About the TAMEST 2022 Annual Conference: Forward Texas—Imperatives for Health
Our TAMEST 2022 Annual Conference, Forward Texas: Imperatives for Health, explored how Texas can build the vibrant, healthy communities of tomorrow and addressed topics like health care, education, infrastructure and infectious disease. It was an important opportunity to examine the response to the COVID-19 pandemic, its long-term impacts on our communities and discuss the innovative solutions and interventions that happened as a result.
The TAMEST Annual Conference is open to all in the research community.
Speakers and Panelists
Nobel Laureate James P. Allison, Ph.D. (NAM, NAS)
Regental Professor and Chair
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Maria Elena Bottazzi, Ph.D.
Associate Dean, National School of Tropical Medicine
Baylor College of Medicine
DSVP Texas Health Care Delivery
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas
Marcia McNutt, Ph.D. (NAS)
National Academy of Sciences
Sethuraman Panchanathan, Ph.D.
National Science Foundation
Daniel Reed, Ph.D.
National Science Board Chair
President and CEO
Program Chair and Committee
Program Committee Members
- Honorary Chair: Amelie G. Ramirez, Dr.P.H. (NAM), Past President, TAMEST; UT Health San Antonio
- David E. Daniel, Ph.D. (NAE), President, TAMEST; President Emeritus, The University of Texas at Dallas
- Ellen R. Gritz, Ph.D. (NAM), Emerita Professor and Former Chair of the Department of Behavioral Science, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
- Adam L. Hamilton, President and CEO, Southwest Research Institute
- Carlos Roberto Jaén, M.D., Ph.D. (NAM), Professor and Chair of the Department of Family and Community Medicine, UT Health San Antonio
- A. Ray Pentecost, Dr.P.H., Ronald L. Skaggs and Joseph G. Sprague Chair of Health Facilities Design; Director, Center for Health Systems & Design, Texas A&M University
- C. Michael Walton, Ph.D. (NAE), Ernest H. Cockrell Centennial Chair in Engineering, Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin
Forward Texas Digital Series
When COVID-19 hit, TAMEST (The Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science of Texas) knew it had an important role to play by doing what it does best — convening the research community to foster collaboration and share evidence-based scientific information. Throughout 2020, TAMEST focused on exploring and amplifying the science behind the novel coronavirus with its digital series, Forward Texas: TAMEST Conversations on COVID-19.