Category Archives: Updates

10.30.17

Recent HIV Updates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) defines the goals of its HIV prevention efforts in the United States to be preventing new HIV infections, improving health outcomes for persons living with HIV, reducing HIV-related disparities and health inequities, and continually improving the effectiveness and efficacy of operations. These goals are reflected in the […]

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06.23.16

Obamacare Premium Increases – Time to freak out? Not so fast.

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As the individual marketplace health insurance exchanges enter their 4th year of operation, growing pains still abound. Insurance providers are still struggling to determine appropriate pricing for various plans and are requesting a wide range of pricing changes – including some substantial premium increases – from state insurance regulators. The following are 5 key points […]

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08.23.15

"That Sugar Film": The O'Neill Institute Goes to the Movies

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Each summer, staff at the O’Neill Institute gather to informally enjoy and discuss films covering events in public health. This summer, the majority of the movies – Food, Inc., Fed Up and Food Chains – focused on the role that the food industry plays in shaping American eating habits.  The O’Neill Institute wrapped up its summer movie series with a […]

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04.09.15

Get your popcorn.* The O’Neill Institute goes to the movies [Part I]

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*you may want to wait until after you see these films to decide whether your popcorn of choice is safe to eat. Each summer, staff at the O’Neill Institute gather to informally enjoy and discuss films covering events in public health. In Part I of this season’s film series, we will focus on the role […]

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01.08.15

Composing Perception in Painting and Prose: A Virtual Gallery

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Yesterday the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation launched an exhibit called The Art of Saving a Life. In collaboration with more than 30 artists, including photographer Annie Leibovitz, and writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, the exhibition addresses perceptions about vaccinations through various art forms. Visual artist Vik Muniz in Behind the Scenes explained, “scientists are trying […]

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09.24.14

3 Issues to Consider before Voting in November

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On November 4, many Americans will go to the polls to vote in the midterm elections. And like all election seasons, issues threatening public health are chief among this nation’s top concerns.         In researching for this post, I came up with a fairly long “short-list” of pressing public health issues – […]

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04.04.14

Georgetown Celebrates the Launch of Global Health Law Book with Distinguished Panel

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On Monday evening, Georgetown Law celebrated the launch of O’Neill Institute Faculty Director, Lawrence Gostin’s new book Global Health Law. At the event, Ezekiel Emanuel, Laurie Garrett, and Edith Brown Weiss joined a panel, moderated by Gostin, to discuss the book and broader themes of global health and justice. This post provides a brief recap […]

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02.14.14

Update on the Canadian National Breast Screening Study

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Last month, I wrote a blog post that discussed the value of asymptomatic breast cancer screening to public health. Essentially, several studies looking at all cause and breast cancer specific mortality outcomes from breast cancer screening programs – including meta-analysis from the Cochrane Group and the US Preventative Services Task Force – have identified generalized […]

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07.22.13

Will FDA Turn the Tide on Industry-wide Medical Product Development?

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The advent of big data has forced a sea change throughout the scientific research enterprise, shaking the industry’s fundamental attitude towards the data themselves. Data is now understood as the currency of research. Consequently, industry is warming to the new reality that legal norms once considered to drive business – confidential commercial information, trade secrets […]

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