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The Consortium conducts original research, serves students and faculty, and advances public dialogue and understanding on emerging issues at the intersection of science and society.

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Now Accepting Applications: 2019-20 Consortium Research Awards

November 5, 2019

The Consortium on Law and Values in Health, Environment & the Life Sciences is pleased to announce the 2019-20 Consortium Research Awards (for work in 2020-21). The Consortium provides funding for intramural projects related to the societal implications of problems in health, environment, and the life sciences. Grants will be awarded in the spring 2020 to University of Minnesota graduate and professional students for work during the Summer 2020 and academic year 2020-21. Student organizations may also apply for these grants. A total of $35,000 is available with a maximum individual award of $7,000. Awards can include a stipend for research and writing and funds for research supplies, or funding for a program or colloquia. Read More.

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Now Hiring: Director of Strategic Communications & Outreach

November 3, 2019

The Consortium on Law and Values is seeking applicants for the Director of Strategic Communications & Outreach position. This position is responsible for working collaboratively with the Consortium Chair and team, as well as other University partners, to create and manage strategic communications for this center of national prominence. This position leads and executes communications for the Consortium. This includes promoting the Consortium’s grants and research, publications, events, and activities. Key responsibilities include developing and executing a communications plan, promoting the Consortium’s brand and reputation, developing the Consortium’s website and electronic communications, managing them to make sure they are vibrant and successful, and advancing the University of Minnesota’s mission. The Director of Strategic Communications & Outreach is expected to work collaboratively and proactively to accomplish these tasks and is responsible for developing working relationships with central University communications offices and all Consortium member centers. Read More.

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Combating Minnesota's Opioid Epidemic

September 13, 2019

The University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management Medical Industry Leadership Institute is hosting "Combating Minnesota's Opioid Epidemic" on Thursday, October 24, 2019 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Carlson School of Management. This event is a one-day policy forum convening public and private stakeholders in Minnesota and at the federal level to discuss how to collaboratively build upon current federal, state, and local efforts to combat the opioid epidemic. 
Learn more and register today. 

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Upcoming Events at the Center for Bioethics

August 20, 2019

The Center for Bioethics is kicking off fall semester with Ethics Ground Rounds and Mini Bioethics Academy. The Center for Bioethics' Ethics Grand Rounds is a series of monthly seminars featuring noted local, national, & international bioethics scholars lecturing on a variety of ethical issues in health care & the life sciences. The Mini Bioethics Academy is a three-evening series that engages with faculty and fosters discussion on complex, thought-provoking bioethical issues facing society. Read More.

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Now Hiring: Director of Strategic Communications & Outreach

The Consortium on Law and Values is seeking applicants for the Director of Strategic Communications & Outreach position. This position is responsible for working collaboratively with the Consortium Chair and team, as well as other University partners, to create and manage strategic communications for this center of national prominence. This position leads and executes communications for the Consortium, including promoting the Consortium’s grants and research, publications, events, and activities. Key responsibilities include developing and executing a communications plan, promoting the Consortium’s brand and reputation, developing the Consortium’s website and electronic communications, managing them to make sure they are vibrant and successful, and advancing the University of Minnesota’s missionRead More.

2019-20 Consortium Research Awards

Now accepting applications for 2019-20 Consortium Research Awards (for work in 2020-21). The Consortium provides funding for intramural projects related to the societal implications of problems in health, environment, and the life sciences. Grants will be awarded in the spring 2020 to University of Minnesota graduate and professional students for work during the Summer 2020 and academic year 2020-21. Read More.

LawSeqSM Database allows you to search the law of genomics in the U.S. – both federal and state law.

You can locate statutes, regulations, and decided legal cases. The Database also offers a Bibliography collecting relevant secondary sources. The goal of the LawSeqSM project is to map and shape the law of genomics to build a solid foundation for clinical integration.

A searchable database of relevant state and federal law went live simultaneously with the conference; it can be found at lawseq.umn.edu

Videos from the LawSeq April 2019 conference can be found here.