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Our TAMEST Natural Hazards Summit will convene government officials, research leaders and insurance industry representatives to take a hard look at what the state needs to know and do to prepare for future natural disasters, unprecedented weather events and global pandemics, including response, recovery and mitigation of the impacts.

Save the Date: 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.

Texas Research Community Responds to Historic Winter Storm

After a devastating winter storm in February left millions of Texans without power, water and other basic necessities, Texas’ medical and research institutions were quick to step up and help those in need. There are many stories of resilience, aid and service by the Texas research community in response to the unprecedented winter storm; TAMEST has highlighted a few from our member institutions.

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. 

Texas Science Policy Fellows Program

TAMEST Helps Pilot Texas Science Policy Fellows Program with Rice University

TAMEST partnered with Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy to test a pilot program of science policy fellows in 2021 for the 87th session of the Texas Legislature. In May, fellows from the program joined the TAMEST Board of Directors virtually to share their experiences.

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Dr. Sylvia Trent-Adams

TAMEST Member Profile: Sylvia Trent-Adams, Ph.D. (NAM), University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth

After a 33-year career in the uniformed service, Rear Admiral (Upper Half) Sylvia Trent-Adams, Ph.D. (NAM), was supposed to retire from the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps in Spring 2020, but she put retirement on hold to help handle the quickly unfolding hurdles of the COVID-19 pandemic. In October, she became the Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer at the University of North Texas Health Science Center (UNTHSC) at Fort Worth.

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News Roundup

TAMEST Members News Roundup- June 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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Five New National Academy of Sciences Members Join TAMEST in 2021

TAMEST is proud to welcome five new members elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 2021. The five elected, including 2017 TAMEST Protégé Donald W. Hilgemann, Ph.D., and 2021 Edith and Peter O’Donnell Award in Science Nominator Margaret A. Phillips, Ph.D., UT Southwestern Medical Center, were among 120 new members and 30 international members welcomed to the organization.

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