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TRISH Press Releases - 2022


TRISH selects two projects to advance human space health research through cellular repair
Nov. 21 – TRISH announced its selection of two projects that will protect astronaut health by enhancing pre-existing cellular repair. The awards are part of TRISH’s Biomedical Research Advances for Space Health solicitation.

TRISH sends human health experiments aboard Polaris Dawn Mission
Nov. 2 – TRISH will send a series of human health research experiments aboard the upcoming Polaris Dawn mission, the first in a series of human spaceflight missions from the Polaris Program. Read the announcement.

Polaris Dawn selects 38 science and research experiments to advance human health and space exploration
Oct. 24 – Polaris Dawn announced the selection of research for the mission, including many TRISH-sponsored projects.

TRISH fellowship seeks to train space health scientists
Sept. 29 – TRISH announced a fellowship opportunity for postdoctoral scientists tackling the challenges of deep space exploration. Read the release

TRISH awards three postdoctoral fellowships to further space health research
July 7 – TRISH announced the new fellowship cohort of postdoctoral researchers supported by the TRISH Academy of Bioastronautics. Read the release.

TRISH partners with academic institutions to increase diversity in space health
June 21 – TRISH announced new funded partnerships with teams at Texas State University and the University of Florida, awardees of TRISH’s Diversity Partnership Solicitation Program. The awards are an important aspect of TRISH’s ongoing commitment to increasing engagement from underrepresented groups in the field of space health research. Read the release.

TRISH releases space health documentary and resourcesMay 23 – TRISH releases the Space Health: Surviving in the Final Frontier documentary, exploring the health challenges of human spaceflight. The film features astronauts, scientists, and innovators all working to keep humans healthy in space. Read the release.

Axiom Space Ax-1 mission to expand health, technology researchers’ access to the ISS
March 17 – TRISH adds the Ax-1 crew members’ biomedical data to the Institute’s EXPAND database to help further human exploration in space. Read the release.

TRISH to enhance research on Ax-1 mission, data on human spaceflight impacts
March 3 – TRISH will sponsor important human health and performance research on the Ax-1 mission, the world’s first all-private astronaut mission to the International Space Station. Read the release.

TRISH Names Space Medicine Veteran as Chief Scientific Officer
Feb. 22 – The Translational Research Institute for Space Health at Baylor College of Medicine with consortium partners, Caltech and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, announces the addition of Jennifer Fogarty, Ph.D., as the Institute’s chief scientific officer. View article.

TRISH to collaborate with Polaris Program on human health research in space during historic mission
Feb. 14
 – TRISH will collaborate with the Polaris Program by conducting human health space research during the Polaris Dawn mission targeted to launch late 2022. Read the release.

TRISH releases a partnership funding opportunity to increase diversity in space research
Feb. 1
 – The TRISH 2022 Diversity Partnership Solicitation calls for proposals from potential partners to innovate and implement strategies to target and increase engagement from diverse populations of researchers and trainees. Read the release.

TRISH: funding for companies to solve health challenges for lunar missions
Jan. 20
 – The TRISH 2022 Industry Solicitation calls for medical monitoring and real-time guidance proposals that could aid astronauts during lunar missions. Read the release.


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TRISH In the News - 2022


What healthcare insights can we gain from space exploration? 
Nov. 7 – TRISH deputy director and chief innovation officer James Hury spoke with MedCity News TRISH's work: adapting known tech for space applications and using space-based insights to improve healthcare at home

The future of medicine in space: drug development, manufacturing, and beyond Phantom 
Oct. 6 – What will the future of medicine in space look like? Clinical Trials Arena spoke with TRISH Chief Medical Officer Dr. Emmanuel Urquieta about the risks to human health in space. 

Phantom Mannequins will help us understand how cosmic radiation affects female bodies Sex in space will look like nothing we've ever seen before
Sept. 22 – The Daily Beast consulted TRISH Chief Scientific Officer Dr. Jennifer Fogarty on the implications and risks associated with conception in space. 

Phantom Mannequins will help us understand how cosmic radiation affects female bodies
Aug. 19 – Popular Science spoke to TRISH chief scientific officer Dr. Jennifer Fogarty about the challenges and solutions for keeping humans, specifically females, healthy during Artemis missions to the moon and future deep space missions. 

TRISH connects research for hydrocephalus to space health
July 22 – TRISH Investigator Dr. Michael Williams, NASA astronaut Dr. Michael Barratt, Polaris Dawn's Kidd Poteet, and TRISH leadership spoke at a panel during the Hydrocephalus Association Annual Conference. KXAN shared the importance of space research to help find a solution to hydrocephalus on Earth.

Space innovations lead to a healthier life
April 12 – TRISH Executive Director Dr. Dorit Donoviel’s TEDx talk at Baylor College of Medicine focuses on how space health research can impact lives here on Earth and the terrestrial applications of TRISH research. 

4 Astronauts will help scientists learn how space travel affects the human body
April 8 – TRISH Chief Scientific Officer Dr. Jennifer Fogarty’s discussion with NPR affiliate WMFE was featured on Morning Edition.

TRISH research on the Ax-1 mission
April 8 – During the Ax-1 launch live stream, TRISH Chief Medical Officer Dr. Emmanuel Urquieta explains each of the research projects that are collecting biomedical data on the Ax-1 crew members.

SpaceX private Ax-1 mission’s science includes self-assembling robots and light-powered air filters
April 4 – highlights research part of the Ax-1 mission, including TRISH biomedical data collection.

A new era of space science takes flight thanks to private civilian missions
March 29 – As Axiom Space’s Ax-1 mission prepares for launch, TRISH Chief Scientific Officer Dr. Jennifer Fogarty shares the benefits of increased access to space and what it could mean for space health research on WMFE’s Are We There Yet podcast.

Establishment of an open biomedical database for commercial spaceflight
March 22 – TRISH’s Dr. Dorit Donoviel, James Hury, Dr. Emmanuel Urquieta, and Jimmy Wu draft a letter in Nature Medicine that highlights the work TRISH is doing in creating the first-ever biomedical database for commercial spaceflight.

Astronaut blood samples reveal health risks posed by space flight
March 10 – TRISH-funded investigator Dr. David Goukassian’s work is helping us access information on the health effects of spaceflight, including more data points that could help us build a clearer picture. TRISH Chief Scientific Officer Dr. Jennifer Fogarty offers context on a recently published paper in Forbes.

VCU researcher receives NASA funding to study bone, muscle loss in spaceflight
Feb. 24 – TRISH-funded postdoctoral fellow Dr. Michael Friedman was awarded NASA grant funding to research the effect of genetic factors on bone and muscle loss during low-gravity spaceflight. Read the story in Commonwealth Times.

Just a few months in space may permanently rewire your brain
Feb. 22 – What happens to your brain in space? TRISH Chief Scientific Officer Dr. Jennifer Fogarty says we can learn a lot about the body by the changes that happen in space. Read the Daily Beast story.

Mars mission could bring health benefits on Earth
Feb. 9
 – TRISH chief medical officer, Dr. Emmanuel Urquieta, talked to Nature Medicine about the benefits of space health research on future Mars missions and the applications it can have on earth.

It’s time to take reproduction in space seriously
Jan. 29 
– Axios spoke to TRISH Lead Scientist Dr. Gary Strangman for a space health perspective on whether humans can safely reproduce in space.

Study: Astronauts are losing 3 million red blood cells every second in space
Jan. 20
 – Popular Science tapped TRISH Executive Director Dr. Dorit Donoviel for comment on a study suggesting astronauts may experience space anemia longer than previously thought. Read the article.


TRISH In the News Archives