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NASA flight surgeon to speak at new Academic & Research Center

National Engineers Week is Feb. 14-21
Feb 15, 2010
From staff reports

Dr. Doug R. Hamilton, NASA flight surgeon and professional engineer, will present "Biomedical Engineering at MACH 20: Practicing Medicine on the International Space Station," at 12:10 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 17, in Ohio University?s new Academic & Research Center, Room 102.

The Russ College of Engineering and Technology is sponsoring the lecture in celebration of National Engineers Week, Feb. 14-21, and the college?s biomedical engineering collaborations with the university?s College of Osteopathic Medicine. Refreshments will be available after the event.

In his role at Wyle Life Sciences at NASA Johnson Space Center, Hamilton helps develop medical equipment and procedures to support short- and long-duration space missions. He leads a design team to re-certify electrocardiographic monitoring systems for the International Space Station and shuttle activities.

Hamilton has also designed, built and manufactured remote solar, wind and thermoelectric corrosion protection systems and explosion-proof electrical generators for hazardous environments. Recently, he deployed a remote, solar-powered early warning disaster-and-disease surveillance system in Africa and is working with a design team in Canada developing software to dynamically manage patient bed allocations and medical resources in large hospitals.

In his role as an associate professor in family and community medicine at Baylor College of Medicine, Hamilton designed medical laser systems for surgery and photo-chemotherapy. He has bachelor?s and master?s degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Alberta and M.D. and doctoral degrees from the University of Calgary.
The large public lecture will be the first its kind at the new, state-of-the-art classroom and research facility, which opened for classes in January and houses researchers and faculty members of both the Russ College and the College of Osteopathic Medicine.

For more information, contact Colleen Carow, Russ College director of external relations, at 740-593-1488 or carow@ohio.edu.


Published: Feb 15, 2010 8:00 AM


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