October 04, 2018
Last week was very special—“out of this world” we could say.
NASA astronaut and McGovern Medical School alumna Serena Auñón-Chancellor, M.D., answered questions from our students and faculty live from the International Space Station (ISS).
Dr. Auñón-Chancellor, a 2001 graduate of McGovern Medical School, is board certified in both internal medicine and aerospace medicine. She joined NASA in 2006 and has been a part of the astronaut corps since 2009. She is a member of the Expedition 56/57 crew and has been on the ISS since June.
We also were fortunate that Dr. Jennifer Fogarty, the chief scientist for NASA’s human research program, joined us that day to provide context for the Q&A and give us insights into the science being conducted in space. I had a delightful meeting with Dr. Fogarty after the broadcast, and we will be inviting her for a longer visit to talk to us about opportunities for scientific collaboration with NASA.
This video of the event was prepared by our Office of Communications: https://youtu.be/8zSyW8Dr5Pk
And here is NASA’s full video that is posted on YouTube.
Thank you to Dr. Auñón-Chancellor, to everyone who participated, and to Devan Santora and team who made this such an amazing day.