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April 16, 2014 6:00 PM
Lectures and Panels
2013-2014
Wasserstein Hall 1010
1585 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

Students from across Harvard were invited to view a free screening of the Academy-award winning film Dallas Buyers Club and participated in a panel discussion about issues addressed in the film related to access to health care for the HIV community.  The panel discussion addressed the history of access to care and treatment for HIV; ongoing issues with fair pricing of HIV medications; the role of the FDA in access to experimental medicines; and the portrayal of HIV and LGBTQI individuals in the media as it impacts access to individual and public health resources. Panelists included:

  • Robert Greenwald, Director, Center for Health Law & Policy Innovation; Clinical Professor of Law, Harvard Law School

  • Grace Sterling Stowell, Executive Director, BAGLY: Boston Alliance of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Youth

  • Dr. Jean McGuire, Clinical Professor, Department of Health Sciences, Northeastern University; former MA Assistant Commissioner for Public Health; former Assistant Secretary of the MA Executive Office of Health and 
    Human Services

This event was co-sponsored by the Center for Health Law & Policy Innovation, the Petrie-Flom Center, and Lambda at Harvard Law School. 

Image by christian razukas downloaded from Wikimedia Commons.

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bioethics   fda   health law policy   hivaids   international   pharmaceuticals   public health   regulation