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 […]

Brown and Francis participate in panel discussion on problems in medical device industry

The Utah Film Center recently hosted a screening of the documentary The Bleeding Edge, which explores problems in the medical device industry. Following the documentary, University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professors Leslie Francis and Teneille Brown spoke on a panel to discuss the film and how the $400 billion medical device industry […]

Research: Do too many patents stifle progress in biomedicine?

New research published by University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Jorge Contreras in the journal Science this week explores the current state of sharing resources in the biomedical research field and whether the fragmentation of property ownership can stifle research progress, instead of advancing it. Contreras’ essay “The anticommons at 20: concerns […]

Francis publishes on Harvard Law’s “Bill of Health” blog on meaningful access to health care

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Leslie Francis recently published on the Harvard Law School blog, “Bill of Health.” Read Francis’ full commentary,  “Making “Meaningful Access” Meaningful: Equitable Healthcare for Divisive Times,” here.

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, […]

Quijada selected for prestigious summer post at U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Carlos Quijada, a second-year law student at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, has been selected for a prestigious summer internship at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in Atlanta. Quijada will intern in the Office of the General Counsel (OGC), which is the legal team for the Department of […]

2018 Law and Biomedicine Colloquium

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 […]

2018 Law and Biomedicine Colloquium

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 […]

2018 Law and Biomedicine Colloquium

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 […]