Human Habitation and Health in Space

#Space #Microgravity #Habitation #Physiology #Medicine #SpaceStation #Moon #Mars #NASA

The effects of microgravity on the human body will be key factors affecting long-term human habitation in space. This includes human missons to the moon and Mars. Dr. Arnauld Nicogossian will share his expertise and experience in this area acquired through his service as Chief Medical Office for NASA and his extensive collaboration with international researchers.

This is a wonderful opportunity to get an insider's look at the human elements of the US space program and a peek into similar aspects of international programs.





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  • Date: 29 Feb 2024
  • Time: 07:00 PM to 08:00 PM
  • All times are (UTC-06:00) Central Time (US & Canada)
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  • Starts 23 February 2024 05:30 PM
  • Ends 29 February 2024 07:45 PM
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Arnauld Nicogossian


Do Doctors Make Space Calls? Physiological factors affecting sustained human habitation in microgravity.


Dr. Arnauld Nicogossian served as the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Associate Administrator for Life and Microgravity Sciences, Designated Agency Health and Safety Official, Chief Medical Officer and Senior Advisor for Health Affairs. He managed and funded an extensive portfolio of research and development in the areas of space biology, medicine, physics and chemistry. He was responsible for the oversight of the NASA workforce occupational and astronaut’s health programs.

Dr. Nicogossian is a Distinguished Research Professor (affiliate) and former Director of the Center for Study of International Medical Policies and Practices, at the Schar School of Public Policy and Government, George Mason University (SSPG/GMU). He developed and thought the concentration and certificate “Global Challenges and Threats and Medical Policy” graduate courses these two courses were thought from 2007 until 2018.  Dr. Nicogossian is a part-time faculty at the APUS developing and teaching a concentration in “Human Factors in Space Systems Design.” He currently serves as a health care provider at the Catholic Charities Free Clinic in Manassas VA and mentors nursing and premed students.



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