TAMEST Welcomes New Members to Its Board

(Left to Right): Helen Piwnica-Worms, Ph.D. (NAM), TAMEST Secretary, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center; Brendan Lee, M.D., Ph.D. (NAM), TAMEST Treasurer, Baylor College of Medicine; The Honorable Gordon R. England (NAE), TAMEST Past President, Dyno-Tech; David J. Mangelsdorf, Ph.D. (NAS), UT Southwestern Medical Center; Amelie G. Ramirez, DrPH (NAM), TAMEST President, UT Health San Antonio; Bob Metcalfe, Ph.D. (NAE), The University of Texas at Austin; Peter J. Hotez, M.D., Ph.D. (NAM), Baylor College of Medicine; Roderic Pettigrew, M.D., Ph.D. (NAM, NAE), Texas A&M University Health Science Center and Houston Methodist; Peter J. Rossky, Ph.D. (NAS), Rice University; David J. Meltzer, Ph.D. (NAS), Southern Methodist University; Ganesh C. Thakur, Ph.D. (NAE), TAMEST Treasurer-Elect, University of Houston.

On January 7, 2020, TAMEST’s Board of Directors met in Dallas to thank five departing board members for their service to the organization and to welcome five new incoming board members. 

The board helps fulfill TAMEST’s mission to 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. Each board member serves a three-year term. 

“Time is a precious commodity for all of us, and we are forever grateful for our wonderful board members who selflessly volunteer their time to help steer and guide our organization,” said TAMEST Board President Amelie G. Ramirez, DrPH (NAM), UT Health San Antonio. “We thank our departing board members for their service and look forward to continuing our work with our newest board members this coming year.” 

2019 Departing Board Members: Melanie H. Cobb, Ph.D. (NAS), former TAMEST Secretary, UT Southwestern Medical Center; Bonnie Dunbar, Ph.D. (NAE), Texas A&M University; Peter J. Hotez, M.D., Ph.D. (NAM), Baylor College of Medicine; David J. Mangelsdorf, Ph.D. (NAS), UT Southwestern Medical Center; Antonios G. Mikos, Ph.D. (NAM, NAE), Rice University. 

2020 Incoming Board Members: Pallab K. Chatterjee, Ph.D. (NAE), Symphony RetailAI and Symphony Technology Group; Richard A. Dixon, D.Phil. (NAS, FRS), University of North Texas; Roderic Pettigrew, M.D., Ph.D. (NAM, NAE), Texas A&M University Health Science Center and College of Engineering / Houston Methodist; Marlan O. Scully, Ph.D. (NAS), Texas A&M University; Cheryl Lyn Walker, Ph.D. (NAM), Baylor College of Medicine.

2020 TAMEST Board of Directors:

President:

Amelie G. Ramirez, DrPH

UT Health San Antonio

Vice President:

David E. Daniel, Ph.D.

The University of Texas at Dallas

Past President:

The Honorable Gordon R. England

Dyno-Tech 

Treasurer

Brendan Lee, M.D., Ph.D.

Baylor College of Medicine

Treasurer-Elect

Ganesh C. Thakur, Ph.D.

University of Houston 

Secretary

Helen Piwnica-Worms, Ph.D.

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Richard W. Aldrich, Ph.D.

The University of Texas at Austin

Pallab K. Chatterjee, Ph.D.

Symphony RetailAI

Richard A. Dixon, D.Phil.

University of North Texas

David J. Meltzer, Ph.D.

Southern Methodist University

Bob Metcalfe, Ph.D.

The University of Texas at Austin  

Roderic Pettigrew, M.D., Ph.D.

Texas A&M University Health Science Center and College of Engineering/

Houston Methodist

Peter J. Rossky, Ph.D.

Rice University

Marlan O. Scully, Ph.D.

Texas A&M University

Cheryl Lyn Walker, Ph.D.

Baylor College of Medicine

 

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