On the Front Lines of COVID-19

Friday, June 26, 2020

Law student Dr. Praveen Saran’s Residency in Preventive Medicine and Public Health has taken him to the front lines of the response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Working at the Southern Nevada Health District, Dr.

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  • 06/22/2020 - Drawing on his expertise in health law and his experience as a state legislator, Dr. David Orentlicher taught a course on health law advocacy and drafting this past semester. Students learned about the legislative process and how to advocate... read more
  • 06/22/2020 - In Spring 2020, students taking Professor Gakh's Public Health Policy course collaborated with a community partner on a service-learning project. Through this project students researched neonatal abstinence syndrome—a condition that can affect... read more
  • 06/22/2020 - As we seek reforms to protect black lives from abusive police practices, it is important for policymakers to recognize the extent to which race and disability combine to increase the risk of harm. In an article for an upcoming symposium on race... read more
  • 06/22/2020 - As Professor Stacey Tovino departs to join the faculty at University of Oklahoma College of Law, we are grateful for the many trails she has blazed during her decade at Boyd Law. She developed our health law concentration, built bridges with... read more
  • 03/05/2020 - West Academic’s popular Nutshell Series has long provided readers with a basic and accessible understanding of topics across the field of law. West recently published the 4th edition of Dr. David Orentlicher’s co-authored... read more
  • 03/04/2020 - Prof. Leslie Griffin's essay, “Traumatic Brain Injury: Compassionate Care, Not Clinical Nihilism,” 6:2 Journal of Hospital Ethics 87 (Fall 2019) just appeared. Her co-author was Carole S. Anhalt. She also submitted an... read more
  • 03/04/2020 - Professor Tovino recently submitted her latest article, "Assumed Compliance," for publication. In "Assumed Compliance," Professor Tovino carefully reviews academic, industry, and government studies assessing compliance with... read more
  • 12/09/2019 - In 1982, Tom Bradley, the sitting Mayor of the City of Los Angeles, ran for Governor of California. Bradley was a Black man and his opponent was a White man named George Deukmejian. Bradley was widely expected to win the race—in polls... read more
  • 12/09/2019 -   Too often, hurricanes, wildfires, mass shootings, and other major disasters disproportionately affect the health of vulnerable populations. These include individuals with substance use issues, many of whom are particularly susceptible... read more
  • 12/09/2019 -   Third-year student Jose Rivera has used his organizing skills and legal expertise to promote affordable health care since graduating from college. Right before enrolling into Boyd Law, he worked as a consultant for Organizing for Action... read more
  • 12/06/2019 - Under long-standing ethical and legal principles, a person’s organs cannot be taken for transplantation after death without the person’s consent while alive or the family’s consent after death. But some states allow organs to... read more
  • 10/23/2019 - Professor Leslie Griffin is enjoying teaching both Bioethics and Torts at the University of Houston Law Center. In July 2019, she gave a lecture called “Conquering Brain Injury” at TIRR Memorial Hermann Hospital. She is also on... read more
  • 10/23/2019 - Professor Stacey Tovino had a productive summer. In June and July, she completed several grant-related articles that are forthcoming in the Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics and the Hastings Center Report. These articles... read more
  • 10/22/2019 - When children grow up in poor and violence-prone neighborhoods, they suffer stress and trauma that can be disabling and can compromise their learning in the classroom. Fortunately, research has shown that schools can compensate for these harms... read more
  • 10/22/2019 - Professor Max Gakh recently completed an article entitled, “Made to Order: Using Gubernatorial Executive Orders to Promote Health in All Policies,” which is published in the Chronicles of Health Impact Assessment.... read more
  • 06/10/2019 - While the Affordable Care Act did much to address the problem of the uninsured, millions of Americans still lack coverage, and health disparities persist between the poor and the better off. According to a common view and many presidential... read more
  • 06/10/2019 - Professor Gordon has spent the last several years focusing on the ways in which old ideas and myths about alcohol and substance use have impacted individuals who are diverted out of the criminal justice system and into drug and other specialty... read more
  • 06/03/2019 - One aim of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is to reduce out-of-pocket costs to consumers for important preventive services such as vaccinations and cancer screenings. However, the future of the ACA remains uncertain in the face of federal... read more
  • 05/20/2019 - In October 2018, Prof. Leslie Griffin spoke at the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities conference on a panel about “Traumatic Brain Injury: Clinical, Ethical, Legal, and Social Issues.” A hospital ethics journal recently... read more
  • 05/20/2019 - As the #MeToo movement has brought much-needed attention to the problem of sexual harassment in the workplace, it’s also important to recognize the problem of sexual harassment in elementary, middle, and high schools. The consequences for... read more
  • 05/20/2019 - Stacey Tovino, the Judge Jack and Lulu Lehman Professor of Law at Boyd School of Law and the Founding Director of the UNLV Health Law Program, received the Top Tier Award from UNLV President Marta Meana on April 29, 2019. The Top Tier... read more
  • 03/13/2019 - Professor Stacey Tovino placed her latest article, “Going Rogue: Mobile Research Applications and the Right to Privacy,” in the Notre Dame Law Review. Building on Professor Tovino’s past works in patient privacy and health... read more
  • 03/13/2019 - As courts and legislatures decide questions of health care law, they often can learn from approaches taken in other countries. For example, when states considered the adoption of needle exchange programs to stem the spread of HIV and other... read more
  • 03/13/2019 - Decisions made outside the health care system can impact health outcomes down the line, even when health isn’t a central concern. For example, how cities are designed can impact how much residents walk or bike and the motor-vehicle... read more
  • 03/13/2019 - Professor Leslie Griffin submitted an essay, Conquering Brain Injury, to a brain rehabilitation journal at the editor's request. She identifies ways that brain patients can receive more effective and patient-centered treatment.... read more