An Indianapolis-based health law firm is committing $75,000 for graduate fellowship for physicians in the Business of Medicine MBA program at Indiana University's Kelley School of Business. The funding will create the Hall Render Business of Medicine Fellowship, which will be awarded each year.

January 12, 2015

News Release

Indianapolis, Ind. — Hall, Render, Killian, Heath & Lyman, a national health law firm headquartered in Indianapolis, has committed $75,000 over the next five years to support graduate fellowships for physicians studying in the Business of Medicine MBA program at Indiana University's Kelley School of Business Indianapolis.

The Hall Render Business of Medicine Fellowship will be awarded annually as a $15,000 scholarship to one outstanding physician based on his or her background, experience and potential to be a leader in the ever-changing health care industry.

“As one of the nation's leading health law firms, we are keenly aware of the increased need for physician leadership as our health care system grapples with the complexities of cost, quality and access,” said Bill Thompson, chairman of Hall Render. “An MBA program designed exclusively for physicians is right on point.

“Our support of the MBA Fellowship Program fits nicely with our ongoing support of the Hall Center for Law and Medicine at the McKinney School of Law, named after William Hall, our founding partner, and his wife, Christine,” Thompson added. “We hope that together, these two programs will change how health care is delivered.”

With offices in Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Wisconsin and Washington, D.C., Hall Render offers full-service legal representation to organizations in the highly regulated health care industry. With more than 160 attorneys, Hall Render represents over 500 health care organizations, including hospitals and health systems, physician practices, life sciences firms and nonprofit organizations.

As the nation's largest law firm focused exclusively on matters specific to health care organizations, Hall Render provides its health care industry partners with legal and strategic counsel on all aspects of health care regulatory, business, compliance and operational matters.

“We are delighted that Hall Render has made a commitment to students studying in Kelley's Business of Medicine MBA program,” said Phil Cochran, executive associate dean for the Kelley School of Business Indianapolis. “Our goal at Kelley when we started the Business of Medicine MBA was to provide physicians with the business and leadership skills necessary to change the way in which health care is delivered. To have a partner who shares that dedication is not only beneficial for our students, who will affect that change, but the health care industry as a whole.”

The first recipient of the Hall Render Business of Medicine Fellowship is Alvin Wee, the program director for the kidney and kidney/pancreas programs at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis. Wee is also on urology staff at the Cleveland Clinic Glickman Urological and Kidney Institute and an assistant professor at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine.

“In the medical community, Hall Render has an excellent reputation for its knowledge of the complex issues facing our industry,” said Wee, who received his medical degree from the University of Santo Tomas in the Philippines. “I appreciate Kelley's recognition and Hall Render's support in receiving this fellowship.”

About the Kelley School of Business Indianapolis

The Indiana University Kelley School of Business has been a leader in American business education for more than 90 years. With more than 100,000 living alumni and an enrollment of nearly 8,000 students across two campuses, the Kelley School is among the premier business schools in the country. Kelley Indianapolis, based at IUPUI, is home to a full-time undergraduate program and four graduate programs, including master's programs in accounting and taxation, the Business of Medicine MBA for physicians and the Evening MBA, which is ranked eighth in the country by U.S. News and World Report and No. 1 in academic quality by Bloomberg Businessweek.

Source: Indiana University

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