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Since it was founded in 2002, the Center has become a leading resource for interdisciplinary dialogue among theoreticians and practitioners. Its symposia, seminars and workshops are designed to foster collaborative work on the most critical issues of the day.
Health Law Presentation - What Now? The Role of Diverse Health Managers During the Trump Presidency
Tuesday, February 28
6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Brooklyn Law School
Feil Hall, Geraldo's
205 State Street
Speaker: Cliff Barnes, Member, Epstein, Becker & Green
Clifford E. Barnes is a Member of the Firm in the Health Care and Life Sciences practice in the firm's Washington, D.C., and New York offices and serves as Co-Chair of the firm's Health Plan Compliance Group. Barnes has been employed by the firm for over 30 years and represents providers, including hospitals, hospital systems, nursing homes, home health, hospice, ancillary service companies; managed care companies, concentrating in Medicare and Medicaid; and non-profit associations. Barnes is the Co-Founder of Medicaid Health Plans of America, Inc., and currently serves as Vice Chair of the Accountable Care Organization Task Force of the American Health Lawyers Association. In 2016, Barnes was selected to the Washington D.C. Super Lawyers list in the area of Health Care. He was also recommended in The Legal 500 United States (2016), for Health Insurers.
The program will be sponsored by the New York Regional Office of the National Association of Health Services Executives, NYSBA – Health Law Section, and the Center for Health, Science and Public Policy.
The National Association of Health Services Executives (NAHSE) is a non-profit association of Black health care executives founded in 1968 for the purpose of promoting the advancement and development of Black health care leaders, and elevating the quality of health care services rendered to minority and underserved communities. NAHSE's purpose is to ensure greater participation of minority groups in the health field. Its basic objective is to develop and maintain a strong viable national body to more effectively have input in the national health care delivery system. It has provided a vehicle for Blacks to effectively participate in the design, direction and delivery of quality health care to all people.
The Center for Health, Science & Public Policy offers students the opportunity to study health law in a collaborative environment. Students are exposed to a rich and rigorous curriculum, which provides them with the substantive knowledge and practical skills necessary to become excellent lawyers in fields related to health and science. A strong intellectual and service community, the Center extends its reach beyond the classroom, with externships at leading public and non-profit organizations in the New York metropolitan area. These are organizations whose missions include health care delivery, access to care, public health or broader public policy concerns. Through health law externships, students gain real-world experience, address difficult challenges in law and policy, and make meaningful contributions.
Panel and Roundtable Discussion: Neuroimaging, Consciousness, and the Law
Friday, February 3
About the Panel Discussion
New technologies, such as functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), are beginning to provide more accurate methods of measuring experience and, in turn, are leading to a new vision of how law, medicine and ethics should confront the realities of consciousness, pain, suffering and disorders of the brain. This program explored the implications of advances in neuroscience and suggested ways in which the law should more appropriately advance the rights of individuals and the responsibilities of society.
Joseph J. Fins, The E. William Davis, Jr. M.D. Professor of Medical Ethics and Chief of the Division of Medical Ethics, Weill Cornell Medical College
Adam Kolber, Professor of Law, Brooklyn Law School
Zachary E. Shapiro, Presidential Scholar, The Hastings Center; Visiting Fellow in Law & Neuroscience, Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Law, Brain, and Behavior
Stacey A. Tovino, Lehman Professor of Law and Director, UNLV Health Law Program, UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law
The Center for Health, Science and Public Policy serves as a resource to members of the law school community, health service providers, and policymakers by providing programs in three core areas: scholarship and faculty development, legal education and student services, and public education and community service.