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Thursday, March 5, 2015

Professors Gordon, Marouf and Tovino to Attend 2015 SAHMS Conference  

Sara Gordon is an associate professor at the William S. Boyd School of Law.

Fatma Marouf is the co-director of the Immigration Clinic and an associate professor at the Boyd School of Law.

Stacey Tovino is the Lincy Professor of Law at the Boyd School of Law.

Professors Gordon, Marouf and Tovino will attend the 17th Annual Southern Association for the History of Medicine and Science (SAHMS) conference March 12-14 in Jackson, Miss.

At the conference, Professor Gordon will speak on the topic of “Assisted Outpatient Treatment: Access and Coercion;” Professor Marouf will talk about “U.S. Reliance on Foreign Physicians and Nurses: The Development of Visa Programs that Ignore Ethical Concerns,” and Professor Tovino will present “A History of Medicare Financing of Graduate Medical Education: 1965 to Present.”

The mission of the SAHMS conference is to promote awareness at colleges and universities in the South of the importance and usefulness of the history of medicine and science, and provide a means for the exchange and sharing of research, ideas and interest related to history, science and technology.

Professor Gordon's research focuses on law and psychology and the impact of cognitive and social psychology on jurors and other legal decision-makers.

Drawing on her extensive experience representing individuals before the Immigration Courts, Board of Immigration Appeals, and U.S. Courts of Appeals, Professor Marouf's research probes various problems involved in adjudicating immigration cases at all levels.

Professor Tovino is a leading expert in health law, bioethics, and the medical humanities.