal Air Surgeon's Medical Bulletin as a speaker at the FAA’s aviation medical seminars.

March 25, 2014

April 2014 Presidents Page

With some fresh seeds in the ground at home and new ideas in the mill for our Association, I hope for growth of all into something useful. Some of my seedlings may get transplanted and some of the ideas and plans from the Executive Committee and Council for the Association may get altered or moved to another year. Such is progress almost anywhere or anytime. Along with the new and growing, there are some of our members who will not be growing with us and we will pause at the meeting to pay our respects to their lives and service to the Association.

March 14, 2014

AsMA Members Shine at NSBRI Event

NSBRI Exhibited Scientific, Technical, and Career Development Achievements
   On March 5, 2014, the National Space Biomedical Research Institute (NSBRI) held a forum to showcase the research and projects conducted by some of its many partners. 

March 13, 2014

Fraser Selected as New Federal Air Surgeon and Berry Named Deputy

James Fraser, M.D., M.P.H., has been selected as the new Federal Air Surgeon at the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Office of Aerospace Medicine, in Washington, DC. Michael Berry, M.S., M.D., has been named the new Deputy Federal Air Surgeon.

September 13, 2013

Study: More than Half of Americans 'Always On'

Is checking work-related messages outside of business hours bad for work-life balance? Maybe not, according to a new study released by the American Psychological Association.

September 05, 2013

Verizon Wireless Discount Program Discontinued

 Verizon Wireless recently changed their policy for allowing members of associations to be eligible for discounts.

July 24, 2013

Aerospace Human Factors Association Awards

The Aerospace Human Factors Association (AsHFA) held its luncheon and awards jointly with the Aerospace Physiology Society (AsPS) on May 15.

May 29, 2013

DiBiase to Lead ANS

Cathy DiBiase, BSN, RN, is the new President of the Aerospace Nursing Society (ANS).

October 04, 2012

ACPM to Establish National Coordinating Center for Integrative Medicine

ACPM has announced that it received a notice of award from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to be the National Coordinating Center for Integrative Medicine.