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Seeking Justice: Unlikely Partnership Yields New Law to Save Lives

Robin Elliott often tells the story of how her son, Zack, died, but it never gets easier. Each time, she relives how her 21-year-old son was found dead in the backseat of a car, because his friends were too afraid to call 911 when he overdosed.

Because they were high, his friends didn’t stop at… more »

Hayasaka, Johnston (J.D. ’08) Receive Staff Development Awards

Cassie Hayasaka, administrative specialist, and Karen Marie Johnston (J.D. ’08), assistant director of the Center for the Comparative Study of Metropolitan Growth, are among the first recipients of a Georgia State University Staff Training and Development Fund award.  The Staff… more »

Ten Faculty Fellowships Awarded to Promote Public Health Law Education

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ATLANTA – Georgia State University College of Law and its Center for Law Health & Society have selected 10 faculty fellows to participate in the Future of Public Health Law Education: Faculty Fellowship Program. The program is funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to foster innovations and build a learning community among… more »

Taking the Classroom to the Capitol

ATLANTA -  Sylvia B. Caley, Assistant Clinical Professor and co-Director of the HeLP Legal Services Clinic, offers law students the unique opportunity to research and draft legislation for real clients to help them solve real problems. Students also support their not-for-profit client organizations in seeking sponsors in the Georgia General… more »

Leslie Wolf Publishes Study on Conflicts of Interest in Clinical Research

Georgia State University Law Professor Leslie Wolf has published a study on the role of institutional review boards (IRBs) in helping to prevent conflicts of interest in clinical research. There is growing concern about such conflicts, including research sponsors paying finders’ fees to researchers and clinicians to recruit participants, which may compromise the integrity of… more »

Scholars, Lawmakers Discuss Controversies in Stem Cell Research

When scientists announced a decade ago they had isolated human cells with the potential to become virtually any type of cell or tissue in the body, a storm of controversy followed that still rages in some circles today.

On one side are supporters who see the medical potential behind embryonic stem cell research, which may… more »

 
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