Recent & Archived Center News

Hall Center Faculty Sign on to Defense of Facebook Study

Professors Terry, Meslin and Silverman say the recent Facebook study on 'emotional contagion' did not violate privacy of users unaware they were being studied. 

Professor Nicolas Terry Presents to FTC, IU Medical School

Professor Nicolas Terry was invited to present his new article on Big Data at a meeting of the Federal Trade Commission on July 16 in Washington, D.C. The article is titled “Big Data Proxies and Health Privacy Exceptionalism.”

Professor Drobac Says SCOTUS Decision May Fuel Move to Amend Constitution

Professor Jennifer Drobac noted that the court majority stressed the limited nature of its decision, commenting that this case dealt only with for-profit, closely held corporations.

Professor Terry's Article on Medical Technology Receives Favorable Review in "Jotwell"

The article “Information Technology’s Failure to Disrupt Healthcare,” 13 Nev. L.J. 722 (2013) by Professor Nicolas Terry received a rave review from JOTWELL, the “Journal of Things We Like (Lots).”

Professor Terry to Present at University of Toulouse on Data and Health Privacy, and Mobile Health and Medical Apps

Professor Nicolas Terry will take part in the European Summer School on Health Law and Bioethics at the University of Toulouse.

Professor Diana Winters Comments for National Public Radio on POM Wonderful Case

Professor Diana Winters talked with National Public Radio reporter Nina Totenberg on June 12 for a story about the United States Supreme Court decision in the case POM Wonderful v. Coca-Cola, which allows POM’s suit to go forward, alleging unfair competition from false or misleading product descriptions on food and beverage labels regulated by the Food Drug and Cosmetic Act.

Hall Center Faculty Present at Health Law Professors Conference

Four members of the faculty of the Hall Center for Law and Health at IU McKinney gave presentations at the American Society of Law, Medicine and Ethics 37th Annual Health Law Professors Conference. The event was held June 5 through 7 at the University of California Hastings College of the Law.

Professor Terry Speaks at Georgetown Law Health Privacy Summit

Professor Nicolas Terry spoke on the topic of “Privacy, Big Data, & Mobile: Technologies Operating Outside HIPAA Protection” at the 2014 Health Privacy Summit.

Bioethics and Public Health Scholars Appointed to Hall Center for Law and Health

Professor Eric Meslin, Director of the Indiana University Center for Bioethics, and Professor Ross Silverman of the Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health at IUPUI, have received secondary appointments to the faculty of the IU Robert H. McKinney School of Law.

Professor Orentlicher on "Sound Medicine" Regarding JAMA Article on Physician Aid in Dying

Professor David Orentlicher gave an interview to the WFYI radio program “Sound Medicine” and talked about physician aid in dying, the topic of his recent Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) article.

Professor Orentlicher Authors Article Issued in Print Edition of the Journal of the American Medical Association

The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) published an article in its print edition titled “The Changing Legal Climate for Physician Aid in Dying,” by lead author Professor David Orentlicher, co-director of the Hall Center for Law and Health at the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, and co-authors Thaddeus Mason Pope and Ben A. Rich. The print edition was published May 20.

Hall Center Affiliate Professor Heather McCabe,'03, Comments on ACA Poll Showing Number of Uninsured Has Dropped

Heather McCabe, ’03, an assistant professor at the IU School of Social Work, commented on a recent Gallup Poll that suggest the number of uninsured Americans is at its lowest level since 2008. This comes after the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, which launched October 31, 2013, and the expansion of Medicaid in many states.

Bianca Buechner, LL.M. '12, to Serve on Committee for Food and Drug Law Institute

Bianca Buechner, LL.M. ’12, has been selected to serve as an Academic Program Committee Member of The Food and Drug Law Institute, a not-for-profit located in Washington, D.C.

Professor Diana Winters Presents at UCLA Food Law and Policy Event

Professor Diana Winters took part in a panel discussion April 11 at the UCLA School of Law Resnick Program for Food Law and Policy – Food Litigation Conference.

Professor Nicolas Terry at University of Illinois

Professor Nicolas Terry traveled to the University of Illinois College of Law to speak to health law students about health information technologies and mobile health. In addition, he gave a presentation to law faculty based on his article “Big Data Proxies and Health Privacy Exceptionalism.”

Professor Orentlicher Authors Article Published in Journal of the American Medical Association

The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) released an article titled “The Changing Legal Climate for Physician Aid in Dying,” by lead author Professor David Orentlicher, co-director of the Hall Center for Law and Health at the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, and co-authors Thaddeus Mason Pope and Ben A. Rich.

Professor Bravo Participates in Slavery Conference at the British Academy

Professor Karen Bravo presented her work during a two-day conference on slavery titled “Slaveries Old and New: The Meaning of Freedom” at the British Academy for the Humanities and Social Sciences in London on March 27 and 28.

Professor Orentlicher Presents Talk on "Two Presidents" Book

Professor David Orentlicher will present talks about his latest book, Two Presidents are Better than One: The Case for a Bipartisan Executive Branch, published by NYU Press, in Chicago and Houston.

Professor Terry to Present at Drexel University School of Law

Professor Nicolas P. Terry will present the keynote “’Siri, Call my Doctor!’ The Interaction of Mobile and Traditional Healthcare” during the “Health on the Go: The Law & Business of mHealth”  conference at Drexel University School of Law on April 4.

Heather McCabe, '03, Awarded Fellowship Funded by Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Heather McCabe, ’03, an adjunct professor of law at IU McKinney and an assistant professor at the IU School of Social Work, has been awarded one of 10 faculty fellowships funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and offered through Georgia State University College of Law and its Center for Law Health & Society.

IU McKinney Health Law Society Gears Up for Health Law Week

A variety of activities have been planned by IU McKinney’s Health Law Society (Hall Center for Law and Health) for its third annual Health Law Week, slated for March 3 through 7. All law students are welcome.

Professor David Orentlicher's Recent Column Suggests Means to Contain Health Care Costs

Professor David Orentlicher’s column in the Indianapolis Star published February 20 concerns rising health care costs.

Professor David Orentlicher Named President-Elect of the American Society of Law, Medicine and Ethics

Professor David Orentlicher has been named president-elect the American Society of Law, Medicine and Ethics. The group is a nonprofit educational organization whose mission is to provide high-quality scholarship, debate, and critical thought for professionals at the intersection of law, medicine, and ethics.

Case Western Law and Health Expert to Receive McDonald-Merrill-Ketcham Award at IU McKinney

A professor who teaches in the schools of law and medicine at Case Western Reserve University is the recipient of this year's McDonald-Merrill-Ketcham Award.

Professor Orentlicher Column on End-of-Life Decisions Advocates Tolerance and Trust

End-of-life decisions are far from simple, and Professor David Orentlicher examines the issue in his column published January 17 in The Indianapolis Star.

Professor Terry Talks about "Medically Infected Data" in WSJ Article

Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law Professor Nicolas P. Terry is quoted in an article titled “Data Mining to Recruit Sick People” that was published December 16 in the Wall Street Journal.

Professor Orentlicher’s Op-Ed on Health Insurance Picked Up by USA Today

IU McKinney Professor David Orentlicher’s recent op-ed on the potential long-term impact of the Affordable Care Act, which was initially published in the Indianapolis Star on November 15, has subsequently been picked up by the nationwide newspaper USA Today for publication.

Professor Winters Op-Ed on FDA Appears in Food Safety News

Professor Diana R.H. Winters recent op-ed, “FDA Should Expand Focus and Adopt Food Systems Approach to Safety” appeared in the online news outlet Food Safety News.

Professor Orentlicher Takes Part in Health Care Reform Panel at Houston Law

IU McKinney Professor David Orentlicher was part of a panel discussion at the University of Houston Law Center tasked with examining the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and whether it is succeeding.

IU McKinney Health Law Society and IndyBar Co-host Event

The Health Law Society of the IU Robert H. McKinney School of Law and the Indianapolis Bar Association Healthcare and Life Sciences Section will co-host “Insights from the Health Care and Life Sciences Bar” on October 29.

Professor Winters Invited to Take Part in American Society of Law, Medicine and Ethics/SLU Health Law Scholars Workshop, Yale Food Symposium

Professor Diana R.H. Winters has been invited to take part in Saint Louis University School of Law’s 2013 Health Law Scholars Workshop, and the Yale Food Systems Symposium.

Professor Terry Presents on Health IT Issues at Symposium at University of Houston

Professor Nicolas P. Terry presented “Pit Crews With Computers: Can Health Information Technology Fix Fragmented Care?” at a symposium organized by the University of Houston Law Center’s Health Law & Policy Institute and the Houston Journal of Health Law & Policy.

Health Care Lawyers Expected to Remain in Demand Through 2020

Health care law is expected to remain an in-demand area of practice through at least 2020, according to an article in the September 2013 issue of The National Jurist.

Professors to Address Affordable Care Act at Meeting of American Chemical Society

Professor Emerita Eleanor DeArman Kinney, and Professors David Orentlicher and Nicolas P. Terry will be speaking at this year's national meeting of the American Chemical Society.

Professor Terry to Present During Seminar at Harvard Law School

Professor Nicolas Terry will present “Applying Disruption Theory to Mobile Health” at the Radcliffe Seminar on Mobile Health, Harvard Law School, on September 20.

IHRL Announces Note Candidates for Volume XI

The Indiana Health Law Review Executive Board has announced the following Note Candidates for Volume XI. Review board staff also are looking forward to the publication's 10th anniversary celebration.

Abortion Decision by North Dakota Judge Cites Affidavit by Professor Orentlicher

North Dakota state court Judge Wickham Corwin quoted IU McKinney Professor David Orentlicher in his decision of July 15, 2013, declaring unconstitutional a state law banning one of the drugs used in non-surgical abortions.

Professor Orentlicher Interviewed on Texas Radio Regarding Abortion Bill

Professor David Orentlicher gave an interview July 11 to radio station KUT, a National Public Radio affiliate in Austin, Texas. The interview is part of a story on the abortion bill currently under consideration in the Texas Legislature, which would outlaw the procedure after 20 weeks of pregnancy and place restrictions on clinics that perform the procedures.

National Trend: Demand for Health Law Lawyers Remains High

The demand for lawyers who know the intricacies of the Affordable Care Act promises to remain high, which bodes well for law students with an interest in the field of health care law. The trend is noted in the article titled “Want a Law Job? Learn the Health-Care Act” in the June 16 issue of The Wall Street Journal.

Professor Orentlicher Publishes Article on Tobacco Warnings in New England Journal of Medicine

Professor David Orentlicher’s “Perspective” article titled “The FDA’s Graphic Tobacco Warnings and the First Amendment,” was published in the New England Journal of Medicine on June 26.

Professor Winters to Take Part in Health Law Scholars Workshop

Professor Diana R.H. Winters has been chosen to be a participant in the 2013 Health Law Scholars Workshop. The workshop is sponsored by the American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics and the Saint Louis University Center for Health Law Studies.

Professor Terry to Take Part in Health Privacy Summit

Professor Nicolas Terry will be among the panelists at the third International Summit on the Future of Health Privacy, June 5 and 6 at Georgetown Law Center in Washington, D.C.

Dr. Gunter Presents at GETed Conference at Harvard Medical School

Dr. Tracy Gunter presented on issues raised by behavioral genetics in antisocial behavior as part of GETed 2013 at Harvard Medical School on April 26.

Indiana Health Law Review Announces Award Winners, Publication Decisions

Three students were honored for their work on the Indiana Health Law Review during the publication's annual spring banquet on April 13, 2013.

Professor Drobac to Present at University of Pennsylvania

Professor Jennifer Drobac will present on the issue of consent, neuroscience and law at the 14th Annual Society for Evolutionary Analysis in Law Conference. The conference is co-hosted by Penn Law and the Penn Center for Neuroscience & Society.

Professor Terry Takes Part in Symposium on Electronic Medical Records

Professor Nicolas Terry will take part in a symposium at Case Western Reserve University School of Law on the topic "Balancing Privacy, Autonomy, and Scientific Progress: Patients' Rights in the Use of Electronic Medical Records for Non-Treatment Purposes."

Health Law Society Donates to IU Student Outreach Clinic

The Health Law Society, a student group at the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, donated $200 to the IU Student Outreach Clinic.

Health Law Event Examines Patient Responsibility

Various aspects of patient responsibility, consumerism, and blame were considered during the Indiana Health Law Review Symposium on March 8, 2013, at the law school.

Neuroscience and Law Class Tours IU Health's Goodman Hall

Students from Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law toured Goodman Hall, the site of IU Health's Neuroscience Center as part of the Neuroscience and Law class being taught during the spring 2013 semester by Dr. Tracy D. Gunter.

Professor Winters Presents at Food Law Colloquium

Professor Diana R. H. Winters took part in the 2013 Food Law Colloquium on February 23. Titled "Local Food|Global Food: Do We Have What It Takes to Reinvent the U.S. Food System?" the event was hosted by the Maine Law Review and the University of Maine School of Law.

MMK Honoree Seeks to Understand Bioethical Challenges through Theatre

A look at how issues of bioethics are dealt with through plays staged since the 1960s was the topic of the McDonald Merrill Ketcham Lecture at the law school.

Professor Terry to Deliver Lecture at Bioethics Center

In a lecture at the IU Center for Bioethics, Professor Nicolas Terry talked about the failure of health information technology to change health care.

Professor Orentlicher's Study on Football and Concussions to be Published

Professor David Orentlicher's study "Concussion and Football: Failures to Respond by the NFL and the Medical Profession," is scheduled for publication in the FIU Law Review of the Florida International University College of Law.

Claus, '86 Named General Counsel of IU Health

Mary Beth Claus, '86, has returned to Indiana to serve as General Counsel of Indiana University Health.

Professor Terry Takes Part in Panel Discussion in DC

Professor Nicolas P. Terry was part of a panel discussion on behalf of the group Patient Privacy Rights.

Archived News:

IU McKinney Law to Offer Graduate Certificate in Health Law  (10/26/2012)
Professor Terry Appointed to Federal Advisory Group  (10/26/2012)
IU McKinney Law J.D. Candidate Named CEO of Statewide Nonprofit  (10/05/2012)
Professor Orentlicher to Speak at SUNY  (09/14/2012)
Professor Terry to Join the Harvard Law Blog Bill of Health  (09/11/2012)
Professor Emerita Kinney to Lecture at Southern Illinois University  (09/07/2012)
LL.M. Grad Publishes Article on Organ Transplantation  (08/14/2012)
Professor Drobac Lectures Around the World on Neuroscience and the Law  (08/08/2012)
Knowledge of Neuroscience Practices Can Help Lawyers Better Advocate for Clients  (07/02/2012)
Two McKinney Law Professors Provide Expert Commentary to Local and National Media  (06/29/2012)
Professor Emerita Kinney to Visit at Southern Illinois University School of Law  (06/27/2012)
Professor Terry Speaks at International Summit on the Future of Health Privacy  (06/07/2012)
Professor Terry Speaks on Health Information Technology at Annual Health Policy Institute  (06/06/2012)
Hall Center for Law and Health Co-Director Professor Terry Welcomed by Hall Render Killian Heath & Lyman  (05/29/2012)
Hall Center Welcomes Health Law Expert Nicolas Terry to the Faculty   (01/03/2012)
IU School of Law-Indianapolis Named for Business and Civic Leader Robert H. McKinney  (12/01/2011)
Law School Launches Health Compliance Program with Major Conference  (09/21/2011)
CLH Scholar Speaks at Seton Hall Symposium   (09/08/2011)
Law Degree? Medical Degree? Why Not Both? Indiana University Has a Plan  (09/07/2011)
Second-Year Student Todd Hassee Selected as Schweitzer Fellow  (05/20/2011)
Hall Render Gift Supports Health Law Education  (05/05/2011)
Drug Law Expert Delivers Lecture and Receives Award  (04/08/2011)
Hall Center for Law and Health Awarded Grant to Help County with Emergency Plan  (03/21/2011)
Professor Kinney Honored with WomenÂ’s Leadership Award   (03/21/2011)
Professor Orentlicher Makes Presentations at National Conferences   (03/16/2011)
Priscilla Keith Participates in Joint ABA-CDC Program on Public Health Emergency Preparations  (03/10/2011)
Professor Kinney Delivers Inaugural Health Care and Law Lecture at Oklahoma City University  (03/04/2011)
Law Faculty Gather in San Francisco, Professor Lopez Presents on Diversity at the AALS  (01/05/2011)
Experts from the Hall Center for Law and Health to Participate in Washington Healthcare Summit  (12/03/2010)