2012 Annual Conference Program

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Thursday, January 12, 2012

Welcoming Remarks

Michael S. Brown, M.D. (NOBEL LAUREATE, IOM, NAS)

Regental Professor,
The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

The Honorable Annise D. Parker

Mayor of Houston

The Shale Gas Miracle: A Tribute to George P. Mitchell

Dan B. Steward

Geologist
Republic Energy

Mark D. Zoback, Ph.D.

Benjamin M. Page Professor of Geophysics
Stanford University

Panel 1: The Answer is Blowing in the Wind

Moderator: Kishor C. Mehta, Ph.D. (NAE)

P.W. Horn Professor of Civil Engineering,
Texas Tech University
Program Director,
National Science Foundation

Panelist: Richard E. Williams

President
Shell WindEnergy, Inc.

Panelist: Dan Woodfin

Director of System Planning
Electric Reliability Council of Texas

Panelist: Luciano Castillo, Ph.D.

Don-Kay-Clay Cash Distinguished Engineering Chair in Wind Energy
Director/President of the National Wind Resource Center (NWRC)
Texas Tech University

Panel 1 Question and Answer Session

Opening Luncheon

Marvin E. Odum

President
Shell Oil Company

Panel 2: Energy, Medicine and Nanotechnology

Moderator/Panelist: Michael B. Kastan, M.D., Ph.D.

Executive Director, Duke Cancer Institute
Professor, Pharmacology and Cancer Biology and Professor of Pediatrics,
Duke University

Panelist: Mauro Ferrari, Ph.D.

President and CEO
Ernest Cockrell Jr. Distinguished Endowed Chair
The Methodist Hospital Research Institute

Panel 2 Question & Answer Session

Presentations by the Recipients of the 2012 Edith and Peter O’Donnell Awards

Kishor C. Mehta, Ph.D.

P.W. Horn Professor of Civil Engineering, Texas Tech University
Program Director, National Science Foundation

MEDICINE

Philipp E. Scherer, Ph.D.

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

ENGINEERING

Michael W. Deem, Ph.D.

Rice University

SCIENCE

Karl Gebhardt, Ph.D.

The University of Texas at Austin

TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION

Ted S. Moise, Ph.D.

Texas Instruments

Dinner Honoring the Recipients of the 2012 Edith & Peter O’Donnell Awards

Bruce A. Beutler, M.D.

Director, Center for the Genetics of Host Defense
The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

2012 Awards Tribute Video

2012 Awards Recipients

Friday, January 13, 2012

Keynote Address: The Obesity Epidemic

William H. Dietz, M.D., Ph.D.

Director, Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity
National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Panel 3: Mechanisms and Prevention of Obesity and Obesity-related Diseases

Moderator: Lawrence C. B. Chan, M.D., D.Sc.

Betty Rutherford Chair for Diabetes Research and Director of the Diabetes & Endocrinology Research Center,
Baylor College of Medicine

Panelist: Joel K. Elmquist, D.V.M., Ph.D.

Professor and Director of the Division of Hypothalamic Research
The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Panelist: Jay D. Horton, M.D.

Dr. Robert C. and Veronica Atkins Chair in Obesity and Diabetes Research
The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Panelist: Dennis M. Bier, M.D.

Professor of Pediatrics and Director of the Children’s Nutrition Research Center
Baylor College of Medicine

Panelist: Deanna M. Hoelscher, Ph.D., R.D., L.D., C.N.S.

Director of the Michael & Susan Dell Center for Healthy Living
John P. McGovern Professor in Health Promotion
The University of Texas School of Public Health

Panelist: John P. Foreyt, Ph.D.

Director of the Behavioral Medicine Research Center
Baylor College of Medicine

Panelist: Amelie G. Ramirez, Dr.P.H., M.P.H.

Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Director of the Institute for Health Promotion Research
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

Panel 3 Question and Answer Session

2011 Texas Energy Summit Report

Stephen A. Holditch, Ph.D.

Director, Texas A&M Energy Engineering Institute
2011 TAMEST President

The Scientific Importance and Competitive Advantage of Supercomputing to Texas

John R. (Jay) Boisseau, Ph.D.

Director, Texas Advanced Computing Center
The University of Texas at Austin

Reasoning Mind: Rethinking the Future of Math Education

Alexander R. Khachatryan, Ph.D.

President and CEO
Reasoning Mind, Inc.

Closing Luncheon

The Honorable Kay Bailey Hutchison

U.S. Senator
TAMEST Honorary Chair

Samuel C.C. Ting, Ph.D.

Thomas Dudley Cabot Professor of Physics
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

William R. Brinkley, Ph.D.

Emeritus Dean, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
Distinguished Service Professor, Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology
Baylor College of Medicine
2012 TAMEST President

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