TAMEST 2022 Annual Conference

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

James Allison

Nobel Laureate James P. Allison, Ph.D. (NAM, NAS)

Regental Professor and Chair

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Dr. Maria Bo

Maria Elena Bottazzi, Ph.D.

Associate Dean, National School of Tropical Medicine

Baylor College of Medicine

Craig Boyan

Craig Boyan



Shara McClure

Shara McClure

DSVP Texas Health Care Delivery

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas

Marcia McNutt

Marcia McNutt, Ph.D. (NAS)


National Academy of Sciences

Sethuraman Panchanathan

Sethuraman Panchanathan, Ph.D.


National Science Foundation

Daniel Reed

Daniel Reed, Ph.D.

National Science Board Chair

Margaret Spellings

Margaret Spellings

President and CEO

Texas 2036

Program Chair and Committee

Nancy Dickey

Nancy W. Dickey, M.D. (NAM)

Program Chair

Texas A&M Health

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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
TAMEST 2022 Annual Conference Sponsors

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.


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