Francis and Brown participate in Addictions Update Conference

Leslie Francis and Teneille Brown, both law professors at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, were participants at the recent Addictions Update Conference sponsored earlier this month by the U’s School of Medicine. The event was co-sponsored by the U’s Department of Psychiatry, the Utah Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health […]

Brown and Contreras receive Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative Leadership in Ethics Education Awards

Two University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law professors are among the recipients of the Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative Leadership in Ethics Education Awards for 2017-2018. Teneille Brown and Jorge Contreras  were honored recently at an awards ceremony sponsored by the David Eccles School of Business. The awards honor faculty and staff across the campus […]

Do You Own Your Genetic Test Results? What About Your Temperature?

By Jorge L. ContrerasThis blog post was originally posted by Harvard Law’s Bill of Health blog. It is re-posted with permission. The popular direct-to-consumer genetic testing site AncestryDNA claims that “You always maintain ownership of your data.” But is this true?  And, if so, what does it mean? For more than a century, US law […]

A Groundbreaking Medical Procedure and Insurance

By Erika Hanson for BioLawToday.org This year will no doubt bring new innovations in medicine and technology. Many of these innovations have been in the works for a while, though, but insurance coverage of the procedures has been limited. One innovation that has been in the works is the transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), a […]

“Everyone’s Game.” Bridging the Inventorship Gender Gap

By Brian Flach “Science is not a boy’s game, it’s not a girl’s game. It’s everyone’s game.” Growing up, I was raised with the belief that you should be judged by your talent and accomplishments. I was taught that everyone should be given the opportunity to prove themselves and further themselves based on the quality […]

Protecting Young Athletes From Poor Air Quality

By Maura Murphy for BioLawToday.org As  summer comes to an end, many Utahns are finding themselves far more concerned about the poor air quality than back-to-school shopping. Air quality is an issue every winter for people living in the Salt Lake area, but this year the problem has appeared far earlier, as large fires in […]

A reflection on my Health Law internship experience

By Carlos Quijada for BioLawToday.org When I started studying law, people asked what type of law was I interested in? My response was usually along the lines of, “I want to practice health law.” After all, it was during my time working in the Public Health Department in Saba (Caribbean Netherlands) that I felt inspired […]

A New Academic Year for LABS Fellows

By Angela Turnbow Last May, we said a fond farewell to four of our fellows at the S.J. Quinney College of Law’s commencement exercises. We wish Alexis Juergens, Jason Perry, Breanna Marchesani, and Andrew Unsworth the very best of luck as they move on to establish themselves within the legal community and thank them for […]

Bench-to-Bedside, More than just a Science Fair

By Jason Perry for BioLawToday.org On April 9, 2018, students from the University of Utah took the state capitol building by storm for the 8th annual Bench to Bedside competition. This competition helps students take their education outside of the classroom and work to improve healthcare in Utah and abroad. It was founded in 2010 […]

Summit Addresses Opioid Crisis in Utah

By Angela Turnbow for BioLawToday.org The Center for Law and the Biomedical Sciences, the Honors College, and the Program in Medical Ethics and Humanities at the University of Utah hosted a “Conversational Summit” on the Opioid Crisis in Utah, Monday, April 23, 2018. The event, organized by professors Leslie Francis, Margaret Battin and Teneille Brown, […]