2020 Pierskalla Best Paper Competition – Papers are due June 12, 2020
The Health Applications Society of INFORMS sponsors an annual competition for the Pierskalla Award, which recognizes research excellence in the field of health care management science. The award includes an honorarium for the best paper presented in a Health Applications Society sponsored session at the annual INFORMS conference. The award is named after Dr. William Pierskalla to recognize his contribution and dedication to improving health services delivery through operations research. Dr. Pierskalla is a Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the Anderson School at UCLA and the Ronald A. Rosenfeld Professor Emeritus, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, and serves as an editor on numerous operations research journals.
To be considered for the award, a full paper must be submitted by the application deadline to the Chairs of the Pierskalla Committee (see Application Process details below). The submission can be a working paper, a paper under review, or a previously published paper, and is not restricted to papers written by students. If desired by the authors, the winning paper will be published in Health Care Management Science if it has not been published or is not under review elsewhere.
Papers are judged by a panel of committee members on
Up to five finalists will be selected and invited to present their work at the INFORMS annual meeting in a session devoted to the competition. The panel judging the papers reserves the right not to award a prize in any given year.
A complete entry consists of:
The above two documents should be sent by the entrant as e-mail attachments to PierskallaCompetition2020@gmail.com. The email's subject line should be: 2017 INFORMS Pierskalla Award Submission. Complete entries must be received on or before Friday, June 12, 2020.
Any question(s) related to the competition should be sent by email to: PierskallaCompetition2020@gmail.com.
The winning paper will not be announced until the Health Applications Society's business meeting at the INFORMS annual meeting.
2020 Committee Chairs
Arielle Anderer, University of PennsylvaniaHamsa Bastani, University of PennsylvaniaJohn Silberholz, University of Michigan
The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences
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