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Job Openings - Epidemiologist

The National Commission on Military Aviation Safety will be opening for about a year at the end of the current government shutdown.  The Commission needs three published epidemiologists, preferably with aviation experience. 

Successful applicants will possess a Masters degree in public health or mathematics.  Positions are paid government employees for the term of the Commission at the GS-11 to 13 level.

Interested people should contact Dr. Pete Mapes at mapesni@aol.com or Major General Greg Feest at g.feest@aol.com


ABPM Offers Electronic MoC Exams

Diplomates: the American Board of Preventive Medicine (ABPM) will be offering their Maintenance of Certification exams electronically. This is for all Diplomates certified in any of the ABPM’s Specialties of Aerospace Medicine, Occupational Medicine, Public Health, and General Preventive Medicine (collectively as “Specialties”) or its Subspecialties of Addiction Medicine, Clinical Informatics, and Undersea & Hyperbaric Medicine (collectively as “Subspecialties”) and who are eligible to take a Maintenance of Certification (MOC) examination. The electronic administration of the MOC examination will allow the Diplomate to use his or her own computer that will provide the Diplomate with remote access to an electronic version of the MOC examination for the Specialty or Subspecialty for which the Diplomate is seeking recertification. For more on the electronic exams, please see the press release at https://www.theabpm.org/2018/12/27/the-american-board-of-preventive-medicine-will-begin-offering-remotely-proctored-computer-based-administration-of-its-maintenance-of-certification-moc-examinations/.


2018 AsMA Fellows Scholarship Winner


The AsMA Fellows Scholarship Committee is pleased to announce their selection of the 2018 scholarship winner.   
   Kseniya S. Masterova B.S. (M.D., Ph.D. Student), was the 1st Place winner ($2,000) for her presentation and publication of a manuscript on "Portable Autorefractors for Detecting Axial Length Changes in Space.”   Unfortunately, there was no 2nd Place winner ($1,000) this year.
   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.
 


AsMA Scholarships Application Website - Apply Now!

AsMA and some of its Constituent Organizations offer several annual scholarships that offer money to help defray the costs of attending the AsMA Annual Scientific Meeting or other educational opportunities. All of the scholarships are available to AsMA members and many of the scholarships are available to non-members of AsMA. Details for each of the scholarships offered can be found the AsMA Scholarships webpage.

Scholarship Application Deadlines

AsMA-LOGO_Blue_WebEach of the available scholarships have a specific application deadline. Here is a list of available scholarships and the application deadline for each.

 
January 31, 2019 Deadline
  • Anita Mantri, PhD Memorial Travel Scholarship
  • AsMA International Aerospace Medicine Scholarship
  • Jeffrey R. Davis, M.D., Aerospace Medicine Endowed Scholarship
  • Stanley R. Mohler, M.D., Aerospace Medicine Endowed Scholarship
 
March 1, 2018 Deadline
  • Aerospace Nursing and Allied Health Professionals Society (ANAHPS) Eileen Hadbavny Scholarship
  • Aerospace Nursing and Allied health Professionals Society (ANAHPS) Louise Marshall Nursing Scholarship
  • International Association of Military Flight Surgeon Pilots (IAMFSP) Scholarship
  • Space Medicine Association (SMA) Jeffrey R. Davis Scholarship
  • Space Medicine Association (SMA) Wyle Scholarship in honor of Robert Ellis

Applications for the above scholarships can be submitted via the AsMA online scholarships submission website. 
 
NOTE: AsMA will only accept scholarship applications via this new website.


Bright Future for Application of Aerospace Human Factors to Space Missions

The Aerospace Human Factors Association (AsHFA) President, Dr. Annette Sobel, has published a visioning statement related to the application of Aerospace Human Factors to Space Missions. Go here to read the visioning statement.


TRISH Funding Opportunities

The Translational Research Institute for Space Health (TRISH) is offering several funding opportunities:

Call for 2019 TRISH Postdoctoral Fellowships – Now open!
TRISH is offering two-year fellowships to postdoctoral fellows performing research to improve astronaut health during deep space exploration missions. Awardees will receive a stipend for salary support as well as an allowance for health insurance and travel to related scientific meetings. If you want to be listed as a prospective mentor, the deadline for this is December 14, 2018. The deadline for proposal submission is January 31, 2019. Learn more here.
 
Visiting Scientist Opportunity
An opportunity for a visiting data scientist at NASA Johnson Space Center is now open! The candidate will work with NASA scientists to improve and interpret analytical assessments of research and astronaut health data. Applications are now being accepted through TRISH GRID.
The deadline for applications is November 30.