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June 24, 2014

2014 Award Winners of the Aerospace Medical Association

Honors Night Ceremonies of the 85th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Aerospace Medical Association were held
May 15, 2014, at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront, San Diego, CA.

June 24, 2014

Ward Memorial Award

Julian E. Ward Memorial Award
Rebecca Blue, M.D., M.P.H.

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 24, 2014

Tuttle Award

Arnold D. Tuttle Award
R. Andy McKinley, Ph.D.

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 Aviation, Space, and Environmental Medicine. Sponsored by Wyle Laboratories.

June 24, 2014

Tredici Award

Thomas J. and Margaret D. Tredici Award
John Gooch, M.D.

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 significat contribution to aerospace ophthalmology and vision science.

June 24, 2014

Tamisiea Award

John A. Tamisiea Award
Pooshan Navathe, M.B.B.S., M.D.,B.Ed., M.B.A., Ph.D.

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 24, 2014

Moseley Award

Harry G. Moseley Award
Thomas E. Nesthus, Ph.D.

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 Lockheed-Martin Corporation.

June 24, 2014

Stapp Award

John Paul Stapp Award
David G. Newman, M.B., B.S., D.Av.Med., M.B.A., Ph.D., FRAeS, FAsMA, FACAsM, FAICD, FAIM

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 24, 2014

Marvingt Award

Marie Marvingt Award
Lawrence Steinkraus, M.D., M.P.H.

Established and sponsored by the French Aerospace Medical Association 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 24, 2014

Lyster Award

Theodore C. Lyster Award
Frederick E. Tilton, M.D., M.P.H.

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 Eagle Applied Sciences.

June 24, 2014

Longacre Award

Raymond F. Longacre Award
Col. Kent D. McDonald, USAF, MC

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 24, 2014

Leverett Environmental Science Award

Sidney D. Leverett, Jr., Environmental Science Award
Su-Jiang Xie, Ph.D., M.D.

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 Aviation, Space and Environmental Medicine, or by activities conducted in support of aerospace systems operation. Sponsored by Environmental Tectonics Corporation.

June 24, 2014

Liljencrantz Award

Eric Liljencrantz Award
Nicholas Green, M.B.B.S., Ph.D., D.Av.Med., MRAeS, RAF

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 the Aerospace Medical PLC.

June 24, 2014

Klinker Award

Mary T. Klinker Award
Randall T. Rodgers, B.A., M.A.

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 Impact Instrumentation.

June 24, 2014

Kerwin Award

Joe Kerwin Award
Mark Campbell, M.D.

Established and sponsored by Wyle in honor of Joseph P. Kerwin, the first physicain/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 24, 2014

Kay Award

Won Chuel Kay Award
Melchor J. Antuñano, M.D., M.S.

Established 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. The award was established and is sponsored by the Korean Aerospace Medical Association.

June 24, 2014

Goldenrath Award

Walter and Sylvia Goldenrath Award
Harry L. Gibbons, M.D., M.P.H.

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 24, 2014

Gillingham Award

Kent K. Gillingham Award
Derek Knight, M.D.

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 24, 2014

Ernsting Award

John Ernsting Award
Richard D. Vann, Ph.D.

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

June 24, 2014

Boothby-Edwards Award

Boothby-Edwards Award
David M. C. Powell, M.B.,Ch.B., D.Av.Med., D.Occ.Med.

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 24, 2014

Bauer Founders Award Winner

Louis H. Bauer Founders Award
James M. Vanderploeg, M.D., M.P.H.

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 24, 2014

July Presidents Page

New President's Initiatives
by Philip J. Scarpa, Jr., M.D., M.S.

May 28, 2014

Scarpa Becomes New AsMA President and Belland Is President-Elect

Philip J. Scarpa, Jr., M.D., M.S., was installed as president of the Aerospace Medical Association (AsMA) for 2014-15 during Honors Night Ceremonies held May 15, 2014, at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront, San Diego, CA. CAPT Kris M. Belland, MC, USN, has been elected President-Elect.