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Posted on: Sep 10, 2014

Wednesday, September 3
Health Law Position at West Virginia
There is a job opportunity for an individual with "outstanding credentials in the area of Healthcare Law and related courses" at West Virginia University College of Law. This post has information for interested candidates who wish to apply.

Thursday, September 4
Getting Granular with Apple’s mHealth Guidelines
As a followup to his previous post, Nicholas Terry writes about Apple's app store review guidelines for Healthkit, which were recently publicly released.

Introducing Guest Blogger Assistant Professor Jennifer Brobst
Check out this post for a biography of Jennifer A. Brobst, a new guest blogger for HealthLawProf Blog. Bobst is currently an Associate Professor and the new Director of the Center for Health Law and Policy at Southerin Illinois University School of Law. Read more about what she does in her bio and look for her future posts!

Published This Week
Check out the latest pieces published in this blog post (links to the pieces provided).

Guest Blogger Assistant Professor Jennifer A. Brobst: The Global Ebola Health Crisis – Counteracting The Western Media’s Privilege And Prejudice In The Classroom
In Brobst's debut blog post, she writes about how to address the ebola health crisis in the classroom. She says that the "growing interest and awareness of the ebola contagion provides an opportunity to improve student understanding of the public health, legal, and socio-political challenges which accompany an epidemic or pandemic, but also of the uneasy relationships between Africa nd the Western World."

Introducing Guest Blogger Professor Wendy E. Parmet
September's second guest blogger is Wendy E. Parmet. Parmet is George J. and Kathleen Waters Matthews Distinguished Professor and Professor of Law at Northeastern University School of Law and Director of the Program on Health Policy and Law. Check out this post for her bio and see the next post for her first entry!

Guest Blogger Professor Wendy Parmet: Ebola and the Return of Quarantine
In her frst blog post, Wendy Parmet writes about the role that quarantine has played in the ebola outbreak. She writes that, "Last month’s riots in an Ebola-infected slum in Monrovia, Liberia demonstrated anew the perils of relying on quarantine, and similar highly coercive public health laws, to contain highly contagious diseases." Check out her post to read more.

Introducing Guest Blogger Associate Professor Diana R. H. Winters
The third guest blogger is Diana R. H. Winters. Winters is an Associate Professor at Indiana University McKinney School of Law since 2012. Prior to that she taught at Boston University Law School. Check out this post for her biography.

Introducing Guest Blogger Assistant Professor Kelly Dineen
Another September guest blogger is Kelly Dineen. Dineen is an Assistant Professor of Health Law and Ethics at Saint Louis University with a joint appointment in School of Law and the Albert Gnaegi Center for Health Care Ethics. Read more about her in this post.

Designing policy interventions in the context of obesity—what we can learn from the effects of cigarette taxes on children’s health
Guest blogger Diana R. H. Winters writes about a study that shows that a child will be healthier into their teen years if a cigarette tax is in place when the mother is pregnant. She writes, "In short, and very simplistically, a tax on cigarettes causes more people, including and especially pregnant women, to stop smoking.  This is turn results in healthier newborns, babies, and children.  Policy intervention, successful!" She goes on to relate this research to the obesity in children and whether or not similar tactics would be successful in addressing that issue.

Tuesday, September 9
Asking the Right Question about Football
In this piece, David Orentlicher says that instead of asking how we should treat injuries that football players suffer, we should be asking "whether there is any legitimate role for the levels of violence that we tolerate in football." Read more in this article.


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