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Hodge to address global flu conference

November 03, 2009

James G. Hodge Jr., Lincoln Professor of Health Law and Ethics, and Director of the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law's Public Health Law and Policy Program, will give a talk at the World Response Conference on Global Outbreak - 2009 H1N1 + H5N1 Flu, Nov. 12-13 in Las Vegas, Nev.

Hodge will discuss "Global Legal Responses to H1N1" at what is described as the first practical conference to highlight the first real-time test on global and domestic preparedness in the aspect of prevention, protection, response and recovery.

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Through scholarly and applied work, Hodge delves into multiple areas of public health law, global health law, ethics, and human rights. He is director of the College's Public Health Law, Policy, & Innovation Program, and he teaches Health Law, Ethics, and Policy, Public Health Law and Ethics, and Global Health Law and Policy. Before joining the College of Law faculty in 2009, Hodge was a Professor at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, an Adjunct Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center, and a Core Faculty member of the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics. He is a Senior Scholar at the Centers for Law and the Public's Health: A Collaborative at Johns Hopkins and Georgetown Universities, President of the Public Health Law Association, and Vice-Chair of the ABA Public Health Interest Group.

Janie Magruder,
(480) 727-9052
Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law