UTMB recently became the new medical contractor for U.S. scientists working in Antarctica. UTMB has hired doctors and assistants for three polar research bases and also provides drugs and supplies. The new director of the program is Dr. Scott Parazynski, a former shuttle astronaut who lives in Houston. He is currently touring the medical clinics in Antarctica. KUHF Health and Science reporter Carrie Feibel spoke with him before he left.