Skip to Main Content

News Archives

08.29.16

Zika Virus: Our Common Future with Anthony Fauci

By O'Neill Institute

Contact: O’Neill Institute: Karen Teber / km463@georgetown.edu WASHINGTON (August 29, 2016) – As Zika continues to dominate news headlines and political discussions, the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law Colloquium hosts “Zika Virus: Our Common Future,” a panel discussion led by Anthony Fauci, MD, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious […]

Categories:
Tags:
Thematic Areas:

07.08.16

Victory for Public Health: International Ruling Against Philip Morris

By O'Neill Institute

Contact: O’Neill Institute: Karen Teber / km463@georgetown.edu WASHINGTON (July 8, 2016) -Today, the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) issued a binding ruling in favor of Uruguay in the case of Philip Morris v. Uruguay, a case filed in 2010. (The ICSID settles international investment disputes and is binding under a treaty established […]

Categories:
Tags:
Thematic Areas:

06.17.16

Faculty Director Lawrence O. Gostin Appointed to National Cancer Advisory Board

By O'Neill Institute

Contact: O’Neill Institute: Karen Teber / km463@georgetown.edu WASHINGTON (June 17, 2016) – President Barack Obama has tapped Lawrence O. Gostin, Georgetown University Professor and faculty director of the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown Law to serve as a member of the National Cancer Advisory Board (NCAB). The 18 NCAB members […]

Categories:
Tags:
Thematic Areas:

05.19.16

Georgetown Professor Comments on Congressional Funding for Zika

By O'Neill Institute

WASHINGTON (May 19, 2016) – Georgetown’s Lawrence O. Gostin, a public health law expert, says the U.S. House Zika bill on emergency funding at $622 million falls dramatically short of what is needed, and the delay in Congressional action has “compromised the ability of state health departments to prepare for Zika.” Earlier this year, President […]

Categories:
Tags:
Thematic Areas:

05.19.16

Georgetown Professor: WHO Emergency Meeting “The Right Thing to Do”

By O'Neill Institute

WASHINGTON (May 19, 2016) – Lauding the World Health Organization for calling an emergency committee meeting to discuss yellow fever, global health law and governance expert Lawrence O. Gostin says hard work must begin immediately. Gostin, who along with infectious disease specialist Daniel Lucey, both with the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law […]

Categories:
Tags:
Thematic Areas:

05.19.16

Toward a Common Secure Future: Recommendations From Four Global Health Commissions

By O'Neill Institute

WASHINGTON (May 19, 2016) – As the 69th World Health Assembly prepares to meet in Geneva May 23-28, members from four global commissions that examined the response to the Ebola epidemic have consolidated their findings in a new report, and identified three key areas of focus for greater global health security. Writing in PLOS Medicine, […]

Categories:
Tags:
Thematic Areas:

05.16.16

Angell, Hamburg, Shalala, Glickman Headline Food Law Conference at Georgetown University

By O'Neill Institute

WASHINGTON (May 16, 2016) – Sonia Angell, Deputy Commissioner, Division of Prevention and Primary Care, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Former FDA Commissioner, former FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg, Clinton Foundation President and former U.S. Secretary of Health Donna E. Shalala, and former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Dan Glickman headline a unique […]

Categories:
Tags:
Thematic Areas:

05.09.16

Recommendations for Strengthening Global Health Security

By O'Neill Institute

Empowering the World Health Organization and Realizing the Potential of the International Health Regulations New York, New York, May 9, 2016 – The announcement in April that the WHO had begun the process of electing its next Director-General could mark renewed effort to strengthen the enforcement of the International Health Regulations (IHR). In the wake […]

Categories:
Tags:
Thematic Areas:

04.25.16

Hamburg, Shalala, Glickman Headline Food Law Conference at Georgetown University

By O'Neill Institute

Registration now open WASHINGTON (April 25, 2016) – Former FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg, Clinton Foundation President and former U.S. Secretary of Health Donna E. Shalala, and former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Dan Glickman headline a unique conference focused on food issues, “Vote Food 2016: Better Food, Better Health,” on June 3 in Washington, DC. Registration […]

Categories:
Tags:
Thematic Areas:

04.13.16

JAMA Viewpoint: Is the United States Prepared for a Major Zika Virus Outbreak?

By O'Neill Institute

WASHINGTON (April 13, 2016) – Despite dire predictions that the Zika virus could affect much of the United States including large cities this summer, two public health law experts warn that the country is unprepared, and the financial and moral consequences could be significant. Writing in a JAMA Viewpoint published online today, Lawrence O. Gostin […]

Categories:
Tags:
Thematic Areas: