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Professor Evelyn Tenenbaum was recently appointed to the Ethics Review Committee at Albany Medical Center. She teaches as a professor of bioethics at Albany Medical College.
Professor Tenenbaum also gave a talk late last month on "Paired Kidney Donation and NEAD Chains: Issues and Solutions" at Western New England School of Law. In February, she presented "Making Informed Consent More Effective in Protecting Patient Choice" at the Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences.
Last year, she authored "The Union of Contraceptive Services and the Affordable Care Act Gives Birth to First Amendment Concerns" for the Albany Law Journal of Science and Technology.
A frequent speaker and writer in the areas of health law, bioethics and civil rights, Professor Tenenbaum has extensive experience with health care litigation. During her career, she has been a section chief and assistant solicitor general in the Attorney General's Office and was a consultant for the New York State Department of Health.
Her high-profile health policy cases cover areas including mandatory testing for AIDS, guidelines for office-based surgery, state sick-leave policies, the constitutionality of closing bathhouses, and reproductive policies at Catholic hospitals. She was the lead attorney in a class action involving the Social Security Administration's over-reliance on the treadmill exercise test and won class-wide relief entitling class members to disability benefits totaling more than $65 million and saving New York's state and local governments approximately $11 million per year.
Professor Tenenbaum has also handled and supervised dozens of civil rights cases. Her high-profile civil rights cases include a landmark decision upholding the constitutionality of applying the State Labor Relations Act to lay teachers at Catholic Schools.
At Albany Law, in addition to teaching health law, Professor Tenenbaum is faculty advisor to the Domenick L. Gabrielli National Family Moot Court Competition.