January 12-13, 2012
Omni Houston Hotel, Houston, Texas

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Michael S. Brown, M.D.
Regental Professor
The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
TAMEST Founding Co-Chairman

The Honorable Annise D. Parker
Mayor of Houston

The Shale Gas Miracle: A Tribute to George P. Mitchell

George P. Mitchell Tribute Video

Dan B. Steward
Republic Energy

Mark D. Zoback, Ph.D.
Benjamin M. Page Professor of Geophysics
Stanford University

Panel 1: The Answer is Blowing in the Wind

Panelist: Richard E. Williams
Shell WindEnergy, Inc.

Panelist: Dan Woodfin
Director of System Planning
Electric Reliability Council of Texas

Panelist: Luciano Castillo, Ph.D.
Don-Kay-Clay Cash Distinguished Engineering Chair in Wind Energy
Director/President of the National Wind Resource Center (NWRC)
Texas Tech University

Opening Luncheon

Marvin E. Odum, Keynote Address
Shell Oil Company

Panel 2: Energy, Medicine and Nanotechnology

Moderator/Panelist: Michael B. Kastan, M.D., Ph.D.
Executive Director, Duke Cancer Institute
Professor, Pharmacology and Cancer Biology and Professor of Pediatrics Duke University

Panelist: Mauro Ferrari, Ph.D.
President and CEO
Ernest Cockrell Jr. Distinguished Endowed Chair
The Methodist Hospital Research Institute

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Panelist: Mitchell A. Lazar, M.D., Ph.D.

Director of the Institute for Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Presentations by the Recipients of the 2012 Edith and Peter O’Donnell Awards

Kishor C. Mehta, Ph.D.
P.W. Horn Professor of Civil Engineering, Texas Tech University
Program Director, National Science Foundation

Philipp E. Scherer, Ph.D.
The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Michael W. Deem, Ph.D.
Rice University

Karl Gebhardt, Ph.D.
The University of Texas at Austin

Ted S. Moise, Ph.D.
Texas Instruments

Dinner Honoring the Recipients of the 2012 Edith & Peter O'Donnell Awards

Bruce A. Beutler, M.D.
Director, Center for the Genetics of Host Defense
The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center


Friday, January 13, 2012

The Obesity Epidemic

William H. Dietz, M.D., Ph.D., Keynote Address
Director, Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity
National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)


Panel 3: Mechanisms and Prevention of Obesity and Obesity-related Diseases

Panelist: Joel K. Elmquist, D.V.M., Ph.D.
Professor and Director of the Division of Hypothalamic Research
The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Panelist: Jay D. Horton, M.D.
Dr. Robert C. and Veronica Atkins Chair in Obesity and Diabetes Research
The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Panelist: Dennis M. Bier, M.D.
Professor of Pediatrics and Director of the Children’s Nutrition Research Center
Baylor College of Medicine

Panelist: Deanna M. Hoelscher, Ph.D., R.D., L.D., C.N.S.
Director of the Michael & Susan Dell Center for Healthy Living
John P. McGovern Professor in Health Promotion
The University of Texas School of Public Health

Panelist: John P. Foreyt, Ph.D.
Director of the Behavioral Medicine Research Center
Baylor College of Medicine

Panelist: Amelie G. Ramirez, Dr.P.H., M.P.H.
Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Director of the Institute for Health Promotion Research
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

2011 Texas Energy Summit Report

Stephen A. Holditch, Ph.D.
Director, Texas A&M Energy Engineering Institute
2011 TAMEST President

The Scientific Importance and Competitive Advantage of Supercomputing to Texas

John R. (Jay) Boisseau, Ph.D.
Director, Texas Advanced Computing Center
The University of Texas at Austin

Reasoning Mind: Rethinking the Future of Math Education

Alexander R. Khachatryan, Ph.D.
President and CEO
Reasoning Mind, Inc.

Closing Luncheon

The Honorable Kay Bailey Hutchison
U.S. Senator
Honorary Academy Chairman

Samuel C.C. Ting, Ph.D.
Thomas Dudley Cabot Professor of Physics
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

William R. Brinkley, Ph.D.
Emeritus Dean, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
Distinguished Service Professor, Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology
Baylor College of Medicine
2012 TAMEST President