NEWS & EVENTS

News

2013

June

June 27
O’Neill Institute Summer Conversation Series with Jeff Crowley, "Preparing the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program for the Future"

June 17-21
O’Neill Institute Summer Program on Non-Communicable Diseases and the Law

June 11
Summer Conversation Series with Katie Keith and Kevin Lucia: "Implementing the Affordable Care Act: State Action on Market Reforms and Exchanges"

June 5-6
2013 Health Privacy Summit - "The Value of Health Data versus Privacy - How Can the Conflict be Resolved?"

May

May 8
Presentation by Michele Forzley - Case Study: Regulating the Private Health Sector in Afghanistan

O’Neill Institute May 2013 Newsletter

April

April 30
Conversation Series with Angela Kung, "Public Health Law: Perspectives from Brazil"

April 24
Lunch Presentation with Shanghai Visiting Scholars - Drug Sale Management in China

April 19
Empirical Health Law Conference

April 17
Symposium: Family Building with Donor Gametes - New Families, New Issues and International Perspectives (Webcast)

Professor Allyn Taylor, "International Business and Global Health Lawmaking," presented at the Johns Hopkins Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies

March

March 21
Professor Allyn Taylor presents "An International Legal Strategy for Alcohol Control" at the University of Toronto School of Law

March 14-16
Consortium of Universities for Global Health's 4th Global Health Conference

March 13
Professor Gostin writes CNN article, "Banning Large Sodas is Legal and Smart"

March 1
The Forgotten Genocides: Colloquium on Genocides, War Crimes and Crimes against Humanity

February

February 13
Press Release: Professor Gostin Chairs and Co-Authors National Academy Report on Dangers and Fake Drugs

2012

December

December 6, 2012
Political Economy of Tobacco Control Professor Jesse Bump, Department of International Health,Georgetown University

November

November 30, 2012
O’Neill Institute and ABA Present HIV & AIDS Benchbook and HIV/AIDS Legal Assessment Tool (Webcast)

November 29, 2012
An AIDS Free Generation: Is it Feasible? Dr. Thomas Quinn, Director, Johns Hopkins Center for Global Health

November 29, 2012
Ending the HIV Epidemic at Home: Critical Next Steps Mr. Jeffrey Crowley, Program Director of the National HIV/AIDS Initiative, O’Neill Institute

November 15, 2012
Ending the Communicable-Non Communicable Diseases Divide: Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon Leveraging HIV Platforms to Address Women's Cancers Dr. Doyin Oluwole - Executive Director of Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon Initiative, The George W. Bush Institute

November 8
O’Neill Institute Colloquium: Jennifer Devine, "Pathway to Global Product Safety and Quality"

October

October 31, 2012
Obesity and Diabetes Dr. Howard Federoff - Executive Vice President for Health Sciences and Executive Dean of the School of Medicine, Georgetown University Medical Center

October 18, 2012
O’Neill Institute Panel with Ipas and Asociación por los Derechos Civiles (ADC), "Criminalization of Abortion in Latin America from a Human Rights Perspective"

October 4, 2012
The New World Health: Economic Transition of Health and Health Systems Strengthening Dr. Ariel Pablos-Mendez - Assistant Administrator for Global Health, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)

September

September 27, 2012
Globalized Strategies for Reducing Health Disparities Dr. Joia Mukherjee - Chief Medical Officer, Partners In Health; Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School and the Division of Global Health Equity at the Brigham and Women's Hospital

September 20, 2012
Malaria Elimination:  Politics and Practicalities David Bowen, Malaria No More

September 20, 2012
Eradicating Malaria:  The Holy Grail of Tropical Medicine Joel Breman, Fogarty International Center

September 18, 2012
Painful Choices in U.S. Health Reform: Equity, Affordability, and Public Health in the Wake of the Supreme Court's Landmark DecisionDr. Georges Benjamin, American Public Health Association; Professor Gregg Bloche, Georgetown University Law Center; Mr. Michael Cannon, Cato Institute

September 13, 2012
Fall Conversation Series with Dr. Chris Reynolds: "A New Approach to Protecting Public Health"

August

August 1, 2012
Summer Conversation Series with Katie Keith and Kevin Lucia: "Implementing the ACA: Tracking and Analysis of State Market Reforms"

July

July 24, 2012
Summer Conversation Series with Dr. Irene Jillson: "Georgetown University-University of Tunisia Engagement in Addressing Bioethics, Biosafety and Biosecurity: A Story of Science and Public Diplomacy"

July 12, 2012
Summer Conversation Series with Jason Roffenbender and John Kraemer: "Helmet Wearing Among Users of a Public Bicycle- Sharing Program in the District of Columbia and Comparable Riders on Personal Bicycles"

July 9, 2012
Summer Conversation Series with Sam Halabi: "The Internationalization of Public Health Law and the Paradox of Civil Liability"

June

June 12, 2012
Summer Conversation Series with Monica Roa: "Women's Rights in Latin America: Impact of Strategic Litigation"

June 6-7, 2012
Health Privacy Summit: Is there an American Health Privacy Crisis? See Also: Webcast

June 4, 2012
Summer Conversation Series: "Maternal Mortality and the Case Alyne da Silva Pimentel vs. Brazil before the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women"

May

Thursday, May 17, 2012
The Honorable Nicola Roxon, Attorney-General of Australia: "Why Are Plain Packs Making Big Tobacco So Angry? Australia's World Leading Work to Combat Smoking"
Webcast, Presentation Slides, 'The Answer is Plain'

Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Judit Rius: "Access to Medicines in Developing Countries: Threats and Opportunities

April

Thursday, April 26, 2012
Xiufang Ruan & Lijun Hu: "Regulatory Oversight of Drug Clinical Trials in China

Thursday, April 19, 2012
Alberto Alemanno: “Nudging Healthy Lifestyles: Integrating Behavioral Law into Policy-making”

Wednesday, April 18, 2012
U.S. Congressional Briefing: “Cholera and the Human Right to Health In Post-Earthquake Haiti”

Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Sheelagh McGuinness: “Law, reproduction, and disability – fatally ‘handicapped'?”

Monday, April 16, 2012
Brownbag with Maame Ewusi-Mensah Frimpong, U.S. Department of Justice

Monday, April 9, 2012
O’Neill Institute Briefing Paper, Trade, Investment and Health Initiative: Benn McGrady, “Tobacco Product Regulation and the WTO: Appellate Body Report, US – Clove Cigarettes”

Tuesday, April 3, 2012
2012 Samuel Dash Conference on Human Rights Maternal Health and Human Rights: National and Global Perspectives
— View the Webcast.

March

Wednesday, March 28, 2012
“Healthcare Reform Hangs in the Balance”
O’Neill Institute Briefing Paper by Lawrence O. Gostin.

Friday, March 23, 2012
“The Supreme Court and the Health Care Law — Constitutional Ripples Will Affect the Election and Beyond”
By Lawrence O. Gostin.

Thursday, March 15, 2012
“Why the Affordable Care Act's Individual Purchase Mandate is Both Constitutional and Indispensable to the Public Welfare"
O’Neill Institute Briefing Paper by Lawrence O. Gostin.

"Assisted Reproductive Technologies and Cross Border Perspectives on Developing Donor Registries"
O’Neill Institute Conversation Series: Panel Discussion

Thursday, March 15, 2012
2012 Samuel Dash Conference on Human Rights Maternal Health and Human Rights: National and Global Perspectives

Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Professor Allyn Taylor presented at UC Hastings College of the Law.

Ambassador Mark Dybul, former U.S. Global Aids Coordinator, gives master class at SEGL

Thursday, March 1, 2012
Addressing the Global Tragedy of Needless Pain: Rethinking the Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs

February

Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Professor Allyn Taylor presented the lecture at University of Washington.

Ambassador Mark Dybul and other global health experts discuss President Obama's fiscal year 2013 budget proposal and what it means for global health
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Tackling the Global Health Workforce Shortage: The 2010 WHO Global Code of Practice on the International Recruitment of Health Personnel

Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Professor Allyn Taylor presents her paper, An International Legal Strategy for Global Alcohol Control, at the Global Alcohol Policy Conference in Bangkok, Thailand

Thursday, February 9, 2012
Affordable Care Act: An "Unprecedented" Case

Thursday, January 26, 2012
Global Health – the Role of Law and Lawyers and gave a presentation entitled Lessons for the Development of Global Legal Responses to the NCDS: Lessons From the WHO Global Code of Practice on the International Recruitment of Health Personnel

Saturday, February 4, 2012
Professor Allyn Taylor chaired a panel at the University of California Global Health Day held at UC/Berkeley

January

Monday, January 26, 2012
Amicus Brief at the WTO: United States – Clove Cigarettes

Monday, January 23, 2012, Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, DC
O’Neill Institute Spring Conversation Series: The Supreme Court Cases Challenging the Constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act
A Panel Discussion with Randy Barnett, Paul Clement and Randy Moss

Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Professor Lawrence Gostin in Bloomberg BusinessWeek on Financial Crisis May Kill in Congo as Global Health Aid Stalls

Professors John Kraemer and Lawrence Gostin in Science on the balance of scientific freedom and national security with the genetically modified H5N1 virus

2011

November

Monday, November 21, 2011, Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, DC
Legal Accountability for Governmental Health Sector Decisions: A Canadian Comparison
Professors John Kraemer and Lawrence Gostin in

Monday, November 14, 2011, Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, DC
O’Neill Institute Colloquium: The Impacts of Estimation Methods on Medical Malpractice Tort Reform: Study Results with Kathy Zeiler

Monday, November 7, 2011, Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, DC
O’Neill Institute Colloquium: Conflicts of Interest in Medical Research and Practice with Catherine DeAngelis and comments by Howard Federoff

November 3-4, 2011, The General Board of Church and Society, Washington, DC
Exploring the Development of a Framework Convention on Alcohol Control - A Panel Discussion with Allyn Taylor

Wednesday, November 2, 2011, Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, DC
O’Neill Institute Fall Conversation Series: Challenges and Development of Food Safety in China in the Post-Shanghai Expo Era and Medication Safety in China's Hospital Settings: The Avastin Case with Lin Wang and Yan Tan

Tuesday, November 1, 2011, Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, DC
O’Neill Institute Fall Conversation Series: International Research Protocols and the Traditional Chinese Culture with Xiaomei Zhai

October

Monday, October 31, 2011, Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, DC
O’Neill Institute Colloquium - The Constitutionality of the Individual Health Insurance Mandate with Louis Michael Seidman

Monday, October 31, 2011, Convention Center, Washington, DC
International Migration of Health Workers: An Urgent International Public Health Issue – a panel with Allyn Taylor

Thursday, October 27, 2011, Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, DC
“The Recent U.N. General Assembly Report on Sexual and Reproductive Health and the Right to Health and The Importance of Including Civil Society and Effected Communities in the Work of the Special Rapporteur”
O’Neill Institute Institute - Fall Conversation Series with Anand Grover, U.N. Special Rapporteur on the Right to Health and O’Neill Institute Distinguished Visitor

Monday, October 24, 2011, Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, DC
O’Neill Institute Colloquium: Tobacco and Trade with Matthew Myers and Benn McGrady

Monday, October 17, 2011, Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, DC
O’Neill Institute Colloquium: Reforming the World Health Organization with Lawrence Gostin

Tuesday, October 11, 2011, Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, DC
O’Neill Institute Colloquium: Health Policy and Budget Policy: Death and Taxes with Timothy Westmoreland

Monday, October 3, 2011, Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, DC
Should the Private Sector Have a Role in Public Health?  Reflections on the New Global Architecture in Health with Jeffrey Sturchio

September

Monday, September 26, 2011, Georgetown University Law Center, Washington DC
The Past, Present, and Future of the Constitutional Challenge to the Affordable Care Act with Randy Barnett

Friday, September 23, 2011, Georgetown University Law Center, Washington DC
Professor Allyn Taylor at Pandemics and Peace

Monday, September 19, 2011, Georgetown University Law Center
Lessons from the World Health Organization Review of the International Health Regulations and Performance During the H1N1 (2009) Pandemic with Dr. Harvey Fineberg

Saturday, September 17, 2011
“Why the Politics of HPV are so Muddled”
Professor Lawrence Gostin quoted in the Washington Post.

Monday, September 12, 2011, Georgetown University Law Center
Global Health Governance: Past, Present and Future with Ambassador Mark Dybul

Monday, September 12, 2011
Briefing Paper - 12 September 2011 Tobacco Product Regulation and the WTO: US – Clove Cigarettes

August

Monday August 15, 2011, Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, DC
“What Happened Next?: An Overview of U.S. Health Reform Implementation After the Passage of the Affordable Care Act” with Lisa Keels

Wednesday August 10, 2011, Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, DC
“Trade, Investment and Health: A New Collision Course between Public Health and International Trade and Investment Agreements?” with Benn McGrady

Wednesday August 3, 2011, Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, DC
Improving Maternal and Reproductive Health in Tanzania: Why Governance Matters? With Mande Lumbu

July

Wednesday July 27, 2011, Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, DC
Ethical Implications of Next-Generation Genomic Research: The Problem of Incidental Findings with Benjamin Berkman

Wednesday July 20, 2011
The WHO 2011 Virus Sharing Agreement: Global Health Governance and its Sovereign Limitations with Allyn Taylor

Monday, July 15, 2011
O’Neill Institute Press Release: Peruvian Constitutional Tribunal Upholds Constitutionality of Reformed Smoke Free Law

Wednesday, July 6, 2011 – 3:00 – 4:30 PM, Georgetown University Law Center, Washington DC
“Condemning Trademarks” with Sam Halabi

June

Wednesday, June 29, 2011 – 3:00 – 4:30 PM, Georgetown University Law Center, Washington DC
Lessons from the Field: Revising the Public Health Laws in Liberia, a Post – Conflict State” with Jeannette Austin

Monday, June 27, 2011 – 2:00 – 4:00 PM, U.S. Institute of Peace, Washington DC
2011 Cancer Rights Conferences

Thursday, June 7, 2011 – 3:00 – 4:00 PM, Georgetown University Law Center, Hotung International Law Building, Room 2000
Maternal Mortality and the Case Xákmok Kásek Indigenous Community v. Paraguay before the Inter-American Court of Human Rights

Wednesday, June 1, 2011
Launch of O’Neill Institute Blog

May

May 18
O’Neill Institute Briefing, “The World Health Assembly: Reforming the WHO and Global Governance for Health”

April

April 15, 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM (Hotung Building 2000, Georgetown University Law Center)
Empirical Health Law Conference

March

March 30, 6:00 PM (McDonough Hall Room 220, Georgetown University Law Center)
Global Health LL.M. Career Panel

February

February 16, 3:00 PM (Hotung Building 2000, Georgetown University Law Center)
Young and Invincible? The Unique Importance of Young People in the Health Care Reform Debate
O’Neill Institute Spring Conversation Series with Aaron Smith.

February 2, 3:00 PM (McDonough Hall 160, Georgetown University Law Center)
Ethics of Public Health Surveillance
O’Neill Institute Spring Conversation Series with Angus Dawson.

2010

December

December 1, 12:00pm to 1:30pm (Georgetown University Law Center - Hotung 2001)
O’Neill Colloquium featuring David Vladeck, Director of the Bureau of Consumer Protection, Federal Trade Commission

November

November 17, 12:00pm to 1:30pm (Georgetown University Law Center - Hotung 2001)
Toward Equitable Access to Medicines: Global Action 2000 - 2010
O’Neill Colloquium featuring Professor Rudolf Van Puymbroeck

November 10, 12:00pm to 1:30pm (Georgetown University Law Center - Hotung 2001)
O’Neill Colloquium featuring Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, Special Advisor on Health Policy to the Director of the White House Office of Management and Budget

Systems Medicine: A Paradigm for the Future?
November 3, 12:00pm to 1:30pm (Georgetown University Law Center - Hotung 2001)
O’Neill Colloquium featuring Dr. Howard Federoff, Executive VP for Health Science at Georgetown University; Executive Dean, Georgetown School of Medicine

October

October 27, 12:00pm to 1:30pm (Georgetown University Law Center - Hotung 2001)
United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right to Health
O’Neill Colloquium featuring Mr. Anand Grover

October 20
Pan-American Health Organization, in collaboration with the O’Neill Institute Releases New Health and Human Rights Tool

October 20, 12:00pm to 1:30pm (Georgetown University Law Center - Hotung 2001)
O’Neill Colloquium featuring Admiral Timothy Ziemer (U.S. Global Malaria Coordinator, President's Malaria Initiative); Ambassador Mark Green (Managing Director Malaria Policy Center, Malaria No More); John Monahan (Special Advisor for Global Health Partnerships, U.S. Office of the Global AIDS Coordinator)

October 13, 12:00pm to 1:30pm (Georgetown University Law Center - Hotung 2001)
O’Neill Colloquium featuring Dr. Howard Zucker (Assistant Director-General, Representative of the Director-General World Health Organization)

October 6, 12:00pm to 1:30pm (Georgetown University Law Center - Hotung 2001)
O’Neill Colloquium featuring Jeffrey Levi (Trust for America's Health) and Matthew L. Myers (Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids)

September

September 29, 12:00pm to 2:30pm (Georgetown University Law Center - Hotung 2001)
21st Century Healthcare: What Care and for Whom?
O’Neill Colloquium featuring Dr. Kevin FitzGerald (Georgetown Center for Clinical Bioethics, Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center)

September 22, 12:00pm to 2:30pm (Georgetown University Law Center - Hotung 2001)
Nondiscrimination and Its Limitations in China's HIV/AIDS Law
O’Neill Colloquium featuring Mr. Zhou Dan

September 22, 12:00pm to 2:00pm (Georgetown University Law Center - Hotung 2001)
Legal Issues in Health Reform
O’Neill Colloquium featuring Professor Timothy Westmoreland, Georgetown Law

September 15, 12:00pm to 1:30pm (Georgetown University Law Center - Hotung 2001)
Global Health Architecture
O’Neill Colloquium featuring Professors Lawrence Gostin and Mark Dybul, Georgetown Law

September 8, 12:00pm to 2:00pm (Georgetown University Law Center - Hotung 2001)
A Public Health Approach to Food and Drug Law
O’Neill Colloquium featuring Dr. Joshua Sharfstein

Wednesdays, September 1 – December 1, 12:00pm to 2:00pm (Georgetown University Law Center - Hotung 2001)
Fall 2010 Public Health Law Colloquium

August

CEDAW makes concrete recommendations on tobacco control based on O’Neill Institute shadow report

July

July 12, 2010
O’Neill Institute Presents Joint Report Before CEDAW on Tobacco Control Policies and Women. Featured in an article in the Clarin, an Argentinean newspaper's website, the O’Neill Institute, with other civil society organizations, presented its findings before CEDAW, noting “global prevalence of tobacco use among women will increase by 20% by the year 2025.” Furthermore, one in three Argentinean women is affected by tobacco-related illnesses and tobacco use among females is increasing at an earlier age.

O’Neill Institute Shadow Report to accompany Argentina's periodic report to the U.N. Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women: Challenges in the Prevention and Reduction of Women's Tobacco Use in Argentina.

Visit the Global Tobacco Control Project Page »

Lawrence O. Gostin on Emerging Civil Society Movements for Global Health Justice

June

June 22, 8–10:30 AM (Hart Auditorium, McDonough Hall)
CQ-Roll Call and O’Neill Institute Policy Breakfast Health Care Reform: The Next Critical Steps

June 17, 12:30 (Hotung 5021)
Trade and Non-Communicable Diseases
Summer Conversation Series featuring Tania Voon and Benn McGrady

June 3, 3:00 (Hotung 1000)
A Commentary on the Health Article of the United Nations Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women
Summer Conversation Series featuring Rebecca Cook

June 2, 12:00 (Hotung 6005)
Achieving the World Cancer Declaration 2020 targets: What do lawyers have to offer?
Summer Conversation Series featuring Jonathan Liberman

June 1, 12:30 (Hotung 5021)
Nanotechnology Regulation and Global Public Health
Summer Conversation Series featuring Thomas Faunce

May

May 26, 12:30 (Hotung 5013)
The Right to Health and the Scope of Certainty in Law and Politics
Presentation by John Coggon

May 3
“Spring Georgetown Law Alumni Magazine Highlights O’Neill Institute.” Read More »

April

April 15, 2010 – Rafik B. Hariri Building Lohrfink Auditorium, Georgetown University
Imported Food Safety: Legal & Institutional Changes Ahead
Michael R. Taylor, J.D., Deputy Commissioner for Foods at the Food and Drug Administration, will deliver an address, “Ensuring the Safety of Imported Food: Legal and Institutional Changes Ahead.” Read More »

April 15, 2010
Michael R. Taylor, Deputy Commissioner for Foods at the FDA delivers keynote address, Ensuring the Safety of Imported Food: Legal and Institutional Changes Ahead.

April 14, 2010 – Global Health Council Washington, DC
The Global Health Implications of Intellectual Property and TRIPS
Featuring Professor Rudolf Van Puymbroeck, this event will introduce the basic concepts of intellectual property such as patents, copyrights, and trademarks, and how they influence the global marketplace for pharmaceuticals and medical devices.

March

Call for Governments to Strengthen Public Health Laws
Professor Allyn Taylor participates in WHO's Access to Opioid Medicines in Europe's Project, Update of the WHO Guidelines, Achieving balance in national opioid control policies.

February

February 17, 2010
Call for Governments to Strengthen Public Health Laws
Former O’Neill Institute Senior Scholar, Joy Pritts, named as chief privacy officer in the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Read the Article »

February 7, 2010
Joy Pritts Named Chief Privacy Officer
Former O’Neill Institute Senior Scholar, Joy Pritts, named as chief privacy officer in the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Read the Article »

February 1, 2010
Women and Tobacco in Egypt Shadow Report
Sam Halabi, O’Neill Institute Fellow, presents at AARP and United Nations Highlight Health, Empowerment, and Human Rights of Older Persons in New York Forum. Read the Press Release »

January

Women and Tobacco in Egypt Shadow Report
O’Neill Institute Submits Shadow Report on Women and Tobacco in Egypt: Preventing and Reducing the Effects of Tobacco Consumption through Information, Implementation, and Non-Discrimination to United Nations Committee on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women.

2009

December

December 20, 2009
Mark Hall's Legal Solutions in Health Reform Paper
Mark Hall's Legal Solutions in Health Reform Paper, The Constitutionality of Mandates To Purchase Health Insurance Printed Into U.S. Senate Record. Read Text From the Congressional Record »

November

November 30, 2009
O’Neill Institute Colloquium: David Hyman - Controlling the Costs of Medical Care: A Dose of Deregulation

November 23, 2009
O’Neill Institute Colloquium: Wendy Mariner - Social Solidarity and Personal Responsibility in Health Reform

November 16, 2009
O’Neill Institute Colloquium: Anup Malani - Regulatory Governance of Technological Advances

November 9, 2009
O’Neill Institute Colloquium: Kate Baiker - Influence of Health Insurance on Health Status

November 6, 2009
Empirical Issues in Health Law Conference
Sponsored by the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health, the First Annual Empirical Health Law Conference at Georgetown Law, will bring together top scholars to present working papers reflecting the most current set of research projects in the field. The conference will feature presentation of studies by:

  • Michelle Mello, Harvard School of Public Health
  • David Matsa, Kellogg Business School
  • Ronen Avraham, Univ. of Texas Law School
  • Barak Richman, Duke Law School
  • Michael Frakes, Harvard Law School Petrie-Flom Center Academic Fellow
  • Brian Chen, Stanford University Post Doctoral Fellow in Comparative Health Law

While the subject matters of the papers will vary widely, the conference will focus on the general use of empirical methods to inform health law and policy. Each presentation will be followed by a discussant's comments and a Q&A period. Lunch will include a discussion of the practical, methodological and political challenges of this emerging field and ways to increase the impact of empirical health law studies on health law and policy.

November 2, 2009
O’Neill Institute Colloquium: Scott Halpern - An Empirical Study of Rationing at the Bedside

October

October 26, 2009
O’Neill Institute Colloquium: Jacob Hacker - Politics of Health Reform

October 26, 2009
Legal Solutions in Health Reform Fall Symposium - State of the Debate
9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. - Health law scholars and policy experts will convene at the law school to analyze how particular issues of law have fared and are likely to fare in the continuing effort to enact health reform legislation. The conference will build on the “Legal Solutions” papers commissioned last year on such topics as an individual mandate to purchase insurance, insurance exchanges, and discrimination in health reform (overview available here), as well as new research on additional issues.

October 19, 2009
O’Neill Institute Welcomes Anand Grover, UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Health, as a Distinguished Visitor
Anand Grover is a leading figure in efforts to use law to advance the rights of those living with, or vulnerable to, HIV/AIDS in India. As the director and co-founder of the Lawyers Collective, he has handled hundreds of HIVoriented cases in India on issues ranging from discrimination to access to medicines. He recently argued Naz Foundation Trust v. Government of NCT, Delhi and Others, in which the Delhi High Court struck down the criminal prohibitions relating to sodomy in the Indian Penal Code.

October 19, 2009
O’Neill Institute Colloquium: Jill Horwitz - Role of the Non-Profit Form

October 16, 2009
Georgetown Law Reunion Weekend Panel - The O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law Panel
Nan D. Hunter, L'75, Professor of Law and Acting Faculty Director of the O’Neill Institute will present an overview of the O’Neill Institute and its mission, highlighting some of O’Neill's exciting scholarship and research projects. Professor Tim M. Westmoreland, Visiting Professor of Law and Director of the Legal Solutions in Health Reform Project and Nora Connors, O’Neill Institute Law Fellow, will join Professor Hunter to discuss a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation-funded O’Neill signature project: “Legal Solutions in Health Reform.”

October 13, 2009
O’Neill Institute Colloquium: Michele Goodwin - Patient Responsibility & Accountability

October 6, 2009
Panel Discussion: “Medical Malpractice & Health Care Costs: Can Tort Reform Bend the Curve?”
Is tort reform the key to a “grand bargain” on health reform? In his speech to a joint session of Congress, President Obama suggested that it might be. And many contend that medical malpractice reform is urgently needed to get health care costs under control. But what, if anything, do we actually know about the connection between the tort system and medical spending?

September

Fall, 2009
O’Neill Institute Colloquium: Scholarly Perspectives on Health Reform
Co-taught by Professors Nan D. Hunter and M. Gregg Bloche, the Fall 2009 O’Neill Colloquium will consider health care reform. A series of prominent scholars, researchers, and participants in the health reform process will present works-in-progress or current publications that address aspects of health reform. Read more Colloquium Details»

September 28, 2009
Mark Hall quoted and Legal Solutions paper linked to in New York Times
Mark Hall quoted and Legal Solutions paper linked to in New York Times in Health Care Overhaul and Mandatory Coverage Stir States' Rights Claims.

September 25, 2009
New Website Design Launched!

September 25, 2009
Presentation by His Excellency Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus
On September 25, the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown University welcomed His Excellency Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Minister of Health of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia. Minister Tedros visited to honor Ambassador Mark R. Dybul, O’Neill Institute Distinguished Visiting Scholar and Co-Director of the Global Health Law Program for his contributions to global health and the health of Ethiopia.

Of Amb. Dybul, Minister Tedros said, “He is one of the most gifted, hard-working, principled, compassionate and committed people I have had the privilege to know - an outstanding leader and a truly exceptional human being.”

Dr. Tedros and Amb. Dybul both discussed the critical role of country leadership in combating health threats. “So much is said of country ownership in development discourse these days. Yet, I have known so few who have upheld this critical cornerstone of successful development as consistently as Mark Dybul has,” said Dr. Tedros. After accepting Minister Tedros' recognition, Ambassador Dybul also discussed the role of country leadership in development. “We have this horrible notion in development that we are coming to help poor, uneducated people. Nothing could be further from the truth. We go to support extraordinary human beings and learn a great deal in return.”

Minister Tedros is widely regarded as a leading public figure in global health. He has led Ethiopia's Ministry of Health since 2005. He is also the chair of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria. Until May, 2009, he chaired the Roll Back Malaria Alliance Partnership.

Ambassador Dybul is an O’Neill Institute Distinguished Visiting Scholar and Co-Director of the Global Health Law Program. Prior to joining the Institute, he served as the United States Global AIDS Coordinator. In that role, he led the implementation of the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), the largest international health initiative in history for a single disease.

September 24, 2009
IOM Letter Report - Health Care and Disasters
Institute of Medicine committee, chaired by Faculty Director Lawrence O. Gostin, releases letter report providing guidance to state and local health agencies and health care facilities regarding the standards of care that should apply during disaster situations.

September 23, 2009
Legal Issues in Health Reform Blog Launched!
In collaboration with the Harrison Institute at Georgetown Law. Sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

September 21, 2009
From CBS News: Legal Solutions authors discuss “Is Mandatory Health Insurance Constitutional?”
In the last few days, a new argument has emerged in the debate over Democratic health care proposals: Are they constitutional? More precisely, can the federal government force Americans to buy health insurance? Read Is Mandatory Health Insurance Constitutional? at CBS News »

August

August, 2009
HHS Releases Reports on Health Information Security and Privacy Collaboration (HISPC)
As part of the Health Information Security and Privacy Collaboration (HISPC), the Department of Health and Human Services released a compendium of reports detailing variations in state law, business practices and policy related to privacy and security and the electronic exchange of health information. O’Neill Distinguished Scholar Joy Pritts authored four of these reports, with law fellow Elenora Connors as a co-author for the report on state prescribing laws:

All HISPC reports and appendices are available for download here.

June

June 18-19, 2009
Planning for Pre-exposure Prophylaxis Conference
Funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the O’Neill Institute sponsored the conference in London, United Kingdom, on June 18-19. Chaired by Ambassador Mark R. Dybul, the conference served as a launching point to organize critical thought on the impending results of the ongoing pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) trials within the field of HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment programs.

May

May 1, 2009
Call for Governments to Strengthen Public Health Laws
World Health Organization (WHO), International Development Law Organization (IDLO), and the O’Neill Institute call on Governments to Strengthen Public Health Laws. Twenty-two legal experts endorsed an initiative to build the capacity of governments to deal with infectious and non-communicable diseases that threaten global health, safety and economic viability. Read the Georgetown Press Release »

March

March 18, 2009
Global AIDS Funding in an Era of Uncertainty
Dr. Peter Mugyenyi, the founding director of Uganda's HIV/AIDS Joint Clinical Research Center, and Ambassador Mark R. Dybul, the former U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator, shared their perspectives on the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and their work to combat the global AIDS crisis. The event was sponsored by Georgetown's Africa Interest Network (GAIN) and the advocacy group Physicians for Human Rights (PHR).

2008

December

December 1, 2008
Making New Medicines Accessible to All: The Health Impact Fund
Georgetown University and Incentives for Global Health hosted the symposium Making New Medicines Accessible to All: The Health Impact Fund.

Pharmaceuticals hold the promise of saving many lives around the world. However, the cost of research and development of new medicines is often prohibitive. To provide wide access to the most effective pharmaceuticals, prices need to be low enough for people to afford—but low prices do not create strong incentives for innovators to invest in research and development.

The Health Impact Fund (HIF) is a new way of stimulating research and development of life-saving pharmaceuticals. The proposed Fund is an optional mechanism that offers pharmaceutical innovators a supplementary reward based on the health impact of their products if they agree to sell those products at cost. This Fund is to be financed mainly by governments and will incentivize innovation and increase access to medicines that meet critical health needs.

More information, including the full text of the proposal, is available here.

The American launch of the HIF was held on the afternoon of December 1st at Georgetown University, building on momentum from a series of international forums and events. This event helped raise awareness and support for this new mechanism at a moment of transition between presidential administrations. Invited participants included prominent members of the academic, corporate and governmental sectors, and it was held on the same day as World AIDS Day, December 1st.

November

November 25, 2008
Personalized Medicine: A Discussion with Dr. Julie DeLoia (NHS) and Dr. Kevin FitzGerald (Lombardi Cancer Center)
Dr. Julie A. DeLoia is the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs at the School of Nursing & Health Studies at Georgetown University Medical Center. Previously, Dr. DeLoia held various academic appointments and leadership positions at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. She was instrumental in founding the University of Pittsburgh's Ovarian Cancer Center and served as the center's director of research.

Dr. Kevin T. FitzGerald is a Research Associate Professor in the Division of Biochemistry and Pharmacology of the Department of Oncology and the David Lauler Chair for Catholic Health Care Ethics. He is also a member of the Center for Clinical Bioethics, the Advisory Board for the Center for Infectious Disease (CID), and the Angiogenesis, Invasion, Metastasis Program at the Lombardi Cancer Center.

The panel was moderated by Professor John Monahan of Georgetown Law.

November 18, 2008
Public Health and Chronic Disease
This session of the O’Neill Institute's Colloquium, “National and Global Health Law” explored the issue of public health and chronic disease. The panelists discussed the underlying causes and associated public health consequences of chronic disease, such as rising health care costs. In the discussion, they also explored prevention, treatment, and regulatory strategies to address the issue. The panelists for this session were Professor M. Gregg Bloche, Professor Angela J. Campbell, and Dean Wendy Collins Perdue. It was moderated by O’Neill Institute Director Lawrence O. Gostin.

November 12, 2008
O’Neill Institute Hosts Forum, “The Role of Science in Advancing Global Health Diplomacy,” in Honor of 40th Anniversary of the Fogarty International Center (FIC) at NIH
The Fogarty International Center (FIC) at the National Institutes of Health is celebrating its fortieth anniversary in 2008. In honor of this anniversary, the O’Neill Institute partnered with FIC and the Office of Georgetown University President Jack DeGioia to plan a major keystone event entitled “The Role of Science in Advancing Global Health Diplomacy.” This one-day event, held on November 12, 2008, consisted of multiple sessions and involved the participation of an interdisciplinary group of experts from scientists and physicians to government policy makers, academics, and representatives from major NGOs, IGOs, funding agencies, and field practitioners.

Numerous resources from the event are available online:

November 12, 2008
Symposium: The Role of Science in Advancing Global Health Diplomacy
The O’Neill Institute hosted the forum, The Role of Science in Advancing Global Health Diplomacy, in honor of the 40th anniversary of the Fogarty International Center (FIC) at NIH at Georgetown Law. View the Symposium Website »

November 5, 2008
Now What? Legal Solutions in Health Reform
During the historic presidential campaign of 2008, health reform was discussed and debated at both the federal and state level, in legislatures and campaigns, in focus groups and on editorial pages. There are big issues, such as the model: should it be medical savings accounts, pay-for-play, or single payor? There are more technical ones: what should be the threshold poverty level for subsidies, the cost-sharing for preventive services, or the payment for “never events.”

Sometimes lost in these debates are issues that are legal, whether constitutional, statutory, or regulatory in nature. Sometimes they are viewed (and sometimes they are portrayed) as insoluble barriers to needed reform. This session will focus on practical solutions to these important questions.

This presentation of the O’Neill Institute's Colloquium examined the question of “Now What? Legal Solutions in Health Reform.” Speakers included Professor Tim Westmoreland, Georgetown Law, Professor Jacqueline Scott, Senior Fellow and Adjunct Professor at the Harrison Institute, Georgetown Law, Sheila P. Burke and Jack Ebeler, O’Neill Institute Distinguished Visitors.

This presentation was hosted in conjunction with the Harrison Institute for Public Law of Georgetown Law, and is a part of an ongoing Robert Wood Johnson Foundation funded O’Neill Institute project on Legal Issues in Health Reform.

September

Fall, 2008
National and Global Health Law: O’Neill Institute Inaugural Colloquium
The goal of the O’Neill Institute's inaugural colloquium is to engage leading thinkers and students in an enriching dialogue surrounding critical health law issues. National and international scholars, practitioners and policymakers will explore contemporary health law issues with top students interested in health law from schools throughout the University. Colloquium sessions will also be open to Georgetown University faculty members and interested members of the public. The course will be jointly taught by Professors Gostin and Monahan. One of them, or another member of the O’Neill Institute faculty, will serve as the moderator for each session—during which experts, faculty and students will explore and analyze the issues selected for consideration. The exact format for each session will depend upon the issue and speaker, and may range from a presentation of a cutting-edge paper or an interview to participation in a debate or a structured dialogue. This course will cover diverse topics such as the 2008 presidential campaign, global health governance, intellectual property's relation to health, and many others. More about the O’Neill Institute Inaugural Colloquium »

September 5, 2008
Task Force for Ethical Recruitment of Foreign-Educated Nurses
The O’Neill Institute is partnering with AcademyHealth to assist a group of diverse stakeholders craft a voluntary code of conduct for recruitment of foreign-educated nurses by United States employers. Specifically, Professors Gostin and Monahan have chaired Task Force meetings in which U.S. companies and hospitals that are currently recruiting foreign-educated nurses examine strategies for reducing the harm and maximizing the benefits for the United States, source countries, and nurses interested in migration. The O’Neill Institute is helping facilitate a consensus-building process with recruiters, hospitals and foreign trained nurses and drafting “standards of practice” for consideration by the Task Force members. Task Force members include distinguished Georgetown faculty, including Katherine Leonhardy (NHS), Sheila Burke (Distinguished Visitor, O’Neill Institute) and Andrew Schoenholtz (Center for Study of Migration). The project will end with a joint proposal by these organizations to disseminate and promote its endorsement.

June

June 2, 2008
Personalized Medicine Forum
The O’Neill Institute partnered with NHS to convene a scholarly forum on opportunities and challenges of personalized medicine, led by a committee which included Julie Deloia (Assistant Dean, NHS), Kevin Fitzgerald (Faculty, Medical Center) Irene Jillson (Faculty, NHS), and John Monahan (Executive Director, O’Neill Institute). Georgetown Press will publish a book that includes perspectives shared at the conference.

May

May 19, 2008
David Vladeck named one of the 90 Greatest Washington Lawyers
Legal Times Names David Vladeck one of the 90 Greatest Washington Lawyers of the past 30 years in its 30th Anniversary Issue. See the Georgetown Law Press Release.

April

April 25, 2008
World Malaria Day
Partnering with the Mortara Center for International Studies, the O’Neill Institute is helping to organize a series of Georgetown events for the first annual World Malaria Day (April 25, 2008). The interdisciplinary group of faculty heading this collaboration has invited some of the world's leading malaria scientists and policy makers to attend a one-day symposium that will focus on scientific progress and emerging policy challenges. The event will also showcase the contributions that Georgetown has made in the fight to reduce the global burden of malaria.

For more information, see the event agenda.

April 23, 2008
O’Neill Institute, Woodstock Theological Center and Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs Present: Health Reform and Three Abrahamic Faiths
The O’Neill Institute is partnering with the Woodstock Theological Center and Berkley Institute for Religion and World Peace to host a forum at which scholars of the three Abrahamic faiths address how their traditions provide insights on broad issues of health reform, such as coverage and cost-containment. Confirmed speakers include Ed Pellegrino (Christianity), David Saperstein (Judaism), and Professor Hassan (Islam).

For more information, see the event flyer.

March

March 28, 2008
2008 Symposium: The First Wealth Is Health - The Nexus of Health, Poverty, and the Law
Sessions on socio-economic disparities in health access, the crisis of the uninsured, and poverty and health in the global development context were presented in this symposium at the Hotung International Law Building.

Symposium materials include:

March 7, 2008
Brookings-O’Neill Health Care Cost Containment Conference
Uncontrolled medical spending has risen to the top of the national agenda and become a fiercely-contested election year issue.

This conference, co-sponsored by the O’Neill Institute and the Brookings Institution, considered why past efforts to contain costs have failed and how America might achieve cost-sensitive health care reform in the future.

At the March 7th conference, former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle offered opening remarks on how to achieve change in today's political climate, and Congressional Budget Office Director Peter Orszag delivered the luncheon address.

The conference panelists, who included many of the nation's top experts on health policy, came from a variety of disciplines and political perspectives.

At the end of this year, The Brookings Institution Press will publish a volume, edited by Gregg Bloche and Leslie Meltzer, entitled Beyond Learned Helplessness: Solving America's Health Care Cost Conundrum. The volume will contain contributions from the conference speakers and from others. Read more at the Brookings Institution website.

February

February 29, 2008
University of Sydney Keynote Address
O’Neill Institute Director Lawrence O. Gostin delivered a keynote address and chaired an expert panel at a health conference at the University of Sydney (Australia).

The conference, entitled Business as Usual? Debating the Role of Industry in Meeting the Challenges of Chronic Disease, featured three topical sessions, each featuring a keynote address, followed by a second topical speech and a Q & A session.

Professor Gostin delivered the first Keynote of the day: Public Health Regulation: A Systematic Evaluation. Then, he served as the Chairperson of the second session of the day.

Read the Conference Program.

2007

May

May 30, 2007
O’Neill Institute Hosts Public Health Experts
The Linda and Timothy O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law hosted a lecture by Ralph DiClemente, PhD, and Gina Wingood, MPH, ScD—both from Emory University.

DiClemente and Wingood, renowned experts in the field of public health, spoke on disease prevention and health outcomes. DiClemente is the Charles Howard Candler Professor of Public Health at Emory's Rollins School of Public Health and associate director of the Emory Center for AIDS Research. Wingood is associate professor and director of graduate studies of behavioral science and health education at the Rollins School of Public Health. Wingood's research focuses on HIV and women's health.

May 30, 2007
O’Neill Institute Hosts Public Health Experts
The Linda and Timothy O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law hosted a lecture by Ralph DiClemente, PhD, and Gina Wingood, MPH, ScD—both from Emory University.

DiClemente and Wingood, renowned experts in the field of public health, spoke on disease prevention and health outcomes. DiClemente is the Charles Howard Candler Professor of Public Health at Emory's Rollins School of Public Health and associate director of the Emory Center for AIDS Research. Wingood is associate professor and director of graduate studies of behavioral science and health education at the Rollins School of Public Health. Wingood's research focuses on HIV and women's health.

April

April 19, 2007
Inauguration of the Linda and Timothy O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law
Georgetown celebrated the launch of its new, interdisciplinary health law institute by bringing together top leaders and thinkers in public health law and policy to discuss problems and solutions in a range of areas - from disease prevention to health care regulation. It was a fitting start, given that the Linda and Timothy O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law was created to address just such a variety of issues. More Inauguration details here.

April 19, 2007
Welcoming John Monahan, Executive Director of the O’Neill Institute
The O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law was recently established with a foundational gift from Linda and timothy O’Neill. The Institute's mission is to find innovative solutions for the most pressing health concerns facing the nation and the world through research, scholarship, and reflective engagement with partners in the public and private sectors.

I now have the great pleasure to announce the appointment of John Monahan as the Executive Director of the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law. We are thrilled to bring John's experience, wisdom, and leadership to Georgetown Law. As an alumnus of both Georgetown's undergraduate and law schools, John is returning to his academic roots to build this exciting new enterprise.

John's distinguished career has spanned many health-related fields: public service, philanthropy, law, and political campaigns. Most recently, John served as Senior Fellow to the Annie E. Casey Foundation, advising the grant-maker on strategies for increasing the relevance and impact of their programs for federal, state, and local policymakers. He also holds an appointment as a Senior Fellow at the Brooking's Institution's Center for Urban and Metropolitan Policy.

From 1993 to 1999, John held senior positions at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. In 1993-1996, he served as Director of Intergovernmental Affairs and represented the department before governors, mayors, and other state and local officials, playing a major role in negotiating innovative health and welfare waivers with states. In 1996-1999, he also served as Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Children and Families, the second-ranking official in an agency that has an annual budget exceeding $35 billion and that oversees TANF, child support, Head Start, and more than thirty other programs serving low-income families and communities.

From 1990 to 1992, Monahan worked as Legal Counsel to Senator David Pryor, including providing staff support to the senator in his service on the Senate Ethics Committee during the Keating Five case. In 1989, he was an Investigator for the Senate Special Committee on Aging.

A veteran of numerous campaigns, Monahan served as field director in the Clinton campaign in 1992 and held senior positions in the Democratic National Committee and in the Presidential Transition in 1992-1993. He began his career as a field organizer for Mondale for President.

John is an energetic and skilled leader, and we lo look forward to working with him to build the O’Neill Institute a premier source of health law and policy.