Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the TAMEST Board of Directors and 2021 Program Committee have made the difficult decision to postpone our in-person 2021 Annual Conference, Forward Texas: Community Health and Well-Being, until January 11-13, 2022. In the meantime, TAMEST is not waiting to discuss the topic of community health and well-being in our state. We are currently hosting a series of conversations on COVID-19 through our Forward Texas Digital Series, which convenes our state’s extensive network of scientists and researchers to explore how we can move forward during this crisis.
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.
TAMEST Member Profile: Kenneth Ramos, M.D., Ph.D. (NAM), Texas A&M University Health Science Center
Kenneth Ramos, M.D., Ph.D. (NAM), an internationally recognized leader in genomics, toxicology and precision medicine, moved back to Texas in 2019 to lead the Texas A&M University Health Science Center Institute of Biosciences and Technology in Houston and to serve as assistant vice chancellor for health services for the Texas A&M University System. TAMEST connected with Dr. Ramos to find out more about his life and work.
VIDEO: TAMEST Examines COVID-19: Survival and Recovery
Doctors are seeing a growing number of patients with long-term symptoms of COVID-19 that may last months after infection, including severe fatigue, elevated heart rates, lung damage, brain fog and more. TAMEST (The Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science of Texas) held a conversation on COVID-19: Survival and Recovery, on Wednesday, September 9 to explore what the path to recovery looks like and what long-term health impacts may result from the novel coronavirus.
Forward Texas Digital Series: Texas Higher Education Leaders Discuss Impacts of COVID-19
From the rapid transition from lecture halls to online classrooms to pressing health and safety concerns for students, faculty and staff, the COVID-19 pandemic has created many new obstacles for higher education in Texas and across the country. To discuss these challenges, TAMEST convened top academic leaders on Wednesday, August 26 from across multiple university systems to discuss how Texas research universities are navigating the ongoing pandemic.