TRI News Releases

3-D Printable Tools May Help Study Astronaut Health
If humans are destined for deep space, they need to understand the space environment changes health, including aging and antibiotic resistance. Read more.

New Director Named
Dr. Dorit Donoviel has been named the new TRI for Space Health director. Read the press release.

How Are Astronaut’s Brains Different Than Yours and Mine?
Read the fascinating article in The Verge where TRI for Space Health interim director Dorit Donoviel, Ph.D., describes how gravity makes all the difference.

Technology Is Changing How We Respond to Emergencies
TRI for Space Health’s interim director Dr. Dorit Donoviel participates in a Futurecast Technology Innovation Series panel discussion and correlates how space technologies are helping us here on Earth.

Postdoctoral Fellowship Announcement
TRI for Space Health awarded four postdoctoral fellowships to early career scientists. Each grantee will conduct a two-year project designed to safeguard and enhance astronaut health during deep space exploration missions. Read the selection announcement for more information.

TRI for Space Health's First Selection Announcement
The institute awarded ten innovative research and technology grants to enhance astronaut health. “We are thrilled to find, fund, and facilitate the maturation of medical advances that have the potential to make exploration of deep space safer for humans,” said Dr. Dorit Donoviel, TRI for Space Health interim director and associate professor at Baylor. “By setting the bar high, we are accelerating inventions in healthcare.” Learn more about our new projects by reading the Baylor news release.

Investing in the Next Generation of Scientists
Two-year fellowships are available in any U.S. laboratory carrying out biomedical research. TRI for Space Health has been tasked by NASA to identify and fund groundbreaking research and development that can reduce the risks to the health and performance of humans on space exploration missions. Read the solicitation for application instructions.

Funding Opportunity
Our first research announcement is now open! The newly established Translational Research Institute led by Baylor College of Medicine seeks innovative and disruptive technologies, techniques, and countermeasures that will enable and enhance human exploration of deep space. The Institute’s goal is to fund innovative approaches that will reduce multiple risks to human health on missions beyond low Earth orbit. Learn more about TRI's call for proposals by reading the Baylor news release

New Ways to Protect Astronauts
Read the NASA press release about the creation of the Translational Research Institute; view the news release from Baylor College of Medicine.