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Restoration and Sustainability of our National Space Life Science Research Capability

Date: Friday, March 31, 2006

Location: G-50 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, DC, US,

AIAA Excellence in Aerospace Discourse Series "Restoration and Sustainability of our National Space Life Science Research Capability"

March 31, 2006


G-50 Dirksen Senate Office Building

The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), the world's forum for aerospace leadership, will be holding its next panel discussion on the space life sciences' challenges facing the United States and will consider a call to action to ensure appropriate funding for this important research capability


9:00am Welcome and Introductions Bob Dickman, Executive Director, AIAA

9:10am Keynote Speaker Rep. Brad Miller (NC)

9:30am Forum Chair Dr. Chris Brown, North Carolina State University

10:00am Panel Discussion: Benefits and Implication: From Exploration in Space to Exploration on Earth

  • Dr. Barry Blumberg, Fox Chase Cancer Center (invited)
  • Dr. Lawrence Delucas, University of Alabama
  • Dr. Harry Janes, Rutgers
  • Dr. Jim Pawelczyk, Penn State University
  • Dr. Joan Vernikos, Author
  • Erika Wagner, MIT

12:00pm Lunch (provided to all of those attending)

12:45pm Panel Discussion: Steps Leading to the Sustainability of Space Life Sciences

  • Jeff Bingham, U.S. Senate
  • Dr. David Longnecker, Association of American Medical Colleges
  • Marlene MacLeish NSBRI
  • Dr. Robert Phillips, University of Colorado
  • Bruce Pittman, ACES
  • Carl Walz, NASA

3:00pm Summary and Call to Action Dr. Chris Brown, North Carolina State University

3:30pm Adjourn

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