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American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

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 1786. This annual award is generally at the International Conference on Environmental Systems. Nomination Deadline: 1 October
  • Full Name: Dr Carolyn L Huntoon
  • Category: Technical Excellence
  • AIAA Citation: For outstanding contributions to space biology and medicine during the Gemini, Apollo, Skylab, Space Shuttle, and Spacelab Programs. In the endocrine laboratory she established important research on renal, cardiovascular, endocrine, and electrolyte phenomena resulting in a better understanding to he effects of weightlessness on human physiology