UHMS Annual Awards Past Recipients

*Past awardees listed with awards description*


THE UHMS ANNUAL AWARD PAST RECIPIENTS


THE ALBERT R BEHNKE AWARD


COMMERCIAL DIVING AWARD

EXCELLENCE IN DIVING MEDICINE AWARD
EXCELLENCE IN HYPERBARIC MEDICINE AWARD


THE YOUNG SCIENTIST/MEDICAL DOCTOR AWARD

THE PAUL C. BAKER AWARD FOR HBO SAFETY EXCELLENCE AWARD EXCELLENCE IN CRITICAL CARE HYPERBARIC MEDICINE AWARD
ASSOCIATE'S ACHIEVEMENT RECOGNITION SCHOLARSHIP AWARD





The Albert R Behnke Award:
This is the premier award of the UHMS. This award is presented at the annual meeting to an individual in recognition of outstanding scientific contributions to advances in the undersea or hyperbaric biomedical field.

2017 Wayne Gerth    
2016 Fred Bove 1990  Mark E.Bradley
2015 Neil Hampson 1989  Heinz R. Schreiner
2014 Paul Weathersby 1988  Herbert A. Saltzman
2013 Richard Moon 1987 Leon E. Farhi,
2012 Richard Vann 1986  Ralph W. Brauer
2011 Alf Brubakk 1985  Dennis N. Walder
2010 Simon Mitchell 1984 Otto Van Der Aue
2009 Keith Van Meter 1983  Peter B. Bennett
2008 Stephen R. Thom 1982 E.E.P. Barnard
2007 Tom S. Neuman 1981  Xavier Fructus
2006 David R. Pendergast 1980  Carl Magnus Hesser
2005 Jean-Claude Rostain 1979  John W. Bean
2004 None awarded 1978 Karl E. Schaefer
2003 James Francis 1977  Edward H. Lanphier
2002 Yoram "Rami" Grossman 1976  H.V. Hempleman
2001 Michael Bennett 1975  Edgar End
2000 None 1974  Hermann Rahn
1999 Noemi Bitterman 1973  Hermann Rahn,
1998 Ronald Y. Nishi 1972  Kenneth W. Donald
1997  Claes E.G. Lundgren 1971  George F. Bond
1996 Stephen R. Thom 1970  Christian J. Lambertsen
1995 Alf Brubakk 1969  Albert R. Behnke
1994 Dag Linnarsson
1993 Jon T. Mader
1992 John M. Hallenbeck
1991 Jefferson C. Davis





Commercial Diving Award: 
This award is presented at the annual meeting to a UHMS member for outstanding contributions to the commercial diving industry in the area of increased productivity or performance of the working diver. Specific recognition is given to practical application of biomedical knowledge to the solution of problems encountered in diving operations. The award was previously known as the Oceaneering International Award. The UHMS Commercial Diving Award is sponsored by LSU UHM Fellowship in honor of Keith Van Meter, MD. 

2017 Tony Alleman    

2016

Keith Van Meter

1990 

None awarded

2015 

David Smart 

1989 

Wouter Sterk

2014

Joseph Serio 

1988 

Robert W. Hamilton

2013 

None awarded 

1987

Peter Edel

2012 

Mahito Kawashima 

1986 

Henri G. DeLauze

2011 

Stephen Reimers 

1985 

Glen H. Egstrom

2010 

Eric Fink 

1984

Dick Clarke

2009 

None awarded 

1983 

David A. Youngblood

2008 

Yoshihiro Mano 

1982

None awarded 

2007 

Kevan P. Corson 

1981 

David H. Elliott

2006 

None awarded 

1980 

Hannes Keller

2005 

None awarded 

1979 

Paul Webb

2004 

None awarded 

1978

Edward T. Flynn & William H. Spaur

2003 

David Doolette 

1977 

Albert A. Buhlmann

2002 

David M. Heaney 

1976 

Xavier Fructus, Robert Naquet, Jean Claude Rostain

2001

None awarded

1975 

Peter B. Bennett

2000

None awarded

1999

None awarded

1998

Andre Galerne

1997 

Robert Wong

1996

C. Gordon Daugherty

1995

J. Morgan Wells

1994

William P. Fife

1993

Richard E. Moon

1992

Richard D. Vann

1991

Ichiro Nashimoto




Excellence in Diving Medicine Award:
This award is presented at the annual meeting to an individual UHMS member for an outstanding contribution to teaching, education, science and/or safety in the field of Diving Medicine and related fields. This UHMS award was previously known as the Craig Hoffman Memorial / Charles W. Shilling Award. 

2017 Petar Denoble    

2016

Simon Mitchell

1990 

Yehuda Melamed & Ramsdale R. Pearson

2015 

Neal Pollock 

1989 

James W. Miller

2014

John Freiberger & John Wassel 

1988 

Alfred A. Bove & Robert C. Bornmann

2013 

James Holm & Tracy LeGros 

1987

Carl Edmonds & James Vorosmarti, Jr 

2012 

D. Lindsie Cone 

1986 

James R. Stewart & Arthur J. Bachrach

2011 

Morgan Wells & Dick Rutkowski 

1985 

Jefferson C. Davis & Andrew A. Pilmanis

2010 

Jim Joiner 

1984

Paul G. Linaweaver & Hugh D. VanLiew

2009 

Guy Dear 

1983 

Philip B. James & Norman S. Portenoy

2008 

Alessandro Marroni & Donald R. Chandler 

1982

James T. Joiner & Charles W. Shilling

2007 

E.Cuauhtemoc Sanchez & Keith Van Meter 

1981 

Norman K.I. McIver

2006 

Tom S. Neuman & Eric Kindwall 

1980 

None awarded

2005 

David Smart / Mike Davis

1979 

Georges Arnoux & Robert Holland

2004 

Dick Clarke

1978

S.A. Warner

2003 

Richard D. Vann & Helen T. Davis

1977 

2002 

Glenn J. Butler & Mahito Kawashima 

1976 

2001

Wilbur T.Workman & Oskar F. Ehm

1975 

2000

Drew Richardson, Michael A. Lang, Jordi Desola, Jurg Wendling

1999

Keith Van Meter & Carl Edmonds

1998

E. Cuauhtemoc Sanchez & Robert W. Hamilton

1997 

Robert M. Wong & Paul J. Sheffield

1996

Joel Dovenbarger & David H. Elliott

1995

Glen H., Egstrom & Hideyo Takahashi

1994

Hugh D. VanLiew & Enrico Camporesi

1993

Eric P. Kindwall & George B. Hart

1992

DAN & Dirk J. Bakker

1991

Merrill P. Spencer & Mary Anne Rokitka




Excellence in Hyperbaric Medicine Award: 
This award is presented at the annual meeting to an individual UHMS member in recognition of continued diligence and excellence in the practice of hyperbaric medicine, particularly in areas of basic and clinical research as it might impact patient care. This award was previously known as the Carolyn Sue Ray Memorial award.

2017 Brett Hart    

2016

Caroline Fife

2007

J. Benjamin Slade

2015 

Laurie Gesell 

2006 

Jim and Susan Joiner 

2014 

Helen Gelly 

2005 

None awarded 

2013 

Paul L. Claus 

2004 

Martin R. Hamilton-Farrell 

2012 

Heather Murphy-Lavoie 

2003 

Michael Strauss 

2011 

No Recipient 

2002 

Lindell Weaver 

2010 

Neil Hampson 

2009 

Jayesh Shah 

2008 

Robert Warriner, III 





Young Scientist/Medical Doctor Award: 
This award is presented at the annual meeting to an individual UHMS member.  It is to recognize the work of a young medical doctor or scientist whose performance is consistently outstanding. The recipient can be either a clinician or researcher practicing in hyperbaric and/or diving medicine and must not be older than 40 years of age. This award is sponsored by Dr. Mahito Kawashima in honour of Professor Yoshihiro Mano, Japan.

2017 Cory R. Dubose & Yolanda Michetti    

2016

Walter Chin

2008

None Awarded

2015

Takuya Oyaizu

2007

Jayesh Shah

2014

Mimi Sammarco, PhD

2013

Bruce J. Derrick & Masaki Horie

2012

Anne Cherry

2011

No Recipient

2010

Jorge Dario Gomez Castillo

2009

Amir Mor





The Paul C. Baker Award for Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Safety Excellence:
This award is for an Associate Member, in good standing, for outstanding contributions to the advancement of safety in hyperbaric oxygen therapy. Specific attention is given to those who have implemented outstanding hyperbaric safety programs, authored hyperbaric safety publications, developed or presented on hyperbaric safety related research.  The award may be made for a single contribution of great importance or for many contributions over the years.

2017 None awarded    

2016

Sherri Ferguson

2000

Brian Foley

2015 

Julio Garcia 

1999 

Jim McCarthy 

2014 

James Bell 

1998 

Dick Clarke 

2013 

Jeff Mize 

1997 

Paul Baker 

2012 

Francois Burman 

2011 

Kevin "Kip” Posey 

2010 

Richard Barry 

2009 

Stacy Handley 

2008 

Terry Beard 

2007 

Steve Fabus 

2006 

Steve Wood 

2005 

Greg Raleigh 

2004 

Kevin Corson & Christy Pirone 

2003 

Robert Sheffield 

2002 

Jay Duchnick 

2001 

Sue DeSantis & Ken Rideout 




Excellence in Critical Care Hyperbaric Medicine Award: 
This award is presented at the annual meeting to an Associate member in recognition of all the hyperbaric nurses and hyperbaric technicians that currently spend countless hours on-call as well as dealing with the tragedy and trauma of critical cases in life and death situations worldwide. The specific focus of this award is on the provision of critical care with  24/7 availability, whether in support of commercial or sport diving, undersea medicine, or in the clinical hyperbaric medicine arena. This award is restricted to a nurse or technical staff member from a 24/7 facility.  This award was previously known as the Ted Gurnee award.  This award is sponsored by OxyHeal International. 

2017 Esacar Agbay, Jr.    

2016

Wafa Daoud & Megan Zynkian

2010

Jeff Mize

2015

Mary Chin

2009

No Recipient

2014

Brock Chamberlain

2008

Ted Gurnee

2013

Diane McNamara

2012

Richard “Gus” Gustavson

2011

Tiffany Hamm

Associate’s Achievement Recognition Scholarship: 
This scholarship is intended to assist the recipient to attend and present an abstract at the UHMS Annual Scientific Meeting. This recipient must be a UHMS Associate Member in good standing. More information on the scholarship and application can be found on the Achievement Recognition Scholarship web page.  This scholarship is sponsored by Sechrist Industries and Wound Care Education Partners.  CLICK HERE FOR AN APPLICATION

2017 Nituna Phillips    

2016

Michael Natoli

2011

Annette Gwilliam

2015

None

2010 

James Bell 

2014

Gwen Gatlin

2013

Susan Becker

2012

Diana Bodwin