TAMEST Announces Recipient of the 2022 Kay Bailey Hutchinson Distinguished Service Award

TAMEST is pleased to announce that John L. Junkins, Ph.D. (NAE), Founding Director of the Hagler Institute for Advanced Study at Texas A&M University, is the recipient of the Kay Bailey Hutchison Distinguished Service Award. Dr. Junkins is recognized for attracting and nurturing top-tier research talent in Texas through the Hagler Institute for Advanced Study at Texas A&M University.

TAMEST Natural Hazards Summit, Part I

Part I highlighted the influence of natural hazards on the economy and well-being of communities in Texas on October 19, 2021, via Zoom. The summit was presented by the Hurricane Resilience Research Institute (HuRRI) at the University of Houston.

Registration Now Open: 2022 TAMEST Annual Conference

Our TAMEST 2022 Annual Conference, Forward Texas: Imperatives for Health, will explore how Texas can build the vibrant, healthy communities of tomorrow and address topics like health care, housing, infrastructure and infectious disease.

2021 Edith and Peter O'Donnell Awards Recipients

Opening up new types of treatment for addiction and eating disorders. Utilizing nanotechnology to provide solutions for water sustainability and energy storage. Discovering the links between cellular pathways and cancerous cell growth. Understanding how soil and nature can help reduce our carbon footprint. These are the discoveries by Texas’ rising stars in research being honored with the 2021 Edith and Peter O’Donnell Awards by TAMEST.

TAMEST Conversations on COVID-19

TAMEST hosted the “Forward Texas: TAMEST Conversations on COVID-19 ” series to explore how Texas can move ahead during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

NAM Members Newsletter

TAMEST Recognizes Hagler Institute Founding Director John L. Junkins with Kay Bailey Hutchison Distinguished Service Award

TAMEST is pleased to announce that John L. Junkins, Ph.D. (NAE), Founding Director of the Hagler Institute for Advanced Study at Texas A&M University, is the recipient of the Kay Bailey Hutchison Distinguished Service Award.

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NAM Members Newsletter

National Academy of Medicine Elects Four New Members in Texas

TAMEST is proud to welcome four new members elected to the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) this month, including a past TAMEST Protégé.

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Texas Science Policy Fellows Program

TAMEST Hosts Natural Hazards Summit: Video and Slides Now Available

More than one hundred individuals from across the country joined TAMEST online on Tuesday, October 19 for Part I of the TAMEST Natural Hazards Summit: Responding to and Mitigating the ImpactsVideo and slides from the presentations are now available. 

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Carlos Roberto Jaén, M.D., Ph.D.

TAMEST Member Profile: Carlos Roberto Jaén, M.D., Ph.D. (NAM), UT Health San Antonio

Dr. Carlos Roberto Jaén, UT Health San Antonio, grew up in Panama, and later moved to the United States to study and begin his career in the cross-section of family medicine and population health. He has dedicated the last twenty years in Texas to helping patients, improving understanding of health disparities and lowering barriers to health care access for underrepresented communities. Dr. Jaén serves on the program committee for the upcoming TAMEST Annual Conference, Forward Texas – Imperatives for Health. TAMEST connected with Dr. Jaén to find out more about his life, work and commitment to TAMEST.

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News Roundup

TAMEST Members News Roundup- October 2021

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

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