Astronaut Yvonne Cagle at UH Hilo Nov 15

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Date: Monday, November 14, 2011
Contact: Alyson Kakugawa-Leong, (808) 974-7642

For Immediate Release

The public is invited to meet Astronaut Yvonne Cagle, M.D. on Tuesday, November 15 at 3 pm in the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo Campus Center 301.

“We are extremely pleased and honored to have Dr. Cagle join us for a ‘Profile of an African American Woman,’” said Ginger Hamilton of the UH Hilo Minority Access and Achievement Program, a co-sponsor of the event. “Dr. Cagle will talk about her profession, her experiences, and share her path as an underrepresented minority woman pursuing her dreams as well as her studies on the physical and biological effects on humans in space flight.”

Cagle received her bachelor's degree in biochemistry from San Francisco State University in 1981, and a doctor of medicine degree from the University of Washington in 1985. A New York native who calls California home, she became a flight surgeon in 1988. In 1996 she received training at the NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston and is qualified for flight assignment as a mission specialist. She also worked there as an occupational medicine physician.

She is currently assigned as the lead ARC Astronaut Science Liaison and Strategic Relationships Manager for Google and other Silicon Valley Programmatic Partnerships.

The event is co-sponsored by the Pacific International Space Center for Exploration Systems (PISCES).

For more information, contact Christian Andersen at or Ginger Hamilton at

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