Mario Macis, an associate professor in Carey Business School and the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics, was named to a National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine panel of 17 experts examining issues related to human organ donation, a topic he has investigated in numerous research studies during the past decade. The organization says that the panel "will examine the gaps, barriers, and opportunities for improving deceased donor organ procurement, allocation, and organ distribution to waiting recipients at transplant centers with a keen eye toward optimizing the quality and quantity of donated organs available for transplantation—in a cost-effective and efficient, fair, and equitable manner."
Matthew Kahn a Bloomberg Distinguished Professor with appointments in the Carey Business School and Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, has authored two books published in early 2021. Unlocking the Potential of Post-Industrial Cities examines why some U.S. cities, such as Baltimore, Detroit, and St. Louis, have been locked in socioeconomic struggles for the past five decades, while other cities, including New York, Seattle, and San Francisco, have seen significant growth in their economies and populations. Kahn routinely explores such issues as the director of Johns Hopkins' 21st Century Cities Initiative, a research hub that focuses on promoting the quality of life, including the economic health, of the nation's urban centers. Mac McComas, the initiative's senior program manager, co-authored Unlocking the Potential, which was published by Johns Hopkins University Press. Kahn's second book is Adapting to Climate Change: Markets and the Management of an Uncertain Future, which was chosen by Publishers Weekly as one of its Top Ten books in business and economics for spring 2021. Through the lens of microeconomics, Kahn considers how big data might be used to help the larger economy respond productively to climate change. Topic areas include energy and water shortages, agricultural operations, public infrastructure, disaster relief, land use, transportation, and business development. Adapting to Climate Change was published by Yale University Press.
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