Feb. 6-7, 2019: Spaces for Space MIT Media Lab Workshop-Optimizing Behavioral Health & Cognitive Performance in Confined Environments

In collaboration with consortium partner MIT and industry collaborators, TRISH will be presenting a workshop to explore innovations and research related to the multi-sensory design elements of interior environments that may improve health and performance in space. The participants will include a panel of leaders hailing from a wide range of fields in academia, industry and healthcare, including psychology, neuroscience, ecology, and artificial intelligence, interior design, and architecture-- to name a few. The February 2019 meeting will be live-streamed and will include a discussion of the viability of replicating and simulating earth-like environments in space. Register for the workshop here.


Health Equity Grand Rounds (in collaboration with Emergency Medicine Grand Rounds, Center for Space Medicine, and Translational Research Institute for Space Health) 
Alyson J. McGregor, M.D., M.A., associate professor of Emergency Medicine and director of the Division of Sex and Gender in Emergency Medicine, The Warren Alpert Medical School, Brown University, presented at the Baylor College of Medicine Health Equity Grand Rounds. Watch the recording of her speech "How the Evolution of Sex and Gender-Based Research Impacts the Practice of Medicine."

TRISH Announces Industry Grant Award Winners
The institute, in partnership with Consortia for Improving Medicine with Innovation and Technology (CIMIT), has awarded three companies grants to further research related to artificial intelligence or point-of-care diagnostics that could help enhance astronaut human health and performance in deep space. Read the press release.

Space Health Institute Releases Call for Proposals for Postdoctoral Fellowships
Now through July 31, TRISH is accepting applications for its postdoctoral fellowship program. The two-year grant - with a potential for a third year of funding - is for research related to human health and performance in deep space. Applicants must submit research proposals together with an identified mentor and institution. Read the press release to learn more about the solicitation.

Translational Research Institute for Space Health Announces Grant Opportunity for Space Health Research
Biomedical Research Advances for Space Health (BRASH) is the latest solicitation from TRISH. The solicitation focuses on six topics: 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, or Test your expired medications. Initial applications are due by April 16. Read the press release.

TRISH Senior Innovation Portfolio Manager Presents at Mexican Space Agency Forum
Dr. Emmanuel Urquieta, senior innovation portfolio manager for TRISH, presented at the Mexican Space Agency's conference "Towards New Horizons of Medicine."

Forbes Mexico Interviews TRISH's Dr. Emmanuel Urquieta in Advance of Forum Forbes de Salud 
The online news organization Forbes Mexico discusses Dr. Urquieta's passion for spaceflight and his path from medical doctor to TRISH - and everything in between. Read the fascinating and engaging interview.

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
TRISH 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.