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O'Neill Institute Global Health Law LL.M. Update - May 2015

O'Neill Institute
O'Neill Institute
May 2015

Global Health Law LL.M. Update


O'Neill Institute

LL.M. Upcoming Events
Important Dates

Sunday, May 17 - 2:00pm
Georgetown Law Commencement
Healy Lawn

Helpful Links
Global Health Law LL.M. Course Guides
Georgetown Law Student Handbook

O'Neill Institute Blog and Publications

In Celebration of Our Mothers: Key Supporters of Our Health and Wellbeing
By: Sarah RoacheO'Neill Institute Fellow 

How to Follow the 2015 World Health Assembly
By: Daniel Hougendobler, O'Neill Institute Fellow

Global Health: Progress of Peril? Hints From South Africa

By: Eric Friedman, O'Neill Institute Associate 

Violence and Vulnerability: From Colombia to Baltimore
By: Ana Ayala, O'Neill Institute Associate

A Growing HIV Epidemic That Could Have Been Prevented Right in Our Own Back Yard?

By: Fernanda Alonso, O'Neill Institute Associate

Sexually Transmitted Ebola: Another Reason to Stigmatize Survivors?
By: Rebecca Reingold, O'Neill Institute Associate

The Global Burden of Low Back Pain - More Than Just an Irritation
By: Katherine Shats, O'Neill Institute Associate

See All News & Events


Letter From Professor Gostin to New Graduates

To our dear graduating students,
As you leave our classrooms and continue on your professional journey, I want you to know that you are now part of an important movement—one that is critical to bettering the lives of many and one that must grow. It is a young field but yet, even when it didn't have a name, the importance of law to public health has always existed. By joining our program, you have recognized it and now are part of the movement. 
Please remember that we welcomed each of you to the program because you showed enormous potential for furthering what we consider an important task that we all have at hand. It is an honor to have you as our graduates. We are so proud of what you have accomplished during your time here and all that you will accomplish in your lives. 
On behalf of our program, the O’Neill Institute, and Georgetown Law, a heart-felt congratulations on your success and all that is to come! The O’Neill Institute, and me personally, will always be here to support your career. I hope to see you and hear from you often as you build a wonderful career and life.
With my warm wishes, Larry

Madeleine M. McDonough 
Class of 2012

Madeleine represents multinational companies in a range of industries: pharmaceutical, animal health, medical device, food, cosmetics and beverage. She counsels clients on Food and Drug Administration regulations and represents corporations and individuals in product liability, toxic tort, personal injury and commercial matters. Madeleine advises organizations on preventative litigation approaches, policy and governance issues, emerging international legal developments, creative resolution strategies, risk management, corporate social responsibility and crisis management. Madeleine also serves as National E-Discovery Counsel for clients. She is currently serving a third three-year term on the firm’s Executive Committee, and she heads up civic, diversity, pro bono, training, and client development activities.

The National Law Journal named Madeleine one of the nation's top 50 Litigation Trailblazers & Pioneers in its inaugural 2014 class. She was named a leading product liability attorney by Who’s Who Legal: The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers and a Life Science Star by LMG Life Sciences. Madeleine was listed in The Legal 500 United States. Missouri Lawyers Weekly also honored her as a Mentor of the Year for her long-standing dedication to advising younger colleagues, law students and high school students with an interest in the law. Click here to read the full bio. 

Gorik Ooms, Lic.Jur., Ph.D.

Gorik Ooms, Lic.Jur., Ph.D., is a human rights lawyer and a public health scholar. He graduated from the Catholic University of Leuven in 1989. During most of his professional career he worked with Médecins Sans Frontières Belgium, of which he was the executive director from August 2004 until June 2008. In March 2008, he obtained his Ph.D. in Medical Sciences from the University of Ghent, for a thesis on the subject “The right to health and the sustainability of healthcare: Why a new global health aid paradigm is needed.” In August 2008, he joined the Department of Public Health at the Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp.

During the 2009-2010 academic year, with support of a Fulbright scholarship, Gorik Ooms was appointed global justice fellow with the Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale, where he remains corresponding fellow. Since 2010 he is an adjunct professor of law at Georgetown University, and since 2013 a visiting scholar at the Faculty of Law of the University of Antwerp.

Gorik Ooms is a member of the steering committee of the Joint Action and Learning Initiative on National and Global Responsibilities for Health, representing the Hélène De Beir Foundation, and the academic coordinator of Go4Health, a research project on the post 2015 health development goals.


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Open Society Foundations - Program Associate

Application Date: Friday, May 15

The Open Society Foundations work to build vibrant and tolerant societies whose governments are accountable and open to criticism, whose laws and policies are open to debate and correction, and whose political institutions are open to the participation of all people. We seek to strengthen justice and the rule of law; broaden respect for human rights, including the rights of minorities; encourage pluralism and a robust diversity of opinion; deepen democratic practice and participation; expand economic equity; support effective governance; and invest in individuals, public and private organizations, and social movements that advance these goals.

Harvard FXB HHR Consortium Essay Competition

Application Date: Monday, June 15

Health and Human Rights Journal invites Harvard FXB Health and Human Rights Consortium Members to select a “best student essay” and submit the essay for publication on the Journal website. Essays must be written by students enrolled in Consortium institutions’ courses related to health and human rights. The essays are expected to have been written as coursework, be 2,500-5,000 words, and address a global health topic from a health and human rights perspective.

Each institution may submit one essay and may determine its own criteria and selection processes. All these essays will be published online in a section on the Journal website called Best Health and Human Rights Student Essays 2015.

Essays will not be peer reviewed but will be copy edited and published in full on the website. Essays must adhere to the Journal’s referencing style, available on our website at: At the discretion of participating Consortium member institutions, Health and Human Rights can provide certificates to be given to the winning student at each institution. Institutions may also choose to recognize the winning students in their own graduation ceremonies.

Essays must be received by June 15, 2015. Please email submissions, with the subject heading Student Essay Winner, to:


Yale University Yale Clinical Fellowship in Global Health Justice

Application Date: Saturday, August 1

The Yale Clinical Fellowship in Global Health Justice is a two-year position designed for graduates of law and public health schools as well as other health professionals with experience in domestic and/or international health policy and advocacy who are interested in preparing for a career in global health justice or interdisciplinary clinical teaching. The Fellow will supervise the experiential learning component of the Global Health Justice Partnership (the “Practicum”) and help to coordinate the activities of the Global Health Justice Partnership (GHJP— The Fellowship is supported through the Gruber Project for Global Justice and Women’s Rights.

Working under the supervision of the GHJP faculty director and co-directors, the Clinical Fellow in Global Health Justice will supervise student work on Practicum projects and will participate in the planning and conduct of the Practicum, including the development of the curriculum and course materials and the selection of projects.  Amy Kapczynski, is the Faculty Director, and Gregg Gonsalves and Alice M. Miller are the co-directors of the GHJP.


Harvard University Law School - Food Law and Policy Fellow

Application Date: Rolling deadline

Reporting to the Director of the Food Law and Policy Clinic (FLPC), the Fellow will work independently and with the Director, staff, and students on a broad range of international, federal, state, and local policy projects addressing the health, environmental, and economic impacts of our food system. FLPC projects make cutting-edge policy recommendations to increase access to nutritious food for individuals and families, reduce diet-related diseases, and assist small-scale and sustainable food producers in participating in markets.


Booz Allen Hamilton - Health Insurance Exchange Policy Analyst Job

Application Date: Rolling deadline

Work with a team focused on the strategic implementation of health reform initiatives. Research and analyze specific requirements and policies related to Medicaid and Health Insurance marketplaces. Review, plan, and evaluate healthcare systems and provide recommendations to improve the healthcare systems based on analytical review. Provide project documentation to supervisors or management. Define healthcare improvement and tactical strategies. Lead small tasks and assignments and apply knowledge of commonly used healthcare concepts, practices, and procedures.


JHU-Bloomberg School of Public Health - Research Program Manager

Application Date: Rolling deadline

The Research Program Manager will lead the field collection and data coding management for a 14 country surveillance study assessing tobacco pack health warning compliance and pack features and appeals at the Institute for Global Tobacco Control (IGTC). Under the supervision of the Project Director, the Research Program Manager’s responsibilities include but are not limited to: Data Collection. Lead communication and contract agreement development with international research agencies; prepare the scope of work for contract agreements, deliverables, payment schedules and other contract agreement documents. Review budgets, process payments, and maintain regular communication with research agencies to ensure understanding of expectations and monitor deliverables. Lead the planning for field collection logistics; determine sampling design with input from the in-country research agencies. Supervise travel logistics, lead the preparation of all field equipment and training materials for data collection. Travel to assigned countries and train in-country field collection team. Train field collectors on the research protocol, assess organizational capacity and assist agencies with readiness for each phase of data collection, supervise field teams’ data collection activities after training. Supervise data cleaning and intake upon arrival of tobacco packs to IGTC. Train staff on data intake protocol and monitor intake activities for quality assurance. Assist in the development of data collection methods, research design and strategies for data management Data Coding Management. Analyze tobacco packaging laws and draft compliance assessment coding manuals for each country. Lead communication with country specific legal experts to clarify the laws. Lead the writing, development, and project planning for coding tobacco health warning label compliance in 14 countries. Schedule when each health warning compliance assessment manual will be drafted and when coding can begin. Lead meetings with the project principal investigators and project coders to finalize compliance coding manuals. Translate the written compliance manuals into an electronic data entry form using REDCap. Lead the training and supervision of data coders General. Lead dissemination of results pertaining to pack compliance with health warning label policy, including preparing layout and drafting country fact sheets, posters, presentations and manuscripts for publication. This position has a fixed end date of 8/05/2016.


Hyman, Phelps & McNamara, P.C. - Associate

Application Date: Rolling deadline

Hyman, Phelps & McNamara, P.C., the nation’s largest boutique food and drug regulatory law firm, seeks a junior to mid-level associate with substantive experience in medical devices and other areas of food and drug law and regulation to assist with a growing practice. Strong verbal and writing skills are required. Compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience. HP&M is an equal opportunity employer. Please send your curriculum vitae, transcript, and a writing sample to 
Jeffrey N. Wasserstein . Candidates must be members of the DC Bar or be eligible to waive in.


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