Hospitals Rationing Drugs Behind Closed Doors: a Civil Rights Issue

The United States is facing a shortage of prescription drugs, ranging from antibiotics to cancer treatments. These shortages are putting the medical profession in the frequent position of deciding who will get the drugs that are in short supply and, more importantly, who will not.

Physicians and hospitals always have had to make rationing decisions… more »

Wolf inducted into Johns Hopkins Society of Scholars

Wolf To Represent Lawyers in Society of Scholars

From doctors to historians, philosophers to engineers, the Johns Hopkins Society of Scholars comprises more than 600 of the most influential and pioneering minds in the world. But since its founding in 1969, the society has not included a single lawyer among its illustrious ranks—until now.

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Movies and Myths About Human Trafficking

Hollywood loves a good bad guy.

From ruthless mobsters to drug kingpins to serial killers, evil characters are often plucked from real-world events. As human trafficking has garnered more attention, it was inevitable that the issue would hit the big screen. Traffickers, after all, are your quintessential villains. They enslave and exploit human beings for… more »

Finding Passion in Advocacy

Posted On January 11, 2016

In the 1999 case Olmstead v. L.C., the U.S. Supreme Court held that unjustified segregation of persons with disabilities away from their communities constitutes a violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act. A Georgia State Law student at the time, Trish Farnham (J.D./M.P.A. ’01) didn’t know then how deeply meaningful this case would be to… more »

Scott Receives Teaching Award

Charity Scott received the David J. Maleski Award for Teaching Excellence.  The award, named in honor of a former distinguished College of Law faculty member known for his outstanding teaching, recognizes a faculty member who has proven to be a committed, excellent and innovative teacher within the past two years.

Scott was recognized for her… more »

Wolf Discusses Privacy in the Genomic Era

Posted On January 2, 2016

Professor and center director Leslie Wolf participated in a panel presentation at the American Medical Informatics Association Annual Symposium in San Francisco, California.

The panel on patient privacy and “de-identified” health records in the genomic era was organized by Dr. Jessie Tenenbaum, of Duke University and considered how to balance research demands for medical record… more »

Wolf Presents on Certificates of Confidentiality

Leslie Wolf, professor and center director, organized presentations on Certificates of Confidentiality at the Public Responsibility in Medicine & Research’s (PRIMR) Social, Behavioral, and Educational Research Conference and the Advancing Ethical Research Conference in Boston. PRIMR is the premier organization for education and public engagement on the ethical standards governing the conduct of research involving… more »

Building a Culture of Human Rights

Every December, Human Rights Day challenges us to confront the most pressing human rights crises. This year, many in government and civil society will be focused on the Syrian refugee crisis and other urgent human rights situations. The seemingly endless stream of human rights emergencies demands immediate action. At some point, however, we also… more »

Todres Delivers Keynote at National Academies’ Workshop

In November, professor Jonathan Todres delivered the keynote address at the “Reaching & Investing in Children at the Margins” workshop of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, held in Prague, Czech Republic. The event was part of a series of workshops coordinated by the National Academies’ Forum on Investing in Young Children Globally,… more »