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Dr. Richard D. Vann

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Vice President

DAN Research
 
Background

Employment History

  • Vice President of Research
    Divers Alert Network Inc
  • Research Director
    Divers Alert Network Inc
  • Assistant Research Professor In Anesthesiology, Safety Officer and Director of Applied Research
    Duke Hyperbaric Center
  • Member, Faculty
    Duke Hyperbaric Center
  • Diving Officer
    Underwater Demolition 12

Board Memberships and Affiliations

Education

  • B.S. , mechanical engineering
    Columbia University
  • biomedical engineering
    Duke University
  • Ph.D. , biomedical engineering
107 Total References
Web References
Alert Diver | The Validation of Dive Computer Decompression Safety
www.alertdiver.com, 17 Nov 2012 [cached]
Richard Vann: DCS is the primary measure of decompression safety, but DCS severity must be considered as well as DCS incidence.
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Vann: There is no gold standard.
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Vann: This is a matter of judgment.
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Richard D. Vann, Ph.D., is the vice president of DAN Research as well as an assistant research professor in anesthesiology, safety officer and director of applied research at the Duke Center for Hyperbaric Medicine and Environmental Physiology in Durham, N.C. Vann is responsible for planning and executing the DAN Research programs; he oversees the coordination of DAN Research activities with the Duke Center for Hyperbaric Medicine and Environmental Physiology and actively promotes DAN Research through speaking engagements, presentations to the dive industry and numerous publications related to diving.
DAN Divers Alert Network : Medical Research : Team
www.divewithdan.org, 25 Sept 2011 [cached]
Richard Vann, Ph.D., DAN Research Consultant
Richard Vann is assistant professor emeritus in anesthesiology at Duke University Medical Center and safety officer and director of applied research at the Duke Center for Hyperbaric Medicine and Environmental Physiology. He coordinates DAN Research activities with the Duke hyperbaric center and actively promotes DAN Research through speaking engagements, presentations to the diving industry and numerous publications related to diving.
Scuba Diving Medical Safety Advice — DAN | Divers Alert Network
www.www.diversalertnetwork.org, 21 Jan 2014 [cached]
Dr. Richard Vann of Divers Alert Network (DAN) has been selected for induction into the 2014 Academy of Underwater Arts and Sciences (AUAS) Fellow Program. This coveted award is widely recognized as the oldest and most prestigious in the diving industry. Every year since 1960, this award has been given to a select group of divers and undersea visionaries who rank at the top of their fields in arts, science, sports/education, environment, and distinguished service. In 1993, AUAS was created to administer the NOGI award.
Dr. Vann, Vice President of Research for DAN (1990-2010), current consultant to DAN and Assistant Professor Emeritus at Duke University Medical Center will be inducted into the AUAS in the Science category and will receive a NOGI Award for his efforts and contributions to the underwater world. Vann’s work in diving and environmental physiology spans nearly 50 years with Divers Alert Network, Ocean Systems, Inc., US Navy Underwater Demolition Team-12, and Duke Hyperbaric Center and includes accomplishments such as the Johnson Space Center’s Group Achievement Award from NASA in 2011 and the Albert R. Behnke Award from the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society 2012 for outstanding scientific contributions to undersea biomedical activity.
“Receiving a NOGI is exciting and quite an honor,†said Dr. Vann. “Understanding diving safety, particularly fatalities and decompression sickness, has been my major professional interest. I am most pleased by this recognition,†added Vann. This NOGI award will be presented to Dr. Vann at the 54th Annual NOGI Awards Gala held during the DEMA Show in November 2014.
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Vann has spent a lifetime advancing dive safety research and it is exciting to see him be celebrated with this great honor.
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Joining Dr. Vann are four other NOGI Awardees: Lad Handelman (Distinguished Service); Richard Ellis (Arts), Bill Macdonald, (Environment), and Mike Hollis, Sports & Education.
Scuba Diving Emergency Response Training — DAN | Divers Alert Network
www.diversalertnetwork.org, 2 Jan 2015 [cached]
In this lecture, Dr. Vann discusses the search for the optimal path to safe decompression from a dive and the struggle to determine acceptable risk.
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Dr. Richard Vann, Vice President of Research at DAN, presented a lecture addressing some of the fundamental principles that govern inert gas exchange between the environment and tissue, and in particular, the profound effects that bubble formation can have on inert gas exchange.
National Board of Diving and Hyperbaric Medical Technology
www.nbdhmt.org, 7 Feb 2009 [cached]
Richard Vann National Board of Diving and Hyperbaric Medical Technology
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Richard Vann Dr. Richard Vann has spent a career in environmental physiology or operational diving with particular emphasis on understanding the physiology of decompression sickness (DCS) and on developing procedures to avoid DCS. Beginning at Ocean Systems in 1967, he served as a Diving Engineer where, among other duties, he learned to compute decompression tables and acted as an experimental subject for dives to 650 feet. This was followed by four years in the Navy, two of these as the Diving Officer for Underwater Demolition 12. After receiving a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering at Duke in 1976, he joined the faculty at the Duke Center for Diving Medicine and Environmental Physiology where he conducted experiments to investigate bubble formation and inert gas exchange and developed decompression tables for scientific diving. In 1986, he began studies for NASA to investigate the use of exercise and other factors for accelerating nitrogen washout during oxygen pre-breathing prior to decompression to space suit pressure.
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