The Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science of Texas (TAMEST) welcomed Sabin President Dr. Peter Hotez as one of its six newest members today.
TAMEST, founded in 2004, brings together Texas’ top scientific, academic and corporate minds to further position the state as a national research leader and to provide broader recognition of the state's top achievers in medicine, engineering and science. Members include Texas Nobel Laureates and more than 240 National Academies members.
In August, Dr. Hotez will join Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) as founding dean of a new school of tropical medicine that will train a new generation of medical practitioners focused on diseases of poverty. He will also lead the Sabin vaccine development program at Texas Children's Hospital and BCM.