The Human Body’s Adaptation to Space Flight With Dr. Lisa McNamee



February 23, 2022

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  • In this Teach Me in 10, we're joined by Captain Dr. Lisa McNamee, a Medical Officer with the Irish Defence Forces. In less than 10 minutes, Dr. McNamee provides an eloquent overview of why it's important to understand how the human body adapts to space flight, and what we know so far in this space. Dr. McNamee is a specialist registrar in military medicine and general practice. She completed her medical degree at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, her MSc in University College Dublin and undergraduate degree from Trinity College Dublin. She is head of the Medical Logistics special interest group of the Irish Paramedicine Education and Research Network, founder of Space Medicine Ireland, and a member of the Aerospace Medical Association’s Space Medicine group. She completed the European Space Agency’s Space Physician training course in 2021 and the University of Texas Medical Branch’s Principles of aviation and space medicine later that year. She is involved in several ongoing research projects with the Space Medicine Ireland research committee.

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