Peer Reviewed Publications by Award Winners

2013 Research in Training Award
Lipman GS, Kanaan NC, Phillips C, Pomeranz D, Cain P, Fontes K, Higbee B, Meyer C, Shaheen M, Wentworth S, Walsh D. Study Looking at End Expiratory Pressure for Altitude Illness Decrease (SLEEP- AID). High Alt Med Biol. 2015 Jun;16(2):154-61. doi: 10.1089/ham.2014.1110

2012 Research in Training Award
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. Injury Prevention. E-pub ahead of print March 19, 2013. Inj    Prev doi:10.1136/injuryprev-2012-040727

2011 Research in Training Award
Muller MD, Mast JL, Patel H, Sinoway LI. Cardiac mechanics are impaired during fatiguing exercise and cold pressor test in healthy older adults. Journal of Applied Physiology. 114(2):186-94, 2013

Muller MD, Gao Z, Mast JL, Blaha CA, Drew RC, Leuenberger UA, Sinoway LI. Aging attenuates the coronary mblood flow response to cold air breathing and isometric handgrip in healthy humans. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol 302(8): 1737-46, 2012.

Muller MD, Gao Z, Drew RC, Herr MD, Leuenberger UA, Sinoway LI.  Effect of cold air inhalation and isometric exercise of coronary blood flow and myocardial function in humans. Journal of Applied Physiology 111(6): 1694-1702, 2011.

2011 Hultgren Award
Chang CY, Trehan I, Wang RJ, Thakwalakwa C, Maleta K, Deitchler M, Manary MJ. 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): 215-220.

2010 Charles S. Houston
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. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0036155. Epub 2012 Apr 30. PMID: 22558365 [PubMed - indexed   for MEDLINE] Free PMC Article.

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. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0027022. Epub 2011 Nov 1. PMID: 22069483 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] Free PMC Article.

Willmann G, Fischer MD, Schatz A, Schommer K, Gekeler F. Retinal vessel leakage at high altitude. JAMA. 2013;309(21):2210-2212. doi:10.1001/jama.2013.5550.

Schatz, A, Willmann G, Fischer MD, Schommer K, Messias A, Zrenner E, Bartz-Schimdt KU, Gekeler F. Electroretinographic assessment of retinal function at high altitude. J Appl Physiol. 2013. May 30, 2013, doi: 10.​1152/​japplphysiol.​00245.​ [Epub ahead of print]

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 4. pii: iovs.13-12158v1. doi: 10.1167/iovs.13-12158. [Epub ahead of print]

2008 Hultgren Award
Wagner DR, Knott JR, Fry JP. Oximetry fails to predict sickness or summit success during a rapid ascent to 5640 m. Wilderness Environ Medicine. 2012;23:114-121.

Wagner DR, Teramoto M, Knott JR, Fry JP. Comparison of scoring systems for the assessment of acute mountain sickness. High Alt Med Biol. 2012;13:245-251.

2008 Research Award
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
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, M.D. 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, M.D. 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. Article available from

2001 Hultgren Award
Sean P. Bush, M.D. 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, PhD 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, M.D., Ph.D. 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, M.D. 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, M.D. 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, M.D. 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, PhD 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 93: 857-864, 2002. Halliwill JR, Morgan BJ, and Charkoudian N. Peripheral chemoreflex and baroreflex interactions in cardiovascular regulation in humans. J Physiol 552: 295-302, 2003. Halliwill JR and Minson CT. Cardiovagal regulation during combined hypoxic and orthostatic stress: fainters vs. nonfainters. J Appl Physiol 98: 1050-1056, 2005.

1999 Research Training Award
Kevin G. Hegewald M.D. and Sean P. Bush, M.D. 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, Ph.D. 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, M.D. 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, Ph.D. 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, M.D. 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, M.D. 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, M.D. 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, M.D., M.S., M.P.H. 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, M.D. 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.