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Adventures of an Interdisciplinary Buckeye – With and Without Gravity

When: Monday April 19, 2021 6pm CDT

Dr. George Pantalos enrolled at Ohio State in summer quarter, 1970 majoring in aerospace engineering and pre-med.  During undergraduate school, he was in Block-O and worked part-time in the education and exhibits departments at COSI. During this period of time, he began participating in cardiovascular research at the Vet School.  To get more experience in biomedical research, Dr. Pantalos did a design-it-yourself master’s degree in the emerging field of biomedical engineering.  It was at this time that he also became active at the Newman Center on Lane avenue.  When he wasn’t accepted into medical school or the astronaut corps for the Space Shuttle program, he pursued a PhD in human physiology, graduating in the spring of 1983.  On the way back from turning in his dissertation at the thesis editor’s office, he ran into Woody Hayes walking across the oval for what would turn out be the last of many fascinating visits he was fortunate to have with Coach Hayes.

Starting from his time at The Ohio State University, Dr. Pantalos applied his education in engineering to studying health and disease including the development, testing and clinical implementation of medical devices for use on Earth and during exploration spaceflight. He will share some of that adventure in his presentation.


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