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08.23.09

HHS Releases Reports on Health Information Security and Privacy Collaboration (HISPC)

By O'Neill Institute

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 […]

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06.18.09

Planning for Pre-exposure Prophylaxis Conference

By O'Neill Institute

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 […]

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05.01.09

Call for Governments to Strengthen Public Health Laws

By O'Neill Institute

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 »

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03.18.09

Global AIDS Funding in an Era of Uncertainty

By O'Neill Institute

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) […]

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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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