NEWS & EVENTS
O'Neill Institute Upcoming Events
The O’Neill Institute is once again offering our Summer Conversation Series. All sessions are open to the Georgetown University community and the broader public this summer. Upcoming sessions include:
Ben Berkman, Bioethics Core, National Human Genome Research Institute, U.S. National Institutes of Health
Topic: Prenatal Whole Genome Sequencing: Just Because We Can, Should We?
Peter Sawyer, Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting
Topic: Health Investigative Reporting
O'Neill Institute Blog - Selected Recent Posts
NYC's Super-size Soda Ban Declared Unconstitutional
By: Alberto Alemanno, O'Neill Institute Scholar
Will FDA Turn the Tide on Industry-wide Medical Product Development?
By: Aliza Glasner, O'Neill Institute Associate
The End of “Pay-for-Delay”? By Opening Collusive Pharmaceutical Settlements to Antitrust Scrutiny, FTC v. Actavis Promises to Make Medicines More Affordable
By: Daniel Hougendobler, O'Neill Institute Law Fellow
Nudging one’s way to a healthy lifestyle – A look at regulations in health through the lens of behavioral economics
By: Mengyi Xu, O’Neill Institute Summer Intern, Princeton University ’14
Lessons from the Industry
By: Susan Kim, O'Neill Institute Deputy Director
Latino Population in the U.S. Disproportionately Affected by the Obesity Crisis
By: Tanya Baytor, O'Neill Institute LL.M. Program Director
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Benn McGrady and Alexandra Jones. "Tobacco Control and Beyond: The Broader Implications of US – Clove Cigarettes for Non-Communicable Diseases." American Journal of Law and Medicine 39, no. 2&3 (2013): 265-289.
Bryan Thomas, and Lawrence O. Gostin. "Tackling the Global NCD Crisis: Innovations in Law and Governance." Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics. Spring 2013 41, no. 1 (2013): p16-27. DOI: 10.1111/jlme.12002.
Oscar Cabrera and Juan Carballo. "Tobacco Control Litigation: Broader Impacts on Health Rights Adjudication." Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics. Spring 2013 41, no. 1 (2013): p147-162. DOI: 10.1111/jlme.12011.
Lawrence O. Gostin, Gillian J. Buckley, and Patrick W. Kelley. "Stemming the Global Trade in Falsified and Substandard Medicines." JAMA doi:10.1001/jama.2013.3048 (2013).
Allyn Taylor. "Twenty-First Century Lawmaking for International Alcohol Control." Addiction 108, no. 3 (2013): 461-462.
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The O'Neill Institute Welcomes the Global Health Law LL.M. Class of 2013-14!
We are immensely pleased to welcome our seventh class of Global Health Law LL.M. students. Our class is comprised of 21 students from around the world, including Australia, China, Germany, Ghana, Mexico, Taiwan, and the United States. Students will undertake a stimulating curriculum in global health law, that includes a hands-on experiential learning course in global health law and policy. They will be afforded the opportunity to engage in O'Neill Institute projects that explore intersecting international legal regimes - trade law, public international law, and health and human rights law - to respond to contemporary global health challenges.
More information about the Global Health LL.M. Program, including admissions and events information, can be found here.
O'Neill Institute Summer Program Convenes Experts, Practitioners, and Students to Examine Emerging Issues in Non-Communicable Diseases and the Law
Our annual Summer Program on Global Health Law and Governance was a great success. Under the direction of Benn McGrady, Lawrence Gostin, and Oscar Cabrera, over 40 national and international participants with an impressive range of experience and expertise undertook our week-long immersion course. This year's topic explored emerging issues in NCDs and the law. Participants engaged in thoughtful and practical discourse with experts from U.S. government, normative agencies, civil society, the private sector, and prominent academic institutions.
For additional information about this year's program and information about our upcoming Summer Program, please visit http://www.law.georgetown.edu/oneillinstitute/summerprogram/.
RESEARCH ASSISTANT SPOTLIGHT
The O'Neill Institute Research Assistant Spotlight
We are thrilled to have an exceptional class of summer Research Assistants at the O'Neill Institute. Our summer cohort includes Georgetown Law J.D. and LL.M. students and interns from the University of Michigan and Princeton University. We are grateful for their invaluable support for our diverse research portfolio and applied scholarship.
Trey Webster (Georgetown Law 2L) is one of our many talented RAs this summer. Working with Law Fellow Daniel Hougendobler, Trey has conducted research on several national health law and policy topics, such as corporate personhood and biosecurity. His research on the doctrine of corporate personhood has studied the extension of the U.S. Constitution to corporations and the subsequent or anticipated impact on public health. This is especially relevant in a time of increasing attempts at regulation of major industries like food and tobacco through mandated packaging labels and administrative searches for rules compliance. His work on biosecurity addresses the country’s ability to detect and respond to pandemics that threaten the country with significant death and destruction. His work will be incorporated into various public health law books and journal articles.
Trey has also worked on the development of a database of local actors in the global health to bolster networking opportunities for Georgetown Law students. He has also collaborated with other research assistants at the O'Neill Institute to provide editing and citation work for forthcoming publications and has had the opportunity to attend guest lectures from practitioners involved in various aspects of global and national health law as part of the O'Neill Institute's Summer Conversation Series.
The O'Neill Institute accepts applications for research assistants on a rolling basis throughout the year. Interested candidates should contact email@example.com.