Marianne Wanamaker, an associate professor of economics in the Haslam College of Business, has been named a co-recipient of the International Health Economics Association’s Arrow Award for research showing the Tuskegee syphilis study decreased the overall life expectancy of black men.
Recognitions, February 20
Haslam MBA Students Win Canadian Business Case Competition
A team of four master’s students from the Haslam College of Business at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, has won the Canadian Blood Services (CBS) and SCAN Health’s Virtual Business Case Competition 2018/19. The competition aims to encourage rising business leaders to come up with methods to help health care systems pursue innovation in supply chain and logistics strategies.
Haslam’s team designed the best solution to help CBS achieve “vein-to-vein” tracking and traceability of blood products from the vein of donors to the vein of recipients. The proposal, by students Michelle Davis, Carson Hollingsworth, Morgan Sowers and Abigail Wegman (all of whom graduated recently) calls for CBS to use tracking technology to create a transparent, predictive and balanced supply chain for its blood products. For their winning proposal, the team will split a cash prize of $4,000.
Record Number of Students Earn Fulbrights for International Study, Teaching
Eight UT students—the largest number to date—have been offered prestigious Fulbright U.S. Student Program awards for the 2017–18 academic year to study and teach in cities around the globe.
Andrew Seidler, director of UT’s Office of National Scholarship and Fellowships, said this was a record-setting year for UT in the Fulbright Student Program, with the largest number of awards offered (eight) and semifinalists (18) in UT history.
“I’m thrilled for the students and for UT. Having this much participation and success in the Fulbright competition says a lot about how our students are increasingly seeing the Fulbright as an important and attainable pursuit,” Seidler said, noting that the last year saw 42 students—the most ever—apply for Fulbrights.
Four UT Students Win Scholarships, Fellowships to Study Languages Abroad
Four University of Tennessee, Knoxville, students have won prestigious scholarships and fellowships to travel abroad to learn cultures and languages that are critical to the United States’ future security and stability. One of those students, Jonathan Barsness, a doctoral student in political science, has won two different awards.
Barsness, of Seattle, has received a David L. Boren Fellowship to study in Jordan.
In addition, Barsness and three other students have been awarded Critical Language Scholarships for the summer. This is tied for the most Critical Language Scholarship recipients awarded in a single year in UT history. The other recipients are: