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Using the Law to Strengthen Public Health Policies - IOM Report

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

The law has been a critical factor in many public health efforts such as decreasing tobacco use and reducing drunken driving. For the Public's Health: Revitalizing Law and Policy to Meet New Challenges, a new report from the IOM, recommends ways that federal, state, and local health agencies can use legal means to bolster public health policies. For more information on this report, visit the Institute of Medicine website.

June PHL Webinar on Health Reform's Impact on Comparative Effectiveness and Public Health Outcomes - now online

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Health Reform’s Impact on Comparative Effectiveness and Public Health Outcomes: Something Old Becomes New Again

Presenters
• Eleanor D. Kinney, J.D., M.P.H., Professor and Co-Director, William S. and Christine S. Hall Center for Law and Health, Indiana University School of Law
• Priscilla Keith, J.D., M.S., Director of Research and Projects and Adjunct Professor, William S. and Christine S. Hall Center for Law and Health, Indiana University School of Law

Moderator
• Daniel M. Fox, A.B., A.M, Ph.D., President Emeritus, Milbank Memorial Fund.

State Laws Restricting Driver Use of Mobile Communications Devices: Distracted-Driving Provisions, 1992-2010

Monday, June 6, 2011

A comprehensive survey of state distracted driving provisions, conducted by PHLR's Jennifer Ibrahim, Evan Anderson, Scott Burris, and Alex Wagenaar, was published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine this month.

Background: State laws limiting the use of mobile communications devices (MCDs) by drivers are being enacted at an accelerating pace. Public health law research is needed to test various legislative models and guide future legal innovation.

Jeff Swanson: Using Laws to Help Solve the Public Health Crisis of Mental Illness

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Origin: The Health Care Blog

Jeffrey Swanson, PhD, PHLR Methods Core member and professor at Duke University’s Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, and John Petrila, J.D., LL. M., professor of mental health law and policy at the University of South Florida's latest post addresses the public health law challenge of mental illness.

Scott Burris Receives Faculty Research Award from University

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Professor Scott Burris has received the Paul W. Eberman Faculty Research Award from Temple University for his work in establishing the field of public health law.  Burris, whose research combines law and science, was a pioneer in developing the legal response to HIV/AIDS and has been instrumental in shaping public policy on a wide range of issues, from the use of criminal laws to control risky behavior to harm reduction measures for prostitutes and drug users.   “The answers to these problems aren’t really legal. They turn on scientific evidence,” Burris said.

Jennifer Ibrahim Receives Lindback Foundation Award for Distinguished Teaching from University

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Professor Jennifer Ibrahim has received the Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching from Temple University for her unwavering commitment to improving her students’ experience at Temple. 

“It’s my responsibility and privilege to give my students all that I can offer,” said Ibrahim. “Regardless of the specific content, I hope my students walk out of the classroom with a love for learning. That would make me feel like I’ve done a good job.”

Scott Burris and Jennifer Ibrahim Receive Awards from University

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Scott Burris, PHLR Director, has received the Paul W. Eberman Faculty Research Award from Temple University for his work in establishing the field of public health law.  Jennifer Ibrahim, PHLR Associate Director, has received the Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching from Temple University for her unwavering commitment to improving her students’ experience at Temple.

Jeff Swanson Seminar: Violence, Mental Illness, and Gun Control

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Jeffrey Swanson, PhD, PHLR Methods Core member and professor at Duke University’s Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences,  presented on “Violence, Mental Illness, and Gun Control” at a Seminar Series on Health Outcomes at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health sponsored by Pfizer.

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Temple Law Delegation to China for Celebration of Tsinghua University's 100th Anniversary

Friday, April 29, 2011

Dean JoAnne Epps and a delegation of faculty and administration from Temple Law traveled to China, where they participated in the celebration of Tsinghua University’s 100th anniversary.  Tsinghua, one of China’s great universities, is a key partner in Temple’s Beijing and Rule of Law programs.  President Hu Jintao, an alumnus of Tsinghua, delivered the keynote speech in the multi-day affair.  Also in attendance were representatives from law schools around the world, including the Sorbonne, the University of Cape Town, and similar globally-oriented educational institutions.  Dean JoAnne Epps

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