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Joint Degree Student Lauren Beach (’10) Published in FDLI Magazine

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Lauren Beach


An article by Lauren B. Beach (’10), entitled "Comparative Effectiveness and Personalized Medicine Frame the U.S. Health Care Debate," was recently published in a magazine of the Food and Drug Law Institute.

The article discusses comparative effectiveness research and the U.S. government's newly released definition of comparative effectiveness. It is featured in the Students Corner column of the January/February 2010 issue of Update, a bi-monthly publication featuring articles on regulatory concerns, industry trends, and current events in the food and drug field.

Beach is a student in the University of Minnesota's Joint Degree Program in Law, Health, & the Life Sciences. She is pursing a J.D. at the Law School with a health law and bioethics concentration and is simultaneously pursuing a Ph.D. in the Department of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology & Genetics. She expects to complete both degrees in 2013.

She acknowledges her law independent study advisor Professor Ralph Hall and her Ph.D. advisor Dr. Louis Mansky for their review of the article prior to submission.