With a primary goal of stimulating and supporting research in predictive health, ISyE selected six proposals, recommended by a panel of expert reviewers, to receive seed grant funding provided by the George Family Foundation. A key component of these grants is to support sustainable research programs and important new discoveries and innovative advances in predictive health.
The following projects will receive seed grant funding:
The George Family Foundation was founded by Bill George and his wife Penny as a way to foster wholeness in mind, body, spirit, and community and to further the development of authentic leaders. Their interests include integrative medicine, leadership, spirituality, and community. The Georges, who reside in Minneapolis, MN, support academia at Georgia Tech through fellowships and an endowed chair in the area of health systems. George is the former chairman and CEO of Medtronic and currently serves on the boards of ExxonMobil and Goldman Sachs. He is also a trustee of Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and the World Economic Forum USA. He has made frequent appearances on television and radio, and his articles have appeared in numerous publications. He has been named to the “Top 25 Business Leaders of the Past 25 Years” by PBS.
Industrial and Systems Engineering