Arnold Appointed to Gulf Research Program Advisory Board of National Academy of Sciences
Kenneth E. Arnold, P.E., TAMEST’s 2015 President, was recently appointed to the Gulf Research Program Advisory Board of the National Academy of Sciences which was established in direct response to the Deepwater Horizon explosion and fire in 2010 and the significant impacts on the Gulf environments and population.
This advisory board was created by the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) at the request of the federal government to establish a new program to fund and conduct activities to enhance oil system safety, human health, and environmental resources in the Gulf of Mexico and other U.S. outer continental shelf regions that support oil and gas production. Read more…
New National Academies Report: Expanding Federal Regulations Impede Research
A new study by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine finds that expanding federal research guidelines and regulations are having a negative effect, causing researchers to spend more time on administrative issues and less on research. Larry Faulkner, President Emeritus of the University of Texas at Austin and TAMEST ICA Committee member, chaired the study. Read more on the report here.
TAMEST Member, Dr. James P. Allison, Recipient of the 2015 Lasker Award
James P. Allison, Ph.D., chairman of immunology at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center and TAMEST member is the recipient of the 2015 Lasker-DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award “for the discovery and development of a monoclonal antibody therapy that unleashes the immune system to combat cancer.” Read more about Dr. Allison’s receipt of the nation’s highest honor for clinical medical research.