Chris Flynn, MD, received the prestigious Raymond F. Longacre Award from the Aerospace Medical Association in Chicago May 16. The award is given annually for outstanding accomplishment in mental health aspects of aerospace medicine.
He was honored for his significant and instrumental leadership in the field, such as establishing the Behavioral Health and Performance Group at NASA Johnson Space Center. The Group provides behavioral health care to astronauts and their families and monitors astronauts onboard the International Space Station.
In addition to directing the Menninger Assessment Service, he is currently serving in his 26th year of military service as a senior flight surgeon and is a Lt. Col. in the U.S. Air Force. He also is a member of the Aerospace Medical Association's Scientific Program Committee.