Austin American Statesman, July 24, 2012
UTMB has been chosen to manage medical operations for the United States Antarctic Program. Former NASA astronaut Dr. Scott Parazynski will be chief medical officer for the new Center for Polar Medical Operations at UTMB. The medical branch will work for the National Science Foundation as a subcontractor on Lockheed Martin’s Antarctic support contract. This news also appears in the Houston Business Journal, El Paso Times, The Fort Worth Star Telegram, The Republic, KXAN TV (NBC, Austin), Sacramento Bee, The Daily Reporter, Phys.org, SpaceRef.com, BioMedicine, and numerous radio and television stations.