Media Advisory



CONTACT: Christopher Kingsley
(615) 556-8349

March 23, 2015


Roy L. DeHart to present NASA 2020 Mission to Mars
Famous aerospace physician heads medical research on Mission to Mars

World-renowned occupational, environmental and aerospace physician Roy L. DeHart will present findings on astronaut health on the proposed 2020 NASA Mission to Mars. Vanderbilt has been instrumental in providing NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas, medical research on the physical toll of long-duration space flight, and DeHart has spearheaded the research. Fundamentals of Aerospace Medicine, first edited by DeHart in 1985, has been influential in NASA’s own research on the mission.

WHAT: Mission To Mars presentation on research regarding long-duration space flight.

WHO:     Roy L. DeHart, M.D.

WHERE: Vanderbilt University, Rudolph A. Light Hall

WHEN: March 25, 2015, 5 p.m.

MEDIA: Media personnel should arrive 20 minutes before presentation time, credentials should be checked at the Vanderbilt Corporate Health Services table in the lobby of the auditorium.

OHA is a private medical and consultation company, specializing in occupational health, patient advocacy, site visitations, and corporate presentations on toxicology, causation and aerospace medicine. For more information contact OHA at 615-556-8349 or visit

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