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 »

Valentine (J.D./M.S.H.A. ’16) Bridging the Communication Gap in Health Care

Dr. Sheila Salvant Valentine (J.D./M.S.H.A. ’16), a 2016 Health Law Award recipient, joined the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the HIV prevention division as an ORISE fellow in 2016. Formerly, she was a primary-care physician practicing in the Caribbean, first in Jamaica and then in Turks and Caicos Islands.

Why did you… more »

Navigating ACA Repeal/Replace Efforts

Associate Professor of Law Erin C. Fuse Brown’s research and expertise include health care prices, medical billing, the Affordable Care Act, health care competition and regulation, surprise medical bills, consumer protections for patients and genetic research and privacy. She is one of five new casebook authors for the 8th edition of Health Law, published by West.

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A HeLPing Hand: Celebrating the HeLP Legal Services Clinic

When the judge at an administrative hearing for Social Security benefits leaves the room following the hearing, it can be weeks or months before a decision is rendered about whether to award benefits. Parents or caregivers making the appeal for a disabled child can sit in a stew of worry.

Sometimes, though, the nerve-shredding is… more »

Prenatal Genetic Testing Raises Ethical Questions

Paul A. Lombardo, Regents’ Professor and Bobby Lee Cook Professor of Law, is a lawyer/historian who served from 2011 to 2016 as a senior advisor to the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues. He has published extensively on topics in health law, medicolegal history and bioethics and is best known for his… more »

Combatting Prescription Opioid Abuse

Patricia J. Zettler, associate professor of law, served as a consultant to the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) Committee on Pain Management and Regulatory Strategies to Address Prescription Opioid Abuse. The report, which was commissioned by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), was released in July. Zettler has expertise in the regulation… more »

Improving Food Safety

Associate Dean for Research & Faculty Development and Distinguished University Professor Timothy D. Lytton’s research examines health and safety regulations, with a particular focus on food policy. He is writing a book, Outbreak: Foodborne Illness and the Evolving Food Safety System.

How big is the food safety problem?  Researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta estimate that each year in the United States, foodborne… more »

Building a Foundation of Awareness

Professor Courtney Anderson Champions Housing Issues to Break Cycle of Poverty

Community can be a matter of life and death.

South Seattle knows this hard fact. Residents there rise each morning in a grinding urban neighborhood with high unemployment and substandard housing. Just one mile distant, over a body of water that might as well be an ocean, lies… more »