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Pitt professor discusses legal data at WVU lecture

By Laura Halleman | Apr 11, 2018

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MORGANTOWN -- Elizabeth Van Nostrand, an assistant professor at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, led the annual John W. Fisher II Lecture in Law and Medicine April 3 in Event Hall at West Virginia University Law.

Van Nostrand discussed legal epidemiology and how legal data can be used for health information and communication system, according to a news release from WVU College of Law.

In addition to teaching at the University of Pittsburgh, Van Nostrand is an adjunct professor at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

Elizabeth Van Nostrand led the annual John W. Fisher II Lecture in Law at West Virginia University. | law.wvu.edu

According to jphmpdirect.com, Van Nostrand was named a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation fellow for the promotion of public health education in 2015 and was a finalist for the Craig Award for teaching in 2016, in addition to co-authoring two books on emergency preparedness law. 

Van Nostrand was an attorney specializing in litigation with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, with Thompson & Knight in Dallas, and with several small law firms in New Orleans, according to JPHMP Direct.

According to the news release, the John W. Fisher II Lecture in Law and Medicine is part of the Clark Family Lecture Series, established in 1998 with a $500,000 pledge from Thomas S. Clark and Jean Clark. 

The series provides lectures in 10 fields of study throughout West Virginia University. The lectures are free and open to the public throughout the academic year, giving students a chance to learn from experts in various areas of law.

John W. Fisher II was a member of the WVU College of Law faculty from 1968- 2014, according to WVU’s release.

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