Sharon Zehe, J.D., Presents Legal Issues in Individualized Medicine at Precision Medicine Summit

Sharon Zehe, J.D., is an attorney in Mayo Clinic’s Legal Department, supporting Mayo Clinic’s Center for Individualized Medicine, the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, and Mayo Medical Laboratories (MML), and she is also the Vice President of Business Affairs for MML.

Recently, Zehe presented at the HIMSS Precision Medicine Summit in Boston. Her presentation, "Four Issues for Providers of Precision Medicine," discussed the following legal barriers facing providers and researchers in precision medicine initiatives:

  1. How to navigate research and privacy protections to use the data gathered
  2. How to provide affordable testing for patients without running afoul of fraud and abuse laws
  3. How to use results responsibly as the data evolve
  4. Discrimination

Zehe also provided advice on how to avoid any missteps with these legal barriers. Read a full recap of her presentation in Healthcare Analytic News.

Zehe is a frequent speaker on legal, regulatory, and ethical issues surrounding laboratory practices and genetics testing. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire, with degrees in psychology and English, and she obtained her law degree from William Mitchell College of Law. Prior to joining Mayo, Zehe was a shareholder at the law firm of Dunlap & Seeger, P.A. in Rochester, Minnesota.

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Kelley Luedke

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