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TAMEST’s Conversation on COVID-19 Modeling and Testing in Texas

TAMEST (The Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science of Texas) hosted a conversation on COVID-19 modeling and testing in Texas on Thursday, May 14, 2020. TAMEST member institutions, the greater Texas research community and more joined vaccine expert and TAMEST Member Peter J. Hotez, M.D., Ph.D. (NAM), Baylor College of Medicine, for a conversation with noted epidemiologists Rebecca Fischer, Ph.D., Texas A&M University, and Lauren Ancel Meyers, Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin, on what the science says the next steps of the pandemic response should be in Texas.

Moderator: Peter J. Hotez, M.D., Ph.D. (NAM)
Dean for the National School of Tropical Medicine
Baylor College of Medicine

Speaker: Rebecca Fischer, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Epidemiology & Biostatistics
Texas A&M University

Speaker: Lauren Ancel Meyers, Ph.D.
Professor of Integrative Biology
The University of Texas at Austin


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.


TAMEST The Academy of Medicine, Engineering & Science of Texas