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Research Spotlight: Shepherding Nevada’s Medicaid Program through the COVID-19 Pandemic

Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Enrollment in Nevada’s Medicaid program has increased dramatically this year – by over 18% in just 9 months – as the country continues to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic and its consequences.

More Health Law Program News

  • 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
  • 01/22/2019 - The law often lags scientific understanding, and this is particularly true on matters of mental health. To address the gap between advances in psychology and legal rules, both civil and criminal, Boyd law students have formed the Organization... read more
  • 01/22/2019 - Professor Tovino had a productive winter. In December, she was elected to the American Law Institute, the leading independent organization in the United States producing scholarly work to clarify, modernize, and improve the law. During the... read more
  • 01/22/2019 - Since 2013, Southern Nevada Health District General Counsel Annette Bradley has supervised and mentored Boyd Law students in an externship at the Health District’s Legal Department. Since the Health District is comprised of four... read more
  • 11/26/2018 - On October 22, 2018, Professor Stacey Tovino gave a presentation titled “Mobile Application-Mediated Research: Privacy and Security Challenges and Opportunities” at the federal Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in... read more
  • 11/26/2018 - Professor Leslie Griffin has recently co-authored two amicus briefs in the U.S. Supreme Court. She is Amicus Advocacy Director of CHILD USA, and has joined its Director, Professor Marci Hamilton, in advocating for children's rights in... read more
  • 11/21/2018 - Physicians assume a fundamental ethical duty to place the welfare of their patients above their own interests. Thus, for example, doctors must not exploit the patient–physician relationship for personal gain by accepting gifts from drug... read more
  • 11/21/2018 - This month, Professor Max Gakh discussed his recent research on executive orders at the 2018 Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association (APHA) in San Diego, California. In an analysis completed with colleagues and... read more
  • 10/30/2018 - Last month, at the 2018 Nevada Public Health Association meeting in Las Vegas, Prof. Max Gakh and his co-authors presented findings from their research paper, Insights into How HIAs are Characterized in the Press: Findings from a Media Analysis... read more
  • 10/30/2018 - After the October 1 shootings exposed the need for better emergency planning in Las Vegas, the Southern Nevada Health District (SNHD) took action to ensure an optimal response to future mass casualty events. During her externship with SNHD this... read more
  • 10/30/2018 - Fingerprint evidence provides police a critical and scientific way to identify criminals. Or so it is thought. But as Prof. Sara Gordon and others have found, fingerprint analysis and other common kinds of forensic evidence can convict the... read more
  • 10/30/2018 - The “medicalization” model of poverty leads us to devote considerable resources to treating the healthcare problems caused by poverty while neglecting the root cause of those problems — the poverty itself. Treating symptoms... read more
  • 09/25/2018 - Prof. Ann McGinley published The Masculinity Motivation online as part of a #MeToo joint symposium of Yale Law Journal and Stanford Law Review.  The essay observes that elementary, middle, and high schools act as “training grounds... read more
  • 09/25/2018 - This summer, Health Law Society President Ariana Caruso interned for the Medical Legal Partnership between Washoe Legal Services and Northern Nevada HOPES Clinic in Reno. The MLP works to improve overall health conditions through legal... read more
  • 09/25/2018 - This summer, Prof. Sara Gordon was invited to testify before the Nevada Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights about the impact of policing on people with mental illness. The Committee is studying police practices as they... read more
  • 09/25/2018 -     Dr. Leslie Griffin is enjoying being a visiting scholar at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. She is working at the Institute for the Medical Humanities. UTMB is known for its commitment to bioethics and to... read more
  • 09/25/2018 - In a forthcoming article, "Health Care Reform: What Has Been Accomplished? What Comes Next?," Dr. David Orentlicher discusses what we have learned and what we can expect from the Affordable Care Act. Enactment of the ACA in 2010... read more
  • 09/25/2018 - In May, students in Prof. Max Gakh’s course, Public Health Policy: Integrating Theory and Practice, presented their semester-long project to staff of the Southern Nevada Health District (SNHD). In the presentation, they explained... read more
  • 09/25/2018 - This past summer, Dr. Stacey Tovino wrote three new law review articles. In Going Rogue: Mobile Research Applications and the Right to Privacy, Dr. Tovino examines the privacy implications of mobile application-mediated research conducted by... read more
  • 06/26/2018 - Students learn best when they can engage with the law in both practical and theoretical ways. And they can do exactly that with the 6th edition of Professor Ann McGinley’s casebook, Disability Law: Cases, Materials, Problems, which... read more
  • 06/26/2018 - During the 2017-2018 academic year, Professor Max Gakh received the Early Career Award for Excellence in Public Health Law from the American Public Health Association’s Law Section as well as the Excellence in Research award from the UNLV... read more
  • 06/26/2018 - Professor Sara Gordon spent this year continuing her research on drug and other specialty courts, which were originally intended to divert people with criminal charges out of the criminal justice system and allow them to instead receive... read more

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