Hamilton is once again expanding the boundaries of medicine in space.
McMaster Biomedical Professor Thomas Doyle has a grant to help plan protocols for medical emergencies on deep space missions.
It’s for half-a-million dollars from the National Space Biomedical Research Institute in Houston to create a simulator to train astronauts on how to deal with medical emergencies.
Doyle has already done work with the Canadian Space Agency.
Hamilton has a history with NASA in the field of space medicine.
Dr. Mehran Anvari of St. Joe’s Hospital has worked with NASA on both remote surgery and robotic surgical techniques.
The goal is for a doctor on Earth to some day be able to operate on a patient on the moon or even Mars.