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01.28.16

Georgetown’s Lawrence Gostin on WHO’s Decision to Convene Emergency Meeting on Zika

By O'Neill Institute

MEDIA CONTACT: KAREN TEBER (KM463@GEORGETOWN.EDU) WASHINGTON (Jan. 28, 2016) – This morning (U.S. time), the World Health Organization Director-General, Margaret Chan, announced the convening of an “emergency committee” under International Health Regulations on Zika virus and observed increase in neurological disorders and neonatal malformations. Public health and law expert Lawrence O. Gostin, JD, of the […]

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01.27.16

JAMA Viewpoint: Emerging Zika Pandemic Requires More WHO Action Now

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MEDIA CONTACT: KAREN TEBER (KM463@GEORGETOWN.EDU) WASHINGTON (January 27, 2016) – The World Health Organization’s Director-General should convene “urgently” meeting of International Health Regulation’s Emergency Committee to advise on the emerging Zika pandemic and galvanize global action, say two Georgetown University professors. In their JAMA Viewpoint published online Jan. 27, Daniel Lucey, MD, MPH, and Lawrence […]

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01.21.16

JAMA Viewpoint: “Physician-Assisted Dying: A Turning Point?”

By O'Neill Institute

MEDIA CONTACT: KAREN TEBER (KM463@GEORGETOWN.EDU) WASHINGTON (January 21, 2016) – The debate over physician-assisted death (PAD) appears to be at a turning point, with a significant number of state legislatures across the country considering PAD, say two Georgetown University scholars, but, they caution, social and ethical safeguards are needed. In a JAMA Viewpoint published online […]

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12.10.15

Import-Export: An International Exchange of Public Health Law Scholarship and Education

By O'Neill Institute

MEDIA CONTACT: KAREN TEBER (KM463@GEORGETOWN.EDU) WASHINGTON (Dec. 10, 2015) — The O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown University and the Asian Center for WTO & International Health Law and Policy (ACWH) at National Taiwan University College of Law have forged a new relationship aimed at developing a structured collaboration in education […]

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11.23.15

O’Neill Forges New Relationships with Three Asian Universities

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MEDIA CONTACT: KAREN TEBER (KM463@GEORGETOWN.EDU) In an effort to further extend international educational and research opportunities, the O’Neill Institute is collaborating with three institutions in Asia – two in Seoul, South Korea and one in Taipei, Taiwan. The institutes share common interests of furthering global health law. “Since our founding, the O’Neill Institute has explored […]

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11.22.15

Georgetown Law Experts Propose Revisions for International Health Regulations

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MEDIA CONTACT: KAREN TEBER (KM463@GEORGETOWN.EDU) WASHINGTON (Nov. 22, 2015) – A trio of global health law experts from Georgetown warn the window for fundamental reform of the International Health Regulations – opened by the Ebola epidemic – is “rapidly closing.” Writing in The Lancet and published online today, Lawrence O. Gostin, Mary C. DeBartolo and […]

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11.19.15

Majority of Car-Pedestrian Deaths Happen to Those in Wheelchairs, Often at Intersections

By O'Neill Institute

MEDIA CONTACT: KAREN TEBER (KM463@GEORGETOWN.EDU) (NOVEMBER 19, 2015) – WASHINGTON – An investigation into how often wheelchair users are killed in car-pedestrian crashes finds they are a third more likely to die than non-wheelchair users; more than half of those deaths occur at intersections. The study, led by Georgetown University researchers, also finds that men […]

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11.04.15

O’Neill Institute, WOLA to Examine Public Health Approaches to Legalizing Marijuana

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MEDIA CONTACT: KAREN TEBER (KM463@GEORGETOWN.EDU), Kristel Mucino (WOLA) (kmucino@wola.org) (NOVEMBER 4, 2015) – The O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown Law, in collaboration with the Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA), has received a $250,000 grant from the Open Philanthropy Project to help develop guidelines on how states, countries, and other […]

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11.02.15

Lawrence Gostin Honored for Lifetime Achievement in Public Health Law

By O'Neill Institute

MEDIA CONTACT: KAREN TEBER (KM463@GEORGETOWN.EDU) (NOVEMBER 2, 2015)—Lawrence Gostin, JD, LLD (h.c.), Faculty Director of the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown Law, was honored today for his “Lifetime Achievement in Public Health Law” by the American Public Health Association (APHA) Law Section. The award was presented in Chicago. Gostin, who […]

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11.02.15

O’Neill Institute Welcomes Two New Associates

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MEDIA CONTACT: KAREN TEBER (KM463@GEORGETOWN.EDU) (NOVEMBER 2, 2015)—The O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law, a part of Georgetown Law, has added two Associates; Sean Bland and Sonia Canzater. Sean Bland, J.D., joins the O’Neill Institute’s National HIV/AIDS initiative led by health policy expert Jeffrey S. Crowley, an O’Neill Institute Distinguished Scholar. “We have […]

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