LOUISVILLE, Ky. – University of Louisville law and medicine professor Mark A. Rothstein has received a two- year $612,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health to foster international collaboration on genetic research while maintaining human rights and privacy.
Rothstein is an expert on the legal and ethical issues raised by genetic research—including compiling large collections of biological specimens.
“International collaboration in genetic research is extremely valuable in advancing understanding and developing new therapies,” Rothstein said. “We need to make sure that essential privacy laws don’t unnecessarily interfere with research.”
Rothstein has a joint appointment at the Louis D. Brandeis School of Law and the School of Medicine. He holds the Herbert F. Boehl Chair of Law and Medicine and is the founding director of the university’s Institute for Bioethics, Health Policy and Law. He frequently writes and comments on issues of bioethics, genetics and health privacy.