Positions available at CAMI

Dear AsMA member,

CAMI is pleased to announce we have several physician vacancies at CAMI in Oklahoma City. To see these positions, please log into the Members Only page and click on the link in the left-hand column for the Job Fair.

Bonato Named Provost of Saint Peters University

Saint Peter’s University announced that Frederick Bonato, Ph.D., has been appointed to the position of provost and vice president for academic affairs. Dr. Bonato most recently served as the associate provost for academic affairs at Montclair State University in Montclair, NJ, where he provided oversight for academic personnel procedures for more than 600 full-time faculty and assisted and advised on policy issues related to personnel matters, staffing, and enrollment patterns.
   During his tenure at Montclair State University, Dr. Bonato had numerous accomplishments, including, co-leading a project for the creation of the School of Nursing. He also provided leadership for the development of the 25,000 square foot Center for Clinical Services that opened in January 2016. In addition, Dr. Bonato oversaw the modernization of electronic systems for the Institutional Review Board, Office of Research, and Sponsored Programs and Career Services. He also chaired the task force that resulted in the Carnegie Foundation classification as a Community Engaged Institution in 2015 as well as initiated the transition of the Office of Service Learning to the Center for Community Engagement, which now receives approximately 1 million dollars a year in external funding.
   During his time at Saint Peter’s, Dr. Bonato served as a faculty member, director of faculty research and sponsored program, senate president and chair of the psychology department. Prior to that, he was an assistant professor at Upsala College. He is the immediate past-president of the Eastern Psychological Association and is the editor-in-chief of Aerospace Medicine and Human Performance, the official journal of the Aerospace Medical Association. He has published widely on aeromedical topics such as motion sickness, space motion sickness, and commercial spaceflight. Dr. Bonato is a fellow of the Eastern Psychological Association and the Aerospace Medical Association and in 2015 was nominated and elected to the International Academy for Aviation and Space Medicine. He earned his B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. from Rutgers University.
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CAMI Releases Cabin Safety Apps

CAMI’s Aerospace Medical Research Division has developed cabin safety apps under a grant with the University of Udine (Italy). This is the first practical application of "Serious Games" in the Office of Aerospace Medicine and perhaps even AVS. A "Serious Game" or "Applied Game" is a game designed for a primary purpose other than pure entertainment. The "serious" adjective is generally intended to refer to video games used by industries like defense, education, scientific exploration, health care, emergency management, city planning, engineering, and politics.
These serious games apps can be downloaded from the following links:
A listing of the serious games apps is also included on the Cabin Safety Research Team Passenger Information Research Web Page at:

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.

Winner of the 2016 AsMA Fellows Scholarship

The AsMA Fellows Scholarship Committee is pleased to announce their selection of the winner of the 2016 scholarship.  Karina Marshall Goebel, Ph.D. won the scholarship for her presentation and publication of a manuscript on "Intracranial and Intraocular Pressure During Various Degrees of Head-Down Tilt”.  

The $2,000 AsMA Fellows Scholarship is funded by the AsMA Foundation and is presented annually to an AsMA member who is a student 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 winner is 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.

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