SALT LAKE CITY, UT, April 29, 2021 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Royce Moser Jr. with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Dr. Moser celebrates many years' experience in his professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.
Commencing his career in the military in 1962, Dr. Moser was commissioned as an officer of the U.S. Air Force, where he advanced throughout the grades to the rank of a colonel by 1974. Inspired to become a flight surgeon between his second and third year at Harvard University, his first assignment after completing his residency in aerospace medicine was as the chief of aerospace medicine at the Aerospace Defense Command in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Serving for more than two decades in the Air Force, Dr. Moser notably accumulated over 2,000 hours of flight time on various aircraft, taught hundreds of future flight surgeons as the director of aeromedical education programs, conducted extensive research on spatial disorientation and, among other achievements, managed U.S. Air Force and NORAD medical hazards programs.
After retiring from the U.S. Air Force in 1985, Dr. Moser began his career as a civilian when he was hired as a professor at the University of Utah in the school of medicine. Teaching on campus for more than 25 years, he was also the vice chairperson of the department between 1985 and 1995 and directed the Rocky Mountain Center for Occupational and Environmental Health (RMCOEH) from 1987 to 2003. Supported by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, the RMCOEH is devoted to the comprehensive occupational and environmental safety and health programs by way of education, research and service.
As an extension of his career, Dr. Moser spent decades consulting in occupational, environmental and aerospace medicine throughout Salt Lake City. He also became a frequent speaker in his field and taught the basic aspects of aerospace medicine to several hundred physicians, support staff and residents throughout his career. Feeling fortunate to have been able to affect the lives and careers of so many through his teachings, Dr. Moser also contributed greatly to the field through his written work. In addition to his book, "Occupational and Environmental Health and Safety Programs: A Practical Guide," he contributed chapters to several medical books by other authors, as well as articles to various professional journals. Furthermore, he released his biography, titled "Winds Beneath my Wings."
As a testament to his commitment to the community at large, Dr. Moser first served as the president of the First Baptist Church Foundation in Salt Lake City between 1987 and 1989. He also became active on numerous university committees throughout the city, was on the board of directors of the Hanford Environmental Health Foundation, showcased his medical and academic skills as a member of the preventive medicine residency review committee on behalf of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education and served on the educational advisory board for the U.S. Air Force Human Systems Center. Dr. Moser was also active with his alma mater on various committees of the Harvard Public School of Health and chaired the long-range planning committee for the American Board of Preventive Medicine.
Dr. Moser received a Bachelor of Arts, a Doctor of Medicine, and a Master of Public Health at Harvard University. Following these accomplishments, he completed internships in family and community medicine and became certified in aerospace medicine and occupational medicine. Among his many professional memberships and affiliations, he is notably a fellow and past president of the Aerospace Medical Association. During his tenure with the organization, he won the Harry G. Mosely Award in 1981, the Theodore C. Lyster Award in 1988, the Eric Liljencrantz Award in 2001, a President's Citation in 2006, and the Kent K. Gillingham Award in 2013. Dr. Moser is also a past president of the Society of U.S. Air Force Flight Surgeons, where he received the George E. Schafer Award in 1982, a former vice president of medical affairs of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, where he won the Robert A. Kehoe Award in 1996, among others.
Selected for multiple accolades, Dr. Moser was decorated with two Legion of Merit Awards for his service in the military. He received the Harriet Hardy Award from the New England College Occupational and Environmental Medicine in 1998 and the Rutherford T. Johnstone Award from the Western Occupational and Environmental Medical Association in 2002. Dr. Moser was also recognized with the prestigious Louis H. Bauer Founders Award from the Aerospace Medical Association in 2020 for his significant contributions to aerospace medicine.
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