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TAMEST Conversation on COVID-19: Healthcare Architecture and Facility Design

TAMEST (The Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science of Texas) held a conversation on COVID-19: Healthcare Architecture and Facility Design, on Wednesday, October 7. Dr. Ray Pentecost, a leading researcher in healthcare architecture at Texas A&M University, joined top experts in medical facility design to explore ways to improve the design of hospitals, emergency facilities, clinics and other buildings to meet the challenges of COVID-19 and other highly communicable diseases.

A. Ray Pentecost, Dr.P.H.

Moderator: A. Ray Pentecost III, Dr.P.H.
Ronald L. Skaggs and Joseph G. Sprague Chair of Health Facilities Design;
Director, Center for Health Systems & Design;
College of Architecture, Texas A&M University

Douglas S. Erickson

Speaker: Douglas S. Erickson
Chief Executive Officer,
Facility Guidelines Institute

Cliff Harvey

Speaker: Cliff Harvey
Chief Planning Officer,
Niagara Health

Mike Wood

Speaker: Mike Wood, M.D., Ph.D.
Vice President, Planning, Design & Construction,

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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 225 TAMEST members have been inducted into the National Academies or relocated to Texas.


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