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The Right Stuff (That’s What Teammates Are)

By | November 29th, 2017|Categories: blog|

Team photo post-flight - 2017 Microgravity Campaign, National Research Council, Ottawa, Canada (Photo credit: Adrien Mauduit) As I wait for clearance to tell you exactly what we were up to earlier this month with the PoSSUM crew and Final Frontier Design team in Florida, I want to take some time to tell you about [...]

Help Build India’s Next Generation of Space Scholars

By | June 27th, 2017|Categories: blog|

Help build India's next generation of space scholars! The Kalpana Chawla Scholarship endowment fund has been established to identify and help fund three exceptional Indian post-graduate students to attend the International Space University’s Space Studies Program, starting with the 2015 program at Ohio University (Ohio, USA). As it moves forward, leading the development of space technologies [...]

12 Lessons on Leadership

By | June 27th, 2017|Categories: blog|

Some of you had been asking for a link to the #SolveForXX keynote I did at the Jean Forest Leadership Academy for teenaged girls earlier this year. The recording isn't available, but here is a text excerpt from one of my favorite parts - thoughts on leadership. Enjoy! 12 Lessons on Leadership This is an amazing [...]

Of Soldiers & Refugees, Of Friends & Enemies

By | June 27th, 2017|Categories: blog|

In March and April of this year, I had the honor and privilege of working first on a military base, then in a refugee clinic. Soldiers, refugees...both these groups have more in common than you might think. In many cases, the level of trauma and horror that some of these men and women have endured simply [...]

10 Questions To Consider When Choosing A Medical Specialty (Excerpt from AMSCAR 2016 Keynote Part I)

By | June 27th, 2017|Categories: blog|

This past weekend, I had the honor and privilege of keynoting at the Alberta Medical Students Conference and Retreat, a conference I had attended myself as a medical student. I spent part of the talk discussing questions I thought were important in deciding on a medical specialty. I share it here, for those who might find [...]

10 Tips for Future Doctors (Excerpt from AMSCAR 2016 Keynote Part II)

By | June 27th, 2017|Categories: blog|

I recently had the honor and privilege of keynoting to several hundred medical students at a wellness conference. In the talk, I shared my thoughts on choosing a medical specialty (which you can find in my last post), as well as my top 10 pieces of advice for budding clinicians, which I have included here: "As I [...]

Becoming a Citizen-Scientist Astronaut: The Journey Begins – get2space

By | June 27th, 2017|Categories: blog|

Becoming a Citizen-Scientist Astronaut: The Journey Begins Astronaut 24 Mar, 2016   Welcoming aboard Shawna Pandya the get2Space.com blog.  This is her first post of several to come.. welcome Shawna… Many of us, as children, dream of becoming astronauts. Once in a lifetime, the opportunity to realize this dream presents itself. My name is Shawna Pandya, [...]

Spacecraft Egress and Sea Survival Course Day 3

By | June 27th, 2017|Categories: blog|

Key Lessons from Project PoSSUM & Survival Systems USA Spacecraft Egress & Sea Survival Course: Crash Course & Lessons Learned. Have a plan. Don't change the plan. Stay calm. Don't panic. AND FRAMES OF REFERENCE WILL SAVE YOUR LIFE. :)

The PHEnOM Project: A Commercial Human Spaceflight Research Program

By | June 27th, 2017|Categories: blog|

In addition to Project PoSSUM, I am delighted and honored to have been named to the Citizen-Scientist Astronaut corps with Project PHEnOM. Press release now live. The work begins NOW. Panama City Beach, Florida (PRWEB)April 08, 2016 The SeaSpace Exploration & Research Society Inc. announces the launch of its space exploration citizen scientist initiative, the PHEnOM [...]

Project Poseidon 100-Day Undersea Expedition Names Crew

By | June 27th, 2017|Categories: blog|

The cat is out of the bag! I am deeply excited and humbled to be named to Project Poseidon as a prime crew member. Our mission is set to launch May 4th, 2018 at the underwater Aquarius Reef Research Base with an aim to further ocean exploration and extreme environment science, while setting a record for [...]