Professor William Sage has been awarded a research grant to study the relationship between federal competition policy and health care reform, a subject he first became interested in during the Clinton years. His grantor is the Commonwealth Fund, a New York–based foundation dedicated to identifying practices and formulating solutions to help the U.S. build an effective, affordable, and high-quality health care system. Sage’s research project will be titled “Health Reform, Competition Policy, and Emerging Health Care Markets” and will run during calendar year 2013.
Professor William Sage, who serves as the University of Texas at Austin’s vice provost for health affairs and holds the James R. Dougherty Chair for Faculty Excellence at the School of Law, has been awarded the degree docteur honoris causa by the Université Paris Descartes.
A study cowritten by two Law School professors, William Sage and Charles Silver, “Do the Elderly Fare in Medical Malpractice Litigation, Before and After Tort Reform? Evidence from Texas, 1988-2007,” was cited in a recent New York Times article about the effects of Texas’s tort reform laws on lawyers and patients.
On Monday, November 22, 2010, the Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice will host the final Human Rights Happy Hour of the fall semester. Professor Paola Bergallo, from the Universidad de San Andrés in Buenos Aires, Argentina, will present a lecture entitled “Cycles of Right to Health Litigation: The Elusive Argentine Experience.”
Professor William Sage, holder of the James R. Dougherty Chair for Faculty Excellence at the Law School, and two other researchers have been awarded a $1.8 million grant under a new federal program intended to improve patient safety and the medical malpractice system.
The University of Texas School of Law will host the 33rd Annual Health Law Professors Conference on June 3–5, 2010.