Thais Russomano, first woman-doctor, expert in space medicine in Latin America, visited RUDN
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.
The new list of federal innovation sites (FIS) of the Russian Federation includes 30 new organizations. Among them is the Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia. This became possible thanks to the development of the Digital Preparatory Faculty of RUDN University.
RUDN rose to the 26th position in the UI GreenMetric 2022 ranking and confirmed the status of the “greenest” university in Russia. The ranking includes 1,050 world universities, of which 52 are Russian.
Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia is represented in all 16 subject rankings and in five out of six subject profiles of the Expert Analytical Center ranking. RUDN University showed the best results in the following areas: “Ecology” and “Agriculture and Biological Sciences” — 1st place. “Mathematics”, “Chemistry”, “Artificial Intelligence”, “Renewable Energy” are in the TOP — 5 subject ranking. In total, 152 universities were ranked in 2022 (137 in 2021).