Monday, October 17, 2011

I speak about kidney exchange at Harvard Medical School

As the seminar announcement makes clear, part of the attraction (at least to third year students) is the free food:)

John Warren Surgical Society at Harvard Medical School

Alvin E. Roth, Ph.D
 George Gund Professor of Economics and Business Administration in the Department of Economics 
at Harvard University and in the Harvard Business School.
for a discussion of
"Market Design, Kidney Exchange, and Repugnance"

 Monday, October 17th
 12:30 pm, TMEC 250

Food will be served.
Al Roth's research, teaching, and consulting interests are in game theory, experimental economics, and market design. The best known market he has designed (or, in this case, redesigned) is the National Resident Matching Program, which matches approximately twenty thousand doctors a year with their residency program at American hospitals. He has recently been involved in the reorganization of the market for Gastroenterology fellows, which started using a clearinghouse in 2006 for positions beginning in 2007. Other markets he has helped design include the high school matching system used in New York City to match approximately ninety thousand students to high schools each year, starting with students entering high school in the Fall of 2004; The matching system used in Boston Public Schools, adopted for students starting school in September 2006; And the New England Program for Kidney Exchange, for incompatible patient-donor pairs. He is the chair of the American Economic Association's Ad Hoc Committee on the Job Market, which has designed a number of recent changes in the market for new Ph.D. economists. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the Econometric Society, and has been a Guggenheim and Sloan fellow. He received his Ph.D at Stanford University, and came to Harvard from the University of Pittsburgh, where he was the Andrew Mellon Professor of Economics.

High Yield Information:  
First years:  Al Roth is awesome.  You get to ask him questions.  Also attendees will get early access to joining the HMS Transplant Pager Program where you will likely be able to observe the a paired kidney donation first hand.  
Second years: Relive great memories of last year while we talk about kidneys, residency, policy, and ethics.
Third Years: There will be free food.
Fourth Years: Al Roth designed the National Resident Matching Program. I'm sure he'd be happy to answer a reasonable number of questions.  
We look forward to seeing you there!

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