Dr. Serena Auñón-Chancellor, a NASA astronaut and a UTMB assistant professor in internal medicine, is aboard the International Space Station.
After the Soyuz spacecraft was launched from Kazakhstan, the three –member crew arrived at the ISS June 8, restoring the station’s crew level to six.
The other two astronauts who were on the Soyuz were Alexander Gerst from the European Space Agency and Sergey Prokopyev of the Russian space agency Roscosmos.
The ISS crew will spend about five months conducting about 250 scientific studies in fields such as biology, earth science, human research, physical sciences and technology development.
Auñón-Chancellor was selected as an astronaut in 2009 and is the 61st woman to fly in space.
After medical school at UT Health in Houston, she completed a three-year residency in internal medicine at UTMB and also the UTMB aerospace medicine program. She also completed an additional year as chief resident in the internal medicine at UTMB.
She also completed an aerospace medicine residency at UTMB as well as a master of public health in 2007. She is board certified internal and aerospace medicine.
You can follow Dr. Auñón-Chancellor’s journey on Twitter at https://twitter.com/AstroSerena
The VA Enhanced-Use Lease (EUL) program is helping #EndVeteranHomelessness by providing homeless Veterans with affordable housing on a VA campus, making access to health care and other services easier. Read more about the EUL program: https://t.co/AP52z4z1hy
The VA Enhanced-Use Lease (EUL) program can help Veterans experiencing homelessness get access to affordable housing, often located on a VA campus, making access to health care and other supportive services easier. Read more about the EUL program: http://bit.ly/2W5Cio9
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Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Army Veteran Robert Edward Bendl Jr. Robert served during the Vietnam War. Following in the footsteps of his father, Robert enlisted with the Army in 1967 and attended basic training at Fort Polk, Louisiana. After basic training, Robert went to flight school at Fort Walters, Texas. Following flight school, Robert received training as a crew chief at Fort Eustis, Virginia where he was trained in helicopter maintenance, loading and door gunnery. Upon qualifying as a crew chief, Robert was stationed at Fort Stewart, Virginia before being deployed to Vietnam. After landing in Long Bhin Army Base, Robert was sent to Pleiku, South Vietnam and assigned to the Headquarters Division Artillery, 4th Infantry Division. While in Vietnam, Robert generally started his day by inspecting the base’s defenses for any signs of tampering or breaching and then began the day's mission. Missions varied day to day and could include airdropping supplies, transporting soldiers or directing artillery fire. On one mission, while resupplying a forward base, Robert’s helicopter was shot down by enemy fire. Despite crashing, Robert and his crew managed to escape without injury and were quickly recovered by another helicopter. After returning to the United States, Robert was discharged at Fort Hood with the rank of specialist five and was awarded an Army Commendation Medal. From Fort Hood, Robert returned home to Newport, Virginia and started college, earning a degree in Marine Science. After graduating, Robert spent ten years working with the Virginia Institute of Marine Science before returning to school for a degree in Public Administration. After earning his second degree, Robert went to work for Virginia University before joining the Virginia Department of Transportation. Thank you for your service, Robert!
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Congrats to @TAMUdental's Dr. Jian Feng and @TAMU_SPH's Dr. Thomas McDonald for receiving Regents Professor Awards from the Texas A&M University System Board of Regents and the @tamusystem. #TAMUHealth https://t.co/JQUd8TgLCW
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