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Meeting Reports for 2006

National Institutes of Health (NIH) and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Meeting on Space-Related Health Research

December 8, 2006 (historical)
Time: 10 am to 4 pm

Location: NIH Campus, Building 31, C wing
6th floor, Conference room 10
Bethesda, Maryland

Meeting Goals

  • To share information across key Federal agencies about space-related health research interests and activities.
  • To identify potential opportunities for collaborations to facilitate space-related health research.


Welcome, Introductions, and Overview of Meeting Goals

Dr. Stephen Katz, Director, National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, NIH and

Dr. David Longnecker, Chair, Committee on Aerospace Medicine and Medicine for Extreme Environments, Institute of Medicine

NIH Perspective on Benefits of Collaborations

Dr. Elias Zerhouni, Director, NIH

NASA Advisory Council

Hon. Harrison Schmitt, Apollo 17 Astronaut and Chairman, NASA Advisory Council

NASA/NIH Center for Three Dimensional Tissue Culture

Dr. Joshua Zimmerberg, Chief, Laboratory of Cellular and Molecular Biophysics, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, NIH

Current NASA Research Efforts in the Life and Health Sciences

Dr. Neal Pellis, Associate Director, Human Research Program Science Management Office, Space Life Sciences Directorate, NASA

Research Opportunities Using the International Space Station

Dr. Mark Uhran, Assistant Associate Administrator, International Space Station, NASA

Discussion led by Drs. Uhran and Pellis

Round Robin: Overview of Current Research Efforts and Future Interest Areas

Agency Representatives

Working Lunch

Round Robin (continued)

Strategies to Enhance Future Collaborations

Discussion led by Hon. Schmitt

Next Steps - Where Do We Go From Here?

Drs. Katz and Longnecker