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Jeffries Aerospace Medicine and Life Sciences Research Award

Recognizing the importance to aeronautics of scientific endeavors in the field of medicine, the Jeffries Aerospace Medicine and Life Sciences Research Award was established in 1940 to honor the memory of the American physician, John Jeffries, whose scientific investigations were published in a “Narrative of Two Aerial Voyages” in 1796. This annual award is generally at the International Conference on Environmental Systems. Nomination Deadline: 1 October
  • Full Name: Dr William E Thornton
  • AIAA Citation: For devotion and participation in medical research for Shuttle Missions which has greatly increased our understanding of space motion sickness and mankind''s adoption to new environments just as Dr. John Jeffries did 200 years earlier