Three FIU professors have received prestigious Fulbright Scholar grants fostering international education exchange to teach and conduct research overseas this year.  The College of Law’s very own Elizabeth Price Foley is among the 3 to receive this prestigious recognition.

Elizabeth Price FoleyElizabeth Price Foley, professor of law in the College of Law, who was named FIU Professor of the Year in 2009-2010 by the college, is serving as a Fulbright Scholar at the College of Law of the National University of Ireland, Galway. Price Foley is studying Ireland’s healthcare system by interacting directly with Irish healthcare providers and government officials on the topic of medical futility, which will be the topic of her third book.

“Having the opportunity to immerse yourself in the culture of another country is always invaluable, but particularly so as a scholar and teacher,” said Foley. “I’m here to study the way Ireland’s nationalized healthcare system deals with rationing, particularly situations in which providers determine that continuing life-sustaining care would be ‘futile.’  This will give me a more critical perspective on analogous decision-making mechanisms in the U.S., especially now that healthcare reform has been enacted. And since U.S. and Irish constitutional understandings are very similar, it will allow me to gauge future constitutional challenges to rationing decisions made under a nationalized U.S. healthcare regime.”

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