2018 Law and Biomedicine Colloquium Series

By Angela Turnbow

The Center for Law and Biomedical Sciences will kick-off their 4th annual Law and Biomedicine Colloquium series beginning Wednesday, January 10th with the first speaker Elizabeth D. Winter, Vice President and General Counsel for the University of Utah. The series will run the first eight weeks of Spring semester, and will feature a wide range of exciting topics from privacy to pharmaceutical pricing. The Colloquium aims to introduce students to outstanding scholars and practitioners in areas of law who focus on the contemporary issues involving the law, healthcare, and biosciences, thus showing students how far the law extends and works within these fields.

Students registered at the College of Law will receive one hour of credit for participating. The class roster will be unique this year in that there will be 5 undergraduate students taking the course along with law students, an opportunity made possible through the Health, Society and Policy Program. Yet the series is also free and open for the public to attend. It was wonderful to see that the 2017 Colloquium series met with so much interest from local practitioners and from various departments at the university. We hope (and invite!) all to come and participate again this year and to learn more about the Center for Law and Biomedical Sciences.

There will be a small reception with light refreshments held after the presentations, giving students and the public an opportunity to interact with one another. To learn more about the Colloquium series and schedule, visit the Colloquium’s event page.

2018 Law and Biomedicine Colloquium

January 10 – February 28, 2017 @3:10-5:10pm, S.J. Quinney College of Law, Room 4609

*Visitors will need to check in at the information desk on level 1 or level 2 to receive access to level 4.

1 hour CLE. Free and open to the public. For questions about this event, contact Angela (801) 587-2433.

January 10, 2018 –Patient Privacy and Law Enforcement Access
Elizabeth D. Winter, Vice President and General Counsel, University of Utah
January 17, 2018 –Disrupting Relational Contracts
Matthew Jennejohn, Associate Professor of Law, Brigham Young University
January 24, 2018 –Genome Editing: From Babies to Mosquitoes and Beyond!
Henry T. Greely, Deane F. and Kate Edelman Johnson Professor of Law; Professor (by courtesy) of Genetics; Director, Center for Law and Biosciences; Director, Stanford Program in Neuroscience and Society, Stanford University; and President of the International Neuroethics Society.
January 31, 2018 –Ethics and Compliance as the New Regulatory Practice: Personal and Professional Challenges
Robert Harrison, Kimball Legal
February 7, 2018 –Should we disclose research results to participants? Ethical, legal, and regulatory challenges in achieving transparency
Jeffrey R. Botkin, MD, MPH; Professor of Pediatrics; Adjunct Professor of Human Genetics; Chief, Division of Medical Ethics and Humanities; Associate Vice President for Research, University of Utah
February 14, 2018 –
Amelia Rinehart, Associate Dean, Faculty Research and Development; Professor of Law, University of Utah
February 21, 2018 –Regulatory Challenges of Healthcare’s Al Tsunami
Nicolas P. Terry, Hall Render Professor of Law, Executive Director; William S. and Christine S. Hall Center for Law and Health, Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law
February 28, 2018 –Drug Approval in a Learning Health System
Nicholson Price, Assistant Professor of Law, University of Michigan


Angela Turnbow is an Academic Coordinator at the S.J. Quinney College of Law. She provides support for the Utah Law Review, the Center for Law and Biomedical Sciences, and the Environmental Dispute Resolution Program.