Kwadwo Sarpong is the cofounder and CEO of African Research Academies for Women, a nonprofit organization that seeks to create a research-intensive pipeline program for young African women interested in pursuing STEM careers. Sarpong also is a current student at Georgetown University School of Medicine and a former PREP Scholar at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. After battling a severe form of typhoid fever as a child and being affected by his brother’s paralytic polio condition, Sarpong hopes to become a physician-scientist specializing in neurodevelopmental diseases. His research focuses on evaluating the role of somatic mutations in children with autism and epilepsy. Sarpong was invited by the White House to participate in the 2014 US-Africa Leaders’ Summit, and also to the 2016 United State of Women Summit, to discuss women’s education in Africa.
The Sheth Distinguished International Alumni Award, established by a generous gift from Madhu and Jagdish Sheth, Charles H. Kellstadt Professor of Marketing, seeks to recognize Emory University’s international alumni who are highly distinguished either nationally or internationally in their business, profession, or life’s work and who have made outstanding contributions to humanity, science, art, or human welfare.
The following is a letter from the American Marketing Association’s Consumer Behavior Special Interest Group (CBSIG):
It gives me great pleasure to let you know that you have been selected by the American Marketing Association’s Consumer Behavior Special Interest Group (CBSIG) as recipient of the CBSIG Lifetime Achievement Award. This award acknowledges the accomplishments of a consumer behavior scholar who has made significant and long-standing contributions to the field of consumer research. Congratulations!
We (the leadership team of the CBSIG) are unanimous and enthusiastic in our assessment of your deservingness of this special recognition.
We would like to honor your receipt of this award at the CBSIG reception, held at the Winter AMA conference, on Saturday, February 24th from 5:00-6:00 p.m. We would be delighted if you let us know if you can attend the session.
We hope you can make it, and we look forward to publicly acknowledging your accomplishments to date and your promising future in the field of consumer research.
Barbara Kahn, Chair
Debbie MacInnis, Immediate Past Chair
Wayne Hoyer, Chair Elect and Vice Chair of Planning
Rich Lutz, Vice Chair of Recognition and Awards
June Cotte, Vice Chair of Communication and Membership
Dip Biswas, Vice Chair of Conference Programming
Carlos, Torelli, Vice Chair of Finance and Development
This photo was from a dinner hosted by Prof C.W. Park. He was Dr. Sheth’s doctoral students at the University of Illinois and his student was Debbie McInnis at Univ of Pittsburgh.
Jag Sheth was honored at the Association for Consumer Research as an ACR Fellow 2017. Here are some of the scenes during the plenary session for the ACR membership and small dinner gathering.
Watch this video of Dr. Sheth as he discusses how the Trump Presidency will transform U.S. Trade Policy.
Dr. Sheth’s speech regarding the AMS Doctoral Competition for Conceptual Papers.
Dr. Sheth was awarded an honorary Doctorate from Shiv Nadar University on Saturday, May 13, 2017. Here is Dr. Sheth’s acceptance speech.