October 2016
Volume 4, Number 2
Parmet Honored by American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics
Matthews Distinguished University Professor Wendy Parmet, an internationally recognized expert on health law, heads the School of Law's Center for Health Policy and Law and serves as associate dean for interdisciplinary education and research support. Professor Parmet recently received the Jay Healey Teaching Award from the American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics at its annual conference. The eponymous award honors the memory of Jay Healey, a beloved teacher of health law at the University of Connecticut Schools of Law and Medicine and a leader among the nation's health teachers. 
Introducing Health Law Degree and Certificate Programs for Non-Lawyer Professionals
As part of its growing health law offerings, the School of Law now offers a Master of Legal Studies (MLS) with a concentration in health law and a graduate Health Law Certificate. Both programs, which are delivered online, are designed to provide professionals with the skills necessary to understand, navigate and leverage the legal issues that arise within the healthcare field and to work effectively with counsel when a lawyer's involvement is necessary. Students who enroll in the Health Law Certificate program may apply their credits to the MLS later on.
Valdes Lupi to Speak on "Public Health 3.0: Upgrading Public Health in Boston"
Monica Valdes Lupi, executive director of the Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC), will deliver the Center for Health Policy and Law's annual lecture on October 31. Valdes Lupi manages a $162 million budget and leads 1,100 employees. In addition to operating a broad range of public health programs, the BPHC includes Boston Emergency Medical Services, school-based health centers, several substance abuse treatment facilities and the largest homeless services program in New England. Valdes Lupi serves as the key advisor to Boston Mayor Marty Walsh on health issues and continues to build innovative partnerships across city agencies to leverage strategic opportunities for housing, economic development, transportation, education and environmental policies to positively impact the health of all Boston residents.  
Faculty in the News
About the Center for Health Policy and Law
Based in Northeastern University School of Law, the Center for Health Policy and Law draws from participating departments across Northeastern University to provide a rich context for students and researchers interested in public health law, health and human rights, health governance, intellectual property, bioethics, health care delivery law, and the regulation of our health care system. It is guided by faculty and staff with diverse areas of expertise and is affiliated with an array of university-wide institutes, programs and experiential learning opportunities.
Northeastern University School of Law Health-Related Institutes and Programs
The New Politics of the "War on Drugs"
CBS News quotes Professor Leo Beletsky: "A closer understanding of drug misuse, its root causes, and evidence-based prevention and treatment tools can empower criminal justice professionals and institutions to achieve better results."   (more)
Free-Trade Deals Are Making It Much Harder to Fight AIDS
Professor Brook Baker tells The Nation that under this global health-policy regime, the "middle-income countries" that may become less reliant on Global Fund and PEPFAR aid in the coming years may suffer the most. Their need for more advanced antiretrovirals will chafe against medical intellectual-property monopolies that will be "greatly strengthened by trade agreements and through other government/pharma pressures."  (more)
Tony Gwynn's Family Sues Tobacco Industry, Seeking Recourse Over Fatal Habit
"Typically what tobacco companies do is blame the victim. This is someone of very strong character, beloved -- only good things about him. They're not going to be able to play that game," Professor Richard Daynard tells The New York Times. (more)
Your Health: Gun Violence, the First Amendment and Medical Advice
Professor Wendy Parmet tells YOUR HEALTH radio that "Suicide is a major public health problem and it's very related to gun ownership."  (more)
Recent Selected Publications By Our Faculty
Events
Roundtable: Managing Off Label Drug Use by Changing Incentives
October 5, 2016
Marc Rodwin, Professor, Suffolk University Law School
RSVP to  Claudia Zickell
October 31
Monica Valdes Lupi, Executive Director, Boston Public Health Commission
RSVP to  Claudia Zickell
Roundtable: Turning Patients into Consumers: A View from the Trenches of Patient Care
November 9, 2016
Timothy Hoff, Joint Professor of Management, Healthcare Systems and Health Policy, D'Amore-McKim School of Business and Northeastern School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs
RSVP to  Claudia Zickell 
Conference: Between Complacency and Panic: Legal, Ethical and Policy Responses to Emerging Infectious Diseases
May 11, 2016
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
Health Law-Related Concentrations and Certificate Programs
Health Law-Related Dual-Degree Programs