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Michael Braukus

Headquarters, Washington, DC November 28, 1995


(Phone: 202/358-1979)

RELEASE: 95-210

NASA AWARDS LIFE AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES RESEARCH GRANTS

NASA has selected 46 proposals to receive two and


three-year grants for conducting ground-based or space-borne
life sciences research, totaling approximately $15 million.

The purpose of these grants is to encourage science and


technology research in the space life sciences. The grants
funded through this annual NASA research announcement
support a program of research that conducts experiments on
Earth and in space to provide the basic understanding of the
role of gravity in biological processes.

Sponsored by NASA's Office of Life and Microgravity


Sciences and Applications, Washington, DC, this research
offers investigators the opportunity to take advantage of
NASA's life and biomedical sciences research facilities to
improve the understanding of fundamental biological
processes.

NASA received 380 proposals in response to this


research announcement. The proposals were subjected to a
fully external peer-review through assembled panels made up
of scientific and technical experts. The selected proposals
represent the following areas: space biology (16); space
physiology and countermeasures (11); environmental health
(2); space radiation health (3); space human factors (3);
advanced life support (5); advanced extravehicular activity
systems (1); advanced technology development (2); data
analysis (2) and interdisciplinary proposals (1).

NASA's life and biomedical sciences grants provide


investigators with the opportunity to study and characterize
basic biological mechanisms in ways not possible on Earth.
By using access to space as a research tool, NASA-sponsored
research will advance fundamental knowledge of the way in
which weightlessness, radiation, and other aspects of the
spaceflight environment interact with biological processes.
These grants also seek to enhance the application of this
knowledge to procedures and technologies that enable humans
to live, work and explore in space and to benefit the health
and well-being of people on Earth.

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The scientists selected for NASA life sciences research


grants are:

Clarence P. Alfrey, M.D., Ph. D., Baylor College of


Medicine, Houston, TX
Mark G. Allen, Ph. D., Physical Sciences, Inc., Andover, MA
Gordon L. Amidon, Ph. D., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor,
MI
Mary H. Barcellos-Hoff, Ph. D., Lawrence Berkeley
Laboratory, Berkeley, CA
Wilhelm Becker, Ph. D., Universitat Hamburg, Hamburg,
Germany
Volker Blum, Ph. D., Ruhr-Universitat of Bochum, Bochum,
Germany
David P. Cadogan, ILC Dover, Inc., Frederica, DE
Daniel J. Cosgrove, Ph. D., Pennsylvania State University,
University Park, PA
Brian L. Davis, Ph. D., The Cleveland Clinic Foundation,
Cleveland, OH
Daniel L. Feeback, Ph. D., NASA Johnson Space Center,
Houston, TX
Arny A. Ferrando, Ph. D., Shriners Burns Institute,
Galveston, TX
Suzanne M. Fortney, Ph. D., NASA Johnson Space Center,
Houston, TX
Alan S. Gevins, Sc. D., EEG Systems Laboratory, San
Francisco, CA
Ary L. Goldberger, M.D., Beth Israel Hospital, Boston, MA
Karl H. Hasenstein, Ph. D., University of Southwest
Louisiana, Lafayette, LA
Eileen M. Hasser, Ph. D., University of Missouri-Columbia,
Columbia, MO
Bertold Hock, Ph.D., University of Munihen at Weikenstephan,
Freising, Germany
Michael F. Holick, M.D., Ph. D., Boston University School of
Medicine, Boston, MA
Kenneth C. Jenks, NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX
Christian J. Lambertsen, M.D., University of Pennsylvania
Medical Center,
Philadelphia, PA
Terri L. Lomax, Ph. D., Oregon State University, Corvallis,
OR
James C. Maida, NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX
Patrick H. Masson, Ph. D., University of Wisconsin, Madison,
WI
Gordon A. McFeters, Ph. D., Montana State University,
Bozeman, MT
Robert J. Peterka, Ph. D., Legacy Good Samaritan Hospital,
Portland, OR
Duane L. Pierson, Ph. D., NASA Johnson Space Center,
Houston, TX
Marc D. Porter, Ph. D., Iowa State University, Ames, IA
Hinrich Rahmann, Ph. D., University of Stuttgart-Hohenheim,
Stuttgart, Germany
Stanley J. Roux, Ph. D., The University of Texas at Austin,
Austin, TX
David W. Rowe, M.D., University of Connecticut Health
Center, Farmington, CT
Mitchell B. Schaffler, Ph. D., Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit,
MI
Heide Schatten, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
Martin P. Schreibman, Ph. D., Brooklyn College, CUNY,
Brooklyn, NY
Daniel Serfaty, Alphatech, Inc., Burlington, MA
Sergei I. Sukharev, Ph. D., University of Wisconsin,
Madison, WI
Kwangjae Sung, Ph. D., NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston,
TX
Arthur J. Sytkowski, M.D., Harvard Medical School, Boston,
MA
James G. Tidball, Ph. D., University of California, Los
Angeles, CA
Russell T. Turner, Ph. D., Mayo Foundation, Rochester, MN
Charles A. Waldren, Ph. D., Colorado State University, Fort
Collins, CO
Ronald L. Walsworth, Ph. D., Smithsonian Institution,
Cambridge, MA
Raymond L. Warters, Ph. D., University of Utah School of
Medicine, Salt Lake City, UT
Randy O. Wayne, Ph. D., Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
Darrell J. Wiens, Ph. D., University of Northern Iowa, Cedar
Falls, IA

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