Center Fellows

2015-16 Center for Law and Biomedical Sciences Fellows

Daniel BarberDanny Barber (Biolaw Fellow – ItRunsInMyFamily)

Danny Barber is a third year law student at the S.J. Quinney College of Law. Danny graduated with an honors degree from Westminster College, receiving a B.S. in Neuroscience. Danny additionally received his Masters in Business Administration from Westminster College, where he emphasized in technology commercialization. After graduation, Danny is planning on practicing intellectual property law at Maschoff Brennan. In his spare time, he enjoys running, golfing, and exploring Utah’s mountains.

 

Kendra BrownKendra Brown (Biolaw Fellow – Merit Medical)

Kendra is currently a second year student at the S.J. Quinney College of Law and is a member of the Utah Law Review as well as the Student Director for the Medical-Legal Clinic. Kendra graduated from the University of Utah in 2009 with a B.A. in History after transferring from Colorado State University. Kendra loves to travel, scuba dive, and play soccer.

 

Vikrant DeshmukhVikrant Deshmukh (Directed Research)

Vik is currently a third year law student (part-time) at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, and a Team Lead at the University of Utah Health Care Enterprise Data Warehouse. He is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Dept. of Population Health Sciences at the School of Medicine, and in the College of Nursing. Vik received his Ph.D. in Biomedical Informatics and an M.S. in Bioengineering from the University of Utah. Prior to attending the U., he attended the University of Mumbai, where he received an M.Sc. in Biotechnology, and a B.Sc. in Botany and Biotechnology. Vik is interested in studying law and policy related to electronic healthcare data for primary use (clinical care) and secondary use (research, reporting, etc.), identifying deficiencies and developing recommendations.

 

Dave DuncanDave Duncan (Biolaw Fellow – Center for Medical Innovation)

Dave has a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Brigham Young University and a Master’s of Business Administration from Pepperdine. He is currently a second year law student at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law where he is a Center for Medical Innovation Fellow. After law school he plans to practice law as a patent attorney. Prior to law school, Dave had two careers–first as an aerospace engineer designing military cargo aircraft and commercial airliners. His second, and even longer, career was coding commercial desktop and web applications as a software engineer. He has replaced his pre-law-school hobbies of sailing and scuba diving with volunteering in the law school’s pro bono initiatives (PBI), and is currently the student director of the PBI’s Street Law Clinic.

 

Mike Eixenberger Photo 1Michael Eixenberger (Biolaw Fellow – Maschoff Brennan)

Mike is currently a second year law student at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, where he is a member of the Utah Law Review and the Lassonde New Venture Development Program. He graduated from the University of Utah with a B.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering in 2014. Mike is actively pursing a career in intellectual property law. During his 1L summer, he was a summer associate at Kirton McConkie, where he will return for his 2L summer.

 

Daniel GoaslindDaniel Goaslind (Biolaw Fellow – American Society for Pharmacy Law)

Daniel is currently a third year law student at the S.J. Quinney College of Law and a Center for Law and Biomedical Sciences Fellow.  Daniel graduated from the University of Utah with a B.S. in Political Science and is planning on pursuing a career in health care law. He is an avid Utah Jazz fan, an outdoor enthusiast wannabe, and a future father to be.

 

Anikka-HoidalAnikka Hoidal (Biolaw Fellow – Division of Medical Ethics and Humanities)

Anikka is currently a second year law student at the S.J. Quinney College of Law and is a member of the Utah Law Review. Anikka graduated from the University of Southern California in 2008 with a B.A. in Psychology. She also holds a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Utah. Anikka’s legal interests include health law and policy. Anikka enjoys riding horses, running, and spending time with family and friends.

 

Courtney NevesCourtney Neves (Biolaw Fellow – Utah Center for Excellence in ELSI Research)

Courtney Neves is currently a second year law student at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law. Courtney graduated from Brigham Young University – Provo with a Bachelors and Masters degree in Tax Accounting in 2013. His legal interests include tax and business law as well as health law, as occupations within his immediate family include doctors, nurses, physical therapists, dentists, and pharmacists. As the middle of nine kids raised on a small ranch in Wyoming, Courtney enjoys the wide-open spaces, horses, country dancing, sports, camping, and fiddling.

 

Kylie Orme (for webpage)Kylie Orme (Biolaw Fellow – Ancestry.com)

Kylie is currently a second-year law student at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, where she is a member of the Utah Law Review. She graduated from Brigham Young University in 2012 with a B.A. in Advertising. Kylie plans to pursue a career in health law, specifically working with the law as applicable to innovative biotechnology. During her 1L summer, she clerked at Snow, Christensen & Martineau, where she will return for her 2L summer. In her spare time, she enjoys woodworking, traveling the world with her husband, and reading fiction novels.

 

Austen PaulsenAusten Paulsen (Biolaw Fellow – Center for Medical Innovation)

Austen is currently a third year law student at the University of Utah’s S.J. Quinney College of Law.  Austen is a fellow for the Center for Medical Innovation as well as an intern for the Lassonde New Venture Development Program.  Austen graduated from the University of Utah with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering and is planning on pursuing a career in intellectual property law. He is an avid mountain biker and races downhill mountain bikes competitively.  Austen is also a snowboarder, runner, weight lifter and lover of all things outdoors.

 

Travis WalkerTravis Walker (Directed Research)

Travis Walker is law student in his final year. He is a graduate of the University of Utah and the University of London, under the direction of the London School of Economics. His interests include health care policy, technology, and comic books.

 

 

Thomas WoodlandThomas Woodland (Biolaw Fellow – Center for Medical Innovation)

Thomas is a third-year law student at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law and current Fellow with the Center for Medical Innovation. Thomas received a Bachelor’s degree in Physics from the University of Utah.  He is pursuing a career in Intellectual Property law and will be joining Knobbe Martens as an Associate in 2016. Thomas enjoys playing the guitar, racquetball, chess, and spending time with his family.