Visiting Scholar Lydia Stewart Ferreira Elected to Ontario Deputy Judges: Association Board of Directors

Petrie-Flom Center, April 1, 2015

Visiting Scholar Lydia Stewart Ferreira and Deputy Judge with Ontario's Superior Court of Justice has been elected to the Ontario…

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An Interview with I. Glenn Cohen on Selling Human Organs

Talks on Law, March 2015
Joel Cohen interviewing I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

Faculty Director I. Glenn Cohen joins Joel Cohen from Talks on Law to discuss selling human organs. With millions of Americans waiting for life saving organ transplants, why are human organ sales criminally…

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“My Body, My Bank”

Texas Law Review, Vol. 93, No. 4, 2015
I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

Abstract:       This essay reviews Kara Swanson’s "Banking on the Body: The Market in Blood, Milk, and Sperm in Modern America" (Harvard University Press, 2014) and uses it as an opportunity to interpolate the history and theory of the commodification…

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Questioning the Value of Health Apps

The New York Times, March 16, 2015
Joshua A. Krisch, quoting an article by I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

From the article: A bodybuilder presses the iPhone’s camera with a fingertip, and his heart rate and blood oxygen levels appear on the screen. A fellow in pajamas steps onto a scale, peers at his smartphone, and sighs dejectedly. A…

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ReSourcing Big Data: A Symposium and Collaboration Opportunity

Harvard Catalyst, March 2015

March 23: Symposium 9:00am-5:00pm Joseph B. Martin Conference Center Harvard Medical School Extant data is an inexhaustible resource that is not yet very well understood and is underutilized. The focus of this…

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NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS: New Master of Bioethics Program at Harvard Medical School

Center for Bioethics, Harvard Medical School, March 2015

The Petrie-Flom Center is pleased to announce that our colleagues at Harvard Medical School’s Center for Bioethics have launched a new Master of Bioethics degree.  Petrie-Flom will be involved to support this interdisciplinary…

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Supreme Court Will Likely Uphold Affordable Care Act, Law Profs Say

Harvard Crimson, March 9, 2015
Andrew M. Duehren, quoting Einer Elhauge (Faculty Director)

Last week’s oral arguments in King v. Burwell suggest that the United States Supreme Court will uphold the Affordable Care Act, according to several Harvard Law School. The case calls into question the tax subsidies for health insurance provided…

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Academic Fellow Rachel Sachs featured in SCOTUSblog morning round-up

Petrie-Flom, March 6, 2015

Petrie-Flom Academic Fellow Rachel E. Sachs' was featured in the Friday, March 6, SCOTUSblog morning round-up, which was understandably heavy on coverage of the arguments in the King v. Burwell case…

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Opening shots fired in Obamacare Supreme Court battle

The Washington Times, March 3, 2015
Tom Howell Jr., quoting Matthew Lawrence (Academic Fellow)

From the article: Congressman Paul Ryan and other influential Republicans sketched out plans Tuesday for how they'd deal with a Supreme Court ruling that cancels Obamacare's subsidies in many of the states, saying they could use such a decision to create a…

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What Working Parents Really Want

Fast Company, March 3, 2015
Stephanie Vozza, quoting I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

From the article: Last year, Apple and Facebook both announced that they would cover egg freezing as a benefit for female employees. If you’re a woman who is considering postponing parenthood, this perk might be enticing, but the majority…

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Petrie-Flom Event Review: An opening for measles: Anti-vaccination trend a growing concern

Harvard Gazette, February 27, 2015
Colleen Walsh

[...] The recent California outbreak has reignited debates about balancing the public welfare while safeguarding civil liberties. A panel of experts convened atHarvard Law School on Wednesday to discuss the return of measles and explore the legal, ethical, and public health issues surrounding…

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Identified Versus Statistical Lives: An Interdisciplinary Perspective

Social Science Research Network, February 27, 2015
Edited by I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director), Norman Daniels, Nir Eyal

Identified Versus Statistical Lives: An Interdisciplinary Perspective (Oxford University Press, 2015) is an edited volume that addresses the identified lives effect, which describes the fact that people demonstrate a stronger…

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Petrie-Flom Event Review:: Experts Talk Vaccine Opt-Out Parameters

Harvard Crimson, February 26, 2015
Gabrielle M. Williams

There is a delicate balance between preserving individual rights and protecting public health when it comes to vaccines, experts argued at a panel discussion at Harvard Law School on Wednesday. [...] Panel event organizer Holly F. Lynch, executive director of the Petrie-Flom Center for…

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Hospital-Based Active Shooter Incidents: Sanctuary Under Fire

JAMA, February 26, 2015
Eli Y. Adashi, MD, MS; Hans Gao, BA; I. Glenn Cohen, JD (Faculty Director)

Petrie-Flom Faculty Director I. Glenn Cohen has published a new co-authored article in the The Journal of the American Medical Association on active shooter incidents in hospital settings.…

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Neuroscience in court: The painful truth

Nature, February 25, 2015
Sara Reardon, quoting Amanda Pustilnik (Senior Fellow)

[...] "But some scientists and ethicists are concerned about where the increasing acceptance of pain imaging might lead. Pustilnik worries that it could become a sort of pass–fail test, not just forcing litigants…

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Founding Faculty Director Einer Elhauge Cited in SCOTUS Decision

Petrie-Flom, February 25, 2015

On February 25, 2015, the Supreme Court handed down a decision in North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners v. Federal Trade Commission. The majority opinion, handed down by Justice Kennedy, cited Petrie-Flom Founding Faculty Director Einer Elhauge's article The Scope…

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Patients with Passports: Medical Tourism, Law, and Ethics

Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs, February 24, 2015
Robert Klitzman, leading discussion with I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

Live Webstream Watch the event live online! Description Medical tourism is a growing, multi-billion dollar industry involving millions of patients who travel abroad each year to get health care. Some…

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Effect of Patient and Therapist Factors on Suicide Risk Assessment

Death Stud, February 12, 2015
Noah C. Berman PhD, Abigail Stark BA, Allison Cooperman BA, Sabine Wilhelm PhD, and I. Glenn Cohen JD (Faculty Director

Abstract: The present study examined how patient risk factors and clinician demographics predict the assessment of suicide risk. Clinicians (N = 333) read two vignettes, one of which manipulated patient risk factors, then rated the patient's likelihood…

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Academic Fellow Rachel Sachs Presents at 2015 Works-in-Progress in Intellectual Property Colloquium

Petrie-Flom Center, February 7, 2015

Petrie-Flom Academic Fellow Rachel Sachs presented her paper, "Innovation Law and Policy: Preserving the Future of Personalized Medicine," at the 2015…

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Third Annual Health Law Year in P/Review collaborative blogging with Health Affairs

Petrie-Flom, February 5, 2015

The Third Annual Health Law Year in P/Review was a big success!  Video will be posted on our website shortly, but our presenters will be posting on their respective topics in a collaborative…

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