✓ NASA HRP INVESTIGATORS’ WORKSHOP, VIRTUAL (FEBRUARY)
NASA’s Human Research Program (HRP) is hosting its annual Investigators’ Workshop (IWS). The theme of the virtual workshop is Breaking Boundaries: Advancing Human Space Flight Research through Innovation and Collaboration.
✓ SPACE MEDICINE RESEARCH JAM, UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN (APRIL)
The University of Michigan Space Institute seeks to spur campus-wide cross-disciplinary collaborations to address some of the most challenging problems in the field of space medicine. In addition to helping humans thrive in space, discoveries will have great potential to improve health on Earth, informing areas such as remote care, advanced surgical techniques, and the aging process, among many others. The emergence of a new era of space exploration, combined with funding opportunities from federal agencies and the private sector, provides a unique opportunity for us to develop shared research questions and agendas that will broadly benefit human health.
✓ UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA SLEEP WEARABLES WORKSHOP, VIRTUAL (APRIL)
Over the past 50 years, wearable technology has seen dramatic advances, including digitization, accelerometry, multisensor capabilities, and complex scoring algorithms. Sleep wearables have become an indispensable set of tools for research, clinical practice, and even the way the general public views the increasing importance of sleep health. This workshop will help attendees learn what they need to know in order to understand how wearables work, how to evaluate their performance, how to incorporate them into research and/or clinical practice, and how to better understand their use as commercially-available devices.
✓ NASA LUNAR BIOLOGY TECHNOLOGY WORKSHOP, VIRTUAL (APRIL)
As NASA expands robotic and human exploration to the Moon, new opportunities are emerging for research to further our understanding of biology beyond low-earth orbit (BLEO). How shall we face the challenges of the lunar environment and design hardware for robust biological research?
✓ NEUROREGENERATION AND COGNITION CHALLENGE, UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN (APRIL)
The goal of this 2-day Challenge is to bring together clinicians, scientists, engineers, and technologists to explore new ideas and catalyze interdisciplinary collaborative research at the intersection of neuroregeneration and cognition. Hosted by the Biointerfaces Institute and the Michigan Neuroscience Institute.
✓ NEURAL ENGINEERING TRAINING SYMPOSIUM, UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN (MAY)
The field of neural engineering continues to expand, with concomitant industrial growth. However, challenges remain that, lacking solutions, will limit the effectiveness of medical devices that restore lost neural function. By training scientists with strong technical skills and understanding of the translational process, NETP will create leaders of the 21st-century neural engineering workforce who possess the tools to address these formidable challenges.
✓ YANKEE SPRINGS 25KM NIGHT TRAIL RUN, MIDDLEVILLE, MI (JUNE)
The trails at Yankee Springs have some serious hills and enough rocks and roots to keep it interesting. The 10k course has 978′ of elevation gain, and the 25k course has 1,388′ of elevation gain. The half marathon course is the 25k course minus the 2-mile “warmup loop” of the Mountain Bike Trail. At McDonald Lake both courses join the North Country Trail and return to the Outdoor Center by way of the North Country, Chief Noonday, Long Lake, and ski trails.
✓ PRIVATE PILOT CERTIFICATE, ANN ARBOR, MI (JULY)
Training out of the Ann Arbor Municipal Airport (KARB) and by the wonderful instructors of the Michigan Flyers.
✓ OFFICER TRAINING SCHOOL, MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE
The purpose of the officer training course is to train and commission new officers to fulfill Air Force active duty, Reserve, and Guard requirements, in partnership with the U.S. Air Force Academy and Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps. Candidates are equipped to lead and ready to win.
✓ NEUROSCIENCE 2022 (SFN), VIRTUAL (NOVEMBER)
The Neuroscience 2022 Virtual Component consists of virtual posters, featured and special lectures, and a sampling of symposia/mini-symposia. Up to 24 lectures will be streamed live from the San Diego Convention Center, and a recording will also be available on-demand after the session broadcast. The Neuroscience 2022 Virtual Component will also include a selection of symposia and mini-symposia that represent all scientific themes and are illustrative of the breadth of the field.
✓ KLUANE RED SQUIRREL PROJECT (KRSP) ANNUAL MEETING, VIRTUAL (DECEMBER)
We have shifted our meeting to virtual to address issues with international travel (and reduce our carbon footprint for a one-day session!). This meeting highlights ongoing and published works from those involved in the KRSP. I will be presenting new research aimed at identifying nest attendance and in-nest activity patterns using inertial and thermal recordings (how do wild animals sleep?)