Volume One – Charles W Shilling and Margaret F Werts (eds), Plenum Publishers.
Volume Two – Margaret F Werts and Charles W Shilling (eds).
Volume Three – Margaret F Werts and Charles W Shilling (eds).
Volume Four – Margaret F Werts and Charles W Shilling (eds).
Volume Five – Charles W Shilling, Lyn E Teven, and Margaret F Werts (eds).
Volume Six – Charles W Shilling and Lyn E Teven (eds).
Dr. Charles W Shilling (1901-1994) joined the Navy upon completing medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School in 1927. His distingished career started with an investigation into the deaths of the crew aboard a sunken submarine and continued on to help with the design of the Momsen Lung and McCann Rescue Bell. At the Experimental Diving Unit in 1933 (located in Washington, DC at the time), he was active in pioneering research on decompression sickness and decompression proceedures. Dr. Shilling organized and directed the Naval Submarine Medical Research Laboratory in Grotton, CT during World War II. Dr. Shilling was a retired Captain MC, USN in 1973 when he took the position as Executive Secretary of the Undersea Medical Society (now the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society) where he served until 1987.
The award is presented at the annual meeting for contributions of an outstanding nature to teaching, to the support of the goals of the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society in educating the diving community and the public to communications about science and practice of diving medicine and related fields, to research managers who have supported diving science and to patrons whose concern about the diving community has been reflected in financial and emotional support of the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society and its membership.