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Kelly Hollowell, Ph.D., J.D.

Associate Scholar

Dr. Hollowell is an innovative legal, scientific and technology analyst with a passion for emerging technologies and their associated applications.  Her practice as a patent attorney covers a wide range of services from early stage business strategy and protection through licensing and defense.  Dr. Hollowell is an accomplished scientist with broad-based training and a Ph.D. in molecular and cellular pharmacology.  She has worked on a wide range of technologies including: renewable energy systems; medical products and devices; acoustical systems; aerospace devices; health and beauty products; pediatric nutrition; pharmaceutical testing processes and sport-therapy equipment.

Dr. Hollowell is also an experienced communicator with demonstrated versatility in mediums including law review, legislative writings, scientific journals, television and Internet outlets. She is able to quickly assimilate complex theories and effectively share them with large and small groups regardless of their technical background.

Dr. Hollowell sat by appointment, for three consecutive years, on the Joint Subcommittee Studying Stem Cell Research and Medical Ethics for the Virginia General Assembly; was named one of “Virginia’s Rising Stars” by publisher Law & Politics; and was the recipient of the 2011 Leadership Award from the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce.

Latest Research & News

  • Update: COVID-19 Vaccine Candidates and Abortion-Derived Cell Lines | September 30, 2020

    To view this chart as a PDF, see: COVID-19 Vaccine Candidates and Abortion-Derived Cell Lines   Updated March 3, 2021   Accurate information about the development and production of COVID-19 vaccines is essential, especially because many proposed candidates use newer molecular technologies for production of a viral vaccine. One concern regarding the ethical assessment of […]

  • A Visual Aid to Viral Infection and Vaccine Production | June 15, 2020

    This is Issue 1 in CLI’s On Science. To view this report as a PDF, see: A Visual Aid to Viral Infection and Vaccine Production   Updated November 2020   Introduction As a result of the rapid spread of the new coronavirus technically known as SARS-CoV-2, the United States and other governments have begun crash […]

  • The Coronavirus Pandemic and the Ethics of Triage | March 26, 2020

    by R. J. Snell, Ph.D. This paper can be viewed as a pdf here: The Coronavirus Pandemic and the Ethics of Triage   As the COVID-19 pandemic continues in Italy, many hospitals are overwhelmed with patients, necessitating difficult triage decisions that can seem like choosing who lives and who dies. In the United States, already […]

  • Pro-Life Topics for Lawmakers Regarding Coronavirus | March 25, 2020

    This is Issue 43 in CLI’s On Point Series. To view this report as a PDF, see: On Point 43 Pro-Life Topics for Lawmakers Regarding Coronavirus.   Abortion advocates have found a new ally—COVID-19.   During this intensely stressful time, the vast majority of Americans are focused on protecting their health and the health of […]