Better health for developing countries
JDP student Roma Patel receives 2012-13 Consortium Research Award
This summer, Roma Patel will travel to the World Health Organization in Geneva to conduct research for her Consortium Research Award-winning proposal, “The Doha Declaration: Two Steps Forward, One Step Back?” The Doha Declaration grew out of the Agreement on Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) and reaffirmed the flexibility of member states to circumvent patent rights for better access to medicines during a public health emergency. Patel’s project will explore how to go beyond Doha and TRIPS to help improve public health in developing nations.
Read more about Roma Patel.
JDP sweeps writing competition
JDP alum Pari McGarraugh and students Ally Whelan and Grace Fleming, took first, second, and third prizes, respectively, in the Minnesota State Bar Association Health Law Section student writing competition. Read:
Our congratulations to them all!
Pari McGarraugh honored with awards
During the recent Law School graduation, the University of Minnesota Law School's coveted Lockhart Award went to JDP graduate Pari McGarraugh, JD, MPH (in photo with Dean David Wippman). The award recognizes McGarraugh's combined qualities of excellent scholarship, leadership, and service. She was also honored with the American Bar Association and the Bureau of National Affairs Award for Excellence in Health Law and the Leonard, Street & Deinard Law Review Award. For pro bono legal work in the Law School Public Service Program, McGarraugh and several of her fellow JDP graduates received congratulations and special acknowledgement for more than 100 hours of service. More graduation photos and kudos....