Health care is so important to all of us. From bioethics and advance directives to health care policy and fraud and abuse legislation, an integral part of improving health care is ensuring that the laws governing the health care system are fair, understandable, and enforced. PULSE!, the Health Law Students' Society, is intended to educate law students, attorneys, members of the health care community and members of the general public about health law issues. As its faculty advisor, I hope, and I believe its members hope, that it can help build bridges and improve communication among those groups even as it educates them about health law issues. - Kathy Cerminara, Faculty Advisor

PULSE! is dedicated to:

  • Continuing the education of members of the legal profession in the health care industry
  • Increasing the awareness of the Law Center's students about health related issues affecting them
  • Educating the general public on health law related issues
  • Facilitating cooperation and interaction among health care lawyers, medical professionals, law students, and medical students.

PULSE!'s objective is to provide a forum for the latest health law topics such as:

Health Lawyers

  • Current Topics in the Industry
  • Corporate and Litigation Lawyers

Health Plans

  • How to use your health plan
  • Pros and Cons of different health plans
  • Administration of plan benefits
  • How to obtain health plan coverage

Public Health

  • Legal Rights of AIDS/HIV patients and Testing

Patient Rights

  • HMOs
  • Legal issues faced by physicians
  • Ethical Issues in health law and medicine

Genetic Issues

  • Farming
  • Cloning

Mixers with the Health Professions Division

  • Health Law Concentration
  • Mentors
  • Roundtable Discussions

Concentration in Health Law

The Nova Southeastern University Law Center offers a concentration in Health Law, permitting students to obtain recognition for their concentration in health-law-related studies. Completion of the requirements for this concentration will lead to a notation on the qualified student’s transcript and a certificate indicating the student’s focus, interest and specialized training in this area.

To earn a concentration in Health Law, each student must complete the course, credit, writing and service requirements described at http://nsulaw.nova.edu/concentrations/healthlaw.cfm. These requirements may not be waived.

2015-2016 Board Members:

  Justin Hodges President
  Maria Santi President
  Jeremy Adair Vice President
  Maureen DeAngles Treasurer
  Tricia-Gaye Cotterell Secretary
  Dara De Lucca Fundraising Coordinator
  Darren Straker Health Professions Division Coordinator
  Franchesca Caminero, Public Relations Director
  Carisa Lippmann College of Osteopathic Medicine Student Liason
  Joseph Kadis 1L Representative
  Mallorie Milord 2L Representative
  Lauren Turner 3L Representative

Faculty Advisor

  Kathy Cerminara Professor of Law

General Members

  • Lean Alcantara
  • Carlos Arce
  • Madel Bermudez
  • Michelle Binnun Furiato
  • Ryan Chae
  • Diana Chiorean
  • Candice Cobb
  • Mark Costello
  • Angela Fernandez
  • Linda Fresneda
  • JeRhonda Grace
  • Robert Greer
  • Austin Herde
  • Tereza Horakova
  • Brittney Horton
  • Sophia Huda
  • Scott Kalish
  • Christopher Kersbergen
  • Lauren Kerstetter
  • Ryan LaPointe
  • Sara Mammarella
  • Crystal Martin
  • Anish Matchanickal
  • Kelsey Monaghan
  • Stephanie Morgan
  • William Mueller
  • Tara Mulrey
  • Venecia Murray
  • Scheril Murray- Powell
  • Richard Palmer
  • Antoinette Pollard
  • Heather Printz
  • Ivan Rodriguez
  • Sophie Rosenberg
  • Amanda Sejba
  • David Shaheen
  • Zarinah St Lawrence
  • David Steinberg
  • Jeremy Thompson
  • Mariel Tollinchi
  • Lauren Westover
  • Phoebe Wise
  • Michael Woods

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