Thais Russomano told about her long experience in aerospace medicine and space physiology researching blood tests and first aid during space flights. She spoke about the peculiarities of indirect heart massage because in space humans cannot use the weight of their bodies.
During the meeting at RUDN – participant of 5-100 project professor noted the importance of consolidated effort in space research and education. She suggested making international alliances for sharing experience.
Thais Russomano MD, MSc, PhD is a Brazilian doctor and scientific researcher specialising in Space medicine. She is founder and coordinator of the Microgravity Centre at PUCRS university, Porto Alegre, Brazil, establishing it in 1999 as the first educational and research centre in Space Life Sciences in Latin America. She is an Associate Professor with the Schools of Medicine, Aeronautical Sciences, and Engineering (Master's degree program) at PUCRS, a visiting Senior Lecturer at King's College London, and Guest Scientist at the German Aerospace Center (DLR), Cologne, Germany,
Among her studies are pharmaceutical medication and packaging under simulated microgravity conditions, biomechanics and physiology of exercise in environments such as on space craft or planet surfaces and adaptation of man to space environments and subsequent re-adaptation to Earth post flight.
Andrey Kostin, Russian oncologist, Doctor of Medical Sciences, Professor, corresponding member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, became the first Vice-Rector, Vice-Rector for Research at RUDN University.
RUDN has retained its position in the top 150 leading universities in the world in the international ranking — Times Higher Education: Golden Age University Rankings 2020. This is a list of the best universities in the world that were founded between 1945 and 1967.