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Health-related law programs highlighted in 'AZ Business Magazine'
An article in the July-August issue of
Arizona Business Magazine
about the growth in continuing education programs for health care professionals included information about several College of Law programs.
“A Higher Degree of Care: Continuing Education is Proving Vital in the Health Field,” by Alison Bailin Batz, discussed opportunities for people working in health care to land their first jobs or reinvent themselves.
Batz included the College’s Master of Legal Studies, a one-year program for non-lawyers, the M.D./J.D., a partnership with Mayo Medical School for people wanting to practice medicine and law, and a law/Ph.D. program in psychology.
“We also have a significant number of attorneys who would like to specialize in the emerging field of biotechnology and genomics, so we now offer a Master of Law degree in biotechnology and genomics – the first-ever degree program focused on the growing intersection of law and genetic applications,” said
, executive director of the Center for Law, Science & Innovation and the Lincoln Professor of Emerging Technologies, Law and Ethics.
The report mentioned the Center’s Public Health Law and Policy Program, which is directed by
James G. Hodge Jr.
, the Lincoln Professor of Health Law and Ethics. The Program focuses on legal preparedness in response to H1N1 and other public health emergencies, public health implications of national health care reforms, vaccination laws and policy and other topics of preparedness.
James G. Hodge Jr.
“Profound issues of law and policy arise from the exploration, development and implementation of public health goals and objectives in society,” Hodge said.
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