James Blumstein, a nationally renowned expert in health policy law, is the recipient of the 2007 McDonald Merrill Ketcham Award. The award is conferred by the Indiana University School of Law to a scholar whose work illuminates the intersection of the medical and legal professions.
Professor Blumstein delivered the keynote address, "Of Doctors and Hospitals: Setting the Analytical Framework," on February 21 at a conference hosted by the Indiana University School of Law in conjunction with the William S. and Christine S. Hall Center for Law and Health at Indiana University and in cooperation with the Indiana Health Law Review.
Professor Blumstein also delivered a Grand Rounds presentation, "The Future of Health Care: Where We Are, How We Got Here, and Where We Are Headed," at the Indiana University School of Medicine and led a panel discussion on hospital-physician joint ventures.
Professor Blumstein joined Vanderbilt’s law faculty in 1970 and currently serves as University Professor of Constitutional Law and Health Law & Policy. He is a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences and has received Vanderbilt University’s Earl Sutherland Prize, the university’s preeminent recognition for lifetime scholarly contribution.