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

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July 29, 2022

August President's Page

Pace of Innovation
Susan Northrup, M.D., M.P.H., FAsMA

July 28, 2022

Northrup Is AsMA President; Dervay Is President-Elect

Susan E. Northrup, M.D., M.P.H., FAsMA, was installed as President of AsMA during the Annual Business Meeting, held May 24, 2022 at the Peppermill Resort and Casino in Reno, NV.

July 28, 2022

The Meeting in Pictures - Sunday

A photo gallery with more photos is available at https://aeromed.smugmug.com/AsMA-92nd-Annual-Scientific-Meeting/.

July 28, 2022

The Meeting in Pictures - Monday

A photo gallery is available at https://aeromed.smugmug.com/AsMA-92nd-Annual-Scientific-Meeting/.

July 28, 2022

The Meeting in Pictures - Tuesday-Thursday

A photo gallery is available at https://aeromed.smugmug.com/AsMA-92nd-Annual-Scientific-Meeting/.

July 28, 2022

AsMA Honors Night Awards

Peppermill Resort & Casino, Reno, NV, May 26, 2022

July 28, 2022

92nd Annual Business Meeting Minutes

Tuesday, May 24, 2022
Peppermill Resort & Casino, Reno, NV
These minutes are abridged. Full minutes can be accessed in the Members Section of the AsMA website: www.asma.org.
You must log in to access.

July 28, 2022

Annual Lectures

Both AsMA and UHMS provided their annual lectures in plenary sessions throughout the week.
All of the lectures can be viewed at: https://www.asma.org/scientific-meetings/asma-annual-scientific-meeting/proceedings.

July 28, 2022

The SMA JM Young Investigators Award

The Space Medicine Association (SMA) Jeff Myers (JM) Young Investigators Award (YIA) is a competition intended for those making their first major efforts into Aerospace Medicine Research.

July 28, 2022

FAA News - Airport Funding

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will award nearly $1 billion from President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funding to 85 airports across the country to improve terminals of all sizes.

July 28, 2022

Value of Space Report Released

A new report that launched at the end of June asked 20,000 people worldwide how space makes them feel, what they think goes on ‘up there’, and what they feel activities in space – such as exploration, communications, and space tourism – bring to life our lives here on Earth.

July 15, 2022

Ward Award: Bonnie Posselt

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.

July 15, 2022

Hoffman Leads U.S. Naval Flight Surgeons

CDR Roy A. Hoffman is the new President of the Society of U.S. Naval Flight Surgeons. He is currently Chief, Aerospace Medicine Research, Naval Medical Research Unit-Dayton, Dayton, OH, USA.

July 15, 2022

Fellows Class of 2022

The following members have achieved Fellows status:

July 15, 2022

ACGME Approves AsM as a Specialty

The American Board of Preventive Medicine (ABPM) is pleased to announce that at its recently completed meetings, the Board of Directors of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) formally approved the ABPM’s request for separate designations for each of the three preventive medicine specialties of Aerospace Medicine, Occupational & Environmental Medicine, and Public Health & General Preventive Medicine. The ACGME Board of Directors provided final approval of the separate designation after a period of public review and comment.

July 15, 2022

FAA News for July

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) continues to work on improvements for airports and nearby bu8ildings. All the FAA's news releases can be found at https://www.faa.gov/newsroom.

July 07, 2022

Tuttle Award: Ross Pollock

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.

July 05, 2022

Lyster Award: Nereyda Sevilla

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 Society of U.S. Army Flight Surgeons.

July 05, 2022

Marvingt Award: Daniel Berry

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.

July 05, 2022

Moseley Award: Todd Dart

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.

July 05, 2022

Stapp Award: Lindley Bark

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.

July 05, 2022

Tamisiea Award: Clayton Cowl

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.

July 05, 2022

Tredici Award: Harriet Lester

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.

July 01, 2022

Boothby-Edwards Award: Ian Hosegood

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 1961–73, and then alternately until 1985.) Sponsored by Harvey W. Watt and Company.

July 01, 2022

Ernsting Award: William Butler

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.

July 01, 2022

Gillingham Award: Peter Hancock

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.

July 01, 2022

Goldenrath Award: Deborah White

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.

July 01, 2022

Kay Award: David Powell

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.

July 01, 2022

Kerwin Award: Serena Auñon-Chancellor

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.

July 01, 2022

Leverett Award: Jeremy Beer

Established in memory of Sidney D. Leverett, Jr., Ph.D., this Environmental Science Award is presented annually to an individual who has made a significant contribution in the field of environmental medicine through a publication in Aerospace Medicine and Human Performance, or by activities conducted in support of aerospace systems operation. Sponsored by Environmental Tectonics Corporation.

July 01, 2022

Liljencrantz Award: Rebecca Blue

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.

July 01, 2022

Longacre Award: Matthew Dumstorf

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.

June 30, 2022

Bauer Award: Marian Sides

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

June 29, 2022

Adams Award: Lina Maria Sanchez Rubio

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.

June 01, 2022

Constituent Presidents 2022-2023

Below are links to this year's Constituent group Presidents.
Please send biographies and photos to Pam Day or Rachel Trigg.

June 01, 2022

Jones to Lead LSBEB

Jeffrey A. Jones, M.D. (CAPT, USNR Ret.), is the incoming president of the Life Sciences and Biomedical Engineering Branch (LSBEB) of AsMA.

April 06, 2022

In Memoriam: Royce Moser, Past President of AsMA

AsMA HQ Staff were deeply saddened to learn of the death in late March of Royce Moser, Jr., M.D., M.P.H., a Past President and Fellow of the Aerospace Medical Association (AsMA).