Baylor's TRI Offering Postdoctoral Fellowships

Funding Opportunity: Postdoctoral fellowships to safeguard astronaut health and performance during deep space exploration
The Translational Research Institute (TRI), led by Baylor College of Medicine, 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. TRI is also committed to developing a robust and well-trained workforce that can enable NASA’s missions. TRI is releasing a funding opportunity that seeks to support the nation’s brightest postdoctoral fellows in performing research related to human spaceflight. Two-year fellowships are available in any U.S. laboratory carrying out biomedical research.
Fellowships enable young scientists to train as independent investigators with their own research projects while continuing to learn from experienced faculty mentors. The program serves as a mechanism to strengthen the high-tech workforce of the future.
Applicants must submit research proposals together with an identified mentor and institution. Independent investigators with existing research grant support may request to be listed as possible mentors for this program by contacting no later than June 29, 2017. Selected applicants will receive a stipend for salary support, allowance for health insurance, and travel funds for related scientific meetings. An optional, competitive third year of support is possible. Funds to support the research itself must be supplied by the mentor.
All categories of United States (U.S.) institutions are eligible to submit proposals (universities, federal government laboratories, the private sector, and state and local government laboratories).
The solicitation is available at Full proposals submitted through will be due on July 31, 2017. Technical questions should be directed to the NSPIRES help desk at or Programmatic or scientific questions may be directed to Dr. Dorit Donoviel, TRI Interim Director at
The Translational Research Institute (TRI) is funded by a cooperative agreement from NASA to Baylor College of Medicine with consortium partners California Institute of Technology and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The Institute’s mission is to lead a national effort in translating cutting-edge, emerging terrestrial research into applied space flight and to support human risk-mitigation for exploration missions beyond low Earth orbit.

AsMA Denver Meeting Proceedings Available

Recorded proceedings of the AsMA 88th Annual Scientific Meeting in Denver are now available!

If you did NOT attend the AsMA 88th Annual Scientific Meeting in Denver, you can instantly access the 2017 Recordings by ordering online.

Registered Attendees receive Online Access to the Recordings as part of the registration fee for the meeting! Look for an email from AsMA with the link to the online library and instructions to access the proceedings.

The recorded sessions for the AsMA 88th Annual Scientific Meeting are available for:

  • All 90+ Sessions Online - $199 (Free with Paid Registration)
  • Online + Thumb Drive Back-Up - $249
  • Single Sessions - $20 each
  • Thumb Drive Upgrade (Registered Attendees Only) - $50

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Volunteers Needed for 45-Day HERA Study

NASA-JSC Test Subject Screening is recruiting volunteers for a 68-day study (including training and post-data collection) to simulate flight operations and confinement. Subjects will spend 45 days in confined habitation in the Human Exploration Research Analog (HERA) facility at JSC. Researchers will collect blood, urine and saliva; study personal behaviors; and evaluate team cohesion, cognition and communication.

We are seeking healthy non-smokers ages 30 to 55. You must pass a JSC physical and psychological assessment to qualify. Subjects must take no medications, have no dietary restrictions, have a BMI of 29 or less, be 74 inches or less in height and have no history of sleepwalking. Volunteers must also have highly technical skills and a Master of Science degree in a science, technology, engineering or math discipline or equivalent years of experience.

Volunteers will be compensated.

View NASA Human Exploration Research Analog (HERA) flyer and get more information here.

Send CV or resume

Interested? Contact Linda Byrd, RN, at 281-483-7284, and Rori Yager, RN, at 281-483-7240. 

Winner of the 2016 AsMA Fellows Scholarship

The AsMA Fellows Scholarship Committee is pleased to announce their selection of the winner of the 2016 scholarship.  Karina Marshall Goebel, Ph.D. won the scholarship for her presentation and publication of a manuscript on "Intracranial and Intraocular Pressure During Various Degrees of Head-Down Tilt”.  

The $2,000 AsMA Fellows Scholarship is funded by the AsMA Foundation and is presented annually to an AsMA member who is a student in an aerospace medicine residency program, graduate program in aerospace medicine (Master or Ph.D.), medical certificate or aerospace diploma course, or in a full time education/training program in the allied fields of nursing, physiology, human factors, psychology, ergonomics, and engineering.  Selection criteria include delivering a slide or poster presentation as a first author at the AsMA Annual Scientific Meeting and then submitting a manuscript as first author for publication in AsMA’s Aerospace Medicine & Human Performance (AMHP) Journal based on the same topic and/or material covered in the slide or poster presentation.   The winner is selected by the AsMA Fellows Scholarship Committee based on the highest scientific value, originality, quality and relevance of the applicant’s presentation and AMHP manuscript related to the field of aerospace medicine (including allied scientific disciplines).  Special consideration is given to those applicants who are at an early stage in their career development.

Melchor Antuñano, M.D., M.S.
AsMA Fellows Scholarship Committee