Congratulations to our students!
Friends, family, faculty, students and affiliates of the Joint Degree Program gathered on April 18 for a reception in recognition of JDP students who are expected to complete both degree this spring or summer. Founding director Susan Wolf, interim director Hari Osofsky, and School of Public Health dean John Finnegan sang their praises and helped send the students off into the next stage of their lives. Best wishes to Sara Koehring and to (left to right in the photo) Ashley Zborowsky, Pari McGarraugh, Rick Weinmeyer, Heather Baird, Mike Schubert, Anne Dwyer, David Hanna, and Joe Dammel.
Journey to Kathmandu
Two fellowships took JDP student Heather Baird to the other side of the world. For five weeks, she worked in Kathmandu, Nepal, at a small private hospital and at the Blue Diamond Society, a Nepali non-profit that advocates for sexual minorities. In the photo above, Baird gathers with colleagues from Binayak Hospital. Read more about Baird's stay in Nepal.
Anne Dwyer awarded David A. Winston Health Policy Fellowship
For a second year in a row, the national David A. Winston Health Policy Fellowship has been awarded to a student from the Consortium's Joint Degree Program in Law, Health & the Life Sciences. Anne Dwyer, who will graduate in May with a JD and an MPH in Public Health Administration and Policy, joins last year's winner, Issie Karan, JD, MPH, as a fellow of this prominent, year-long program in Washington, D.C. Dwyer will have the opportunity to work with organizations, associations, and coalitions in the private sector, as well as policy development centers in Congress and the Administration. Read more about Dwyer and her fellowship.
Video: Neuroscience + economics + law
MIT cultural anthropologist and associate professor of science, technology & society Natasha Dow Schüll, PhD, enlightened and challenged the audience at her February 28 lecture, "Neuroeconomics and the Governance of Choice." The Law School's Francis Shen, JD, PhD, gave a spirited response and talked about the issues inherent when neuroscience meets the law.
View Profs. Schüll and Shen's presentations.
Marguerite Ahmann to clerk at Mayo Clinic
In the photo, from left to right, are Ashley Zborowsky; Marguerite Ahmann; Kim Otte, JD, Mayo Clinic Legal Counsel and JDP Advisory Board member; and Pari McGarraugh.
JDP student Margaret Ahmann, a JD, MPH candidate in Public Health Administration & Policy, will clerk for the Mayo Clinic's legal department this coming summer. She,joins fellow students Pari McGarraugh and Ashley Zborowsky who have clerked for Mayo in the past.
"I am so pleased to have the opportunity to work with the legal and compliance departments at Mayo Clinic this summer," says Ahmann. "Having heard from previous JDP-ers about their experiences at Mayo, I know this summer will be a worthwhile experience, providing exposure to various facets of health law and the opportunity to learn from some of the industry's finest."