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Monthly Archives: September 2013

09.18.13

TPP Agreement Negotiations and Tobacco

By O’Neill Institute

This post was written by Uma Jatkar, Research Assistant, Global Health LL.M. ‘13, at the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law. Any questions or comments about this post can be directed to uj11@georgetown.edu. The proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement is the latest multilateral free trade agreement that seeks to reduce barriers to trade […]

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09.17.13

Public Health Math: Does “less bad” = “good”? A look at the increasing popularity of e-cigarettes

By Aliza Glasner

The field of public health is premised on epidemiological number games. While eradicating disease may be the paragon of the field, in practice, public health leaders apply a more rational lens focused on achieving the best health outcomes for the majority.  Tackling the health issues associated with tobacco products presents a ripe example of this […]

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09.11.13

O'Neill Institute Fall Conversation Series Kickoff With Dr. Keith Martin, Executive Director, CUGH

By O’Neill Institute

The O’Neill Institute Fall Conversation Series kicks off tomorrow with a presentation by Dr. Keith Martin.  Dr. Martin is the Executive Director, Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH) and will be presenting “Universities: Leaders in Tackling Today’s Global Health Challenges.” The O’Neill Institute Fall Conversation Series will convene scholars, practitioners, policymakers, and other experts to […]

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09.04.13

Who Owns Human Genes?

By O’Neill Institute

Lawrence O. Gostin, Faculty Director of the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown University recently published an article in The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). An extract of the piece is below as is a link to the complete article. Any questions or comments can be directed to gostin@law.georgetown.edu. EXTRACT Angelina […]

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