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2008 News Archives

12.01.08

Making New Medicines Accessible to All: The Health Impact Fund

By O'Neill Institute

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 […]

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11.25.08

Personalized Medicine: A Discussion with Dr. Julie DeLoia (NHS) and Dr. Kevin FitzGerald (Lombardi Cancer Center)

By O'Neill Institute

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 […]

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11.18.08

Public Health and Chronic Disease

By O'Neill Institute

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 […]

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11.12.08

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 

By O'Neill Institute

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 […]

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11.05.08

Legal Solutions in Health Reform

By O'Neill Institute

The American public has increasingly identified health care as a key issue of concern. In order to address the multiple problems relating to the access and affordability of healthcare, President Obama and federal lawmakers across the political spectrum continue to call for major healthcare reform. In any debate on health reform, a predictable set of […]

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09.17.08

National and Global Health Law: O’Neill Institute Inaugural Colloquium

By O'Neill Institute

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 […]

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09.05.08

Task Force for Ethical Recruitment of Foreign-Educated Nurses

By O'Neill Institute

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 […]

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06.02.08

Personalized Medicine Forum

By O'Neill Institute

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.

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