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TRISH Announces 2020 Industry Awards

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NASA Astronaut Suni Williams, fully suited in SpaceX’s spacesuit, interfaces with the display inside a mock-up of the Crew Dragon spacecraft in Hawthorne, California, during a testing exercise on Tuesday, April 3, 2018.
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Three companies were selected from TRISH's 2020 Industry Solicitation to advance new approaches to protect astronaut health and performance on a mission to Mars.

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2020 Space Radiation Solicitation Awards Announced

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TRISH has awarded five research teams to study and develop novel countermeasures against space-relevant ionizing radiation exposure.

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2020 Postdoctoral Fellowships Announced

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On May 30, 2020, NASA astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken successfully blasted off to the International Space Station, onboard SpaceX’s Crew Dragon. High caliber scientists, physicians, and biomedical engineers are needed to bring forward necessary health innovations for deep space exploration.
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The Translational Research Institute for Space Health (TRISH) has announced the award of five postdoctoral fellowships, to support the careers of outstanding early career scientists working in space-translatable life sciences

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Biomedical Research Advances for Space Health (BRASH) 1901 Selections Announced

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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.

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2019 Postdoctoral Fellowships Announced

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The Translational Research Institute for Space Health (TRISH) recently announced the award of postdoctoral fellowships to six outstanding early career scientists working in space-translatable life sciences.

Each awardee will undertake a two-year project that addresses challenges to astronaut health during deep-space exploration missions.

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TRISH Awards $1.5M for Medical Innovations

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Impact crater in the Sirenum Fossae region of Mars on March 30, 2015.
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On April 1, 2019, the Translational Research Institute for Space Health announced $1.5 million in grant awards to nine companies researching medical technologies for preserving astronaut health in space exploration.

These nine companies will advance their biomedical research into technologies for predicting and protecting astronaut health. Research topics include lab tests for use in space, multi-parameter health assessment and health surveillance systems, and onboard manufacturing of active ingredients for medication.

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Award Recipients for BRASH 1801 Announced

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BRASH 1801 Solicitation
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The Translational Research Institute for Space Health (TRISH) recently awarded 15 new investigative researchers via the Biomedical Research Advances for Space Health (BRASH) 1801 solicitation. The scope of these projects spans across six areas of interest in the hopes of delivering solutions for astronaut health in space.

• Predictive algorithms of health, behavior, and medical events
• Improving resilience through nucleotide-based therapy
• Non-pharmacological improvement of human performance
• Multipurpose edible plants for spaceflight applications
• New materials for shielding medications
• Test your expired medications

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2018 Postdoctoral Fellowships Announced

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The Translational Research Institute for Space Health (TRISH) recently welcomed two new postdoctoral fellows. Congratulations to Drs. Michael Friedman and Lindsey Haggett! See more information about their projects below.

Michael Friedman, Ph.D., Virginia Commonwealth University
Genetic Variability in Microgravity-Induced Bone and Muscle Loss
Mentor: Henry Donahue, Ph.D.

Lindsey Haggett, Ph.D., Baylor College of Medicine
Mechanisms of Protection from Radiation by Natural Proteins
Mentor: Susan Rosenberg, Ph.D.

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