- Press Release
- Oct 3, 2022
Space Health institute selects new research studies to safeguard human health during deep space exploration
The Translational Research Institute for Space Health (TRISH) at Baylor College of Medicine has selected six new biomedical research projects for space applications to receive two years of funding.
These projects aim to develop novel solutions to some of NASA’s highest priority risks to human health and performance during deep space exploration missions.
The Institute is proud to fund this group of innovators working to support human health for deep space exploration,” said Dr. Dorit Donoviel, Director of the Translational Research Institute for Space Health at Baylor College of Medicine. “This work moves us all closer to the day we will send human to Mars.”
Topic areas include imaging in the eye as a means of assessing overall health; physical health surveillance of astronauts on deep space missions; augmented medical knowledge and guidance on deep space missions; and “just in time” medications.
During their two years of funding, awardees will be tasked with delivering groundbreaking investigative research in these areas to protect astronaut health in deep space.
More information on the selections, including the names of the awardees, can be found at: https://www.nasa.gov/feature/