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Professor Jennifer Oliva Featured on This Week in Health Law Podcast

West Virginia University College of Law professor Jennifer Oliva was recently interviewed by Nicholas Terry on This Week in Health Law Podcast. The podcast is a weekly interview series examining the lastest in health law and policy. In episode 157 of the podcast, Professor Oliva and Professor Leo Beletsky of Northeastern University School of Law discuss the opiod crisis.

The episode is live now.  You may subscribe at  Apple Podcasts or  Google Play, listen at  Stitcher RadioSpotifyTunein or  Podbean, or wherever else you listen to podcasts.

Professor Valarie Blake Speaks at Creighton Law Review Symposium on Inequities and Injustice in Health Care

West Virginia University law professor Valarie Blake will speak at the Annual Creighton Law Review Symposium today, March 7, 2019 in Omaha, Nebraska. This year's symposium is titled Inequities and Injustice in Health Care. Professor Blake is featured in a panel discussin "Inequities & Discrimination Based on Gender Identity, Sexual Orientation, Race, & Disability Status".

Read more of Professor Blake's work on SSRN.

Professor Jennifer Oliva Participates in Third Annual Regional Health Law Works-in-Progress Retreat at Seton Hall Law School

On Friday, February 8, 2019, WVU Law professor Jennifer Oliva participated in the  Third Annual Regional Health Law Works-in-Progress Retreat at Seton Hall Law School.  The event is designed to give health law scholars an opportunity to share their work and exchange ideas.  It is sponsored by the school's Center for Health & Pharmaceutical Law & Policy.   Professor Oliva was an invited commentator in a session discussing "Health Information Defederalization".

Read Professor Oliva's scholarship on SSRN.  

Professor Valarie Blake Co-Authors Contribution to The Conversation

West Virginia University law professor Valarie Blake co-authored an article published at The Conversation with political science professor Simon Haeder on December 17, 2018. The article is titled "Why the Texas ruling on Obamacare is on shaky legal ground" and discusses the opinion federal judge in Texas which struck down the entire Affordable Care Act on the grounds that its mandate requiring people to buy health insurance is unconstitutional and the rest of the law cannot stand without it. Professors Black and Haeder argue that the ACA is well settled law and that politics have heavily shaped this case.