Are you interested in health law? Wondering how you can translate that interest into an internship/career?
Even in this tough economy, health law is a growing field! Health reform is impacting all areas of the healthcare industry. From big law firms dealing with new regulations, to public interest and government organizations implementing statutory changes, health law is on everyone’s mind.
1Ls! Join us to learn about what health law is, get examples of potential public & private career paths, meet people doing the JD/MPH program, and learn about how you can get involved in the Health Law Society!
2Ls & 3Ls! Join us to learn about the exciting events and career/internship panels we have planned for this year! We also want to hear your input and ideas for new events! Interested in collaborating with other health organizations at Emory University? Join us to learn about other health-related groups on campus!
We will also have HEALTHY snacks at our meetings!
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(Recurring events are listed at the bottom)
Stopping Discrimination Before It Starts:
The Impact of Civil Rights Laws on Health Care Disparities
March 22, 2011
10:00am-2:00pm; WHSCAB Auditorium
Roosevelt Freeman, Regional Manager, HHS/OCR
Chris Griffin, Associate Regional Counsel, HHS/OGC
Benedict I Truman, MD, MPH, Associate Director for Science, Epidemiology
and Analysis Program Office, Office of Surveillance, Epidemiology, and
Laboratory Services – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Author:
CDC Health Disparities & Inequalities Report, United States, 2011
Physicians are typically exposed to cutting-edge treatment technologies, but are rarely made aware of Federal civil rights laws that impact the institutions where they practice. This curriculum uses case-based scenarios to explore the role of physicians with respect to potential violations of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 in healthcare settings. HHS’ Office for Civil Rights partnered with the National Consortium for Multicultural Education to develop the curriculum, which was presented at the American Association of Medical Colleges’ annual meeting and was recently piloted at Wake Forest University’s School of Medicine. Through role-playing and discussion during an extensive hypothetical exercise, participants will not only learn about possible discriminatory actions under Title VI, but will also become aware of the role of HHS’ Office for Civil Rights in addressing health disparities resulting from discrimination; learn what to do when Title VI violations occur; and gain new appreciation for the role physicians can play as leaders in the battle to raise awareness of healthcare disparities caused by discrimination.
After completing this program, participants will be able to:
· Summarize the current extent of racial and ethnic health disparities;
· Discuss the role of Federal civil rights laws in addressing these disparities;
· Identify how health care practices can violate Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964;
· Reflect on the participant’s personal experiences with providing health care, and consider whether those provider settings were or are in compliance with Title VI; and
· Consider actions the participant could have taken or would take in future such settings to attempt to address problems identified.
The Role of the Judiciary in Public Health Law
The Honorable David E. Nahmias
Justice, Supreme Court of Georgia
Date: Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Time: 4:15 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Location: Emory Law School, Classroom 5E
EPIC Student Dinner Series- HEALTH LAW DINNER
Interested in learning about a new area of public interest law without having to don business casual and schmooze with random attorneys? Get together with students doing neat public interest work for a free dinner and laid-back learning about the practice areas below. Each dinner is open to a max of 10 students. Sign up by emailing Niji at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please also let her know of any dietary restrictions. Spots will be reserved on a first come-first served basis.
Send any questions and/or sign up by emailing Niji at email@example.com.
Tentative 2010-2011 Events
- AIDS Walk
- Faculty Presentation/Discussion Session: Healthcare Reform
- Finals Study Break
- Student Panel: Summer Internship Experiences
- Professor/Alumni Networking Lunches
- Student/Faculty/Alumni Running Group
Global Health Law and Policy Project Roundtables: 2010-2011
4 Clean Water Spring, 2011
Presenter: Professor Christine Moe, Ph.D. (RSPH) Time: TBD
5 Climate Change Spring, 2011
Presenter: Professor Jeremy Hess, MD Time: TBD
(Dept of Emergency Medicine) Location: TBD
GH/Innovate 2011: Global Health & Innovation Conference
Presented by Unite For Sight, 8th Annual Conference
Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
Saturday, April 16 - Sunday, April 17, 2011
Keynote Speakers Include:
Victoria Hale - Founder of Medicines360; Founder, OneWorld Health
Jeffrey Sachs - Director of Earth Institute at Columbia University; Special Advisor to Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon
Sonia Ehrlich Sachs - Director of Health, Millennium Village Project, Earth Institute at Columbia University
More information available at: http://www.uniteforsight.org/conference
Other Events on Campus
The Presidential Management Fellowship: An informational presentation. Monday, September 27, 2010. 12:00 pm -1:00 pm. Room TBD. For more info: https://www.pmf.opm.gov/