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June 23, 2017

2017 Award Winners of the Aerospace Medical Association

Honors Night Ceremonies of the 88th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Aerospace Medical Association were held May 4, 2017, at the Sheraton Downtown Denver Hotel, Denver, CO.

June 23, 2017

Presidents Citation 2017

Jeff Sventek, M.S., CAsP

June 23, 2017

Ward Award - Alejandro Garbino

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.

June 23, 2017

Tredici Award - Derek Nusbaum

This award was established by Thomas J. Tredici and sponsored by an endowment fund managed by the Aerospace Medical Association Foundation. It is given for the most significant contribution to aerospace ophthalmology and vision science.

June 23, 2017

Tamisiea Award - Mark Eidson

This award was established and sponsored by the Civil Aviation Medical Association in memory of John A. Tamisiea, M.D. The award is given annually to an aviation medical examiner or other individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the art and science of aviation medicine in its application to the general aviation field.

June 23, 2017

Stapp Award - Eduard Ricaurte

This award was established and sponsored by Environmental Tectonics Corporation to honor Col. John Paul Stapp, USAF(Ret.). The award is given annually to recognize outstanding contributions in the field of aerospace biomechanics and to promote progress in protection from injury resulting from ejection, vibration, or impact.

June 23, 2017

Moseley Award - Guillermo Salazar

Established in memory of Col. Harry G. Moseley, USAF, MC, in recognition of his material contributions to flight safety. It is given annually for the most outstanding contribution to flight safety. Sponsored by the International Association of Military Flight Surgeon Pilots.

June 23, 2017

Marvingt Award - Charles DeJohn

Established and sponsored by the French Society of Aerospace Medicine in memory of Marie Marvingt (1875-1963), a pioneer French pilot and surgical nurse who, for more than 50 years, actively and untiringly involved herself in the conception and development of air ambulance services and in the education of the general public regarding their use and benefits. The award is presented annually to honor excellence and innovation in aerospace medicine.

June 23, 2017

Lyster Award - James Fraser

This award was established to honor the memory of Brig. Gen. Theodore C. Lyster, the first Chief Surgeon, Aviation Section, U.S. Signal Corps. It is given annually for outstanding achievement in the general field of aerospace medicine. Sponsored by the Army Aviation Medical Association.

June 23, 2017

Longacre Award - Vivianne Fonne

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.

June 23, 2017

Liljencrantz Award - Richard Allnut

The Eric Liljencrantz award was established in memory of CDR Eric Liljencrantz, MC, USN, whose brilliant career in aviation medicine was cut short by his death in an airplane accident in 1942. It is given annually to honor excellence as an educator in aerospace medicine, or basic research into the problems of acceleration, altitude, or weightlessness. Sponsored by Aerospace Medical PLC.

June 23, 2017

Leverett Award - Richard DeWeese

Established in memory of Sidney D. Leverett, Jr., Ph.D., this Environmental Science Award is presented annually to an individual who has made a significant contribution in the field of environmental medicine through a publication in Aerospace Medicine and Human Performance, or by activities conducted in support of aerospace systems operation. Sponsored by Environmental Tectonics Corporation.

June 23, 2017

Klinker Award - Karen Klingenberger

Established by the Flight Nurse Section in 1968, this award became an official AsMA award in 1972. In 1978 it was renamed in memory of Mary T. Klinker, who was killed in a C-5A crash while performing a humanitarian mission. The award is given annually to recognize significant contributions to, or achievements in, the field of aeromedical evacuation. Sponsored by ZOLL Medical Corporation.

June 23, 2017

Kerwin Award - Richard Scheuring

Established and sponsored by KBRwyle in honor of Joseph P. Kerwin, the first physicain/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.

June 23, 2017

Kay Award - Francisco Rios Tejada

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.

June 23, 2017

Goldenrath Award - Jeff Sventek

Established in memory of CAPT Walter L. Goldenrath, MSC, USN(Ret.), this award is presented for the most significant contribution in the field of aerospace physiology. It was created at the bequest of CAPT Goldenrath and is funded by the Walter and Sylvia Goldenrath Endowed Fund.

June 23, 2017

Gillingham Award - Stephen Véronneau

This award was established and sponsored by the AMST Group of Companies in Austria and the United Kingdom to honor the memory of Kent K. Gillingham, M.D., Ph.D. The award is presented annually to an individual who has made a significant contribution in the field of spatial disorientation and situational awareness related to flight.

June 23, 2017

Ernsting Award - David McLoughlin

Established and sponsored by Environmental Tectonics Corporation in memory of Professor Ernsting. It is given for outstanding research in altitude physiology, and/or longstanding exceptional performance in the education, development, and administration of Aerospace Medicine and related specialties.

June 23, 2017

Boothby-Edwards Award - Philip Scarpa & the AsMA PMHWG

Established in memory of Walter M. Boothby, M.D., pioneer aviation medicine researcher, and Howard K. Edwards, M.D., clinical practitioner of aviation medicine, this award is presented annually for outstanding research and/or clinical practice directed at the promotion of health and prevention of disease in professional airline pilots. (The separate Boothby and Edwards Awards were given annually 1961–73, and then alternately until 1985.) Sponsored by Harvey W. Watt & Co.

June 23, 2017

Adams Award - Daniel Lestage

This award was established by the Society of U.S. Naval Flight Surgeons in honor of Admiral John C. Adams the award is given annually for the most significant contributions to operational Aerospace Medicine, either during a single defined period (e.g., deployment), or over a career.

June 23, 2017

Bauer Award - Estrella Forster

This award was established to honor Louis H. Bauer, M.D., founder of the Aerospace Medical Association. It is given annually for the most significant contribution in aerospace medicine. It is sponsored by the Mayo Clinic.

May 31, 2017

June 2017 Presidents Page

Follow Up on the Annual Scientific Meeting
Valerie E. Martindale, Ph.D., CAsP, FAsMA

May 25, 2017

New President of SoUSAFFS is Cheryl Lowry

The society of USAF Flight Surgeons held a special election in May to elect Cheryl Lowry as their President for 2017-2018.

May 25, 2017

AsMA Constituent Presidents for 2017-2018

Biographies for each Constituent group's new President are linked below.

May 25, 2017

Fellows Class of 2017

The Fellows for 2017 were announced at Honors Night:

May 25, 2017

Westphall Takes Reins as ASAMS President

Colonel (Dr.) Johann Westphall, USAF, is the incoming President of the American Society of Aerospace Medicine Specialists (ASAMS).

May 25, 2017

Klingenberger Continues to Lead ANS

Dr. J. Karen Klingenberger, Col. (Ret.), USAF, continues as President of the Aerospace Nursing Society (ANS).

May 25, 2017

Smyrski Continues as AAvMA President

COL John A. Smyrski III is beginning his second year as President of the Army Aviation Medicine Association (AAMA).

May 25, 2017

Hodkinson Installed as LSBEB President

Peter D. Hodkinson, B.Sc., (Med.Sci. Hons.), M.Sc. (Dist.), M.B.Ch.B., MRCP(UK), MRCP(Lond), D.Av.Med., Ph.D., is the newly installed President of the Life Sciences and Biomedical Engineering Branch.

May 25, 2017

Borgie Is Incoming President of SUSNFS

CAPT Roderick C. Borgie, MC, USN, is the incoming President of the Society of U.S. Naval Flight Surgeons (SUSNFS).

May 25, 2017

Roden Heads Society of NASA Flight Surgeons

Sean K. Roden, M.D., M.P.H. is the incoming President of the Society of NASA Flight Surgeons (SNFS).

May 25, 2017

John Charles Leads SMA

The Space Medical Association’s (SMA’s) incoming president is John B. Charles, Ph.D.

May 25, 2017

Powell Installed as AMDA President

David M. C. Powell, M.B.Ch.B., D.Av.Med., D.Occ.Med., is the incoming President of the Airlines Medical Directors Association (AMDA).

May 25, 2017

Harvey to Lead AsPS

Lt. Col. Jaime R. Harvey, USAF, is the incoming President of the Aerospace Physiology Society (AsPS).

May 25, 2017

Souvestre Is Incoming AsHFA President

Philippe A. Souvestre, M.D., CBP, CES, CEA/Ph.D. [France], RRP, R.Ac. [Canada], ND, DMO [USA], is the incoming President of the Aerospace Human Factors Association (AsHFA).

May 24, 2017

Monberg Becomes IAMFSP President

Robert Monberg, M.D., FAsMA, CAsP, is the incoming president of the International Association of Military Flight Surgeon Pilots (IAMSFSP).