CAMBRIDGE, Mass., April 18, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Angiogenesis Foundation announced today veteran astronaut Nicole Stott will join its esteemed Advisory Board. Stott, a space mission specialist and celebrated artist, will help steer the Foundation's efforts to use angiogenesis-based science to help people lead healthier and longer lives. As an advisor to the Angiogenesis Foundation, Stott will provide guidance on healthy living both on and off the planet. She joins the Foundation's Advisory Board comprised of world-renowned luminaries including Olympic gold medalist Scott Hamilton, legendary actor Sir Roger Moore, KBE, supermodel Cindy Crawford, musician-activist Peter Gabriel, and a faculty of leading medical science experts.
"We are thrilled that Nicole Stott has joined our Advisory Board. Nicole's career has advanced knowledge for all humanity. She's seen firsthand the power of science and technology to discover new frontiers," said Dr. William Li, CEO of the Angiogenesis Foundation. "Nicole's unique perspectives give the Foundation's work an even larger scope: finding ways to understand how to protect health using diet, lifestyle and medicines on earth and beyond, as long duration spaceflight and planetary settlement become an inevitable reality."
"I am honored to join the Angiogenesis Foundation as an advisor," said Stott. "My journey as both an astronaut and mother have taught me that good health is essential to exploring the unknown and ensuring the best future for my family. I want to lend my voice to support science that is improving healthy living both on and off the planet. The Angiogenesis Foundation is a unique scientific organization that is driving innovations in health and I am thrilled to be a part of it."
Nicole Stott is a retired NASA astronaut. Over the course of her 27-year career with NASA, she flew two spaceflight missions and spent 104 days living and working in space on both the Space Shuttle and the International Space Station (ISS). Stott's many accomplishments include performing a seven-hour spacewalk and being the first person to guide the space station's Canadarm2 robotic arm for the first track and capture of a visiting cargo vehicle. Stott was the last crew member to fly to and from their ISS mission on a Space Shuttle and she was a member of the crew of the final flight of the Space Shuttle Discovery, STS-133. Stott is also a NASA Aquanaut and holds the Women's World Record for saturation diving following her 18-day mission with the NEEMO9 crew on the Aquarius undersea habitat. She is now a full-time artist and SciArt education advocate who believes that sharing the perspective she was blessed to experience through spaceflight has the power to increase our appreciation of and obligation to care for our home planet and each other.
The Angiogenesis Foundation is an independent 501(c)(3) third party scientific organization driving innovations in health promotion and disease prevention. For more than two decades, the Foundation has through its field catalyzed scientific breakthroughs and collaborated across disciplines from food and life sciences, precision health and genomics, biomarkers, microbiomics, preventative medicine, nutrition, and technology. The Foundation takes a systems-based approach to connect, analyze, and translate scientific data to improve health outcomes for people around the world. This work is igniting a paradigm shift in global health rooted in science-based health promotion and disease prevention. To learn more about the Angiogenesis Foundation, please visit angio.org.
Established in 1994, the Angiogenesis Foundation helps people lead healthier, longer lives through angiogenesis-based treatment and prevention. For more information, visit angio.org.
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