2024 O’Donnell Awards Call for Nominations

The Edith and Peter O’Donnell Awards acknowledge outstanding achievements by Texas-based researchers in five categories: medicine, engineering, biological sciences, physical sciences and technology innovation. Nominations for the 2024 O’Donnell Awards are being accepted from February 1–April 30, 2023.

2024 O’Donnell Awards Information Sessions

An informational session on the awards nomination process will take place on Tuesday, March 7 from 11:00-11:45 a.m. CST for the Medicine, Engineering, Biological Sciences & Physical Sciences categories and 2:00-2:45 p.m. CST for the Technology Innovation category. It will be hosted by Edith and Peter O’Donnell Awards Committee Chair Oliver Mullins (NAE), SLB. Registration is required and attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions during the session.

2023 O’Donnell Awards Recipients

The Edith and Peter O’Donnell Awards annually recognize rising Texas researchers who are addressing the essential role that science and technology play in society, and whose work meets the highest standards of exemplary professional performance, creativity and resourcefulness. Learn more about the 2023 Edith and Peter O’Donnell Awards recipients.

Register Today: 2023 TAMEST Annual Conference in Houston

Join TAMEST for the TAMEST 2023 Annual Conference, Forward Texas: Accelerating Change, May 23–25, 2023, at The InterContinental Houston – Medical Center in Houston, Texas. A special opening reception will take place the evening of Tuesday, May 23, 2023, in the Morian Hall of Paleontology at the Houston Museum of Natural Science

2022 TAMEST Annual Conference Summary

Read our 2022 Annual Conference Summary and see how we explored how Texas can build the vibrant, healthy communities of tomorrow and addressed topics like health care, education, infrastructure and infectious disease.

Videos and Slides from Natural Hazards Summit Now Available

Part II of the TAMEST Natural Hazards Summit: Responding to and Mitigating the Impacts took place on May 16, 2022, at Texas Tech University’s International Cultural Center.

 

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2023 TAMEST Edith and Peter O’Donnell Awards Recipients Announced

The Edith and Peter O’Donnell Awards annually recognize rising Texas researchers who are addressing the essential role that science and technology play in society, and whose work meets the highest standards of exemplary professional performance, creativity and resourcefulness. Learn more about the 2023 Edith and Peter O’Donnell Awards recipients.

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TAMEST Board Appoints New Leadership

At its January 24, 2023 meeting, the TAMEST Board of Directors officially appointed Brendan Lee, M.D., Ph.D. (NAM), Baylor College of Medicine as President and Ganesh Thakur, Ph.D. (NAE), University of Houston as Vice President. Both will serve a two-year term. The TAMEST Board President and Vice President help coordinate and guide the TAMEST Board of Directors in planning strategy, programs and communications.

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TAMEST Video Profile: TAMEST Board President Brendan Lee, M.D., Ph.D. (NAM), Baylor College of Medicine

TAMEST connected with Board President Brendan Lee, M.D., Ph.D. (NAM), Baylor College of Medicine, to learn more about his dedication to TAMEST and what he sees in the organization’s future.

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TAMEST Members News Roundup- January 2023

From award nominations to media interviews, TAMEST loves to share the accolades of our membership. Read the January compilation of our membership’s recent accomplishments, research breakthroughs and more.

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TAMEST 2022 Year in Review: Support TAMEST Today

As 2022 draws to a close and we reflect on what we have accomplished, we encourage you to make a year-end contribution to the TAMEST Annual Fund. With your support, TAMEST is fulfilling its mission to nurture the next generation by creating new research awards and expanding initiatives like the Edith and Peter O’Donnell Awards and Protégé Program.

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TAMEST Member Profile: Oliver C. Mullins, Ph.D. (NAE), SLB

TAMEST Member Oliver C. Mullins, Ph.D. (NAE), SLB Fellow at SLB (formerly Schlumberger), is a chemist and earth science technologist who has dedicated much of his career to transforming the oil and gas industry. His work has led to an entirely new discipline in reservoir evaluation, Reservoir Fluid Geodynamics (RFG), and he is the primary originator of Downhole Fluid Analysis (DFA) in well logging. The Yen-Mullins model of asphaltene science was also named in part after his research.

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TAMEST Members News Roundup- December 2022

From award nominations to media interviews, TAMEST loves to share the accolades of our membership. Read the December compilation of our membership’s recent accomplishments, research breakthroughs and more.

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TAMEST Member Profile: Former TAMEST Board President Francisco G. Cigarroa, M.D. (NAM), UT Health San Antonio

TAMEST Member and former Board President Francisco Gonzalez Cigarroa, M.D. (NAM), UT Health San Antonio, is a world-renowned transplant surgeon and former Chancellor of the University of Texas System. Dr. Cigarroa has dedicated his life to his patients, family and leading the next generation of talent in Texas. Born in Laredo to a medical family, some of Dr. Cigarroa’s favorite childhood memories were tagging along and watching his physician father provide care in his community. In high school, he watched his surgeon uncle perform a procedure and knew he wanted to follow in his footsteps.

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TAMEST Hosts Final 2022 Mary Beth Maddox Lecture in Dallas with UT Southwestern Medical Center

On Tuesday, November 15, TAMEST teamed up with the Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center at UT Southwestern Medical Center to host the final presentation in the 2022 Mary Beth Maddox lecture series. Nearly 50 people across Dallas registered to attend the lecture, “TET Mediated Epigenetic Regulation in Health and Disease,” presented by Dr. Yun Nancy Huang, Texas A&M Health Institute of Biosciences and Technology.

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Two TAMEST Members Elected to National Academy of Medicine

TAMEST is proud to congratulate two TAMEST Members on their election to the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) in October. TAMEST Member Zhijian “James” Chen, Ph.D. (NAM, NAS), UT Southwestern Medical Center and TAMEST Board Member Lora V. Hooper, Ph.D. (NAS, NAM), UT Southwestern Medical Center, now hold dual elections to The National Academy of Medicine and The National Academy of Sciences.

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TAMEST Members News Roundup- November 2022

From award nominations to media interviews, TAMEST loves to share the accolades of our membership. Read the November compilation of our membership’s recent accomplishments, research breakthroughs and more.

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