Fellows Scholarship Winners Announced

The AsMA Fellows Scholarship Committee is pleased to announce their selection of the 2017 scholarship winners. 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.

To read the full announcement, please visit the Fellows & Associate Fellows page.

ABPM Announces New Executive Director

The American Board of Preventive Medicine (ABPM) has named Christopher J. Ondrula, JD, as its new Executive Director. Mr. Ondrula was chosen after a national search and was formerly Strategic Business Affairs & Legal Advisor for the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS). Prior to that, he was the Chief Executive Officer and Director of Heartland Food Corporation. He received his Juris Doctorate from Valparaiso University School of Law. To read more about Mr. Ondrula, see the Press Release.

US Navy Review of Physiological Episodes (PE)

The US Navy conducted a comprehensive review of T-45 and FA-18 Physiological Episodes (PE) and published a report with findings and recommendations to reduce PE in these systems.

The 12 June 2017 letter from the Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet to the Vice Chief of Naval Operations quickly summarizes the issue.

The comprehensive report (redacted) provides an Executive Summary and detailed sections for the T-45 and FA-18 systems. The report identifes the problems, potential causes, and recommendations for reducing the number of PE in these U.S. Navy systems in the future.