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Georgia Tech presents Professional Education Award

Pinar KeskinocakPinar Keskinocak, director of Georgia Tech’s Center for Health and Humanitarian Systems (CHHS), has been selected for the Outstanding Professional Education Award. The awards committee recognized her leadership of the CHHS and her efforts to promote health and humanitarian services through the certificate program for Health and Humanitarian Supply Chain Management (HHSCM).

Keskinocak, a longtime and active member of INFORMS, acknowledged CHHS co-founders and former co-directors Ozlem Ergun and Julie Swann as honorary co-recipients of this award. The award presentation took place at the 2018 Faculty and Staff Honors Luncheon on April 11.

Keskinocak donated the award prize as a “seed gift” toward creating a permanent endowment in support of CHHS.

The Health and Humanitarian Supply Chain Management professional education certificate program is designed for practitioners who are active participants or interested in health and humanitarian systems. The goal of the program is to enhance the knowledge and experience of participants on a broad range of topics including healthcare delivery, health systems strengthening, and adverse events preparedness and response. Courses include many interactive components, which help professionals link the challenges and decision-making tradeoffs they face in everyday practice with systematic solution approaches, tools and techniques.

Turgay Ayer and Dave Goldsman, two more Georgia Tech professors and longtime INFORMS members, were named research directors for the CHHS.

Ayer is the George Family Foundation Early Career professor and an assistant professor in the H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISyE). Ayer also holds a courtesy appointment at the Emory School of Medicine. Ayer conducts research on healthcare analytics, with applications in predictive and prescriptive health, business intelligence, healthcare operations, payment reforms and health policy.

A professor in ISyE, Goldsman’s research interests are in the area of computer simulation and applied statistics. He has extensive experience in modeling healthcare delivery systems for performance improvement, as well as working with public health agencies such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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