Health Care Law Scholarship, Conference Gets $20,000

12/15/2010 | Facebook|Twitter|Email

Albany Law School recently announced $20,000 in funding from the Slomo and Cindy Silvian Foundation, including $15,000 to augment the Slomo and Cindy Foundation Scholarship Fund and $5,000 to sponsor the Albany Law School Summer 2011 Health Law Conference.

The Slomo and Cindy Silvian Foundation Scholarship Fund was established in 2008, and the foundation has contributed a total of $60,000 to the endowed fund, which annually provides $1,500 to a student interested in studying health law while gaining hands-on experience at the school's Health Law Clinic.

"The Health Law Clinic's work fits well with our vision for the foundation, ensuring that the foundation's money is put to use in a meaningful way to advance both health law and a young person's future," said Daniel Komansky '82, the president of the foundation.

The Slomo and Cindy Silvian Foundation, based in Melville, Long Island, focuses on education, services for children and health care and research.

The Albany Law Clinic and Justice Center's Health Law Clinic approaches cases through a model of collaboration between law students and medical professionals, which simultaneously helps to resolve legal disputes and improve health outcomes for clients.

Next year, the Health Law Clinic will host a Summer Health Law Conference to address a wide range of health-related issues impacting critically ill low-income clients.