October 6, 2011
ATLANTA - Professors Leslie Wolf and Jonathan Todres were each named recipients of the College of Law’s annual Patricia T. Morgan Award for Outstanding Faculty Scholarship. Established to recognize faculty excellence in scholarly research, the award was named in memory of one of the faculty’s most prolific scholars. Recipients receive a $12,500 summer research grant and a course release during the next academic year.
Todres authored several recent publications, including: "Moving Upstream: The Merits of a Public Health Law Approach to Human Trafficking" in the North Carolina Law Review (Vol. 89, No 2, 2011); "At the Crossroads: Children’s Rights and the U.S. Government" in Human Rights in the United States: Beyond Exceptionalism (Shareen Hertel & Kathryn Libal eds., Cambridge University Press 2011); "A Human Rights Approach to Preventing Sex Trafficking of Children" in Child Slavery Now: A Contemporary Reader (Gary Craig ed., Policy Press 2010); and "Children’s Health in the United States: Assessing the Potential Impact of the Convention on the Rights of the Child" in Child Welfare (Vol. 89, No. 5, 2010).
Wolf’s article, with Michelle Mello of the Harvard School of Public Health, "The Havasupai Indian Tribe Case - Lessons for Research on Stored Biological Materials," was published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Her article on the oversight of community based participatory research appeared in the Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics. In addition, an article co-written with colleagues, "IRBs and Ethically Challenging Protocols: Views of IRB Chairs about Useful Resources," appeared in IRB: Ethics and Human Research.
"These awards are so well deserved and recognize the scholarly accomplishments of these two highly regarded faculty members," said Charity Scott, Director of the Center for Law, Health & Society. "By providing additional support for their research, these awards help Professors Wolf and Todres to continue to develop their exceptional scholarly endeavors."