Awards, Honors, and Grants

January 23, 2020

Dias, Yule Awarded Grant from Space Health Institute, NASA Human Research Program

From left: Holding a medical simulation manikin, Roger Dias and Steven Yule showcase the STRATUS Center's simulated spacecraft medical bay.

Roger Dias, MD, PhD, MBA, of the Department of Emergency Medicine, and Steven Yule, PhD, of the Department of Surgery, were among six research teams selected for funding by the Translational Research Institute for Space Health (TRISH) at Baylor College of Medicine to support NASA’s Human Research Program.

The winning projects aim to develop novel solutions to some of NASA’s highest-priority risks to human health and performance during deep-space exploration missions. Dias and Yule’s project, “Mixed Reality (MR) Care-Delivery Guidance System to Support Medical Event Management on Long-Duration Exploration Missions,” will build on the team’s ongoing work to develop training programs at the Neil and Elise Wallace STRATUS Center for Medical Simulation to help astronauts manage medical emergencies in space. Dias serves as the project’s principal investigator.

As a partner to NASA’s Human Research Program, TRISH helps solve the health challenges to human deep-space exploration. The institute finds and funds disruptive, breakthrough research and technologies that can reduce risks to astronaut health and performance. It is funded through a cooperative agreement with NASA to Baylor College of Medicine and includes consortium partners Caltech and Massachusetts Institute of Technology.