Date 

Wednesday, November 4th 2015, 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location 

Light Hall 419C/D

Hosted By 

VUSM Medical Ethics, Law, and Policy Group

Details 

Have you ever been curious about what exactly a lawyer does when he or she represents Vanderbilt? MELP (Medical Ethics, Law, and Policy) is hosting an informal lunch discussion with Julia Morris, who is Deputy General Counsel for Vanderbilt and one of the hospital’s biggest experts in health law. She is very excited to answer any medical student questions about what her duties are as general counsel, and to provide insight on what it is like to represent a major academic center like Vanderbilt. 

Julia Morris Bio

Ms. Julia Morris joined Vanderbilt in August, 1984. She holds a J.D., B.S.N., and M.S.N. from the University of Kentucky. Prior to coming to Vanderbilt she was Staff Counsel and Risk Manager at Mills Memorial Hospital in San Mateo, California. She also taught nursing at the University of Kentucky and the University of San Francisco. Ms. Morris is a member of the Tennessee and Nashville Bar Associations and a member of the American Health Lawyers Association.

Her legal practice focuses on a variety of health care issues, medical staff, faculty and housestaff issues, regulatory and reporting contracts, policy and procedure, managed care, and other areas of health care law. Ms. Morris has given numerous presentations on health law to nurses, physicians, risk managers, and other health care professionals.