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O'Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law - May 2013

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MAY 2013


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O'Neill Institute Upcoming Events

The O’Neill Institute is pleased to offer several events that are open to the Georgetown University community and the broader public this spring.

Presentation by Michele Forzley - Case Study: Regulating the Private Health Sector in Afghanistan

06.05.13 - 06.06.13
2013 Health Privacy Summit "The Value of Health Data versus Privacy - How Can the Conflict Be Resolved?"

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O'Neill Institute Blog - Selected Recent Posts

The Power of Sharing: Rethinking the Future of Intellectual Property and Biomedical Research
By: Aliza Glasner, O'Neill Institute Associate

Student-Led Global Health Impact Report Card Measures Universities’ Commitment to Equitable and Accessible Biomedical Research and Development
By: Daniel Hougendobler, Georgetown Global Health LL.M. ’13

Airline ‘Fat Taxes’: The Dilemmas of the ‘Pay as You Weigh’ Airline Pricing Policies
By: Alberto Alemanno, O'Neill Institute Scholar

Accountability and the Framework Convention on Global Health at the CUGH Conference
By: Eric Friedman, O'Neill Institute Associate

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Gostin, Lawrence O., Gillian J. Buckley, and Patrick W. Kelley. "Stemming the Global Trade in Falsified and Substandard Medicines." JAMA doi:10.1001/jama.2013.3048 (2013).

Taylor, Allyn. "Twenty-First Century Lawmaking for International Alcohol Control." Addiction 108, no. 3 (2013): 461-462.

Crowley, Jeffrey and Jen Kates. "Updating the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program for a New Era: Key Issues and Questions for the Future." Kaiser Family Foundation. (2013).

O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law. "Tobacco Industry Strategy in Latin American Courts: A Litigation Guide." Washington, DC: The O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law, 2012.

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O'Neill Institute Law Fellow, Bryan Thomas with Faculty Director, Lawrence Gostin, recently published two articles in Tobacco Control and the Journal of Law Medicine & Ethics (JLME).  The article in Tobacco Control is part of the journal's issues on endgame strategies for tobacco control.  Thomas and Gostin examine the potential ethical and legal challenges to such strategies.  The article in JLME is part of the journal's special issue on global health and the law, and examines innovative legal and governance strategies to address the the global non-communicable disease crisis. 

In the same issue of JLME, O'Neill Institute Executive Director, Oscar Cabrera, and former Law Fellow, Juan Carballo, also published an article on the broader impact of tobacco control litigation on health rights adjudication.

Full citations for the articles are below.

Thomas, Bryan and Lawrence O. Gostin. "Tobacco endgame strategies: challenges in ethics and law." Tobacco Control 2013;22:i55-i57.

Thomas, Bryan and Lawrence O. Gostin. "Tackling the Global NCD Crisis: Innovations in Law and Governance." Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics. Spring 2013, Vol. 41 Issue 1, p16-27. 12p. DOI: 10.1111/jlme.12002.

Cabrera, Oscar and Juan Carballo. "Tobacco Control Litigation: Broader Impacts on Health Rights Adjudication" Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics. Spring 2013, Vol. 41 Issue 1, p147-162. DOI: 10.1111/jlme.12011.


The O'Neill Institute Congratulates Associate Alexandra Jones and Law Fellow Emily Parento

Alexandra Jones, Institute Associate, has been hired as a Senior Legal Policy Advisor by the McCabe Centre for Law and Cancer in Australia to work on global tobacco control. 

During her time at the institute, she has worked on number of different projects, ranging from global infectious disease control, non-communicable diseases, and health and human rights. 

Alexandra holds a Master of Laws in Global Health Law from Georgetown University, and a combined Bachelor of Arts (Philosophy)/Bachelor of Laws from The University of Sydney in her home country of Australia.
Emily Whelan Parento, Law Fellow,
has been appointed Executive Director of the Office of Health Policy for the state of Kentucky, which is located in the Cabinet of Health and Family Services.

At the institute, her primary research interests include the ways in which international law and global governance impact global health disparities, and the intersection of health and agricultural law in regard to global health. She is currently working on scholarly projects in these areas.

Emily holds a Juris Doctor and Master of Laws in Master of Laws in Global Health Law from Georgetown University, and a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance and Business Economics from the University of Notre Dame.

The O'Neill Institute congratulates our outstanding staff members.


O'Neill Institute Summer Program on Non-Communicable Diseases and the Law (June 17-21, 2013) 

As global efforts to address non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are accelerating, complexity is increasing and the importance of law is becoming more apparent. Understanding the powers, duties and constraints created by law is now essential not only for lawyers, but also for officials and advocates working on NCDs.

The O’Neill Institute Summer Program on NCDs and the Law will take a global approach to the issues, while also drawing upon case studies from domestic law. Participants will enhance their understanding of the global burden of NCDs, contemporary developments at the international level, international instruments governing NCDs, best practice regulation, the intersection of human rights and NCDs and the intersection of trade, investment and NCDs.  For additional information, as well as application instructions, please visit http://www.law.georgetown.edu/oneillinstitute/summerprogram/.

Topic Areas to Be Covered:

  • Introduction to Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs)
  • Comparative Regulatory Approaches
  • Human Rights and NCDs
  • Trade, Investment and NCDs
  • NCDs and the Law: Where to from Here?

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