2013 Health Law Awards

Posted On November 26, 2013
Categories CLHS, Students

ATLANTA – Four health law students were acknowledged for their achievements at the 2013 College of Law Honors Day. “We are proud of the accomplishments of our health law students,” said Charity Scott, director of the Center for Law, Health & Society. “These dedicated students have worked hard and truly earned this recognition.”

Sarah Ketchie… more »

Sylvia Caley Teaches Health Legislation and Advocacy

Posted On November 25, 2013
Categories CLHS, Faculty

ATLANTA – Associate clinical professor Sylvia Caley (J.D. ’89) teaches Health Legislation and Advocacy (HLA), an innovative course that uses law to improve health outcomes and health care service delivery, particularly for low-income children and families.

Caley draws on her early background as a registered nurse working in organ transplantation. Early in her nursing career,… more »

Second Place for Moot Court

Georgia State University College of Law’s Moot Court team was named a runner-up in the National Health Law Moot Court Competition on Nov. 1-2.

The team of Kara Gordon (J.D. ’14), Janelle Alleyne (J.D. ’15), Nirvi Shah (J.D. ’15) and coach Gregory Fosheim (J.D. ’14) competed against teams from the universities of Maryland, Oklahoma and… more »

Center Hosts TEDMED

Posted On November 19, 2013
Categories CLHS, Events

ATLANTA – TedMed is an annual three-day event focused on health and medicine and is known for its provocative programing, including inspirational and innovative short talks and impressive artistic performances.

Simulcasting is offered to nonprofits, government agencies, and academic institutions free of charge through support from partner organizations. This year, the Center for Law, Health… more »

Improvisation Training Gets Thumbs Up from Attorneys, Mediators, Bioethicists

When Debra Gerardi was in law school in the 1990s, she needed a break from the linear, analytical thinking that her law professors emphasized.  “I wanted to use the right side of my brain as well,” reflected Gerardi, who holds multiple degrees in nursing, public health, and law. “On a whim, I took a class… more »

Health Care Leaders Explore Innovative Ways to Address Medical Errors

Posted On November 2, 2013
Categories CLHS, CLHS, Events, News

The conventional view that lawyers and health care providers are adversaries was not the predominant view expressed during a recent convening of Georgia health care leaders over how best to address potential claims over medical errors that cause harm to patients.  Rather, the speakers at an invitation-only workshop for key stakeholders in Georgia’s hospital, physician,… more »

Mello Surveys Public’s Views on Laws Addressing Chronic Illness

Posted On October 29, 2013
Categories CLHS, CLHS, Events, News Tags

Michelle Mello, J.D., Ph.D., professor of law and public health at the Harvard School of Public Health, spoke at Georgia State University at a talk entitled “Public Views on Legal Interventions to Fight Obesity and Chronic Disease.”

Despite long-standing support for legal interventions to protect the public from infectious disease, including, mandatory vaccination and isolation,… more »

Effects of Health Reform on Providers

Posted On October 22, 2013
Categories CLHS, CLHS, Events, News

The Affordable Care Act dramatically changes how Americans receive and pay for health care. The changes extend beyond how individuals obtain health insurance, increasing financial burdens on the health care industry. The Center for Law, Health & Society and Student Health Law Association hosted guest speaker Samuel Maizel, J.D., a partner with Pachulski Stang Ziehl… more »

Article Suggests Common Rule Changes

Change Common Rule to Address Underrepresentation of Minorities

An article to be published in the American Journal of Public Health recommends changing the federal regulations that govern oversight of human subjects research (“the Common Rule”) to address continued underrepresentation of minorities in research studies.

Co-written by Bill Rencher (M.P.H. ’12), health access program director of… more »

Panelists Discuss Benefits of New J.D./M.P.H.

Posted On October 10, 2013
Categories CLHS, CLHS, Events, News

Georgia State University College of Law and the School of Public Health recently launched a new Juris Doctor and Masters of Public Health (J.D./M.P.H.) dual degree program. The program allows students to deepen their understanding of how law and policy intersect with public health, earning both degrees concurrently and in a shortened time period.

To… more »