CASIS Board of Directors Press Availability


December 13, 2012
4:00 - 4:30 p.m.
Florida House (Washington, D.C.)

WHAT:
In November, seven individuals were inducted into The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) Board of Directors. Following the group's first in-person meeting at The Florida House in Washington, D.C., Board members will make themselves available to the press corps for a limited period of time to introduce themselves and answer media inquiries.

*CASIS is the non-profit organization selected by NASA in July 2011 to maximize use of the International Space Station (ISS) U.S. National Laboratory through 2020.

WHO:
Scientific Members:

-Bess Dawson-Hughes, M.D., Director, Bone Metabolism Laboratory, Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University
-Andrei E. Ruckenstein, Ph.D., Vice President Research & Associate Provost, Boston University
-Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic, Ph.D., Professor & Vice Chair, Biomedical Engineering, Columbia University

Managing Members:

-France Cordova, Ph.D., President Emerita, Purdue University
-Lewis Duncan, Ph.D., President, Rollins College
-Leroy Hood, M.D., Ph.D., Co-Founder & President, Institute for Systems Biology (Leroy will not be present)
-Howard Zucker, M.D., J.D., Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Yeshiva University

WHEN:
Thursday, December 13, 2012
4:00 - 4:30 p.m.

WHERE:
Florida House
Number One Second Street, NE
Washington, DC 20002

RSVP:
There is very limited space in this venue, so interested media are asked to RSVP to Tina Lange at tina@tntcommgroup.com or via cell at 321-223-1013 ASAP.

BOARD MEETING WEBCAST:
A live webcast of the CASIS Board Meeting (10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. EST) will also be available for interested media and can be viewed via link at www.iss-casis.org.

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