2021 AMSRO Award Recipients

Congratulations to the 2021 AMSRO Award Recipients

AMSRO OUTSTANDING MENTORSHIP AWARD

Dr. Jeffrey Jones

This award is presented to one individual who has gone above and beyond to inspire, guide, and support medical students and residents within the field of Aerospace Medicine.

AMSRO's ANITA MANTRI, PHD MEMORIAL AWARD

Dr. Karen Ong

This award, in honor of our late past president, seeks to recognize an AMSRO Member who exhibits passion for service, engagement in the aerospace medicine community, and a drive to facilitate inclusivity and mentorship within the field.


Dr. Ong has spent her whole medical education immersed in the aerospace medicine community as an active participant in everything from research to policy. After observing the setting and reflecting on how she could improve it, she reached out to the community to find a co-chair for a new Diversity Committee for AMSRO, which I've had the honor of launching with her. She has thoughtfully and relentlessly advocated, for example, more opportunities for folks with limited access to aerospace medicine. She has helped initiate conversations that would have been too taboo half a decade ago. Currently, she is incorporating her passion for diversity and the actionable frameworks we've helped initiate at AsMA and AMSRO into her MPH work within her UTMB residency. I would say that she is going to be an extraordinary role model in her career, but she already is, as well as a vital mentor for anyone who has reached out to her.

AMSRO SCIENTIFIC PAPER AWARD

Eleanor Frost

“An investigation into the feasibility and design of a microgravity surgical workstation”

University of Aberdeen

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