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July 17, 2019

Carpentier Interviewed by BMA

William Carpentier, who participated in the Apollo 11 panel at this past May’s Annual Scientific Meeting in Las Vegas, NV, was interviewed by the British Medical Association (BMA) for their magazine.

July 01, 2019

Fellows Class of 2019

Those Fellows named in 2019 who were present at the Honors Night Ceremony, May 9, at the Rio All Suites Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, NV, are pictured here along with the Fellows Chair, Dr. Warren Silberman (standing far right), and AsMA President, Roland Vermeiren (far left).

July 01, 2019

Elvis Sighting!

During Honors Night, Elvis (as portrayed by Brian Pinkston) made an appearance and posed with many of the award winners. Below are just a few of those photos. For more, please visit the Photo Gallery.

July 01, 2019

July Presidents's Page

It's Alive!
Hernando J. "Joe" Ortega, Jr., M.D., M.P.H., FAsMA

June 28, 2019

Louis H. Bauer Founders Award

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.

June 28, 2019

Admiral John C. Adams Award

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 28, 2019

AsMA Members Helping Prepare for Mars Mission

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus has published an article on medical care in space and training first responders.

June 28, 2019

Boothby-Edwards Award

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.

June 28, 2019

David M. Clark Award

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.

June 28, 2019

John Ernsting Award

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.

June 28, 2019

Kent K. Gillingham Award

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.

June 28, 2019

Walter & Sylvia Goldenrath Award

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.

June 28, 2019

Won Chuel Kay Award

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.

June 28, 2019

Joe Kerwin Award

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.

June 28, 2019

Mary T. Klinker Award

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.

June 28, 2019

Eric Liljencrantz Award

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.

June 28, 2019

Raymond F. Longacre Award

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 28, 2019

Theodore C. Lyster Award

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. It is sponsored by the Army Aviation Medical Association.

June 28, 2019

Marie Marvingt Award

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.

June 28, 2019

Harry G. Moseley Award

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.

June 28, 2019

John Paul Stapp Award

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.

June 28, 2019

John A. Tamisiea Award

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.

June 28, 2019

Thomas & Margaret Tredici Award

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.

June 28, 2019

Arnold D. Tuttle Award

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.

June 28, 2019

Julian E. Ward Memorial Award

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.

June 28, 2019

Vargas Earns MPA

AsMA is proud to announce that Gisselle Vargas, our Operations Manager, earned her Masters of Public Administration from Strayer University.

June 28, 2019

2019 AsMA Award Winners

Honors Night Ceremonies of the 90th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Aerospace Medical Association were held May 9, 2019 at the Rio All Suite Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, NV.

June 17, 2019

In Memoriam - John Robert Dille

AsMA staff were saddened to hear of the death of J. Robert “Bob” Dille, M.D., Past President and Fellow of the Aerospace Medical Association (AsMA).