1967 James P. Dixon

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Education:

  • Lackland AFB, TX -   Basic Military Training   1967
  • United States Air Force Academy - Bachelor of Science 1972
  • United States Air Force Academy Aero Club Flying School - Private Pilot's Certificate 1972
  • Medical College of Virginia -  Master of Science in Physiology 1978
  • St. Louis University -PhD in Physiology  1986

Positions held:

  • Adjunct Faculty, Anatomy & Physiology, Wayland Baptist University, San Antonio, TX

  • Adjunct Faculty, Biology, Texas Lutheran University
  • Chief, Hyperbaric Medicine Division  USAF School of Aerospace Medicine, Human Systems Wing, Brooks AFB, TX
  • Senior Research Scientist Hyperbaric Medicine Division/USAF School of Aerospace Medicine/AFI Human Systems Center, Brooks AFB, Texas 
  • Chief, Hyperbaric Medicine Department/Armstrong Laboratory  Human Systems Center, Brooks AFB, Texas 
  • Senior Research Scientist, Hyperbaric Medicine/Armstrong Laboratory Human Systems Center, Brooks AFB, Texas 
  • Chief, Crew Technology Division, Crew Systems Directorate, Armstrong Laboratory, Human Systems Center, Brooks AFB, Texas 
  • Director, Clinical Hyperbaric Investigations and Operations Hyperbaric Medicine Department, Aeromedical Services Directorate USAF Hospital, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio 
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Community Health Department  Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio 
  • Adjunct Faculty, Department of Health, Physical Education and Sport Science, University of Dayton, Dayton, Ohio. 
  • Physiology Instructor, USAF Physician Assistant Baccalaureate Program, 381st Medical Training Squadron, 82nd Medical Training Group, USAF School of Health Care Sciences, Sheppard AFB, Texas.             
  • Chief, Aerospace Physiology, Air Training Command Aerospace Physiology Training Center, and Executive Staff Member, and Senior BSC Advisor, 323d Medical Group, Mather Air Force Base, California. 
  • Associate Branch Chief, United States Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine/Aerospace Physiology Branch, and Assistant Command Coordinator, Air Force Systems Command, United States Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine/EDB, Brooks Air Force Base, Texas.
  • Additional duty as United States Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine/Interim Branch Chief, Education Methodology (Registrar, Course Development and Testing), USAF School of Aerospace Medicine/EDS, Brooks AFB, Texas. 
  • Staff Advisor, Academic and Curricular Affairs, Aerospace and Hyperbaric Physiology, USAF School of Aerospace Medicine/EDB, Brooks AFB, Texas.     
  • Air Force Institute of Technology, Graduate Student at the St. Louis University School of Medicine, Department of Physiology, St. Louis, Missouri.  
  • Chief, Aerospace Physiology Research Branch, Division of Aerospace Pathology, Department of Forensic Pathology, Armed Forces Institute of Pathology (AFIP) Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, D.C
  • Aerospace Physiologist, Malcolm Grow Medical Center, Andrews AFB, Maryland.          
  • Air Force Institute of Technology, Graduate Student at the Medical College of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia.         
  • Aerospace Physician Extender, USAF Hospital, MacDill AFB, Florida.                          
  • Chief, Aerospace Physiology, USAF Hospital, MacDill AFB, Florida.              
  • Aerospace Physiologist, USAF Hospital, Randolph AFB, Texas.         

 Accomplishments, Contributions, Community Service, Awards:   

  • Air Force Meritorious Service Medal (two Oak Leaf Clusters), US Air Force 
  • Joint Service Commendation Medal, Department of Defense 
  • Air Force Commendation Medal, US Air Force 
  • USAF Outstanding Unit Medal, US Air Force 
  • USAF Expert Marksmanship Medal with Bronze Star Device, US Air Force 
  • National Defense Medal, With Bronze Star Device, Department of Defense 
  • Air Force Association (Life Member) 
  • Past Aerospace Medical Association (Associate Fellow) 
  • Past Life Science and Biomedical Engineering Branch, Aerospace Medical Association
  • Past Aerospace Physiology Society, Aerospace Medical Association 
  • John G. Forbes Award from the Medical College of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University, for the most outstanding student research in 1977. 
  • Active Duty Liasion Officer for the United States Air Force Academy, 1978 to 1979.
  • USAF Chief Biomedical Scientist, Biomedical Sciences Corps, US Air Force. 
  • Board Certified in Aerospace Physiology by the Aerospace Medical Association. 
  • Acquisition Professional Development Program (APDP) Level III Certification in Systems Engineering. 
  • Senior Parachutist and Jumpmaster, US Air Force. 
  • Member, Advisory Editorial Board, Aviation, Space and Environmental Medicine, 1995-1997. 
  • Scientific Journal Reviewer/Referee for Aviation, Space and Environmental Medicine. 
  • Member and Secretary-Treasurer, Aerospace Physiology Certification Board, Aerospace Physiology Society, Aerospace Medical Association, 1991 to 1994.  
  • Chairman, Aerospace Physiology Certification Board, Aerospace Physiology Society, Aerospace Medical Association, 1994 to 1995.
  • Member, United States Parachute Association, 1973-1975. 
  • Senior Parachutist and Jumpmaster, US Air Force. 
  • Jane's "Who's Who in Aviation and Aerospace," 1983-1984. 
  • Naval War College (Seminar, Washington, D.C.), With Distinction, June 1981. 
  • Air War College (Seminar, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH), Outstanding Graduate, June 1993. 
  • Nominee for the William H. Wilmer Docere Award for singular outstanding contributions to advance educational excellence in Aerospace Medicine, US Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine, Brooks AFB, Texas. 
  • Nominee for the Aerospace Physiology Society's 1994 Fred A. Hitchcock Award for lifetime dedication to excellence in both operational physiology and aerospace physiology research. 
  • Certified Acquisition Professional Certification Level II in Intermediate Systems Performance, Research, Development, and Engineering, Acquisition Professional Development Program, Department of the Air Force,December 1994. 
  • Certified Acquisition Professional Certification Level III in Intermediate Systems Performance, Research, Development, and Engineering, Acquisition Professional Development Program, Department of the Air Force, June 1995. 
  • Air Staff Nominee to the Presidential Commission on Women in the Military, 1992. 
  • Director, Combined Federal Campaign (United Way), USAF Hospital, Randolph AFB, Texas.  (Goal achieved for the first time), 1973. 

  • Vice President, Schertz Softball League, Schertz, Texas, 1973
  • Officiated sports on the youth, high school, college and military levels. 
  • Charter Member, INTERBAY JAYCEES, Tampa, Florida, 1975. 
  • Member, First Baptist Church of Camp Springs, Maryland; Ordained Deacon, 1979. Member of the Diaconate, 1979-1982.  Vice Chairman, Diaconate, 1981.  Chairman, Carillon and Sound System Committee, 1980-1981.  Adult Bible Student Teacher, 1979-1983.  Choir member, 1978-1983.  Church Finance Committee, 1982-1983.
  • Member, Kirkwood Baptist Church, Kirkwood, Missouri.  Member of the Christian Life Committee, 1984-1986.  Choir member, 1985-1986.  Member of the Hand Bell Choir, 1985-1986.
  • Member, First Baptist Church, Schertz, Texas. Choir member, 1972-1974, 1986-1990, 2004-Present. Director, Bus Ministry, 1987-1988. Bible Teacher, College and Career Adults, 1987-1988. Department Director, 5th and 6th Grades Boys and Girls, 1988. Interim Choir Director, Fall, 1988. Director, Hand Bell Choir, 2004-Present. Ambassador for Christ Minister (First Baptist Church) at Autumn Winds Retirement Lodge, Schertz, Texas, 2004-Present. 
  • 1980, Maryland Fishing Tournament Citation. 
  • Member, Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barber Shop Quartet Singing in America (SPEBSQSA), 1981 to 1990. 
  • Member, Alexandria Harmonizers, 1981 to 1990.  First Place Winner in SPEBSQSA Middle Atlantic District Chorus Contest.  1982 Third Place Medalist in SPEBSQSA International Chorus Contest.
  • Senior Director for San Antonio Girls Basketball League [high school league three times yearly] since 1996, and basketball official.
  • Member, First Baptist Church, Schertz, Texas, 2002-2007. Choir Member, Sunday School Teacher, Handbell Choir Director 2004-2007.
  • Lay Minister, Autumn Winds Retirement Home, 2004-Present, Silvertree Retirement Home, 2007-Present. 

Publications:

  • Consultant, USAF T.O. 14D1-2-1, "Personnel Parachutes," 1973. 
  • Consultant, USAF AFP 160-5, "Physiological Training," 1973. 
  • Dixon, James P. 1975.  "How to Enlarge a Mess-Dress or, Get the Most Out of Your Diet."  TAC ATTACK, November, 1975. 
  • Stein BE and Dixon J. 1976.  Effects of cortical cooling on visual and nonvisual superior colliculus cells.  Society for Neurosciences 2:1136.  
  • Dixon J and Stein BE 1977.  Receptive field characteristics of visual cells in the superior colliculus of the golden hamster.  Society for Neurosciences 3:558. 
  • Stein BE and Dixon J. 1977.  Nociceptive representation in the superior colliculus.  Society for Neurosciences 3:578. 
  • Stein BE and Dixon J. 1978.  Superior colliculus cells respond to noxious stimuli.  Brain Research 158:65-73. 
  • Stein BE and Dixon JP. 1979.  Properties of superior colliculus neurons in the golden hamster.  Journal of Comparative Neurology 183:269-284. 
  • Dixon JP. 1982.  Arterial oxygen saturation at altitude using a nasal cannula.  Aviation, Space and Environmental Medicine 53:1207-1210. 
  • Spencer JD, Dixon JP, and Wright DS. 1985.  Death at high altitude in the hypobaric chamber.  Journal of Forensic Sciences 30:243-246. 
  • Dixon JP and Forrester T. 1985.  Extracellular ATP associated with amphibian erythrocytes.  (Abstr.) Fed. Proc. 44:1201. 
  • Dixon JP and Forrester T. 1986.  Inhibition of ATP release from frog erythrocytes by probenecid and furosemide.  (Abstr.) Fed. Proc. 45:165. 
  • Neubauer JC, Dixon JP, and Herndon CM. 1988.  Fatal pulmonary decompression sickness:  A case report.  Aviation, Space and Environmental Medicine 59:1181-1184.  
  • Dixon JP. 1992.  Death from altitude-induced decompression sickness:  Major pathophysiological factors. In: Proceedings of the 1990 Hypobaric Decompression Workshop. A.A. Pilmanis, ed. Report Number AL-SR-1992-0005. Armstrong Laboratory, Crew Systems Directorate, Crew Technology Division, Brooks Air Force Base, TX. June 1992, pp. 97-105. 
  • Dixon JP. 1993. Hyperbaric Medical Care at Wright-Patterson AFB.  Medical Service Digest, Vol 44, No. 4, pp. 20-22, Winter Issue.