AsMA News

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September 28, 2021

October President's Page

Germ Theory
James R. DeVoll, M.D., M.P.H.

September 28, 2021

SMA Awards

The Space Medicine Association (SMA) held its luncheon and business meeting on Thursday, Sept. 2, 2021, during AsMA’s 91st Annual Scientific Meeting at the Sheraton Downtown Denver, Denver, CO. Award winners are pictured below.

September 28, 2021

Gillingham Award Presented

Geoffrey McCarthy presented the Kent K. Gillingham Award to the Stott family in late September.

September 28, 2021

SMA Scholarship Winners

The Space Medicine Association awarded its 2020 and 2021 scholarships during AsMA's 91st Annual Scientific Meeting in Denver, CO. The winners are noted below, with photos of those who were able to be there.

September 28, 2021

SMA Jeffrey Myers YIA

The Space Medicine Association (SMA) Jeff Myers (JM) Young Investigators Award (YIA) is a competition intended for those making their first major efforts into Aerospace Medicine Research.

September 03, 2021

Kay Award: Robin Griffiths

Established and sponsored by the Korean Aerospace Medical Association in honor of Won Chuel Kay, M.D., the former Surgeon General of the Korean Air Force, founder and first Medical Director of Korean Airlines and first President of the Korean Aerospace Medical Association. This Award is presented annually to a member who has made outstanding contributions to international aerospace medicine.

September 03, 2021

Kerwin Award: Smith Johnston III

Established and sponsored by KBR in honor of Joseph P. Kerwin, the first physician/astronaut. It is presented for advances in the understanding of human physiology during spaceflight and innovation in the practice of space medicine to support optimal human health and performance in space.

September 03, 2021

Longacre Award: Robert Mulcahy

Established to honor the memory of MAJ Raymond F. Longacre, MC, USA. It is given annually for outstanding accomplishment in the psychological and psychiatric aspects of aerospace medicine. Sponsored by the Aerospace Human Factors Association.

September 03, 2021

Ward Award: Michelle Hong Chan

Established and sponsored by the Society of U.S. Air Force Flight Surgeons in memory of its first member to lose his life in an aircraft accident, and to honor all flight surgeons whose lives are lost in the pursuit of flying activities related to the practice of aerospace medicine. The award is given annually for superior performance and/or outstanding achievement in the art and science of aerospace medicine during residency training.

August 05, 2021

In Memoriam - Joseph Pursch

AsMA Headquarters Staff were saddened to hear of the death of CAPT Joseph Pursch, MC, USN(Ret.), M.D.