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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.
Save the date 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. Registration will officially open in January 2023.
The Mary Beth Maddox Award and Lectureship recognizes women scientists in Texas bringing new ideas and innovations to the fight against cancer. The nomination period for the 2023 Mary Beth Maddox Award and Lectureship opens September 20, 2022, and will close December 2, 2022.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Nominations Now Open for the 2023 Mary Beth Maddox Award and Lectureship
Nominations are now open for the 2023 Mary Beth Maddox Award and Lectureship. The award recognizes women scientists in Texas bringing new ideas and innovations to the fight against cancer. It was created in memory and honor of former TAMEST Executive Director Mary Beth Maddox, who passed away in 2018 after a valiant battle with pancreatic cancer.
TAMEST Member Profile: Ganesh C. Thakur, Ph.D. (NAE), University of Houston
TAMEST Board Treasurer Ganesh C. Thakur, Ph.D. (NAE), University of Houston, has always been passionate about utilizing his skills and knowledge to provide more affordable, cleaner energy to enhance our world. After his retirement from Chevron and election to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) in 2016, Dr. Thakur transitioned to a new academic leadership role at University of Houston as part of the Governor’s University Research Initiative (GURI). TAMEST connected with Dr. Thakur to hear more about his groundbreaking research and why he donates his time and expertise to TAMEST’s mission.
TAMEST Members News Roundup- October 2022
From award nominations to media interviews, TAMEST loves to share the accolades of our membership. Read the October compilation of our membership’s recent accomplishments, research breakthroughs and more.
TAMEST Member Profile: Bridget R. Scanlon, Ph.D. (NAE), The University of Texas at Austin
TAMEST Member Bridget R. Scanlon, Ph.D. (NAE) is often called a world-leading authority on water research. Dr. Scanlon, a Senior Research Scientist at The University of Texas at Austin, currently heads the Sustainable Water Resource Program for the UT Bureau of Economic Geology. TAMEST connected with Dr. Scanlon to learn more about her commitment to water sustainability and how she utilizes satellite data, surface hydrologic data and groundwater data to examine different approaches to coping with extreme conditions.
TAMEST 2022 Conference Summary, Videos & Photos Now Available
TAMEST (Texas Academy of Medicine, Engineering, Science and Technology) held its annual conference, Forward Texas: Imperatives for Health, on June 20–22 in San Antonio, Texas. The three-day event brought together the top minds in research and industry to examine the scientific successes in response to COVID-19 as well as discuss the barriers that still exist to better health care, education and infrastructure for our communities. A conference summary is now available as well as photos, videos and presentations from the event.
TAMEST Natural Hazards Summit Looks at Impacts and Mitigating Effects
The TAMEST Natural Hazards Summit: Responding to and Mitigating the Impacts held Part II of its two-part series on Monday, May 16, presented by Texas Tech University’s National Wind Institute. Nearly 75 experts convened from across the United States and Canada at Texas Tech’s International Cultural Center in Lubbock, Texas for the discussions. The summit examined natural hazards’ warnings, response, and engineering aspects, with a focus on tornadoes, thunderstorms, drought and hail.