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UE Alumnus Guy Banta to Discuss Aerospace Medicine in Homecoming Speech

Posted: Friday, October 19, 2012

Guy Banta, a 1973 University of Evansville graduate and expert on aerospace medicine and human performance, will return to his alma mater to deliver the fifth annual Homecoming alumni speech during Homecoming 2012 Reunion Weekend.

Banta will present “Aerospace Medicine: Science and History” at 10 a.m. Saturday, November 3 in Eykamp Hall, Ridgway University Center. His lecture is free and open to the public.

Banta’s presentation will explore the development of the science and its future direction, including commercial space flight. Banta is a fellow of the Aerospace Medical Association and is an elected member of the International Academy of Aviation and Space Medicine.      
Banta has over 35 years of experience in the Department of Defense, NASA, academia, and private industry. His research interests have focused on the relationship of human cognitive and physiological response to performance, preventive medicine, wellness, and occupational health, and his research activity is represented in more than 85 peer-reviewed publications and abstracts.

Banta is president and chief executive of three San Antonio, Texas-based companies: Eagle Applied Sciences, LLC; MedPro Technologies, LLC; and Eagle Medical Services, LLC. He is also president and director of a San Antonio-based wellness center, Integrative Martial Arts and Wellness.

Banta holds a Master of Public Health degree from San Diego State University, a PhD in medical physiology from Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, a Master of Science in physiology from Old Dominion University, and a Bachelor of Arts in biology and chemistry from the University of Evansville.

For more information on Banta’s lecture or Homecoming 2012 Reunion Weekend events, please call 812-488-2586, e-mail alumni@evansville.edu, or visit www.evansville.edu/alumni/homecoming.cfm.

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