Joining Forces: A Story of Science and Religion in Rural Ghana: A lecture by Student Fellow Lauren Taylor

Humanist Community at Harvard, February 1, 2015

How do science and religion interact in the delivery of mental health care in one region of Ghana? Lauren Taylor will guide a discussion about the value and limits of "taking religion seriously" in efforts to…

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Interview with Faculty Director I. Glenn Cohen about “Patients with Passports”: Cohen paints a picture--a mural--of the many kinds of medical tourism

Jefferson Public Radio (Oregon), January 5, 2015
Geoffrey Riley and Charlotte Duren

If your doctor won't recommend a medical procedure you want, you can go to another doctor.  But would you travel to another country for the procedure?  And how about if your insurance required you to travel abroad for medical work?  It happens in today's…

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Traveling patients, traveling disease: Ebola is just the tip of the iceberg

OUPblog, December 14, 2014
I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

Many in the media and academia (myself included) have been discussing the Ebola crisis, and more specifically, the issues that arise as Ebola has traveled with infected patients and health care workers to the United States and infected other US citizens. These discussions have been fascinating…

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The Routledge Companion to Bioethics

Routledge, December 11, 2014
Edited by John D. Arras, Elizabeth Fenton, Rebecca Kukla, featuring I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

The Routledge Companion to Bioethics is a comprehensive reference guide to a wide range of contemporary concerns in bioethics. The volume orients the reader in a changing landscape shaped by globalization, health disparities, and rapidly advancing technologies. Bioethics has begun a turn…

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The Changing Regulation of Laboratory-Developed Tests: New Challenges and New Opportunities

Genomic Medicine Case Conference (GMCC) at Massachusetts General Hospital, November 14, 2014
Rachel Sachs (Academic Fellow)

On November 14, 2014, Academic Fellow Rachel Sachs delivered a talk on the topic of the FDA’s intent to regulate LDTs following the draft guidelines that will be published in the coming months.…

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Regulating the Organ Market: Normative Foundations for Market Regulation

Social Science Research Network, November 03, 2014
I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

Abstract:       Should organs for transplant be bought and sold? There is a developed literature providing various arguments against organ markets and/or refuting those arguments. There…

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First Two Chapters of “Patients with Passports: Medical Tourism, Law, and Ethics” Available for Free

Social Science Research Network, October 19, 2014
I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

Patients with Passports: Medical Tourism, Law, and Ethics (Oxford…

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Organs Without Borders? Allocating Transplant Organs, Foreigners, and the Importance of the Natio…

Social Science Research Network, October 19, 2014
I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

Abstract:       Most of the discussion of market or non-market forms of allocating and procuring organs takes as its unit of analysis the nation state, or, less commonly a particular state…

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New Publications from Faculty Director I. Glenn Cohen

Petrie-Flom Center, 2014
I.Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

"Las recientes controversias sobre la tecnología reproductiva en los Estados Unidos", in Glenn Cohen and Ester Farnos Amorós, Derecho…

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The New Model of Interest Group Representation in Patent Law

Yale Journal of Law and Technology, October 1, 2014
Rachel Sachs (Academic Fellow)

From the article: Traditional public choice theory postulates that interest group representation is primarily responsible for the passage of legislation in a variety of areas. Intellectual property scholars have largely…

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I. Glenn Cohen and Holly F. Lynch (eds.): Human subjects research regulation: perspectives on the…

Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics, September 26, 2014
Lydia Stewart Ferreira (Visiting Scholar)

Human Subjects Research (HSR) is an annual $10 billion dollar global activity. While there is consensus that HSR is necessary, a number of egregious historical examples point to the need to regulate this form of research. The American government recently proposed changes…

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A Fuller Picture of Organ Markets

The American Journal of Bioethics, September 17, 2014
I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

From the article:  [...] A different problem with the reliance on the Iranian data is that Iran is, to put it mildly, quite different from many other countries. It is not a true organ market, but a half-market where sale is permitted but not buying and the…

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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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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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FDA Regulation of Mobile Health Technologies

NEJM, July 24, 2014
Nathan G. Cortez, J.D., I. Glenn Cohen, J.D., and Aaron S. Kesselheim, M.D., J.D., M.P.H.

Petrie-Flom Faculty Director I. Glenn Cohen has published a new co-authored article in the New England Journal of Medicine on FDA regulation of new mobile health technologies. From the article:

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Reconsideration of the Lifetime Ban on Blood Donation by Men Who Have Sex With Men

JAMA, July 23, 2014
I. Glenn Cohen, JD (Faculty Director); Jeremy Feigenbaum, JD; Eli Y. Adashi, MD, MS

Faculty Director I. Glenn Cohen has co-authored a new Viewpoint piece in the July 23/30, 2014 issue of JAMA, arguing for the end of the FDA's lifetime ban on blood donation by men who have sex with men. From…

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Clinical Trials and the Right to Remain Silent

JAMA, July 21, 2014
Michelle Mello, JD, PhD, MPhil and I. Glenn Cohen, JD (Faculty Director)

I. Glenn Cohen has coauthored a new Invited Commentary piece in JAMA on access to clinical trial data. From the article: In this issue of JAMA Internal Medicine, Kernan et al chronicle Yale University’s experience responding to a subpoena…

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JAMA opinion piece calls for ending lifetime ban on blood donation by gay men: Hemophilia groups say policy must be based on science, not politics

Washington Times, July 19, 2014
Cheryl Wetzstein, citing I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

Gay marriage laws and court rulings against sexual-orientation discrimination are all signs that it’s time for the federal government to change its blood-donor policy for gay and bisexual men, authors said in a commentary released Saturday. The lifetime ban for blood donation by men who…

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Using Big Data To Transform Care: A Briefing on the July 2014 Special Issue of Health Affairs

Health Affairs, July 9, 2014, 9:00am - 12:30pm
Featuring I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

The application of big data to transform health care delivery, health research, and health policy is underway, and its potential is limitless.  The July 2014 issue of Health Affairs, "Using Big Data To Transform Care," examines this new era…

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