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From Coverage to Care

Health literacy refers to how patients or caregivers receive, understand, and use health information, and how health care providers, including medical professionals, health educators and others, provide information. Therefore, health literacy can be a significant determinant of health outcomes.

Last year, the Center for Law Health & Society hosted a presentation on health literacy. Based… more »

Public Figures and Genetic Paparazzi

Associate Professor of Law Yaniv Heled’s research focuses on legal and ethical aspects of biomedical technologies. He is the co-director of the Center for Intellectual Property Law.

You are researching what you call “genetic paparazzi.” Tell us more. It’s very clear that when you are a public figure, you have less of an expectation… more »

Prenatal Genetic Testing Raises Ethical Questions

Paul A. Lombardo, Regents’ Professor and Bobby Lee Cook Professor of Law, is a lawyer/historian who served from 2011 to 2016 as a senior advisor to the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues. He has published extensively on topics in health law, medicolegal history and bioethics and is best known for his… more »

Building a Foundation of Awareness

Professor Courtney Anderson Champions Housing Issues to Break Cycle of Poverty

Community can be a matter of life and death.

South Seattle knows this hard fact. Residents there rise each morning in a grinding urban neighborhood with high unemployment and substandard housing. Just one mile distant, over a body of water that might as well be an ocean, lies… more »

Health Law Students Honored

Posted On April 10, 2016
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Several health law students were acknowledged for their achievements at the 2016 College of Law Honors Day. Sheila Salvant Valentine (J.D./M.S.H.A ’16) received the Health Law Award. This award, which includes a monetary gift sponsored by the State Bar of Georgia’s Health Law Section, recognizes outstanding student achievement in health law including academic performance, writing… more »

Caley (M.B.A. ’86, J.D. ’89) Receives Patton Community Service and Social Justice Award

An advocate for children with health care needs in low-income families, Sylvia B. Caley (M.B.A ’86; J.D. ’89), associate clinical professor of law, has left an indelible mark on the community in her quest to eliminate health disparities and promote health equity.

She will be honored on April 25 for her… 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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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 »

The Role of Law in the HIV/AIDS Epidemic

World AIDS Day, Dec. 1, is a time to reflect on how far the United States and world populations have come since the disease was first identified in 1981, as well as what we still need to do to respond to the epidemic.

Others can talk about the scientific achievements that have helped stem the… more »