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ONU Law Review Symposium focuses on health care

Mar 8, 2018

A range of experts will share their insights on the topical theme of “Health law: Past, present and future” at the 41st annual Ohio Northern University Law Review Symposium on March 16 in the ONU College of Law.

Following is a list of speakers and topics:

9:15 a.m. – 10 a.m. David Orentlicher, “Health care reform.” Orentlicher is the Cobeaga Law Firm professor of law and co-director of the UNLV Health Law Program at the UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law. Nationally recognized for his expertise in health law and constitutional law, Orentlicher has testified before Congress and had his scholarship cited by the U.S. Supreme Court. He previously directed the American Medical Association’s Division of Medical Ethics, where he drafted the AMA’s first patient’s bill of rights.

10 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.  Elizabeth McCuskey, “Repeal or repair from within: Activating the ACA’s big waiver.” McCuskey is associate professor of law at the University of Toledo College of Law, where she directs the Health Law Program and the university’s JD/MD and JD/MPH joint-degree programs. She teaches courses in health law, food and drug law, health care finance and civil procedures. McCuskey’s research focuses on health law’s federalism dimensions and the courts’ role in implementing policy.

11 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Ruqaiijah Yearby, “Separate and unequal: Health care in the past, present and future.” Yearby is the David L. Brennan professor and associate dean of institutional diversity and inclusiveness at Case Western Reserve University School of Law. An internationally recognized scholar and presenter, Yearby’s scholarship focuses on racial disparities in health care, as well as law, justice and medical research. She recently presented her work at the Oxford Global health and Bioethics International Conference in Oxford, England.

1 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. Jessica Mantel, “Why efforts to lower health care costs put patients and physicians on a collision course” Mantel is associate director of the University of Houston Law Center, where she is co-director of the Health Law and Policy Institute. Her research focuses on how payment reforms impact organization-based models of health care delivery and the physician-patient relationship. Her recent research explores how law, policy and rules of professional conduct influence providers’ treatment of low-income patients and emerging efforts to address the social determinants of health.