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

By Jason Perry for 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 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, […]

The Handmaid’s Tale and Woman’s Health

By Jessica Van Wagoner for By now almost everyone has heard about The Handmaid’s Tale. The Hulu original series, based on the book by Margaret Atwood, swept the Emmys and has become a critic’s darling. The story follows Offred as a handmaid in the near-future United States, known as Gilead, in its rule by […]

Gun Violence Research in America

By Carlos Quijada for The US is experiencing frequent mass shootings and gun violence, and we don’t seem to know why.  In 2015, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) estimated 36,252 people lost their lives in the US because of gun violence, a significant 7.8% increase from 2014 The American Medical Association (AMA) has […]

Working the Accommodation Puzzle: A Year in the Life of a Student Researcher

By Katie Cox for Truth be told, I sort of stumbled into the field of disability law and have quickly discovered a passion for it.  Almost a year ago, I was made aware of and encouraged to apply for a small grant program by a faculty member.  Soon after, I had the pleasure of […]

Biosimilars, Shall We Do the Patent Dance?

By Erika Hanson The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is widely known for mandating health insurance coverage. Many of us don’t know that ACA also provided a way for pharmaceutical drugs known as “biologics” to be more affordable to consumers by having a provision known as the Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act of 2009 (BPCI […]

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 […]

Patents and Tribal Sovereign Immunity

By Carlos Quijada for The pharmaceutical company Allergan recently assigned its patents on eye medication Restasis to the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe, which agreed to license them back to Allergan in exchange for a $13.5 million payment and $15 million in annual royalties. The company’s end goal is to shield the patents from federal […]

New Research May Help Save Athletes’ Brains

By Maura Murphy As we enter week 5 of the National Football League (NFL) season, there is immense controversy over whether players should kneel during the national anthem. What fewer people are talking about, however, is the way the game affects the overall health of these athletes. Last Tuesday, Boston University (BU) published a new […]

Hold Your Horses! Donating Blood Over Time Is Just as Important as Donating After Disasters

By Brian Flach for By now, everyone has seen the fallout of Hurricane Harvey. The acts of heroism, the widespread destruction, but most importantly, the reminders that we as people want to help each other. This is evident in how blood drives seem to spring up overnight, both locally and across the country, to […]