August 16, 2013
The Wilderness Medical Society (WMS) has selected Thomas DeLoughery, M.D. R '88, professor of medicine, for its Founders Award in recognition of "outstanding contributions to the principles and objectives of Wilderness Medicine." Dr. DeLoughery is a fellow of the Academy of Wilderness Medicine.
The mission of the WMS is too advance health care, research, and education related to wilderness medicine.
"I am very honored to be recognized by the WMS. It is amazing to join such giants of the field such as Paul Auerbach, Charles Houston, and others in receiving this award," said Dr. DeLoughery.
Founded in 1983, the WMS is the world's leading organization devoted to wilderness medical challenges. Wilderness medicine topics include expedition and disaster medicine, dive medicine, search and rescue, altitude illness, cold- and heat-related illness, wilderness trauma, and wild animal attacks. WMS explores health risks and safety issues in extreme situations such as mountains, jungles, deserts, caves, marine environments, and space. Learn more.