Membership is open to all individuals interested in contributing to the Center for Space Medicine. The center’s goal is to be a world academic leader in space biomedical research and education, and to translate the advances gained in knowledge and technology to benefit life on Earth.
Space Medicine Center membership categories and criteria are listed below.
Members of the center are active faculty, adjunct faculty or staff of Baylor College of Medicine, who meet one or more of the following criteria:
- Investigators on peer-reviewed grants relevant to space biomedical research or space medicine
- Active collaborators whose research efforts are an essential component of the Center for Space Medicine
- Clinicians and clinical investigators who have professional expertise and experience in space medicine, research and/or education, and who are committed to participation in the center's goals
- Experts and leaders in space biomedical research or space medicine whose teaching efforts are an essential component of the center
Affiliate members are distinguished individuals with expertise and experience relevant to Center for Space Medicine. The criteria are similar to members except that affiliate members are not Baylor faculty or staff. Affiliate members include but are not limited to professors, scientists, astronauts, physicians, NASA personnel, industry leaders and prominent space leaders at the national or international level.
Associate members include junior faculty, postdoctoral fellows, residents and staff at an accredited academic institution, as well as government or industry personnel, with interests relevant to Space Medicine.
Student members participate in and contribute to the center activities. Typically, student members are enrolled in an undergraduate, graduate, medical or health-related degree program.
Honorary members include those individuals in the community who have made significant contributions and who help enable the center to achieve its goals.
Affiliate organizations include academic, commercial and government entities having cooperative or collaborative interactions with the center in areas of mutual interest.
- Will receive space medicine publications and access to the center’s intranet site.
- Will receive invitations to seminars, conferences and retreats sponsored by the center.
- May receive an allocation of center space to conduct activities supporting the center.
- May have access to funds to support work advancing the center’s goal.
- Work with other members of Space Medicine to develop, facilitate and/or participate in center programs.
- Notify center administration of space-related grant proposals in which the member is or plans to be involved.
- Facilitate and/or participate in coordinated center fundraising activities.
Applications & Membership Terms
Applications are reviewed by the Center for Space Medicine Membership Committee, which also reviews current member status on an annual basis. Membership appointments are made in accordance with the above guidelines, allowing for special considerations. The director has the final authority regarding membership.