NASA Honors UC San Diego's Alan Hargens for Research on Astronaut Health and Performance

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Newswise imageNASA has selected Alan Hargens, PhD, professor of orthopedic surgery at UC San Diego School of Medicine, to receive a 2017 Distinguished Public Service Medal. This is NASA's highest form of recognition for any non-government employee whose distinguished service, ability or vision has personally contributed to NASA's advancement of U.S. interests. Selection for this award means that Hargens' achievements and contributions demonstrate a level of excellence that has made such a profound and lasting impact to NASA mission success that other forms of recognition by NASA would be inadequate.

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