2021 AsMA Fellows Scholarship Winners

2021 AsMA Fellows Scholarship Winner Announced

by Melchor Antuñano, M.D., M.S., Chairman, AsMA Fellows Scholarship Committee

The AsMA Fellows Scholarship Committee is pleased to announce their selection of the 2021 scholarship winners.

Major (Dr) Elizabeth Combs

The 1st Place Winner was Elizabeth Combs for her presentation and published manuscript on "Physiological and Cognitive Performance in F-22 Pilots During Day and Night Flying”.

The 2nd Place Winner was Dr.Marion Venus for her presentation and manuscript on “Short and Long Haul Pilots’ Rosters, Stress, Sleep Problems, Fatigue, Mental Health, and Well-Being”.

The AsMA Fellows Scholarship is funded by the AsMA Foundation and is presented annually to two AsMA members who are students in an aerospace medicine residency program, graduate program in aerospace medicine (Master or Ph.D.), medical certificate or aerospace diploma course, or in a full time education/training program in the allied fields of nursing, physiology, human factors, psychology, ergonomics, and engineering.  Selection criteria include delivering a slide or poster presentation as a first author at the AsMA Annual Scientific Meeting and then submitting a manuscript as first author for publication in AsMA’s Aerospace Medicine & Human Performance (AMHP) Journal based on the same topic and/or material covered in the slide or poster presentation.   The 1st and 2nd Place Winners are selected by the AsMA Fellows Scholarship Committee based on the highest scientific value, originality, quality and relevance of the applicant’s presentation and AMHP manuscript related to the field of aerospace medicine (including allied scientific disciplines).  Special consideration is given to those applicants who are at an early stage in their career development. The scholarship monetary awards are used for the purpose of underwriting, in whole or in part, the cost of registration fees, transportation, hotel accommodations, or any other valid fees or expenses incurred by the winners in relation to their attendance at one or more scholarly meetings on topics related to aerospace medicine.
Four candidates delivered presentations at the 2021 AsMA meeting in Denver, Colorado (first eligibility requirement). Three candidates submitted manuscripts that were approved for publication in the AMHP journal (second eligibility requirement). These three candidates were considered the final eligible candidates for the 2021 scholarship.

Melchor Antuñano, M.D., M.S.
AsMA Fellows Scholarship Committee