TAMEST Member News Roundup – January 2024

TAMEST loves to share the accolades of our membership. If you have been nominated for an award, been interviewed by the media or otherwise have a reason to celebrate, please share your news with TAMEST.

TAMEST In The News

Forbes: A New Class of Suppressive T Cells Promotes Self Recognition and Prevents Autoimmunity, Plus a Warning, TAMEST Member Bert W. O’Malley, M.D. (NAM, NAS), Baylor College of Medicine

Houston Business Journal: Face to Face: Meet the Woman Working to Close the Knowledge Gap in Neurological Diseases (Subscription Needed), TAMEST Member Huda Y. Zoghbi, M.D. (NAM, NAS), Baylor College of Medicine

Yahoo Finance: Feinstein Institutes, Molecular Medicine Award Dr. Peter Hotez With 2023 Cerami Award, TAMEST Member Peter J. Hotez, M.D., Ph.D. (NAM), Baylor College of Medicine

Houston Public Media: Why Pharmacies are Feeling the Pressure of Increased Demand and Decreased Revenue, TAMEST Member Vivian Ho, Ph.D. (NAM), Rice University and Baylor College of Medicine

Doc Wire News: The Microbiome and Cancer: Myths and Facts, TAMEST Member and 2023 O’Donnell Award in Medicine Recipient Jennifer Wargo, M.D. (NAM), The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Texas Public Radio: Alzheimer’s and the Inflammatory Trigger, TAMEST 2020 O’Donnell Award in Medicine Recipient Bess Frost, Ph.D., UT Health San Antonio

CNBC: AMD CEO Lisa Su: The AI Market Exploded in the Last Year, We Have an Incredibly Competitive AI Product, TAMEST Member Lisa T. Su, Ph.D. (NAE), AMD

ABC13: How Soon Before Driverless Cars Return to Houston’s Streets?, TAMEST Member Kaushik Rajashekara, Ph.D. (NAE), University of Houston

KXAN: Gravity Holes: How UT’s Experimental Mission Uncovered Secrets of Our Planet, TAMEST Member Byron D. Tapley, Ph.D. (NAE), The University of Texas at Austin

D Magazine: UT Regents Approve New Pediatric Campus for Children’s Health and UT Southwestern, TAMEST Member Daniel K. Podolsky, M.D. (NAM), UT Southwestern Medical Center

Member Briefs

New Report Urges Multiagency Action to Support Potentially Transformative Digital Twins Research

Federal agencies, including the U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Department of Energy, National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation should develop new crosscutting programs to advance the mathematical, statistical and computational foundations underlying digital twin technologies, says a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine that includes TAMEST Member and TAMEST 2024 Annual Conference Co-Chair Karen E. Willcox, Ph.D. (NAE), The University of Texas at Austin, who wrote the report. Read More

Texas A&M Establishes Multidisciplinary Institute for Healthcare Access

The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents has approved a new institute to bring together researchers, health care professionals, organizations and experts to identify barriers to care and explore solutions that advance health. The Texas A&M University Institute for Healthcare Access is a collaboration between Texas A&M Health Science Center (Texas A&M Health), Texas A&M University School of Medicine and Texas A&M University School of Law and TAMEST Member William M. Sage, M.D., J.D. (NAM), is the founding faculty director of the institute. Read More

Drug Developed by UTSW Spinoff Approved for Metastatic Kidney Cancer

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration has expanded the approved use of belzutifan for treatment of metastatic kidney cancer, another milestone for the novel, first-in-class kidney cancer drug arising from scientific discoveries from UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers including TAMEST Members Steven L. McKnight, Ph.D. (NAM, NAS) and David W. Russell, Ph.D. (NAS). Read More

Texas A&M Institute Part of National Effort to Harness Nuclear Laser Fusion for Limitless Energy

The U.S. Department of Energy unveiled a $42 million program establishing three new hubs to advance foundational IFE science and technology. Texas A&M’s Institute for Quantum Science and Engineering (IQSE) is a major player in one of the multi-million-dollar hubs, known as RISE, which will be led by Colorado State University and dedicated to advancing laser-driven fusion energy. Texas A&M University’s core members of the RISE Hub include TAMEST Board Member Marlan O. Scully, Ph.D. (NAS)Read More

AI Accurately Predicts Cancer Outcomes From Tissue Samples

Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have developed a novel artificial intelligence (AI) model that analyzes the spatial arrangement of cells in tissue samples. This innovative approach, detailed in Nature Communications, accurately predicted outcomes for cancer patients, marking a significant advancement in utilizing AI for cancer prognosis and personalized treatment strategies. Read More

UH Researchers Suggest Hydrogen Fuel can be a Competitive Alternative to Gasoline and Diesel Today

As the world strives to cut greenhouse gas emissions and find sustainable transportation solutions, University of Houston energy researchers including TAMEST Member Christine A. Ehlig-Economides, Ph.D. (NAE), suggest that hydrogen fuel can potentially be a cost-competitive and environmentally friendly alternative to traditional liquid fuels, and that supplying hydrogen for transportation in the greater Houston area can be profitable today. Dr. Ehlig-Economides was also recently named a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors. Read More





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