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On this page, you can find news about AsMA, its Members, the Annual Meeting, and AsMA's Constituent and Affiliate Groups.

June 16, 2016

AsMA Pilot-Physicians Featured in Airman Article

Three AsMA members were featured in an article in Airman online entitled ‘The Man-Machine Interface,” which is about pilot-physicians and their role.

June 06, 2016

New AirRx App Available

A new app for physicians who travel by air is available.

June 01, 2016

Klingenberger to Lead ANS

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

May 27, 2016

Award Winners Announced

The Aerospace Medical Association gave out 19 awards on Honors Night, April 28, 2016, at Harrah's Resort Hotel in Atlantic City, NJ. The biographies of the winners are linked to below.

May 27, 2016

Davis Receives the Ward Award

This award is sponsored by the Society of USAF Flight Surgeons.
   Lt. Col. Stephanie Davis, USAF, was the 2016 recipient of the Julian E. Ward Memorial Award.

May 27, 2016

Van Benthem Honored with the Tuttle Award

This award is sponsored by Wyle Laboratories.
   Kathleen D. Van Benthem, B.Sc.(Hons.), M.H.S., Ph.D., received the 2016 Arnold D. Tuttle Award for her role as lead author of “Prospective Memory Failures in Aviation: Effects of Cue Salience, Workload, and Individual Differences” [Aerosp Med Hum Perform. 2015; 86(4):366–373].

May 27, 2016

Gibson Receives the Tredici Award

This award is sponsored by the Thomas J. and Margaret D. Tredici Endowed Fund.
   C. Robert Gibson, O.D., was the 2016 recipient of the Thomas J. and Margaret D. Tredici Award.

May 27, 2016

Herbert Is the Recipient of the Tamisiea Award

This award is sponsored by the Civil Aviation Medical Association.
   Kevin Herbert, M.B.Ch.B., D.Av.Med., was the 2016 recipient of the John A. Tamisiea Award for his outstanding leadership and inspiration in all fields of aviation medicine.

May 27, 2016

DeWeese Wins the Stapp Award

This award is sponsored by Environmental Tectonics Corp.
   Richard DeWeese, B.Sc., was the recipient of the 2016 John Paul Stapp Award.

May 27, 2016

Alves Receives the Moseley Award

This award is sponsored by Lockheed Martin Corp.
   Paulo Magalhães Alves, M.D., M.Sc., FAsMA, was the 2016 recipient of the Harry G. Moseley Award for his contributions to flight safety from different operational aviation medicine perspectives, including crew and passenger health, in-flight medical emergencies, crew fatigue management, flight crew immunization, cosmic radiation, bioterrorism, DVT, SARS, and pandemics.

May 27, 2016

Buckland Honored with the Marvingt Award

This award is sponsored by the French Aerospace Medical Association.
   Daniel Buckland, M.D., Ph.D., was the recipient of the 2016 Marie Marvingt Award.

May 27, 2016

Marchiando Is Recipient of the Lyster Award

This award is sponsored by the Army Aviation Medical Association.
   Andrew C. Marchiando, M.D., M.P.H., was the recipient of the 2016 Theodore C. Lyster Award.

May 27, 2016

Saitzyk Wins the Longacre Award

This award is sponsored by the Aerospace Human Factors Association.
   Arlene Saitzyk, Ph.D., was the 2016 recipient of the Raymond F. Longacre Award for her outstanding clinical services, instruction, and leadership.

May 27, 2016

Caldwell Receives the Liljencrantz Award

This award is sponsored by Aerospace Medical, PLC.
   J. Lynn Caldwell, B.S., M.A., Ph.D., was the recipient of the 2016 Eric Liljencrantz Award.

May 27, 2016

Hancock Wins the Leverett Award

This award is sponsored by Environmental Tectonics Corp.
   Peter A. Hancock, D.Sc., Ph.D., was the 2016 recipient of the Sidney D. Leverett, Jr., Environmental Science Award.

May 27, 2016

Foley Honored with the Klinker Award

This award is sponsored by ZOLL Medical Corp.
   Mary F. “Bunny” Foley, B.S., R.N., is the 2016 recipient of the AsMA Mary T. Klinker Award.

May 27, 2016

Vanderploeg Receives the Kerwin Award

This award is sponsored by Wyle.
   James M. Vanderploeg, M.D., M.P.H., was the 2016 recipient of the Joe Kerwin Award.

May 27, 2016

Berry Honored with the Kay Award

This award is sponsored by the Korean Aerospace Medical Association.
   Michael A. Berry, M.D., M.S., FAA Deputy Federal Air Surgeon, is the 2016 recipient of the Won Chuel Kay Award for outstanding contributions to international aerospace medicine.

May 27, 2016

Harvey Is Recipient of Goldenrath Award

This award is sponsored by the Walter and Sylvia Goldenrath Endowed Fund.
   Maj. Jaime R. Harvey, USAF, was the 2016 recipient of the Walter and Sylvia Goldenrath Award for her contributions to the field of Aerospace Physiology.

May 27, 2016

Schall Receives Gillingham Award

This award is sponsored by AMST.
   David G. Schall, M.D., M.P.H., FACS, was the recipient of the 2016 Kent K. Gillingham Award for his expertise in spatial disorientation and vestibular disease.

May 27, 2016

Evans Wins Ernsting Award

This award is sponsored by Environmental Tectonics Corp.
   Anthony Evans, B.Sc., M.Sc., M.B.Ch.B., D.Av.Med., was the 2016 recipient of the John Ernsting Award.

May 27, 2016

Snyder Honored with Boothby-Edwards Award

This award is sponsored by Harvey W. Watt & Company.
   Quay Snyder, M.D., MSPH, President and CEO of the Aviation Medicine Advisory Service (AMAS), was the winner of the 2016 Boothby-Edwards Award.

May 27, 2016

Hastings Receives Bauer Award

This award is sponsored by the Mayo Clinic.
   John D. Hastings, M.D., was the recipient of the 2016 Louis H. Bauer Founders Award for his dedication to aerospace medicine.

May 26, 2016

June Presidents Page

From Whence We Came and Where We Are Going
David P. Gradwell , B.Sc., Ph.D., M.B.Ch.B., D.Av.Med., FRCP, FRCP Edin., FRAeS, FAsMA

May 13, 2016

Constituent Presidents Announced

During the Aerospace Medical Association's (AsMA's) 87th Annual Scientific Meeting, each Constituent group met to announce the new President for the year. Biographies are linked below.

May 13, 2016

Self Becomes New LSBEB President

Brian P. Self, Ph.D., is the incoming President for the Life Sciences and Biomedical Engineering Branch (LSBEB).

May 13, 2016

Salicrup Continues as IAMFSP President

Carlos Salicrup, M.D., M.S., ATP, EMT-P, FAsMA, continues his second year as President of the International Association of Military Flight Surgeon Pilots (IAMFSP).

May 13, 2016

Toole Is Incoming President of SUSNFS

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

May 13, 2016

Smyrski Takes Reins as AAMA President

COL John A. Smyrski III is the incoming President for the Army Aviation Medicine Association (AAMA).

May 13, 2016

Frieling Leads Space Medicine Association

Michelle Frieling is the incoming President of the Space Medicine Association (SMA).

May 13, 2016

York Is Incoming SoUSAFFS President

Col. (Dr.) Robert R. York, Jr., is the incoming President for the Society of U.S. Air Force Flight Surgeons (SoUSAFFS).

May 13, 2016

Hoffman Heads Society of NASA Flight Surgeons

Thomas S. Hoffman, D.O., is the incoming President of the Society of NASA Flight Surgeons.

May 13, 2016

Storms Leads ASAMS

Colonel (Dr.) Patrick R. Storms is the incoming President for the American Society of Aerospace Medicine Specialists (ASAMS).

May 13, 2016

Orford Is Incoming AMDA President

Robert R. Orford, M.D., is the incoming President of the Airline Medical Directors Association.

May 13, 2016

Sevilla Installed as President of AsPS

Nereyda Lucia Sevilla, M.P.H., Ph.D.(C), CAsP, PMP, is the incoming President of the Aerospace Physiology Society (AsPS).

May 13, 2016

White Becomes the New AsHFA President

Col. Donald J. White, USAF (Ret.), FRAeS, FAsHFA, FAsMA, is the 2016-2017 President of the Aerospace Human Factors Association (AsHFA).

May 12, 2016

Belland Fund Announced at Honors Night

During Honors Night, after CAPT Kris Belland had stepped down from being AsMA President, he was surprised with a gift from his wife of an endowed fund she had established in his name.

May 03, 2016

Alves Quoted on In-Flight Delivery

Paulo Alves, M.D., a Fellow of the Aerospace Medical Association, was recently quoted in a New York Times Magazine article about delivering babies mid-air.