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Awards & Honors - Jun 30, 2012Klerman and Lockley Receive NASA/National Space Biomedical Research Institute Grants
Elizabeth B. Klerman, MD, PhD; Steven W. Lockley, PhD
Elizabeth B. Klerman, MD, PhD, associate physician in the Department of Medicine at BWH, and Steven W. Lockley, PhD, associate neuroscientist in the Department of Medicine at BWH, each received $1 million grants from NASA and the National Space Biomedical Research Institute (NSBRI).
Klerman’s grant was titled, “Ultra-Short Light Pulses as Efficient Countermeasures for Circadian Misalignment and Objective Performance and Subjective Alertness Decrements”. Along with her grant, Klerman was also appointed the team lead for the Human Factors and Performance Team within the National Space Biomedical Research Institute.
Lockley’s grant was 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".
NASA and NSBRI selected 29 meritorious proposals representing 11 states and 25 institutions. The selected investigations address astronaut health and performance risks for future space exploration missions.