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2018 Law and Biomedicine Colloquium

February 7 @ 3:10 pm - 5:10 pm

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An event every week that begins at 3:10pm on Wednesday, repeating until February 28, 2018

The Center for Law and Biomedical Sciences presents the 4th Annual Law and Biomedicine Colloquium

The Law and Biomedicine Colloquium brings together scholars, practitioners in our community, law students, and law faculty for seminar-style discussion of complex and controversial topics in the field. We are excited to be welcoming four distinguished scholars from other law schools in the region, as well as leaders in legal practice in law and the biosciences. Registered students at the College of Law will receive one hour of credit for participating in the colloquium; other interested participants are welcome to join us. A small reception with light refreshments will be held after each session. Visit the Center’s webpage to learn more about the Center for Law and Biomedical Sciences.

1 hour CLE. Free and open to the public. For questions about this event, contact Angela (801) 587-2433.
*Visitors will need to check in at the information desk on level 1 or level 2 to receive access to level 4.

Should we disclose research results to participants? Ethical, legal, and regulatory challenges in achieving transparency

3:10-5:10 p.m., S.J. Quinney College of Law, Room 4609
One of the most hotly debated topics in contemporary biomedical research is whether and how to disclose individual research results to participants. Given the uncertain validity of many research findings, participants have rarely been provided results. However, advances in genetic technologies have forced new considerations as potentially important clinical findings are generated in the conduct of basic research. Conflicting regulations and uncertainty about legal liabilities have placed investigators, their institutions, and research sponsors in a quandary about their ethical and legal obligations. This presentation will provide an overview of this debate and the emerging options that may help us better serve participants in the research enterprise. Dr. Botkin is currently chairing a consensus committee at the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine on this topic.


Jeffrey R. Botkin, MD, MPH
Dr. Botkin is a Professor of Pediatrics, Chief of the Program in Medical Ethics and Humanities, and Associate Vice President for Research at the University of Utah. At the U of U, he provides oversight for the IRB, Conflict of Interest policy and research misconduct, among other responsibilities. He received his undergraduate degree at Princeton University, a Masters in Public Health at Johns Hopkins and an MD from the University of Pittsburgh. His research is focused on the ethical, legal, and social issues in human genetics. Dr. Botkin has served on a variety of advisory committees at the federal level including a position as Chair of the Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Human Research Protections and advisory committees for the FDA, NIH, CDC, and the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine.


2018 Colloquium Schedule

January 10, 2018Patient Privacy and Law Enforcement Access
Elizabeth D. Winter, Vice President and General Counsel, University of Utah
January 17, 2018Disrupting Relational Contracts
Matthew Jennejohn, Associate Professor of Law, Brigham Young University
January 24, 2018Genome 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 –Multiplex Technology Transfer
Amelia Rinehart, Associate Dean, Faculty Research and Development; Professor of Law, University of Utah
February 21, 2018Regulatory 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


Paid parking is available at the Rice-Eccles Stadium using the pay-by-phone app. We encourage you to use public transportation to our events. Take TRAX University line to the Stadium stop and walk a half block north. For other public transit options use UTA’s Trip Planner. The law school is on the Red Route for the University’s free campus shuttles (College of Law stop).


February 7
3:10 pm - 5:10 pm
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S. J. Quinney College of Law
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