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Marvingt Award: Daniel Berry

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.

A white man with pale blond hair and glasses wearing a pale blue shirt, medium blue tie, and black jacket is shown seated, with his arm across the top of the chair. The background is a medium blue.Daniel Berry, D.O., Ph.D., received the 2022 Marie Marvingt Award for his dedication and commitment to excellence in the field of aerospace medicine for over 30 years. His career has spanned multiple deployments and he has served as the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Central Regional Flight Surgeon for the past 10 years. He continues to advocate for aerospace medicine with colleagues, students, legislators, and the public, making the skies safer for all. He supervises the FAA’s Central Region employee drug and alcohol testing programs and provides departmental medical review officer services and provides expert advice and technical know ledge to Department of Transportation (DOT) and FAA organizations on a variety of aerospace medicine activities and projects. He played a pivotal role in advancing aerospace medicine with Congressional representatives and legislators and has published on a variety of aerospace medicine subjects.
   Dr. Berry is a graduate of Southern Adventist University in Collegedale, TN, with a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics with a Chemistry minor. He earned a Master of Science degree in Biomathematics from Loma Linda University, CA, and a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from the California Coastal University. He graduated from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences and completed his post-graduate training at the Tulsa Regional Medical Center, which is now the Oklahoma State University Hospital. He completed the RAM requirements for an M.P.H. at the University of Oklahoma, School of Public Health, in Oklahoma City, OK. He is Board Certified in Aerospace Medicine by the American Osteopathic Board of Preventive Medicine and is Board Certified in Family Practice by the American Osteopathic Board of Family Practice.
   Dr. Berry started his career in the U.S. Air Force as a Flight Surgeon at Tinker AFB in Oklahoma City, OK. Within one year he was promoted to chair of the department. His next assignment was at McGuire AFB, NJ, where he was the Director of Preventive Health Services. He was then assigned as the Aerospace Medicine Squadron Commander at Tyndall AFB in Panama City, FL. Then he was selected to be the Command Chief of Aerospace Medicine, the Chief of Clinical Medicine, and the Medical Director of the Personnel Reliability Program for headquarters Space Command at Petterson AFB, Colorado Springs, CO. He then became the Aerospace Medicine and Aeromedical Information Systems Director for the Human Systems Program Office at Brooks City-Base in San Antonio, TX, and later the Human Systems Office Deputy Group Commander.
   Dr. Berry’s last assignment with the U.S. Department of Defense was as the Joint Project Manager for Biological Defense. After retiring from the Air Force, he served in the FAA as first the Deputy Regional Flight Surgeon, and now as the Regional Flight Surgeon for the Central Region of the United States. He is also the Aerospace Medicine Safety Information System (AMSIS) Release 2 Product Owner, developing the AMSIS software program that will replace six legacy FAA Office of Aerospace Medicine programs.
   Dr. Berry has been extensively involved with the American Osteopathic Association. He has held nearly every office in the American Osteopathic College of Occupational and Preventive Medicine (AOCOPM), including President of the College. He developed and founded the Osteopathic Specialty of Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine and established the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine Conjoint Committee. He is currently the Chair of the American Osteopathic Board of Preventive Medicine (AOBPM). He is also a member of the Bureau of Osteopathic Specialists (BOS). He is a distinguished Fellow of the AOCOPM and a Fellow of the Aerospace Medical Association and is also a member of the American Society of Aerospace Medicine Specialists, the Space Medicine Association, and the Society of U.S. Air Force Flight Surgeons.
   Dr. Berry is one of the authors of the “Aerospace Medicine Board Essentials” textbook. He developed the first Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine Table of Specifications (TOS) and Joint Task Analysis (JTA), and has participated in updating the previous Aerospace Medicine TOS and JTAs. He holds five medical patents and is the president and owner of Obtronics, Inc., which is a medical device development company. His awards and honors include the 2010 Star Spangled Banner Medallion from the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences, the Mount Vernon Academy Mathematic Trophy, Manager of the year for the Central States Region of the Department of Transportation OneDOT Award, the Order of the Green Dragon from the U.S. Army Chemical Corp., the Defense Superior Service Medal, the Air Medal, the Air Force Commendation Medal, and the National Defense Service Medal.