Contreras co-publishes article on liability for health information

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Jorge Contreras has co-authored a newly published article with Francisca Nordfalk, a graduate student from Copenhagen University who spent one month at the U during 2018. The article, entitled “Liability (and) Rules for Health Information,”  was published in Health Matrix: The Journal of Law-Medicine. It includes […]

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 […]

Francis to present at the 2019 Utah State of Reform conference

University of Utah Law Professor Leslie Francis will be presenting at 2019 Utah State of Reform: Bridging the Gap Between Health Care and Health Policy, on April 24, at the City Creek Marriott. She will be part of a panel on “An Update on Legal Challenges in Health Care Today.”  Her discussion will address the […]

Francis to speak at Utah State Bar Elder Law section meeting

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Leslie Francis will be speaking at the monthly meeting of the Elder Law Section of the Utah State Bar on Tuesday, April 16, at noon. The topic of her talk is “Estate Planning and Novel Reproductive Technologies: the Revenge of the Fertile Octogenarian.” In the talk, […]

“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 […]

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 […]