First Major Revision to Common Rule for Human Subjects Research Released

On January 18, 2017, the Obama Administration finalized the first major overhaul of the so-called Common Rule for human subjects research which was first adopted in 1991.  The new rule applies to twenty different federal agencies funding research on human subjects, including the Department of Health and Human Services (which includes the National Institutes of […]

Law and Biomedicine Colloquium speaker Dave Gessel draws media attention

Dave Gessel, Executive Vice President at the Utah Hospital Association, participated in the Center for Law and Biomedicine Sciences (LABS) Colloquium speaker series on Wednesday, Jan. 18. Gessel discussed the future of healthcare with the forthcoming change in the U.S. presidency. A summary of what he said can be viewed in the following articles. Salt […]

MRI Machines and Patentability

By Steven Swan for BiolawToday.org. Here at the Center of Law and Biomedical Sciences, we are committed to addressing the ever-changing legal landscape in “areas of health policy, the life sciences, biotechnology, bioethics, and the medical and technological arts, in order to help overcome the most critical health-care challenges of our times.”[1] And at issue […]

Precision medicine symposium covered by Genome Web, The Salt Lake Tribune

Several media outlets covered issues discussed at Frontiers in Precision Medicine II: Cancer, Big Data and the Public,  held on Dec.1-2 at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law. The unique symposium gathered national experts in genetics, medicine, bioinformatics, intellectual property, regulatory science, health economics and bioethics to examine the major scientific legal, economic […]

Smile – You’re on Camera!

By Anikka Hoidal for BiolawToday.org.  On October 17th, students and professionals from fields including medicine, physical therapy, nursing, philosophy, and law gathered to discuss the ethical implications of patients or their family members recording doctors. The conversation began with anecdotes from healthcare providers who have witnessed the situation in their practices. These anecdotes revealed a host […]

Humana Leaves the Utah Healthcare Marketplace

By Kendra Brown for BiolawToday.org In the wake of Cigna and United Health Care exiting the national healthcare market, on August 24, 2016, Humana announced that it would leave the individual marketplace in Utah.[1] Now, Utah residents and employers have only three insurance companies to choose from: SelectHealth, Molina, and University of Utah Health Plan. […]

Leviathan in the Commons – Biomedical Data and the State

By Professor Jorge Contreras for BiolawToday.org. As “big data” analytical techniques become increasingly prominent in biomedical research, attention is being drawn to the generation and character of large biomedical data repositories. In a chapter that is forthcoming in Governing Medical Knowledge Commons (Katherine Strandburg, Brett Frischmann & Michael Madison, eds., Cambridge Univ. Press 2017, in […]

David Duncan on being a LABS Student Fellow

By David Duncan for BiolawToday.org. In my second year of law school (2L), I was a Biolaw Fellow for the S.J. Quinney College of Law, Center for Law and Biosciences (LABS). In my fellowship assignment, I worked for the Center for Medical Innovation’s Bench-to-Bedside (B2B) program where I assisted six teams of inventors in the […]

Brown comments on release of presidential candidates’ health records

In the September 14, 2016 issue of the Deseret News, S.J. Quinny College of Law Professor Tensile Brown discussed the history of presidential candidates releasing their health information in a story titled, “Poll: Utahns want to know more about presidential candidates’ health.” “There’s really a rich history of presidents not disclosing everything about their health. […]

Alumnus Enquist elected Treasurer of the Health Law Section of the Utah Bar

Alumnus Jeffrey Enquist was recently elected to serve as Treasurer of the Health Law Section of the Utah Bar.  Jeff graduated from the College of Law is 2013 where he served as a BioLaw fellow during his second and third years.  While in school, Jeff also served as the student director of the Pro-Bono Medical-Legal […]