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.
$13.7M NSF Grant Creates Natural Hazards Engineering Center at UT Austin
Dr. Ellen Rathje, a civil engineering professor in the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin, will lead a new cyberinfrastructure effort to help engineers build safer structures that can better withstand natural hazards such as earthquakes and windstorms. Read more about the cyberinfrastructure grant from the Nation Science Foundation.