We are pleased to announce that Dr. Jeffrey Davis is the recipient of the 2013 Bruce W. Jackson Memorial Award for the Reserve Flight Surgeon of the Year. The award, granted through The Society of United States Naval Flight Surgeons, for outstanding performance in operational aviation medicine, was recently presented to Dr. Davis at the 85th Annual Meeting of the Aerospace Medicine Association (ASMA) in San Diego during the US Navy luncheon. CAPT Davis is an Associate Fellow of ASMA and the squadron flight surgeon for the VP-69 Fighting Totems, based at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Washington.
Dr. Davis is a Clinical Investigator with the Child & Family Research Institute (CFRI) and Clinical Associate Professor and Director of the Pediatric Blood & Marrow Transplant Program within the Division of Hematology/Oncology/BMT, Department of Pediatrics, UBC. As site Principle Investigator for the Center for International Bone Marrow Transplant Research (CIBMTR) and the Primary Immune Deficiency Treatment Consortium (PIDTC), his interests are focused on co-operative, multi-institution studies aimed at tackling the varied challenges presented by conditions treated by hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. His background in engineering and current experience as a U.S. Naval Flight Surgeon underlines his interest in human factor analysis and risk management within the practice of medicine.
In an effort to reduce risk in health management to its lowest possible level, the naval aviation community’s use of the “best practice” process to effectively identify, analyze and eliminate or help control a hazard can be successfully applied to daily endeavors in medicine, providing insight and options to medical practices. Congratulations to Dr. Davis!