NASA Launches New Center

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Kayakers may benefit from the research conducted at NASA's Human Health and Performance Center.
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NASA's Human Health and Performance Center
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Rock climbing may be studied at NASA's Human Health and Performance Center.
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Swimming is on the agenda at NASA's Human Health and Performance Center.

Washington, D.C. — NASA has established a global forum
for organizations interested in advancing human health and performance innovations
in space and on Earth. NASA’s Human Health and Performance Center (NHHPC) will
give members an opportunity to collaborate, network and share information.

NHHPC
members include NASA centers and partners, industry, academic institutions,
government agencies and nonprofit organizations. Members will work together to
advance human health and performance innovations for spaceflight, commercial
aviation and any challenging environment on Earth.

“The
NHHPC provides a collaborative forum for many diverse organizations to develop
innovative approaches to human health and performance issues in challenging
environments,” said Jeffrey R. Davis, M.D., director of the NHHPC and
director of the Space Life Sciences Directorate at NASA’s Johnson
Space Center
in Houston.
“The NHHPC offers an opportunity to share knowledge and best practices and
to develop projects so that member organizations can collaborate in addressing
those issues most important to them.”

NHHPC’s
first event will be a workshop titled “Collaborative Innovation:
Strategies and Best Practices,” which is scheduled for Jan. 19 in Houston. NHHPC members and
guest speakers will address how to use various innovative approaches to achieve
member organizations’ goals. A WebEx broadcast of keynote speakers will be
available.

For
more information on the NHHPC’s goals and objectives, member organizations,
upcoming events and proposed themes, visit the website for NASA’s Human Health and Performance Center.

For
information on NASA and agency programs, visit the NASA website.