UTHSC Medical Student Learns About Surgery in Space

Shea Harrison, a fourth-year College of Medicine student at UT Health Science Center, can offer an interesting perspective on her chosen field.

Through a research effort spearheaded by George Pantalos, PhD, a professor of surgery and bioengineering at the University of Louisville, Harrison is learning about surgery during space missions. She is participating in the Astro-Surgery project, which is about creating surgical capabilities in microgravity for long-duration expeditionary human spaceflight. Harrison and other researchers are investigating fluid mechanics at microgravity and studying how fluids, including blood, behave in the absence of gravity.…. Read More