2016 Mollie and Paul Hill Student Writing Competition

In 2016, the Florida State University Center for Innovative Collaboration in Medicine and Law, based in both the FSU College of Medicine and the FSU College of Law, will present awards for the outstanding original papers submitted by a law student in response to a question pertaining to collaboration between the medical and legal professions.

2016 Contest Question

In recent years, Ebola and other infectious diseases, natural disasters, threatened acts of bioterrorism, the rise of obesity and obesity- related ailments, the recreational use of tobacco and drugs, and other actual or potential developments have threatened the health of the public in the United States and elsewhere. Discuss some of the ways in which medical and other health care professionals can work innovatively and collaboratively with members of the legal profession in the next few years to jointly protect and promote public health in the U.S. and beyond in the face of actual and potential challenges, while also respecting individual and institutional personal and property rights. 

1. All papers must be submitted in the proper format by midnight (EST) on January 4, 2016.
2. Papers must be submitted electronically to marshall.app@med.fsu.edu.
3. Direct Questions to:
Mollie and Paul Hill Student Writing Competition, Florida State University for Innovative Collaboration in Medicine and Law, 115 W. Call Street, Tallahassee, FL 32306-4300.
Phone: 850-645-9473         Web: http://med.fsu.edu/medlaw
Email: marshall.kapp@med.fsu.edu

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