Next Brown Bag Seminar On Sept. 29th to Feature Dr. John Jurist
The Fall 2010 Brown Bag Seminar Series continues on Wednesday, Sept. 29th at the Space Studies library at noon. Space Studies Adjunct Professor, Dr. John Jurist, will give a presentation titled “Dynamics of Astronaut Atmospheric Reentry from LEO.”
Lunch will be provided. All grad students are expected to attend.
John M. Jurist is a biophysicist. Relevant interests include human factors in the space environment with emphasis on musculoskeletal biodynamics and radiation biophysics. An additional interest is space entrepreneurship.
At the University of California at Los Angeles, he earned a bachelor's degree in physics in the College of Letters and Science with concentration in atomic and nuclear physics. Then, in that institution's School of Medicine, he earned master's degrees in biophysics and nuclear medicine, and a doctorate in biophysics. His postdoctoral training in medical physics was obtained in the Department of Radiology at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine.
Dr. Jurist held a faculty appointment in the Division of Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine. He was also Associate Director of the Biomedical Engineering Center at that institution. In the University of Wisconsin's Space Science and Engineering Center, he led the first team to transmit medical x-rays over satellite links in an early version of telemedicine. He has held the positions of Adjunct Professor of Medical Science and Adjunct Professor of Electrical Engineering at Montana State University, Adjunct Professor of Physics at Eastern Montana College, and Visiting Professor of Physics at Rocky Mountain College in Billings, Montana.
Among other professional associations, Dr. Jurist is a Life Member of the Space Medicine Branch of the Aerospace Medical Association, a Life Member of the International Association of Military Flight Surgeon Pilots, and an Emertius Member of the Orthopaedic Research Society. He has been a member of the Section on Clinical Medicine of the Gerontological Society since 1966 and was elected a Fellow of that society in 1977 in recognition of his contributions to understanding skeletal aging.