Three graduates of the University of Michigan School of Information, Nancy A. Bliss, Kenlee Ray and Maureen M. Moore, have collaborated to create the Evan Hale Bliss Scholarship in Health Informatics.
The scholarship is the first to be created by individuals for the health informatics program and is named in memory of Evan Bliss, the son of Nancy and Don Bliss. Evan Bliss worked for the Henry Jackson Foundation in health data collection and analysis on HIV/AIDS treatments in various projects in Africa and Eastern Europe. He passed away following a trip to Kenya in 2012.
Evan trained Kenyans on protocols in collecting and imputing health data into sophisticated computer software that would analyze the comparative benefits of various treatment combinations. Although a graduate of Kenyon College, Evan was a Michigan fan who proudly wore the maize and blue.