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AsMA Conference Scholarship Opportunity

Translational Research Institute for Space Health (TRISH) Award for first-time attendee student at the Aerospace Medical Association (AsMA)

NASA’s Human Research Program (HRP) partners with external entities in researching and developing innovative approaches to reduce risks to humans on long-duration exploration missions, including NASA’s Journey to Mars. One of these partnerships is the Translational Research Institute for Space Health (TRISH), a cooperative agreement with a consortium led by Baylor College of Medicine and includes the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena and Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge. The mission of the TRISH is to lead a national effort in translating cutting edge emerging terrestrial biomedical research and technology development into applied space flight human risk mitigation strategies for human exploration missions.

Translational research is an interdisciplinary model of research that focuses on translating fundamental research concepts into practice, with appreciable health outcomes. The TRISH implements a “bench-to-spaceflight” model, moving results or methods from laboratory experiments or clinical trials to point-of-care astronaut health and performance applications. The goal of the research is to produce promising new approaches, treatments, countermeasures or technologies that have practical application to spaceflight.

TRISH and ANAHPS are partnering to encourage a diverse pipeline of students to purse aerospace research, education, and practice as a lifetime career.

A onetime award of $750 to be provided by TRISH to help support awardee’s AsMA Annual Conference 2022 registration/travel.


  • Must attend (or send representative) to Aerospace Nursing and Allied Health Professionals Society (ANAHPS) annual luncheon at the AsMA Annual Conference on 25 May 2022 in Reno, NV.

  • Currently registered health professions (or allied field ) student, researcher, or post-doctoral fellow/resident at an accredited U.S. institution of higher learning

  • Desired to hold Student or other membership with ASMA/ANAHPS

  • Complete a 500-word essay on your interest in/preparation in sustainment of space health or spaceflight, submit to Dr. Annette Sobel by 13 May 2022.



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