Kate Gallin Heffernan

Kate Gallin Heffernan Healthcare Lawyer Epstein Becker Green
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When academic medical centers, hospitals, universities, research institutes, start-up biotechnology companies, and other research stakeholders need advice on a comprehensive range of issues affecting biomedical research, they turn to Kate Gallin Heffernan. Kate counsels clients on issues related to:

  • Human subjects protection

  • Research noncompliance and misconduct proceedings

  • Research affiliations and contracting

  • Investigator and institutional conflicts of interest

  • Repositories for data, genomic, and tissue research and the downstream uses of stored materials

  • FDA requirements for clinical investigations

  • Treatment with investigational products pursuant to FDA’s expanded access program and “Right to Try” laws

  • Research involving human embryonic stem cells and induced pluripotent cells

  • Multi-site global trials

  • Privacy of research subjects’ information

In addition to her research-focused practice, Kate advises clients on general patient care issues, including clinical informed consent and the protection of sensitive health information, as well as organ donation and transplantation.

Clients benefit from Kate’s prior experience advising from inside the institutional setting, which has given her insight into the hurdles that health care organizations face, not only in analyzing and understanding the complex regulatory scheme in which they pursue their mission but also in developing and implementing solutions that work.

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