Petrie-Flom Center Executive Director Appointed to SACHRP

Petrie-Flom Center, September 11, 2014
Holly Fernandez Lynch

Holly Fernandez Lynch, J.D., M.Bioethics, Executive Director of the Petrie-Flom Center at Harvard Law School, has been appointed by Secretary of Health and Human Services Sylvia Burwell to a four-year term as…

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GLOBAL: New medical tourism book from Glenn Cohen

International Medical Travel Journal, discussing I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director), September 10, 2014

From the article:  [...] Glenn Cohen's new book "Patients with Passports:…

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An Interview with I. Glenn Cohen on Controversial Health Issues

PBS.org, September 9, 2014
Tavis Smiley, interviewing I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

In an interview with PBS.org, Faculty Director I. Glenn Cohen, sat down with Tavis Smiley to discuss important health issues, such as experimental Ebola drugs and prescription opiate use in the U.S.

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HLS Students: Join the American Health Lawyers’ Association

Petrie-Flom Center, September 4, 2014

The Petrie Flom Center and Harvard Law School are proud members of the American Health Lawyers' Association (AHLA) School Alliance program. This program offers a host of benefits, including: Electronic…

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FDA Proposal for Regulating Laboratory Diagnostics Could Improve Patient Care

Hastings Center Bioethics Forum, September 4, 2014
Rachel Sachs (Academic Fellow)

From the article: [...] [T]he FDA's proposal [to regulate laboratory-developed tests] ... could improve patient care by collecting, for the first time, clinical validity data on tens of thousands of LDTs in current use. And by using an extensive system of carve-outs,…

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Frozen embryos: Who do they belong to?

Chicago Lawyer Magazine, September 3, 2014
Roy Strom, quoting I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

From the article:  [...] Glenn Cohen, a Harvard Law School professor who has written academic papers on embryo disputes, does not believe constitutional cases answer whether…

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Football Players Health Study forms Law and Ethics Advisory Panel (LEAP)

Petrie-Flom, August 22, 2014

The Petrie-Flom Center's Law and Ethics Initiative of the Football Players Health Study at Harvard University has formed a Law and Ethics Advisory Panel (“LEAP”)…

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Democratic group claims Cory Gardner backs bill to ‘ban all abortions’

PolitiFact, August 21, 2014
Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, quoting I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

From the article: [...] By suggesting that a fetus has the "right to life," the bill challenges the Supreme Court's past support for a constitutional right to abortion. An act of Congress cannot overrule the constitution, meaning the Supreme Court would have to…

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Gay Teen’s Eyes Rejected for Donation Due to FDA Policy

Newsmax TV, August 15, 2014
Wanda Carruthers, quoting I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

From the article: [...] The FDA rule goes back to when HIV and AIDS epidemic started in the United States. The FDA maintained the policy was necessary due to "documented increased risk of certain transfusion transmissible infections, such as HIV, associated with…

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Teen suicide victim’s eyes were rejected by FDA as donor organs because he was gay

Mail Online, August 15, 2014
Mail Online Reporter, quoting I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

From the article: The FDA has blocked the donation of a teen suicide victim's eyes because he was gay, it has emerged. Alexander 'A.J.', Betts Jr., 16, of Pleasant Hills, Iowa, committed suicide in July 2013 after enduring more than 18 months of ridicule…

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After suicide, gay teen’s eye donation rejected

Washington Post, August 14, 2014
Ryan Weber, quoting I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

From the article: In the Journal of the American Medical Association, Glenn Cohen, a bioethics law professor at the Harvard Law School, wrote that the United States should…

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Ebola Crisis and Rationing

CCTV Mandarin, August 13, 2014
CCTV Broadcaster, interviewing I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

Faculty Director I. Glenn Cohen appeared on CCTV Mandarin to discuss the rationing and usage of experimental drugs for the Ebola outbreak.

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Ethical issues over experimental Ebola drug

CCTV America, August 13, 2014
Asieh Namdar, interviewing I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

Faculty Director I. Glenn Cohen appeared on CCTV America to discuss ethical questions about…

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Academic Fellow Jeffrey Skopek to Join Faculty of Law at the University of Cambridge

Petrie-Flom Center, August 11, 2014

We are pleased to announce that Petrie-Flom Academic Fellow Jeffrey Skopek will be joining the law faculty of the University of Cambridge in the fall.  At Cambridge, Jeff will continue his scholarship…

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Big Data: The Conversation Continues (Part 1)

Health Affairs Conversations, August 8, 2014
David Bates and I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

In a Health Affairs podcast, David Bates and I. Glenn Cohen discuss big data and the Health Affairs July issue on the topic. 

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UCLA, Harvard Law Schools launch joint annual conference on food law and policy

Harvard Law Today, August 8, 2014

From the article: UCLA School of Law and Harvard Law School have announced the inauguration of the UCLA-Harvard Food Law and Policy Conference, a joint annual conference that will focus on issues in the food system from a legal perspective. [...]

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US big-data health network launches aspirin study

Nature, August 6, 2014
Sara Reardon, quoting I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

From the article: One of the largest big-data experiments in health care has set its first research target. The leaders of the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) in Washington DC voted on 29 July to focus the institute’s first clinical…

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US big-data health network launches aspirin study

Nature, August 6, 2014
Sara Reardon, quoting I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

From the article: One of the largest big-data experiments in health care has set its first research target. The leaders of the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) in Washington DC voted on 29 July to focus the institute's first clinical trial…

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Human Subjects Research Regulation: Perspectives on the Future

MIT Press, August 2014
I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director) and Holly Fernandez Lynch (Executive Director), eds.

Human Subjects Research Regulation: Perspectives on the Future (MIT Press 2014), co-edited by Petrie-Flom Center Faculty Director, I.…

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Models of Consent to Return of Incidental Findings in Genomic Research

The Hastings Center Report, Vol. 44, issue 3 (July-August 2014)
W. Nicholson Price II (Affiliated Faculty) et al.

From the article: [...] Federal regulations governing most human subjects research in the United States require the disclosure of “the procedures to be followed” in the research as part of the informed consent process. It seems reasonable to assume-and…

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