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2018 Law and Biomedicine Colloquium

January 31, 2018 @ 3:10 pm - 5:10 pm

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.

Ethics and Compliance as the New Regulatory Practice: Personal and Professional Challenges

3:10-5:10 p.m., S.J. Quinney College of Law, Room 4609
Among the fastest growing areas of health law practice is the discipline of Ethics and Compliance. This area of regulatory practice focuses on counseling rather than litigation, and calls on the lawyer to be teacher and advisor. Substantively, it includes the traditional fraud and abuse content, information privacy and security, organizational ethics, FDA and life sciences compliance, and issues under state professional licensing statutes. Clients include health care providers, drug and device manufacturers, and biomedical researchers, but also entrepreneurial hopefuls such as software and marketing companies. The diverse demands from this array of clients in private practice poses personal and professional ethical challenges for the lawyer as well as for the client. This presentation will explore those challenges.

Robert R. Harrison, M.H.A., J.D., LL.M., FACHE
Robert R. Harrison is a partner at Kimball Stilling & Harrison in Salt Lake City, Utah, where his practice focuses on health care regulatory compliance and ethics. Robert completed his undergraduate education at the University of Richmond, earned a Master of Health Administration from the Medical College of Virginia at Virginia Commonwealth University, and graduated from the Saint Louis University School of Law with an Honors Certificate in Health Law from the Center for Health Law Studies. He was also a Fellow at the Beazley Institute for Health Law and Policy at Loyola University Chicago, where he earned a Master of Laws in Health Law with a concentration in regulatory compliance. Robert is the author of more than two dozen publications on issues in health care and health law, including book chapters, journal articles and professional association publications. He is a past National Chair of the Health Law Section of the Federal Bar Association; a member of the Committee on Ethics of the American College of Legal Medicine; a Life Member of the American Health Lawyers Association; and a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.


2018 Colloquium Schedule

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 –Multiplex Technology Transfer
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


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).


January 31, 2018
3:10 pm - 5:10 pm
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