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Pandas, pandemics, and public health: A fond farewell to the O’Neill Institute

Once upon a time, in a faraway land, there was a young law student. She felt lost and alone, realizing that she didn’t want to practice at Big Soulless Law Firm, Inc, but unsure about what else to do. She did enjoy her course in public health, however, and wondered if there might be a […]

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WHO Declares Ebola Outbreak in West Africa a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC)

WHO has declared the Ebola outbreak in West Africa to be a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC). For more information about IHR procedures when a PHEIC is activated please visit our website and check out World Health Organization IHR i-Course.

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How Many Lawyers Does it Take To Achieve the End of AIDS?

Françoise Barré-Sinoussi, co-chair of the recently concluded 20th International AIDS Conference, believes that “[a]nti-gay laws in Russia, Uganda, Nigeria and other countries around the world will have ‘consequences’ for the continued spread of HIV around the world, potentially dashing hopes of eradicating the virus in the early 21st century.” Apropos to the theme of the […]

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New Report on Key Lessons for LGBT Outreach and Enrollment under the Affordable Care Act

This post originally appeared on Out2Enroll. To learn more please visit www.out2enroll.org or contact Katie Keith at katie@out2enroll.org. Katie is a former Research Fellow at Georgetown University’s Center on Health Insurance Reforms. She is currently Director of Research at Trimpa Group and a Steering Committee Member of Out2Enroll. Yesterday, Out2Enroll—a nationwide campaign dedicated to connecting […]

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New York’s Ban on Large Sodas Put to Rest in NY’s Highest Court

This post was written by Fernanda Alonso, O’Neill Institute Research Assistant. Comments or questions about this post can be directed to  fa265@georgetown.edu. On June 26, 2014, New York’s highest court refused to reinstate New York City’s ban on the sale of large sodas and other sugar drinks. This bill—passed on March 12, 2012 by eight members […]

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3 Reasons Anyone Interested in Health Law Should Join Our Summer Programs

There are many reasons to consider joining us for this year’s O’Neill Institute Summer Programs. Here are three: 1) Our topics are highly relevant to legal practitioners, policy-makers, and scholars, alike: Emerging Issues in Food and Drug Law (July 14-18) and US Health Reform – The Affordable Care Act (July 21-25). Our unique programs are structured to give you both […]

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New Certificates in Food and Drug Law and U.S. Health Law!

Starting in Fall 2014 Georgetown Law will offer two new certificate programs in Food and Drug Law and U.S. Health Law.   The Certificate in Food and Drug Law or the Certificate in U.S. Health Law may be completed as a stand-alone program or in conjunction with an LL.M. in Global Health Law or the General […]

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Global Health and Human Rights Database Webinar Hosted by the World Bank Institute

The Global Health and Human Rights Database is a free online database of law from around the world relating to health and human rights. With the collaboration of a worldwide network of partners—including NGOs, academics and private researchers—the database offers an interactive, searchable, and fully indexed website of case law, national constitutions and international instruments. […]

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Public health in the digital era part 1: the top 10 health blogs you should be reading

The internet is a double-edged sword.  We have access to a world of information, but we’re overwhelmed by news reports, policy developments, and new scientific research.  Reading high-quality blogs is one way of staying on top of recent issues in public health. Here I present ten of the best health blogs, drawn from recommendations from […]

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Greg Martin Interviews Lawrence Gostin on Global Health Law

Don’t miss the below video featuring Professor Lawrence Gostin as he discusses his new book, global health law, and career opportunities for new professionals in the field with Dr. Greg Martin.  Dr. Martin is the Director of Elimination of Mother to Child Transmission of HIV at the Clinton Health Access Initiative and Editor-in-Chief of Globalization and Health. Professor […]

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