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TRISH Press Releases - 2023


TRISH seeking scientist proposals to advance space health research 
Dec. 18 - TRISH is seeking innovative proposals for projects that recruit and engage researchers new to space biomedical research. Selected proposals will receive a partnership grant as part of the Space Health Ingress Program (SHIP). Read the announcement

BCM, Australian Antarctic Division announce agreement to advance collaboration in space health research 
Nov. 30 - A new agreement between TRISH and the Australian Antarctic Division will enable a new international collaboration for scientific research and discovery in the field of space health to better understand human resilience and behavioral health in remote and isolated environments resembling the challenges of spaceflight. Read the announcement

TRISH to study spaceflight effects on genome and nervous system on Axiom Space's Ax-3 Mission
Nov. 28 - TRISH will conduct a suite of human health and performance research projects during Axiom Space’s upcoming Axiom Mission 3 (Ax-3) to the International Space Station (ISS), scheduled to launch in 2024. Read the announcement.

TRISH selects healthcare and data management projects for spaceflights
Nov. 1 - TRISH announced two new projects with Ejenta and TrialX to develop systems to improve healthcare delivery and data management for spaceflight participants and researchers.

TRISH calls for postdoctoral proposals for fellowship program
Oct. 4 - TRISH announced it is seeking proposals for its postdoctoral fellowship program, which supports early career scientists pursuing research with the potential to reduce the human health risks associated with spaceflight.

TRISH selects 2023 class of space health postdoctoral fellows
July 18 - TRISH announces its selections for the TRISH 2023 fellowship cohort of postdoctoral researchers. Read the announcement.

Baylor, Korea National Institute of Health collaborate to further space health research
April 27 – A new agreement between Baylor College of Medicine’s Center for Space Medicine and the Korea National Institute of Health (KNIH) will enable new international collaboration for scientific research and discovery in the field of space health.

TRISH seeking proposals for data transfer technology for space health
April 6 – TRISH announced it is seeking proposals for developing a health and research data management platform for humans journeying into space.

TRISH research on Axiom's Ax-2 Mission to examine effects of spaceflight on humans
March 20 – TRISH announced several human health and performance research projects to be conducted aboard Axiom Mission 2 (Ax-2) to the International Space Station (ISS).


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TRISH In the News - 2024


What would happen to a dead body in space? 
Feb. 17 - TRISH chief engineer Jimmy Wu tells Live Science all the details of what would happen to a body in space in the dangerous environment space provides. 

Q&A: Solving astronauts’ health challenges in deep space could have payoffs on Earth
Feb. 16 - STAT asked and TRISH executive director Dr. Dorit Donoviel answered. In this Q&A session, explore the risks of deep space travel, the research aimed to address them, and the ways in which their findings can help humans on and off the planet.

The ‘Wild West’ of space research 
Feb. 1 - How will the new wave of commercial spaceflight affect the rigor and quality of scientific research in space? In this article, TRISH Executive Director Dorit Donoviel talks with Aerospace America about the need for guidelines that ensure safe and ethical research in space health.  

Space health advancement reaches beyond borders 
Jan. 30 - TRISH communications fellow Esha Raut spotlights three of Baylor College of Space Medicine’s international partners in this blog about the importance of international collaboration in space health.  

New effort seeks to study health issues for private astronauts 
Jan. 26 - In this SpaceNews article discussing various studies on the health of private astronauts, TRISH Chief Scientific Officer Jennifer Fogarty emphasizes the importance of understanding the impact space travel has on women’s health. 

Countdown continues for SpaceX mission headed to the International Space Station 
Jan. 17 - Ahead of Axiom Space’s third mission to the International Space Station, TRISH Chief Medical Officer Emmanuel Urquieta sits down with NPR to discuss the changes astronauts experience before, during and after their time in space. 

Space travel taxes astronauts’ brains. But microbes on the menu could help in unexpected ways 
Jan. 16 - How do we level up astronaut food to better support humans on the long trip to Mars? TRISH Executive Director Dr. Dorit Donoviel co-authors this piece fo The Conversation on the challenges of getting to Mars, the relationship between diet and mental health, and the importance of microbes in maintaining the well-being of our astronauts.  


TRISH In the News Archives