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4 Minutes of Fame….


As many of you are aware, last week was an exciting week for our laboratory, we were filmed for the local TV show, “Inside INdiana Business with Gerry Dick”.  For those of you that missed our broadcasts on Friday and Sunday, I am including the link to the interview.


What you cannot learn from the video clip is that I met with reporter Barb Lewis for just a few minutes before the taping. Then, they brought us into the studio where, at 5’5”, my feet could not reach the foot bar on the tall stool, so I was awkwardly dangling on the stool. As soon as microphones were in place, the filming began, and there were no “cuts” or “second takes” etc. What you saw was the full interview from start to finish. The B-roll included shots from everyone in our laboratory that was able to make the video shoot the day before. We must have done well overall, as afterwards the producer asked if I would be willing to come back after we had our results from the spaceflight. So perhaps in 2017, I will have used 8 of my 15 minutes of fame.


Melissa Kacena and Barbara Lewis during the taping of our spaceflight bone healing segment on “Inside INdiana Business with Gerry Dick”, February 2016.



Written by Melissa Kacena

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Carl Pinkham