Dr. Arthur Grayson Distinguished Lecture Series | School of Law | SIU

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September 27, 2009

The Dr. Arthur Grayson Distinguished Lecture Series was established by the Southern Illinois University School of Law in 1997 through the generous support of the Garwin Family Foundation. Created in 1993 to foster educational and academic research, the Garwin Family Foundation provides funding for the Grayson lecture series, the Garwin Distinguished Professor of Law and Medicine, and the Center for Health Law and Policy to advance the School’s health law program. The Grayson lecture series honors Dr. Arthur Grayson, who was until his death in 1990, a Los Angeles surgeon, philanthropist, world traveler, collector of cultural artifacts, classical and flamenco guitarist, marathon runner, and brother-in-law of Garwin Family Foundation founder Dr. Leo Garwin. Focusing on the disciplines of law and medicine, the lecture series encourages leadership and creative involvement by the legal community to address the many challenges facing our nation’s health care system.



Eleanor D. Kinney, JD, MPH
2012 Garwin Distinguished Visiting Professor of Law and Medicine,
and Dr. Arthur Grayson Distinguished Lecturer

"Physicians and Health Law at an Impasse:
What Can Be Done?"

Thursday, September 27 at 5:00pm


Eleanor D. Kinney is the Hall Render Professor of Law Emeritus and founding director of the William S. and Christine S. Hall Center for Law and Health at Indiana University School of Law – Indianapolis. She is also an adjunct professor in the Schools of Medicine and Public and Environmental Affairs. A widely published author and respected lecturer on the subjects of America's health care system, medical malpractice, health coverage for the poor, and issues in administrative law, Professor Kinney is author or co-author of numerous law review articles, peer-reviewed health policy articles, book chapters and book reviews. She published Protecting American Health Care Consumers (Duke University Press 2002) and edited the Guide to Medicare Coverage Decision-Making and Appeals (ABA Publishing 2002).

Professor Kinney received her J.D. and B.A. (with distinction in history) from Duke University. She also has a masters degree in public health from the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill and a masters degree in European history from the University of Chicago. After graduating from law school, she practiced law for four years at Squire, Sanders & Dempsey and then worked as an estate planning officer for Duke University Medical Center in Durham, NC. After earning her master's degree in public health, she served as program analyst for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in Washington, D.C. She received an award from the DHHS Office for Civil Rights for Distinguished Performance on the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation Investigation for 1979 1980. Before joining the IU faculty in 1984, she was Assistant General Counsel of the American Hospital Association.

Professor Kinney has served as a consultant to the Administrative Conference of the United States, President Clinton's Task Force for Health Care Reform, and the Indiana Commission on Health Care for the Working Poor. She has been appointed by the governor of Indiana to the Executive Board of the Indiana State Department of Health and to other task forces and advisory boards. During 1999-2000, Professor Kinney was a Fulbright Fellow at the National University of La Plata in La Plata, Argentina. In 2005-2006, Professor Kinney served as Chair of the American Bar Association's Section on Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice and was inducted as a fellow of the Section in 2007. In 1999, she served as the Chair of the Section on Administrative Law of the American Association of Law Schools.

In 2010, she received the Jay Healey Award for Excellence in Teaching, Health Law Professor's Section of the American Society for Law, Medicine and Ethics. In 2011, she received the IUPUI Senior Woman's Leadership Award. In 2000, she received Distinguished Alumna Award for Lifetime Achievement from her alma mater, Emma Willard School. In 1986, she was awarded the Best New Professor Award by the Student Bar Association of Indiana University School of Law – Indianapolis. Professor Kinney is a member for the American Law Institute.

Professor Kinney's current research interests are realizing the international human right to health, free trade policy and health care, improved administrative law and procedures for a reformed health law system and an improved system for the resolution of medical malpractice claims.