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Jurist interviews on Internet radio’s The Space Show

BILLINGS, May 7, 2014 – John Jurist, adjunct professor of biophysics and aviation at Rocky Mountain College, returns as a guest on The Space Show, an independently produced biweekly Internet radio talk show, Friday, May 9, 2014, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Jurist will discuss the significance of the U.S. human spaceflight program and its contributions to modern medicine & quality of life. The Space Show has produced more than 1,900 interviews with such luminary scientists as Neil deGrasse Tyson. The program is available by podcast at

Jurist was simultaneously a physicist and a medical researcher before becoming involved in business. He earned degrees in biophysics and nuclear medicine while he was at the UCLA School of Medicine, with his dissertation work performed in the Division of Orthopedic Surgery. He has held faculty positions at the University of Wisconsin (Madison) in the Medical School’s Division of Orthopedic Surgery and in the Space Science and Engineering Center. In the former, he studied human factors in space flight during Apollo and organized a metabolic bone disease laboratory for translational research. In the latter during the early 1970s, he was team leader of the group that transmitted the first medical imaging over communications satellite links in a precursor to telemedicine. Jurist since has worked and supported research and development in space industry.

In Fall 2014 at RMC, Jurist teaches AVS 380: Physiology of Flight and PHS 280: Physics of Motor Vehicle Accidents.

Among other professional organizations, he is currently a Life Member of the International Association of Military Flight Surgeon Pilots, an Associate Fellow of the Aerospace Medical Association, an Emeritus member of the Orthopaedic Research Society, and a Fellow of the Gerontological Society.