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Professor Evelyn Tenenbaum’s article, “Bartering for a Compatible Kidney Using Your Incompatible, Live Kidney Donor: Legal and Ethical Issues Related to Kidney Chains,” will be published this spring in the peer-reviewed American Journal of Law & Medicine.
The placement gives Prof. Tenenbaum a voice in one of the nation’s top health law journals.
Prof. Tenenbaum has been busy this semester. She presented “The Ethics of Paired Kidney Donation and Kidney Chains” at the annual conference of the American Society of Bioethics and Humanities (ASBH) in Houston, Texas on October 24.
On Oct. 6, Prof. Tenenbaum presented on nursing home residents with dementia, including those in the LGBTQ community, at Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, addressing the residents’ needs for intimacy, the factors that can prevent them from having those needs met, and possible solutions. On the same date, Prof. Tenenbaum presented "A Discussion about Objective Causation" at the University at Albany School of Public Health.
The second edition of her co-authored book, Current Issues in Constitutional Litigation: A Context and Practice Casebook, was published by Carolina Academic Press earlier this year.
A frequent speaker and writer in the areas of health law, bioethics and civil rights, Prof. 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. She currently serves on the Ethics Review Committee at Albany Medical Center.
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.
Prof. Tenenbaum has also handled and supervised dozens of civil rights cases, including a landmark decision upholding the constitutionality of applying the State Labor Relations Act to lay teachers at Catholic Schools.
Prof. Tenenbaum’s courses at Albany Law include Applied Health Policy, Fraud and Abuse in the Health Care Industry, Health Law, and Public Health Policy: Law, Finance, and Ethics. She is also faculty advisor to the Domenick L. Gabrielli National Family Moot Court Competition.