About the TAMEST 2022 Annual Conference: Forward Texas—Community Health and Well-Being
Our TAMEST 2022 Annual Conference, Forward Texas: Community Health and Well-Being, will explore how Texas can build the vibrant, healthy communities of tomorrow and address topics like health care, housing, infrastructure and infectious disease. Forward Texas will bring together our research community to identify what Texas communities need in order to be strong and successful. It will also be an important opportunity to examine the response to the COVID-19 pandemic in our state, look at the virus’s long-term impacts on our communities and to discuss the innovative solutions and interventions that happened as a result.
The TAMEST Annual Conference is open to all in the research community.
Forward Texas Digital Series
TAMEST is not waiting to discuss the topic of community health and well-being in our state. We are currently hosting a series of conversations on COVID-19 through our Forward Texas Digital Series, which convenes our state’s extensive network of scientists and researchers to explore how we can move forward during this crisis.
Program Chair and Committee
Nancy W. Dickey, M.D. (NAM)
Texas A&M Health Science Center
Program Committee Members
- Ellen R. Gritz, Ph.D., Professor Emerita, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
- Adam L. Hamilton, P.E., President and CEO, Southwest Research Institute
- Carlos Roberto Jaén, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.A.F.P. (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
- Honorary Chair: Amelie G. Ramirez, Dr.P.H. (NAM), TAMEST President; UT Health San Antonio
TAMEST was co-founded in 2004 by the Honorable Kay Bailey Hutchison and Nobel Laureates Michael S. Brown, M.D. and Richard E. Smalley, Ph.D. With more than 300 members and 18 member institutions, TAMEST is composed of the Texas-based members of the three National Academies (National Academy of Medicine, National Academy of Engineering, and National Academy of Sciences), the Royal Society and the state’s 11 Nobel Laureates. We bring together the state’s brightest minds in medicine, engineering, science and technology to foster collaboration, and to advance research, innovation and business in Texas.
TAMEST’s unique interdisciplinary model has become an effective recruitment tool for top research and development centers across Texas. Since our founding, more than 250 TAMEST members have been inducted into the National Academies or relocated to Texas.