Navigation Links
NSBRI renews space life sciences graduate programs at MIT, Texas A&M
Date:8/9/2012

HOUSTON (Aug. 9, 2012) The National Space Biomedical Research Institute (NSBRI) has renewed awards for its Graduate Education Program in Space Life Sciences to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Texas A&M University. In its seventh year, this innovative education program allows participating students to work toward a Ph.D. that focuses specifically on space life sciences. MIT and Texas A&M will each receive $1 million over a five-year period.

"MIT and Texas A&M are two leading academic institutions that have made significant contributions to the nation's human spaceflight program," said Dr. Jeffrey P. Sutton, NSBRI president and CEO. "NSBRI is proud to continue support for graduate education programs at Texas A&M and MIT. These programs have been successful in training outstanding young scientists and engineers in space life sciences and in promoting research excellence in the next generation of space biomedical leaders."

Students participating in the Texas A&M University Ph.D. Training Program in Space Life Sciences earn a Certificate in Space Life Sciences. This is in addition to a doctorate in genetics, kinesiology, nuclear engineering (health physics), nutrition or medical sciences from the university.

The Bioastronautics Ph.D. Program at MIT is a part of the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology. This program combines training in space life sciences, aerospace engineering and space medicine.

In addition to training students, the NSBRI Graduate Education Program is developing and evaluating education modules at MIT and A&M that can be implemented at other accredited doctoral programs across the nation.

Each summer, students from the MIT and Texas A&M programs participate in an enrichment program in Houston. Summer activities include the week-long Summer Bioastronautics Institute at NSBRI Headquarters. The Institute features space life sciences and professional development lectures by NSBRI and NASA scientists and Baylor College of Medicine faculty. Participants then receive a nine-week assignment at Johnson Space Center.


'/>"/>

Contact: Brad Thomas
rbthomas@bcm.edu
713-798-7595
National Space Biomedical Research Institute
Source:Eurekalert

Related biology news :

1. Premier Healthcare Renews Supplier Agreement with Masimo
2. Space research institute awards funding to promising medical products
3. University of Tennessee Space Institute researchers develop laser technology to fight cancer
4. What does a tree growing faster than its neighbor look like from outer space?
5. Scientists make stunning inner space observations
6. Researchers announce GenomeSpace environment to connect genomic tools
7. Scientists complete first-ever emperor penguin count from space
8. Scientists count penguins from space
9. Space research institute honors Sen. Hutchison with Pioneer Award
10. European grasslands challenge rainforests as the most species-rich spaces on Earth
11. First Indian-European research networking projects in the social sciences launched
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:2/1/2016)... -- Today, the first day of American Heart Month, the ... first of its kind workplace health solution that leverages ... first application of Watson to ... Welltok will create a new offering that combines AHA,s ... on Welltok,s health optimization platform. The effort is intended ...
(Date:1/27/2016)... Ohio , Jan. 27, 2016  Rite Track, ... based in West Chester, Ohio ... award winning service staff, based in Austin, ... capacity and ability to provide modifications, installations and technical ... Dovalina , CEO of PLUS, commented, "PLUS has provided ...
(Date:1/22/2016)... 22, 2016 ... of the  "Global Behavioral Biometric Market ... --> http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/4lmf2s/global_behavioral ) has announced ... Biometric Market 2016-2020"  report to their ... Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/4lmf2s/global_behavioral ) has announced the ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:2/8/2016)... 2016  NanoViricides, Inc. (NYSE MKT: NNVC) (the "Company"), a nanomedicine ... , MD, MPH, will present information about the company,s programs at ... New York City . --> ... Room at 5:30PM EST. Registered attendees can request a one on ... . --> New York City ...
(Date:2/8/2016)... , February 8, 2016 ... Genetics" or the "Company"), the ultra-rapid Point-Of-Care (POC) molecular diagnostics ... Mark its Chlamydia trachomatis (CT) test to be launched on ... IVD Directive (98/79/EC), the CT test is now cleared for ... --> The launch of the io® CT test ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... , Feb. 5, 2016 ATCC, the ... poised to assist the medical and life science researchers ... Zika Virus infection.   CDC website . ... --> Zika virus is a single-stranded RNA virus ... the West Nile, Dengue and Chikungunya Viruses. Zika virus ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... 5, 2016 Amarantus BioScience Holdings, ... focused on developing products for Regenerative Medicine, Neurology and ... Disease Designation (RPDD) from the US Food and Drug ... MANF was previously granted orphan drug designation (ODD) by ... Amarantus BioScience Holdings, Inc. (OTCQB: AMBS), ...
Breaking Biology Technology: