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September 03, 2021

Bauer Award: David Newman

This award was established to honor Louis H. Bauer, M.D., founder of the Aerospace Medical Association. It is given annually for the most significant contribution in aerospace medicine. It is sponsored by the Mayo Clinic.

September 03, 2021

Adams Award: Mark McPherson

This award was established by the Society of U.S.Naval Flight Surgeons in honor of Admiral John C. Adams.The award is given annually for the most significant contributions to operational Aerospace Medicine, either during a single defined period (e.g., deployment), or over a career.

September 03, 2021

Boothby-Edwards Award: Ries Simons

Established in memory of Walter M. Boothby, M.D., pioneer aviation medicine researcher, and Howard K. Edwards, M.D., clinical practitioner of aviation medicine, this award is presented annually for outstanding research and/or clinical practice directed at the promotion of health and prevention of disease in professional airline pilots. (The separate Boothby and Edwards Awards were given annually 1961–1973, and then alternately until 1985.) Sponsored by Harvey W. Watt and Company.

September 03, 2021

Clark Award: Medlock Consulting

This award was established by the Aerospace Medical Association to honor an AsMA corporate member who has made significant contributions to the advancement of aerospace medicine. The award is given for contributions in a single year or over a defined period.

September 03, 2021

Ernsting Award: Thomas Smith

Established and sponsored by Environmental Tectonics Corporation in memory of Professor Ernsting. It is given for outstanding research in altitude physiology, and/or longstanding exceptional performance in the education, development, and administration of Aerospace Medicine and related specialties.

September 03, 2021

Gillingham Award: John Rollin Stott

This award was established and sponsored by the AMST Group of Companies in Austria and the United Kingdom to honor the memory of Kent K. Gillingham, M.D., Ph.D. The award is presented annually to an individual who has made a significant contribution in the field of spatial disorientation and situational awareness related to flight.

September 03, 2021

Goldenrath Award: Vincent Musashe

Established in memory of CAPT Walter L. Goldenrath, MSC, USN(Ret.), this award is presented for the most significant contribution in the field of aerospace physiology. It was created at the bequest of CAPT Goldenrath and is funded by the Walter and Sylvia Goldenrath Endowed Fund.

September 03, 2021

Kay Award: Robin Griffiths

Established and sponsored by the Korean Aerospace Medical Association in honor of Won Chuel Kay, M.D., the former Surgeon General of the Korean Air Force, founder and first Medical Director of Korean Airlines and first President of the Korean Aerospace Medical Association. This Award is presented annually to a member who has made outstanding contributions to international aerospace medicine.

September 03, 2021

Kerwin Award: Smith Johnston III

Established and sponsored by KBR in honor of Joseph P. Kerwin, the first physician/astronaut. It is presented for advances in the understanding of human physiology during spaceflight and innovation in the practice of space medicine to support optimal human health and performance in space.

September 03, 2021

Klinker Award: Benjamin Johansen

Established by the Flight Nurse Section in 1968, this award became an official AsMA award in 1972. In 1978 it was renamed in memory of Mary T. Klinker, who was killed in a C-5A crash while performing a humanitarian mission. The award is given annually to recognize significant contributions to, or achievements in, the field of aeromedical evacuation. Sponsored by ZOLL Medical Corporation.

September 03, 2021

Liljencrantz Award: Leonid Hrebien

The Eric Liljencrantz award was established in memory of CDR Eric Liljencrantz, MC, USN, whose brilliant career in aviation medicine was cut short by his death in an airplane accident in 1942. It is given annually to honor excellence as an educator in aerospace medicine, or basic research into the problems of acceleration, altitude, or weightlessness. Sponsored by Aerospace Medical PLC.

September 03, 2021

Longacre Award: Robert Mulcahy

Established to honor the memory of MAJ Raymond F. Longacre, MC, USA. It is given annually for outstanding accomplishment in the psychological and psychiatric aspects of aerospace medicine. Sponsored by the Aerospace Human Factors Association.

September 03, 2021

Lyster Award: Anil Menon

This award was established to honor the memory of Brig. Gen. Theodore C. Lyster, the first Chief Surgeon, Aviation Section, United States Signal Corps. It is given annually for outstanding achievement in the general field of aerospace medicine. Sponsored by the Army Aviation Medical Association.

September 03, 2021

Marvingt Award: Lindsey McIntire

Established and sponsored by the French Society of Aerospace Medicine in memory of Marie Marvingt (1875-1963), a pioneer French pilot and surgical nurse who, for more than 50 years, actively and untiringly involved herself in the conception and development of air ambulance services and in the education of the general public regarding their use and benefits. The award is presented annually to honor excellence and innovation in aerospace medicine.

September 03, 2021

Moseley Award: Lina Maria Sanchez Rubio

Established in memory of Col. Harry G. Moseley, USAF, MC, in recognition of his material contributions to flight safety. It is given annually for the most outstanding contribution to flight safety. Sponsored by the International Association of Military Flight Surgeon Pilots.

September 03, 2021

Stapp Award: Amanda Taylor

This award was established and sponsored by Environmental Tectonics Corporation to honor Col. John Paul Stapp, USAF(Ret.). The award is given annually to recognize outstanding contributions in the field of aerospace biomechanics and to promote progress in protection from injury resulting from ejection, vibration, or impact.

September 03, 2021

Tamisiea Award: Warren Silberman

This award was established and sponsored by the Civil Aviation Medical Association in memory of John A. Tamisiea, M.D. The award is given annually to an aviation medical examiner or other individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the art and science of aviation medicine in its application to the general aviation field.

September 03, 2021

Tredici Award: Ari Taniguchi-Shinojima

This award was established by Thomas J. Tredici and sponsored by an endowment fund managed by the Aerospace Medical Association Foundation. It is given for the most significant contribution to aerospace ophthalmology and vision science.

September 03, 2021

Tuttle Award: Karl Rickard Johan Ånell

Established in memory of Col. Arnold D. Tuttle, USAF, MC. Awarded annually for original research that has made the most significant contribution toward the solution of a challenging problem in aerospace medicine and which was published in Aerospace Medicine and Human Performance. Sponsored by KBR.

September 03, 2021

Ward Award: Michelle Hong Chan

Established and sponsored by the Society of U.S. Air Force Flight Surgeons in memory of its first member to lose his life in an aircraft accident, and to honor all flight surgeons whose lives are lost in the pursuit of flying activities related to the practice of aerospace medicine. The award is given annually for superior performance and/or outstanding achievement in the art and science of aerospace medicine during residency training.

September 03, 2021

2021 Award Winners of the AsMA

Twenty awards for outstanding contributions in aerospace medicine and human performance have been conferred to noteworthy members of AsMA (the Sidney D. Leverett Environmental Science Award was not presented). The winners were recommended by the Awards Committee and approved by the Executive Committee of the Aerospace Medical Association. On September 2, 2021, at the Sheraton Dever Downtown, Denver, CO, a double Honors Night Awards Ceremony was held honoring those who received awards in 2020 as well as 2021.

September 01, 2021

September 2021 President's Page

Scientia ex Machina
James R. DeVoll, M.D., M.P.H.

August 29, 2021

In Memoriam - Laurence Young

AsMA Headquarters staff were saddened to hear of the death of Laurence R. Young, Professor Emeritus of Astronautics, Professor of health sciences and technology at MIT, and Emeritus Member of the Aerospace Medical
Association.

August 05, 2021

In Memoriam - Rufus DeHart

AsMA Home Office staff were saddened to hear of the passing of Rufus M. DeHart, M.D., Brig. Gen., USAF, and Fellow of the Aerospace Medical Association (AsMA).

August 05, 2021

In Memoriam - Joseph Pursch

AsMA Headquarters Staff were saddened to hear of the death of CAPT Joseph Pursch, MC, USN(Ret.), M.D.