We stand at the advent of a new era in human exploration and research in space. Michigan Space Medicine was created with the goal to collectively arm ourselves in facing this challenge.
University of Michigan Space Medicine is a communications, engagement, and research vehicle for students, academics, clinicians, and the public to explore the benefits and challenges of space medicine and interplanetary health. With momentum growing in both the exploration and commercialization of space, we stand at the advent of a new era in human exploration and research. We recognize that new health related questions will emerge in this endeavor, and we seek to overcome these challenges through inter-departmental research, innovative application, and collaborative engagement.
The global space industry is forecasted to be worth over $1 trillion by 2040, and this amount of growth will necessitate innovation and open the door to uncharted and unexplored domains. We aim to proactively take on the challenges that will arise in this new era with a plethora of interdisciplinary researchers and academics.
The University of Michigan has a long-standing tradition of excellence in engineering, medicine, business, the humanities and the arts. The distillation of this varied excellence can be found at Michigan Space Medicine.
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April 7th, 2022
In collaboration with the Michigan Institute for Clinical and Health Research (MICHR), we have established a Research Jam for April 7th, 2022 to take place. This event will see faculty, students and researchers from a variety of disciplines come together to consider both the emerging challenges related to space medicine and their potential solutions.
Call To Action
We are looking for interested researchers, faculty and space medicine community members to initiate Michigan Space Medicine seminars! We would love to host interested presenters for the organization. Please reach out at the bottom of the page.
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It is human nature to stretch, to go, to see, to understand. Exploration is not a choice really; it’s an imperative.Michael Collins, Apollo 11 Command Module Pilot
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