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Todres: Children’s Right to Participate has Powerful Implications in Health Care

When children participate in discussions regarding health care options, their health outcomes improve. Yet children are often excluded from having meaningful involvement in health care decisions.

The right to participate has potentially powerful implications for children’s day-to-day lives and for their future as adults—therefore health care providers should develop more child-rights supportive processes to empower… more »

Hensel Named Dean of the College of Law

Georgia State University named Professor Wendy Fritzen Hensel dean of the College of Law, effective Nov. 15, after a nationwide dean search this fall. Hensel has been serving as interim dean since Steven J. Kaminshine stepped down this summer.

“The continued success of the College of Law is essential to many dimensions of… more »

Deluxe Jim Crow

In November, the Centers for the Comparative Study of Metropolitan Growth and Law, Health & Society, together with the School of Public Health and Georgia Health Policy Center, hosted Karen Kruse Thomas, staff historian for the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, for a lecture and book signing event. Thomas presented “Deluxe Jim Crow… more »

Record Number of Medical Students Participating in HeLP Clinic

One of the unique things about the HeLP Legal Services Clinic is the collaboration among law students and medical students working to solve issues that impeded the health of children being treated at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.

The clinic, a collaboration with Atlanta Legal Aid SocietyChildren’s Health Care of… more »

Stacie Kershner

Johnston, Kershner and Meals Appointed to Nontenure-Track Faculty

The College of Law has appointed the associate and assistant directors of the Center for Law, Health & Society; the Center for the Comparative Study of Metropolitan Growth; and the Center for Access to Justice as nontenure-track faculty. Karen Johnston (J.D. ’08), Stacie Kershner (J.D. ’08) and Darcy Meals are now academic professionals.

“Our… more »

Kuhner, Rowberry, Todres Among 2017 Fulbright Awardees

Three Georgia State Law professors, Timothy K. Kuhner, Ryan Rowberry and Jonathan Todres, were each awarded a 2017 Fulbright for academic study and research in their respective fields.

The Fulbright Program has long been considered the flagship international educational exchange. The program receives thousands of applications from professionals, academics and artists… more »

College No. 6 on ‘Top 10 Law Schools for Health Law’

Georgia State Law is ranked No. 6 on Law Street Media’s “Top 10 Law Schools for Health Law” list.

The specialty rankings blend quantitative and qualitative data using a 100-point formula that examines courses offered (25 points), graduates employed in the specialty (20), proximity to subject-relevant employment centers (15), networking and extracurricular opportunities in… more »

Keynote Speaker Camara Jones: Racism Has ‘Profound Impacts on Health and Well-Being of Nation’

Health disparities in the United States exist because of a history of systemic racism that is perpetuated by present-day structures, said Camara Phyllis Jones, M.D., M.PH., Ph.D., keynote speaker for the American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics’ 40th Annual Health Law Professors Conference held June 8-10.

To develop effective policies to achieve… more »

Exhibit On Georgia State Campus Allows Public To Explore Issues Of Health Equity In America

ATLANTA—Georgia State University is re-mounting portions of the exhibit “Health is a Human Right: Race and Place in America,” making materials originally displayed at the David J. Sencer CDC Museum available to the public for the first time since 2014.