While we can’t meet in person this January, TAMEST hopes you’ll join us online for the 2021 Edith and Peter O’Donnell Awards Ceremony as we announce the recipients and celebrate their achievements on Wednesday, January 13, 2021, 4–5 p.m. The awards annually recognize the outstanding accomplishments of early-career Texas researchers addressing the essential roles that medicine, engineering, science and technology play in our society. Subsequent presentations will be scheduled with this year’s recipients to hear more on their inspirational research.
As the pandemic continues, Texas researchers are racing to create solutions for the unique challenges presented by the novel coronavirus. From the critical shortages of personal protective equipment early on in the pandemic to rapid vaccine and therapeutic development across the state, Texas has seen unprecedented collaboration between industry and academia in the last few months.
We invite you to join us in giving science a voice when it is needed most with your donation to the TAMEST Annual Fund. The annual fund is an important part of TAMEST’s strategy to convene the state’s brightest minds, foster collaboration and advance research and innovation in Texas. Your gift provides important support to enhance our current programs and develop new initiatives.
TAMEST Conversation on COVID-19: Improving Healthcare Access
Prior to COVID-19, Texas already had the highest uninsured rate in the country. As a result of the pandemic, this issue has become even more challenging as the United States experiences the largest increase in the number of uninsured adults in recorded history. On Tuesday, November 10, TAMEST (The Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science of Texas) convened several physicians along with TAMEST Member Dr. Carlos Roberto Jaén, a leader in preventive care research at UT Health San Antonio, to address this issue and discuss what changes are needed in primary care to build a healthier Texas.
TAMEST Welcomes Two Texans Elected to The National Academy of Medicine
TAMEST is proud to welcome two new members elected to the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) this week, including one of our past TAMEST Edith and Peter O’Donnell Awards recipients. The two elected were among 90 regular members and 10 international members elected to the NAM in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.
Why I Give: Learn More About TAMEST Members Drs. Helen and David Piwnica-Worms
As members of both the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) and TAMEST, the Piwnica-Worms’ are dedicated supporters of TAMEST with their time, leadership and financial support. The two say they continue to give to TAMEST because of their belief in supporting science, bridging the gap between institutions and disciplines and encouraging convening and collaboration among their peers in Texas.
Video: COVID-19 Healthcare Architecture and Facility Design
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, architects around the world have been forced to hit pause on major commercial projects to reevaluate facility design. Hospitals and care clinics, in particular, are tasked with redesigning existing spaces and implementing protocols following the latest CDC guidelines for patient and worker safety. On Wednesday, October 7, TAMEST convened top medical facility design experts to discuss COVID-19: Healthcare Architecture and Facility Design.