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DSM Researchers To Work With NASA, National Space Biomedical Research Institute

June 20, 2012



DSM researchers Elizabeth Klerman, MD, PhD, Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital, Steven Lockley, PhD, Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital, and Gary E. Strangman, PhD, Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital, are working with NASA and the National Space Biomedical Research Institute (NSBRI) to investigate astronaut health and performance risks for future space  missions.

Brigham and Women's Hospital announced that Dr. Lockley's grant, titled “The ISS Dynamic Lighting Schedule: An in-flight lighting countermeasure to facilitate circadian adaptation, improve sleep and enhance alertness and performance on the International Space Station" received $1 million in funding.

Dr. Klerman also received $1 million in funding for her grant, titled “Ultra-Short Light Pulses as Efficient Countermeasures for Circadian Misalignment and Objective Performance and Subjective Alertness Decrements.” Dr. Klerman was also appointed the team leader of the Human Factors and Performance Team at the NSBRI.

Dr. Gary E. Strangman  was appointed team leader of the Smart Medical Systems and Technology Team at the NSBRI. As two of seven team leaders appointed to research teams by the NSBRI, Drs. Klerman and Strangman are responsible for reporting on their disciplines' research projects and working closely with the NSBRI Science Office and NASA to ensure alignment with operational needs for the next three years.

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