Health Law and Policy Summer Institute Hosts Lunch and Learn Series
May 31, 2019
On Friday, May 31, American University Washington College of Law’s Health Law and Policy Summer Institute held the first event of its annual summer lunch and learn series, entitled “Health Care Trends, Challenges, and Opportunities.”
The first of two lunch and learn events hosted by the institute, the panel boasted experts that shared insights on transformations occurring in the health care industry, including technology innovation and health care law, innovations in delivery and payment models, and topics surrounding fraud and abuse. Panelists included Alaap Shah, Epstein Becker and Green; Sabrina Morello, Office of Counsel to the Inspector General at U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; and Cybil Roehrenbeck, Polsinelli.
“These lunches are very much geared towards giving you the opportunity to learn about hot topics and trends, and providing networking opportunities,” Asha Scielzo, director of the institute, told the students, professors, and practitioners in attendance.
During the lunch, the winners of AUWCL’s Fourth Annual National Health Law Writing Competition were announced. The competition encourages law students to write papers on current topics of interest relevant to health law and/or food and drug law. Students from 16 law schools participated in this year’s competition, and their papers were anonymously evaluated by a panel of distinguished judges. The competition is sponsored by AUWCL alumna Corinne Propas Parver ’82.
This year, two recent AUWCL graduates garnered first and second place in the competition. Eric Emanuelson won first place for his paper, Is the (Vape) Juice Worth the Squeeze?: Considering the Limits to E-Cigarette and Disclosure Laws. Brianna Gardner placed second with her paper “Settling” The Opioid Crisis: The Role of the Judiciary in Protecting the Public Health.
The Health Law and Policy Summer Institutes’ second lunch and learn event, “The False Claims Act: Trends in Litigation, Enforcement, and Compliance,” will take place Thursday, June 13 from 12:15-1:45 p.m.
AUWCL’s Health Law and Policy Program was ranked #15 in the nation in the 2020 U.S. News and World Report rankings. Learn more about the program here.