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If We Don’t Own Our Genes, What Protects Subjects in Genetic Research?

By Leslie E. Wolf and Erin Fuse Brown, Georgia State University, and Laura Beskow, Duke University

On February 25, the White House hosted a forum on the National Institute of Health’s Precision Medicine Initiative. This is an ambitious research study that aims to develop targeted drugs and treatments that would vary… more »

Enhancing Public Health Law and Education

Robert Wood Johnson Program fellows develop interdisciplinary approaches to advancing health through law 

Georgia State Law and its Center for Law, Health & Society led a national program, The Future of Public Health Law Education: Faculty Fellowship Program, to enhance public health law teaching in… more »

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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Hensel and Wolf Explore Role of the ADA during a Public Health Emergency

In October, professors Wendy Hensel and Leslie Wolf gave a presentation, “Rationing Care for People with Disabilities in Public Health Emergencies: U.S. & International Experiences” at the Southwest Conference on Disability in Albuquerque, New Mexico. While the two began work on this topic in 2009, it remains an important policy debate that requires public engagement.… more »

Professors Share HeLP at International Conference

Three hundred fifty delegates from more than 100 countries and all six inhabited continents gathered in Eskisehir, Turkey, from July 22-25 to participate in the 8th Global Alliance for Justice Education conference. Professors Lisa Bliss, Sylvia Caley and Leslie Wolf directed a workshop, “Measuring the Impact of Social Justice Teaching: Research Design and Oversight,” in… more »

Professors Speak at Experiential Learning Conference

Professors Courtney Anderson, Jessica Gabel Cino, and Leslie Wolf, with the Center for Law, Health & Society, along with professor Nicole Iannarone, presented “Experiential Learning Across the Curriculum: Options for Every Class,” at the Institute for Law Teaching & Learning summer conference at Gonzaga University School of Law in Spokane, Washington.

The conference provided an… more »

Wolf Delivers Keynote at Annual Ethics Conference

In May, Leslie Wolf, director of the Center for Law, Health & Society and professor of law, delivered a keynote address at the 25th annual Kinsman Conference, hosted by the Center for Ethics at the Oregon Health & Science University. An early Kinsman Conference helped launch the Physician Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment movement, which… more »

Wolf Presents on Integrated, Sequenced Curriculum In Turkey

In November, Professor Leslie E. Wolf participated in the Second International Congress on Legal Education at Hacettepe University in Ankara, Turkey. Wolf was part of an international panel regarding law school curriculum and spoke about the Georgia State Law’s Health Law Certificate as a way to prepare students as professionals through… more »

College Gets $590,000 Grant to Assess Legal Protections in Genomic Research

Georgia State University College of Law faculty members Leslie E. Wolf and Erin Fuse Brown and three graduate research assistants, Ryan Kerr (J.D./M.H.S.A. ’15), Genevieve Razick (J.D./M.H.S.A. ’15), and Greg Tanner (J.D./M.H.S.A. ’16), are conducting research to assess the legal protections afforded research participants in genomic… more »