Peer Reviewed Publications by Award Winners

Updated 7/20/19

2018 Hultgren: Grant Lipman

Lipman GS, Jurkiewicz C, Winstead-Derlega C, Navlyt A, Burns P, Walker A, et al. Day of ascent dosing of acetazolamide for prevention of acute mountain sickness. High Alt Med Biol. 2019. Epub ahead of print.

2018 Research-in-Training: Joshua Tremblay

Tremblay JC, Hoiland RL, Howe CA, Coombs GB, Vizcardo-Galindo GA, Figueroa-Mujíca RJ. Global reach 2018: high blood viscosity and hemoglobin concentration contribute to reduced flow-mediated dilation in high-altitude excessive erythrocytosis. Hypertension. 2019;73(6):1327–35.

2017 Research-in-Training: Carrie Jurkiewicz

Burns P, Lipman GS, Warner K, Jurkiewicz C, Phillips C, Sanders L, et al. Altitude sickness prevention with ibuprofen relative to acetazolamide. Am J Med. 2019;132(2):247–51.

2017 Houston: Aldon Whitehead

Whitehead AJ, Nelson NW, Brame LS, Champlin FR. Endemic North American plants as potentially suitable agents for wound cleaning under resource scarce conditions. Wilderness Environ Med. In press.

2016 Hultgren: Grant Lipman

Lipman GS, Pomeranz D, Burns P, Phillips C, Cheffers M, Evans K, et al. Budesonide versus acetazolamide for prevention of acute mountain sickness. Am J Med. 2018;131(2):200.e9-200.e16.

Alsup C, Lipman GS, Pomeranz D, Huang RW, Burns P, Juul N, et al. Interstitial pulmonary edema assessed by lung ultrasound on ascent to high altitude and slight association with acute mountain sickness: a prospective observational study. High Alt Med Biol. 2019;20(2):150–6.

2015 Hultgren: Nicholas Santangelo

Bakker AK, Dutton J, Sclafani M, Santangelo N. Accumulation of nonessential trace elements (Ag, As, Cd, Cr, Hg and Pb) in Atlantic horseshoe crab (Limulus polyphemus) early life stages. Sci Total Environ. 2017;596-597:69-78.

Bakker AK, Dutton J, Sclafani M, and Santangelo N. Maternal transfer of trace elements in the Atlantic horseshoe crab (Limulus polyphemus). Ecotoxicology. 2017;26(1):46-57.

Bakker AK, Dutton J, Sclafani M, and Santangelo N. Environmental exposure of Atlantic horseshoe crab (Limulus polyphemus) early life stages to essential trace elements. Sci Total Environ. 2016;572:804-812. 

2014 Hultgren: Linda Keyes

Keyes LE, Sallade TD, Starling J, Sheets A, Pant S, Young DS, et al. Blood pressure and altitude: an observational cohort study of hypertensive and non-hypertensive Himalayan trekkers in Nepal. High Alt Med Biol. 2017. In press.

Keyes LE, Mather L, Duke C, Rejmi N, Phelan B, Pant S, et al. Older age, chronic medical conditions, and polypharmacy in Himalayan trekkers in Nepal: an epidemiologic survey and case series. J Travel Med. 2016;23(6).

2013 Research in Training: Nicholas Kanaan

Lipman GS, Kanaan NC, Phillips C, Pomeranz D, Cain P, Fontes K, et al. Study looking at end expiratory pressure for altitude illness decrease (SLEEP-AID). High Alt Med Biol. 2015;16(2):154-61.

2012 Research in Training: Janessa Graves

Graves JM, Whitehill JM, Stream JO, Vavilala MS, Rivara FP. Emergency     department-reported head injuries from skiing and snowboarding among children    and adolescents, 1996-2010. Inj Prev. 2013;19:399-404.

2012 Hultgren: Scott McIntosh

McIntosh SE, Hemphill M, McDevitt MC, Gurung TY, Ghale M, Knott JR, et al. Reduced acetazolamide dosing in countering altitude illness: a comparison of 62.5 vs 125 mg (the RADICAL trial). Wilderness Environ Med. 2019;30(1):12–21.

2011 Hultgen: Yeu-Shin Cindy Chang

Chang CY, Trehan I, Wang RJ, Thakwalakwa C, Maleta K, Deitchler M, et al. Children successfully treated for moderate acute malnutrition remain at risk for malnutrition and death in the subsequent year after recovery. J Nutr. 2013;143(2):215-20.

2011 Research in Training: Matthew Muller

Muller MD, Gao Z, McQuillan PM, Leuenberger UA, Sinoway LI. Coronary responses to cold air inhalation following afferent and efferent blockade. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2014 Jul 15;307(2):H228-35

Muller MD1, Mast JL, Patel H, Sinoway LI. Cardiac mechanics are impaired during fatiguing exercise and cold pressor test in healthy older adults. J Appl Physiol (1985). 2013 Jan 15;114(2):186-94

Muller MD, Gao Z, Drew RC, Herr MD, Leuenberger  UA, Sinoway LI. Effect of        cold air inhalation  and isometric exercise on coronary  blood flow and myocardial function in humans. J Appl Physiol. 2011 Dec;111(6):1694-702.

2010 Houston: Willmann G

Schatz A, Dominik Fischer M, Schommer K, Zrenner E, Bartz-Schmidt KU, Gekeler F, Willmann G. Attenuation of S-cone function at high altitude assessed by electroretinography. Vision Res. 2014 Apr;97:59-64

Schultheiss M, Schommer K, Schatz A, Wilhelm B, Peters T, Fischer MD, Zrenner E, Bartz-Schmidt KU, Gekeler F, Willmann G. Pupillary light reaction during high altitude exposure. PLoS One. 2014 Feb 4;9(2):e87889

Willmann G, Schatz A, Zhour A, Schommer K, Zrenner E, Bartz-Schmidt KU, Gekeler F, Fischer MD. Impact of acute exposure to high altitude on anterior chamber geometry. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2013 Jun 21;54(6):4241-8.

Willmann G1, Fischer MD, Schatz A, Schommer K, Gekeler F. Retinal vessel leakage at high altitude. JAMA. 2013 Jun 5;309(21):2210-2

Schatz A1, Willmann G, Fischer MD, Schommer K, Messias A, Zrenner E, Bartz-Schmidt KU, Gekeler F. Electroretinographic assessment of retinal function at high altitude. J Appl Physiol (1985). 2013 Aug 1;115(3):365-72.

Fischer MD, Willmann G, Schatz A, Schommer K, Zhour A, Zrenner E, Bartz-      Schmidt KU, Gekeler F Structural and functional changes of the human macula during acute exposure to high altitude. PLoS One. 2012;7(4):e36155.

Willmann G,Fischer MD, Schatz A, Schommer K, Messias A, Zrenner E, Bartz-  Schmidt KU, Gekeler F. Quantification of optic disc edema during exposure to high altitude shows no correlation to acute mountain sickness. PLoS One.     2011;6(11):e27022.

2010 Research in Training: Peter Byers and John Sheele 

Sheele JM, Ford LR, Tse A, Chidester B, Byers PA, Sonenshine DE. The use of ivermectin to kill ixodes scapularis ticks feeding on humans. Wilderness Environ Med. 2014 Mar;25(1):29-34

Sheele JM, Byers PA, Sonenshine DE. Initial assessment of the ability of ivermectin to kill Ixodes scapularis and Dermacentor variabilis ticks feeding on humans. Wilderness Environ Med. 2013 Mar;24(1):48-52.

2010 Hultgren: Matthew Sanborn

Sanborn MR, Edsell ME, Kim MN, Mesquita R, Putt ME, Imray C, et al. Cerebral hemodynamics at altitude: effects of hyperventilation and acclimatization on cerebral blood flow and oxygenation. Wilderness Environ Med. 2015;26(2):133-41.

2008 Houston: Wagner DR

Wagner DR, Knott JR, Fry JP.Oximetry fails to predict acute mountain sickness or summit success during a rapid ascent to 5640 meters. Wilderness Environ Med. 2012        Jun;23(2):114-21.

Wagner DR, Teramoto M, Knott JR, Fry JP. Comparison of scoring systems for assessment of acute mountain sickness. High Alt Med Biol. 2012;13(4):245-51.

2008 Research Award: C Ursem

Ursem C, Evans CS, Ger KA, Richards JR, Derlet RW.
Surface water quality along the Central John Muir Trail in the Sierra Nevada Mountains: coliforms and algae. High Alt Med Biol. 2009 Winter;10(4):349-55.

2004 Research Award: Michael S. Koehle

Koehle MS, Sheel AW, Milsom WK, McKenzie DC.
Two patterns of daily hypoxic exposure and their effects on measures of chemosensitivity in humans. J Appl Physiol. 2007 Dec;103(6):1973-8.

2003 Research Training Award: Tri Tong

Tong TC, et al. Comparative treatment of alpha-amanitin poisoning with N-acetylcysteine, benzylpenicillin, cimetidine, thioctic acid, and silybin in a murine model. Ann Emerg Med. 2007;50(3):282-288.

2002 Houston Award: Gretchen K. Ela

Ela GK. Epidemiology of wilderness search and rescue in New Hampshire, 1999-2001. Wilderness Environ Med. 2004;15:11-17.

2002 Houston Award: Thomas F Catron

Catron TF, Powell FL, West JB. A strategy for determining arterial blood gases on the summit of Mt. Everest. BMC Physiology. 2006;6:3.

2001 Hultgren Award: Sean P. Bush

Bush SP, Green SM, Laack TA, Hayes WK, Cardwell MD, Tanen DA. Pressure immobilization delays mortality and increases intracompartmental pressure after artificial intramuscular rattlesnake envenomation in a porcine model. Ann Emerg Med. 2004;44:599-604.

2001 Research Training Award: Nisha Charkoudian

Charkoudian N, Halliwill JR, Morgan BJ, Eisenach JH, and Joyner MJ.  Influences of hydration on post-exercise cardiovascular control in humans. J Physiol. 552:635-644, 2003.

2000 Research Training Award: Ri-Li Ge

Ge RL, Chase PJ, Witkowski S, Wyrick BL, Stone FA, Levine BD, Babb TG. Obesity: association with acute mountain sickness. Ann Int Med. 2003;139:253-257.

2000 Hultgren Award: Colin K. Grissom

Grissom CK, Radwin MI, Scholand MB, Harmston CH, Muetterties MC, Bywater TJ. Hypercapnia increases core temperature cooling rate during snow burial. J Appl Physiol. 2004;96:1365-1370.

Grissom CK, McAlpine JC, Harmston CH, Radwin MI, Giesbrecht GG, Scholand MB, Morgan JS. Hypercapnia Effect on Core Cooling and Shivering Threshold During Snow Burial. Aviat Space Environ Med. 2008;79:735-742.

2000 Hultgren Award: Robert W. Derlet

Derlet RW, Carlson JR. An analysis of human pathogens found in horse/mule manure along the John Muir trail in Kings Canyon and Sequoia and Yosemite National Parks. Wilderness Environ Med. 2002;13:113-118.

1999 Hultgren Award: Michael Yaron

Yaron M, Neirmeyer S, Lindgren K, Honigman B. Evaluation of diagnostic criteria and incidence of acute mountain sickness in preverbal children. Wilderness Environ Med. 2002;13:21-26.

1999 Herbert N. Hultgren Award: John R. Halliwill

This research led to an NIH R01 award:

Halliwill JR and Minson CT.  Effect of hypoxia on arterial baroreflex control of heart rate and muscle sympathetic nerve activity in humans. J Appl Physiol. 2002;93:857-864.

Halliwill JR, Morgan BJ, and Charkoudian N.  Peripheral chemoreflex and baroreflex interactions in cardiovascular regulation in humans. J Physiol. 2003;552: 295-302.

Halliwill JR and Minson CT.  Cardiovagal regulation during combined hypoxic and orthostatic stress: fainters vs. nonfainters. J Appl Physiol. 2005;98:1050-1056.

1999 Research Training Award: Kevin G. Hegewald and Sean P. Bush

Bush SP, Hegewald KG, Green SM, Cardwell MD, Hayes WK. Effects of a negative pressure venom extraction device (Extractor) on local tissue injury after artificial rattlesnake envenomation in a porcine model. Wilderness Environ Med. 2000;11:180-188.

1999 Houston Award: Ilona A. Barash

Barash IA, Beatty C, Powell FL, Prisk GK, West JB. Nocturnal oxygen enrichment of room air at 3800 meter altitude improves sleep architecture. High Alt Med Biol. 2001;2:525-533.

1998 Member Award: Gordon Giesbrecht

Vanggaard L, Eyolfson D, Xu X, Weseen G, Giesbrecht GG. Immersion of distal arms and legs in warm water (AVA rewarming) effectively rewarms mildly hypothermic humans. Aviat Space Environ Med. 1999;70:1081-1088.

1998 Houston Award: Andre B. Gerard

Gerard AB, McElroy MK, Taylor MJ, Grant I, Powell FL, Hoverda S, Sentse N, West JB. Six percent oxygen enrichment of room air at simulated 5000 m altitude improves neuropsychological function. High Alt Med Biol. 2000;1:51-61.

1998 Houston Award: Michele K. McElroy

McElroy MK, Gerard A, Powell FL, Prisk GK, Sentse N, Holverda S, West JB. Nocturnal 02 enrichment of room air at high altitude increases daytime O2 saturation without changing control of ventilation. High Alt Med Biol. 2000;1:197-206.

1997 Research Training Award: Nathalie Garcia-Russell

Garcia N, Hopkins SR, Elliott AR, Aaron EA, Weinger MB, Powell FL. Ventilatory response to 2-h sustained hypoxia in humans. Respir Physiol. 2000;124:11-22.

Garcia N, Hopkins SR, Powell FL. Intermittent vs continuous hypoxia: effects on ventilation and erythropoiesis in humans. Wilderness Environ Med. 2000;11:172-179.

Garcia N, Hopkins SR, Powell FL. Effects of intermittent hypoxia on the isocapnic hypoxic ventilatory response and erythropoiesis in humans. Respir Physiol. 2000;123:39-49.

1997 Research Training Award: Colin K. Grissom

Grissom CK, Richer LD, Elstad MR. The effects of a 5-Lipoxygenase inhibitor on acute mountain sickness and urinary leukotriene E4 after ascent to high altitude. Chest.2005;127:565-570.

1996 Research Training Award: Colin K. Grissom

Grissom CK, Albertine KH, Elstad MR.  Alveolar hemorrhage in a case of high altitude pulmonary edema.  Thorax. 2000;55:167-169.

1994 Research Training Award: Colin K. Grissom

Grissom CK, Whatley RE, Zimmerman GA.  Endothelial selectins in acute mountain sickness and high altitude pulmonary edema Chest. 1997;112:1572-1578.

1991 Houston Award: Kevin T. Kogut, M.D.

Kogut KT, Rodewald LE. A field survey of the emergency preparedness of wilderness hikers. Journal of Wilderness Medicine. 1994;5:171-178.

1990 Research Training Award: Craig J. Lambrecht

Lambrecht CJ, Hargarten SW. Hunting-related injuries and deaths in Montana: the scope of the problem and a framework for prevention. Journal of Wilderness Medicine. 1993;4:175-182.

1989 Houston Award: Colin K. Grissom

Grissom CK, Roach RC, Sarnquist FH, Hackett PH.  Acetazolamide in the treatment of acute mountain sickness: clinical efficacy and effect on gas exchange. Ann Int Med.  1992;116:461-465.