2017-2018 Petrie-Flom Center Student Fellowship
Harvard Law School

Deadline: August 11, 2017

The deadline for applications for the 2017-2018 fellowship is now closed.  The Center and Student Fellowship. The Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics is an interdisciplinary… Read More

Marketplace Would Be Fundamentally Rocked With Repeal Of Individual Mandate

Kaiser Health News, November 16, 2017

KHN Morning Briefing: Summaries of health policy coverage from major news organizations Media outlets offer a look at what would happen to the Affordable Care Act exchanges if lawmakers include repeal… Read More

Threat To Medicare Funding In GOP Tax Plan Roils Capitol Hill

Kaiser Health News, November 16, 2017

KHN Morning Briefing: Summaries of health policy coverage from major news organizations The tax bill, a priority for the Republican majority in Congress, would likely raise the deficit and that would… Read More

For Millions of Insured Americans, State Health Laws Don’t Apply

Kaiser Health News, November 16, 2017
by Emily Bazar

Let’s say you have health insurance through your employer and live in one of 21 states with laws protecting consumers against surprise medical bills from out-of-network providers. Should… Read More

Getting Doctors To Stop Prescribing Codeine To Kids Has Taken Years

NPR, November 16, 2017
by Greta Jochem

For years the Food and Drug Administration has been trying to get doctors to quit prescribing codeine, an opioid painkiller, to children after getting their tonsils or adenoids out. But it can be hard… Read More

‘You’re On Your Own’

NPR, November 15, 2017
by Camila Domonoske

The U.S. military's restrictions on covering abortions can create logistical, emotional, career and health challenges for service members who become pregnant, according to a newly released study.… Read More

Study Finds Competing Opioid Treatments Have Similar Outcomes

New York Times, November 15, 2017
by Abby Goodnough and Kate Zernike

WASHINGTON — A long-awaited study has found that two of the main medications for treating opioid addiction are similarly effective, a finding likely to intensify the hard-fought competition between… Read More

Former Pharma Executive, Health Law Critic Tapped For Top HHS Spot

Kaiser Health News, November 14, 2017

KHN Morning Briefing: Summaries of health policy coverage from major news organizations President Donald Trump, in announcing the nomination, says Alex Azar will be "a star" at lowering drug prices,… Read More

Some States Roll Back ‘Retroactive Medicaid,’ A Buffer For The Poor — And For Hospitals

Kaiser Health News, November 14, 2017
by Michelle Andrews

If you’re poor, uninsured and fall seriously ill, in most states if you qualify for Medicaid — but weren’t enrolled at the time — the program will pay your medical bills going back… Read More

This Tennessee insurer doesn’t play by Obamacare’s rules — and the GOP sees it as the future

STAT, November 13, 2017
by Erin Mershon

[...] Some 25,400 people in Tennessee have the kind of plan Yates was trying to get — what the company calls a “traditional” health plan. It’s an apt description — this style… Read More

Justices Take Cases on Free Speech at Pregnancy Centers and Polling Places

New York Times, November 13, 2017
by Adam Liptak

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear two cases on the limits of the First Amendment’s protection of free speech. One asks whether California may require “crisis pregnancy… Read More

Slow And Upbeat EPA Response To Hurricane Harvey Pollution Angers Residents

NPR, November 13, 2017
by Rebecca Hersher

[...] Hurricane Harvey caused industrial facilities in Texas to release an extra 5.98 million pounds of pollution into the air, according to the most recent analysis by the Environmental Defense Fund:… Read More

As the eradication of polio nears, a new crisis for global health looms

STAT, November 13, 2017
by Helen Branswell

The world — or the part that pays attention to polio eradication, anyway — has fixed its sights on zero, the nearly 30-year-old goal of stopping transmission of the paralyzing virus… Read More

First Digital Pill Approved to Worries About Biomedical ‘Big Brother’

New York Times, November 13, 2017
by Pam Belluck, featuring I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

For the first time, the Food and Drug Administration has approved a digital pill — a medication embedded with a sensor that can tell doctors whether, and when, patients take their medicine. The approval,… Read More

Trump Health Agency Challenges Consensus on Reducing Costs

New York Times, November 12, 2017
by Abby Goodnough and Kate Zernike

WASHINGTON — For several decades, a consensus has grown that reining in the United States’ $3.2 trillion annual medical bill begins with changing the way doctors are paid: Instead of compensating… Read More

Are There Non-human Persons? Are There Non-person Humans?

TEDx Cambridge, October 12, 2017
by I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

If we want to live a moral life, how should we treat animals or complex artificial intelligence? What kinds of rights should non-humans have? Harvard Law Professor and world-renowned bioethics expert Glenn… Read More

Germany Must Allow Third Gender Category, Court Rules

New York Times, November 9, 2017
by Melissa Bennett and Jessica Eddy

BERLIN — Germany must create a third gender category for people who do not identify as either male or female or were born with ambiguous sexual traits, the country’s constitutional court ruled… Read More

Maine Governor Balks At Expanding Medicaid Even After Voters Had Their Say

Kaiser Health News, November 9, 2017

KHN Morning Briefing: Summaries of health policy coverage from major news organizations Gov. Paul LePage (R), who has vetoed similar plans five times, says his administration will only implement expansion… Read More

FASPE Summer Ethics Fellowship for Law Students and Recent Graduates
Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics in Law

Deadline: January 11, 2018

FASPE Law (Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics in Law) is a fully-funded two-week summer program that uses the conduct of lawyers and judges in Nazi Germany as a launching point… Read More

Why the Tally of the Church Shooting’s Victims Included a Fetus

New York Times, November 8, 2017
by Laurie Goodstein

Assessing the grim toll of the massacre in Sutherland Springs, Tex., sheriff’s deputies found 22 of the bodies inside the First Baptist Church, but by their reasoning, one more victim died there… Read More

In Course Reversal, Notre Dame To Continue Offering Employees Free Birth Control

Kaiser Health News, November 8, 2017

KHN Morning Briefing: Summaries of health policy coverage from major news organizations Following the Trump administration's decision to allow employers and universities to cite religious or moral… Read More

California Cracks Down On Weed Killer As Lawsuits Abound

Kaiser Health News, November 8, 2017
by Stephanie O'Neill

[...] In July, California added glyphosate to its list of cancer-causing chemicals under the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986. The act, also known as Proposition 65,… Read More

MIT Case Before Mass. High Court Examines Colleges’ Liability For Student Suicides

WBUR (NPR Boston), November 7, 2017
by Lynn Jolicoeur

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court heard oral arguments Tuesday in a case that centers on whether colleges and universities can be held responsible for a student's suicide. The family… Read More

Ohio’s Drug-Pricing Ballot Question Triggers Voter Confusion

Kaiser Health News, November 7, 2017
by By Shefali Luthra, quoting Rachel E. Sachs (Academic Fellow Alumna)

From the article: Drug pricing is complex and already has caused head-scratching among policymakers and academics, noted Rachel Sachs, an associate professor of law at Washington University in St. Louis,… Read More

NHS offers smartphone GP appointments

BBC News, November 6, 2017

A 24-hour service has been launched for NHS patients, offering GP consultations via videolink on smartphones. The pilot scheme will initially cover 3.5 million patients in greater London. Patients will… Read More

CHIP Bill Passes House, But Partisan Strife Over Funding Likely To Cause Headaches In Senate

Kaiser Health News, November 6, 2017

KHN Morning Briefing: Summaries of health policy coverage from major news organizations To pay for the Children's Health Insurance Program, the House bill would charge higher premiums to wealthier… Read More

Sickle Cell Patients Suffer Discrimination, Poor Care — And Shorter Lives

Kaiser Health News, November 6, 2017
by Jenny Gold

[...] About 100,000 people in the United States have sickle cell disease, and most of them are African-American. Patients and experts alike say it’s no surprise then that while life expectancy for… Read More

Insurers make billions off Medicaid in California during Obamacare expansion

LA Times, November 5, 2017
by Chad Terhune and Anna Gorman

Medicaid is rarely associated with getting rich. The patients are poor, the budgets tight and payments to doctors often paltry. But some insurance companies are reaping spectacular profits off the… Read More

Tax Overhaul Bears Gifts for Conservatives, Including Rights for ‘Unborn’

New York Times, November 4, 2017
by Jeremy W. Peters and Deborah B. Solomon

[...] At a Values Voter Summit meeting here last month, Mr. Trump said he was committed to “stopping cold the attacks on Judeo-Christian values” and said the country’s… Read More

House Republicans Aim To Eliminate Tax Credits For Orphan Drugs

NPR, November 3, 2017
by Sarah Jane Tribble

[...] In 2018, the U.S. is expected to grant nearly $2.8 billion in orphan drug tax credits to companies, according to estimates from the Treasury Department. And the reduced tax revenue for the U.S.… Read More

Associate Professor in Biomedical Innovation Law (CeBIL)
Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen

Deadline: December 04, 2017

General Description The Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen, is seeking applications for a position as Associate Professor in Biomedical Innovation Law. The position includes research-, teaching-… Read More

Deputy Director of new Collaborative Research Programme in Biomedical Innovation Law (CeBIL)
Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen

Deadline: December 04, 2017

General Description The Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen hereby invites applications for the position as Deputy Director of a new Collaborative Research Programme in Biomedical Innovation… Read More

Call for Applications: President’s Innovation Challenge
Harvard Innovation Labs

Deadline: January 02, 2018

This opportunity is only open to Harvard students. We are pleased to announce the seventh annual President’s Innovation Challenge for entrepreneurship. Hosted by the Harvard Innovation… Read More

House Tax Bill Would Scrap Deduction For Medical Expenses

Kaiser Health News, November 2, 2017
by Julie Rovner

The tax bill unveiled by Republicans in the House on Thursday would not, as had been rumored, eliminate the tax penalty for failure to have health insurance. But it would eliminate a decades-old deduction… Read More

Trump Administration Relaxes Medical Privacy Rule for Overdoses

Wall Street Journal, October 27, 2017
by Michelle Hackman

This article is behind a paywall. Harvard affiliates can access it via Hollis +. WASHINGTON--The Trump administration announced Friday it is relaxing a federal privacy rule that prevents health providers… Read More

7 ways biopharma would win — and lose — under the new tax bill

STAT News, November 2, 2017
by Rebecca Robbins, citing Rachel E. Sachs (Academic Fellow Alumna)

From the article: [...] The drug industry has fiercely defended this tax credit in the past, calling it essential to encourage investment in disease areas where patients have few options — even as… Read More

Opioid Commission Unveils Blueprint To Fight Crisis, But Passes Funding Buck To Congress

Kaiser Health News, November 2, 2017

KHN Morning Briefing: Summaries of health policy coverage from major news organizations The group's 56 recommendations include tightening prescription practices and expanding drug courts, prevention… Read More

Trump Supports Plan To Tie Repeal Of Individual Mandate To Tax Overhaul, Throwing GOP A Curveball

Kaiser Health News, November 2, 2017

KHN Morning Briefing: Summaries of health policy coverage from major news organizations The president's tweets supporting the idea come a day after his press secretary said Trump would not require… Read More

As Bill To Fund Children’s Health Coverage Moves Toward House Vote, Bickering Intensifies

Kaiser Health News, November 2, 2017

KHN Morning Briefing: Summaries of health policy coverage from major news organizations A hearing on the bill in the Rules Committee exposes increased tensions between Republicans and Democrats over… Read More

Japanese Company Offers Extra Days Off to Workers Who Don’t Smoke

New York Times, November 2, 2017
by Matthew Haag

Over the summer, employees at a Japanese marketing firm noticed that not all of their colleagues were working the same number of hours. About one-third of the people at the company, Piala, were smokers… Read More

Call for Submissions: Special Issue “Genetic Discrimination and the Law”
Laws

Deadline: February 05, 2018

Description Genetic science and technology are advancing at a fast pace, with scientists continuing to make genetic discoveries with respect to the make-up of the human body, and the cause and effect of… Read More

NIH Bioethics Fellowship, Post-doctoral and Post-baccalaureate
National Institutes of Health

Deadline: Various.

The Department of Bioethics is pleased to offer a limited number of two-year post-doctoral and post-baccalaureate fellowships. Fellows participate in the activities and the intellectual life of our interdisciplinary… Read More

Clinical Fellow, Environmental Law & Policy Clinic
Harvard Law School

Deadline: Open until filled.

Clinical Fellow, Environmental Law & Policy Clinic Harvard Law School  43890BR Duties & Responsibilities The Emmett Environmental Law & Policy Clinic at Harvard Law School is accepting… Read More

Pruitt Bars Some Scientists From Advising E.P.A.

New York Times, October 31, 2017
by Lisa Friedman

WASHINGTON — Scott Pruitt, the head of the Environmental Protection Agency, stripped a half-dozen scientists and academics of advisory positions Tuesday and issued new rules barring anyone… Read More

Lingering Power Outage In Puerto Rico Strains Health Care System

NPR, October 30, 2017
by Jason Beaubien

[...] Dr. Eduardo Ibarra says the conditions in Puerto Rico, including the lack of power, are killing patients who otherwise would survive. Ibarra is making house calls to mostly elderly patients in devastated… Read More

In First-of-Its-Kind Move, FDA Seeks to Revoke Soy Heart Health Benefit Claim

Fortune, October 30, 2017
by Sy Mukherjee

Since 1999, food makers have been able to slap a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cleared claim onto their products that soy protein has proven heart health benefits. But the FDA… Read More

States’ Frustrations Growing As Funds Dwindle For Children’s Health Coverage

Kaiser Health News, October 30, 2017

KHN Morning Briefing: Summaries of health policy coverage from major news organizations Federal funding for the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) expired last month. Although members… Read More

​Health Law’s Open Enrollment To Kick Off This Week Amid Confusion, Cries Of Sabotage

Kaiser Health News, October 30, 2017

KHN Morning Briefing: Summaries of health policy coverage from major news organizations Experts expect enrollment to drop significantly in part because of the Trump administration's moves to slash… Read More

With New Rule, Administration Wants To Give States More Flexibility On ACA’s Essential Benefits

Kaiser Health News, October 30, 2017

KHN Morning Briefing: Summaries of health policy coverage from major news organizations Issued late in the day on Friday, the 365-page plan also proposes other changes to the inner workings of the… Read More

F.B.I. Agents Faced Arrest and Ruin After Trying to Conceive a Child

New York Times, October 28, 2017
by Adam Goldman

[...] They had, the F.B.I. said, provided false or misleading information on the medical forms and exhibited a lack of candor during the internal inquiry. Investigators also concluded that fertility… Read More

Racism Is Literally Bad For Your Health

NPR, October 28, 2017
by Michel Martin

Most people can acknowledge that discrimination has an insidious effect on the lives of minorities, even when it's unintentional. Those effects can include being passed over for jobs for which they… Read More

The Governor Blocked Medicaid Expansion.

New York Times, October 27, 2017
by Abby Goodnough

[...] The referendum on Nov. 7 represents a new front in the pitched political battles over health care. Maine is one of 19 states whose Republican governors or legislatures have refused to expand Medicaid… Read More

Beyond The Shattered Lives And Bodies, Money Worries Weigh On Las Vegas Victims

Kaiser Health News, October 27, 2017
by Anna Gorman

[...] As hundreds of survivors struggle to recover emotionally and physically from the Oct. 1 attack, they are beginning to come to terms with the financial toll of the violence perpetrated against them.… Read More

Policy Analyst
School of Public Health, Health Policy & Mgmt at Boston University

Deadline: Open until filled.

POLICY ANALYST, School of Public Health, Health Policy & Mgmt Tracking Code 9098/J2517  Job Description The Policy Analyst supports PEPReC (Partnered Evidence-based Policy Resource Center- U.S.… Read More

Trump Administration Declares Opioid Crisis A Public Health Emergency

NPR, October 26, 2017
by Greg Allen and Amita Kelly

President Trump declared a public health emergency to deal with the opioid epidemic Thursday, freeing up some resources for treatment. More than 140 Americans die every day from an opioid overdose, according… Read More

Court To Rule On Whether Relapse By An Addicted Opioid User Should Be A Crime

NPR, October 26, 2017
by Debra Becker

[...] "I was in the midst of active addiction, so I was actively using. But you're forced to go into this saying I'll be drug-free or you go to jail," Eldred says. She complied with her probation… Read More

Judge Rules Against States In Insurer Subsidies Case, Saying They’ve Found Good Workarounds

Kaiser Health News, October 26, 2017

KHN Morning Briefing: Summaries of health policy coverage from major news organizations "The emergency relief sought by the states would be counterproductive," U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria said… Read More

Trump health official Seema Verma has a plan to slash Medicaid rolls. Here’s how

STAT, October 26, 2017
by Casey Ross

CLEVELAND — With a broad overhaul of Obamacare stalled in Washington, one of President Trump’s top health care leaders is drawing the outlines of sweeping changes to Medicaid that could pare… Read More

Scientists Work To Overcome Legacy Of Tuskegee Study, Henrietta Lacks

NPR, October 25, 2017
by Rob Stein

It's a Sunday morning at the Abyssinian Baptist Church, a famous African-American church in the Harlem area of New York City. The organist plays as hundreds of worshippers stream into the pews.… Read More

Call for Applications: Graduate Fellowship in Ethics 2018-2019
Harvard University Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics

Deadline: November 01, 2017

Purpose The Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics encourages teaching and research about ethical issues in the professions and public life. Its graduate fellowships support outstanding Harvard… Read More

Talking about Death

Boston Review, October 5, 2017
by Frances Kamm (Senior Fellow Alumna)

From the article: We are now seeing projects directed at the general public asking people to consider how they would like to plan for their demise. Such projects can be very worthwhile, since thinking… Read More

Dickinson Law Professors Named 2017 Health Law Scholars

Penn State Dickinson Law, October 16, 2017
by Featuring Matthew J.B. Lawrence (Academic Fellow Alumnus)

From the article: Medha Makhlouf, assistant professor of law and director, Medical-Legal Partnership Clinic, and Matthew J.B. Lawrence, assistant professor of law, were named 2017 Health Law… Read More

Desperate Quest For Herpes Cure Launched ‘Rogue’ Trial

Kaiser Health News, October 19, 2017
by Marisa Taylor, quoting Holly Fernandez Lynch (Former Executive Director, Academic Fellow Alumna)

From the article: As 20 Americans and Brits flew to a Caribbean island for a controversial herpes vaccine trial, many of them knew there were risks. The lead U.S. researcher, William Halford, openly acknowledged… Read More

Contraceptive Coverage and the Balance Between Conscience and Access

JAMA, October 19, 2017
by Ronit Y. Stahl and Holly Fernandez Lynch (Former Executive Director, Academic Fellow Alumna)

From the article: When the Obama administration included contraception in the essential benefits package to be covered by employer-sponsored health insurance plans under the Affordable Care Act, it sought… Read More

Medicaid’s Best-Price Rule May Not Be Such a Big Problem

Physician's Weekly, October 23, 2017
by Physician's Weekly, quoting Rachel E. Sachs (Academic Fellow Alumna)

From the article: Rachel Sachs, J.D., M.P.H., from Washington University in St. Louis, and colleagues discussed Medicaid’s “best-price rule” and the extent to which it might frustrate… Read More

Allergan ruling casts doubt on tribal patent strategy

Reuters, October 17, 2017
by Jan Wolfe, quoting Rachel E. Sachs (Academic Fellow Alumna)

From the article: The company said the PTAB proceeding should be terminated because the tribunal did not have jurisdiction over the tribe. Allergan said it wanted to avoid defending the patent in both… Read More

Judge invalidates Allergan patents and criticizes deal with the Mohawks

STAT, October 16, 2017
by Ed Silverman, quoting Rachel E. Sachs

From the article: In a blow to Allergan (AGN), a federal judge invalidated the patents on its Restasis eye treatment, the latest twist in a captivating controversy over the fate of the best-selling medicine.… Read More

Court Finds Restasis Patents Invalid, Raises Concerns About Allergan, Mohawk Tribe Agreement

RAPS, October 16, 2017
by Zachary Brennan, quoting Rachel E. Sachs (Academic Fellow Alumna)

From the article: In an 11-page order separate from the one invalidating the Restasis patents for obviousness, US Circuit Judge William Bryson wrote that the court "has serious concerns about the legitimacy… Read More

Ohio Issue 2 ballot initiative proponents overstate impact on EpiPen prices

Politifact, October 13, 2017
by Manuela Tobias, quoting Rachel E. Sachs (Academic Fellow Alumna)

From the article: In addition to the Medicaid program, the state purchases drugs for state employees, prisons, and other state-run programs, but the campaign was unable to pin down the effect of the initiative… Read More

Call for Abstracts: Public Health Law Conference 2018
The Network for Public Health Law, American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics

Deadline: December 15, 2017

We are accepting abstracts for proposed panels and individual presentations for the 2018 National Public Health Law Conference. We encourage submission of abstracts related to this year's Conference… Read More

Administration Denies More States’ Plans To Customize Insurance Markets

NPR, October 24, 2017
by Alison Kodjak

[...] On the same day that Iowa withdrew its waiver, CMS told Massachusetts that the agency couldn't approve the state's waiver in time for open enrollment, which begins Nov. 1. The Affordable… Read More

U.S. Hospitals Wrestle With Shortages of Drug Supplies Made in Puerto Rico

New York Times, October 23, 2017
by Katie Thomas

[...] Now, hospital pharmacists across the country are racing to find alternatives — which themselves are becoming scarce — after Hurricane Maria halted production at the factory in Puerto… Read More

IRS Will Enforce Health Coverage Requirement Under ACA

Kaiser Health News, October 23, 2017

KHN Morning Briefing: Summaries of health policy coverage from major news organizations Despite the individual mandate being a primary target for Republicans, the Trump administration says it will… Read More

Court Grants HHS Time To Release Pregnant Girl So She Can Obtain An Abortion Outside Its Custody

Kaiser Health News, October 23, 2017

KHN Morning Briefing: Summaries of health policy coverage from major news organizations The court blocked an earlier ruling to allow the girl to get an abortion immediately. Now the government has… Read More

A baby with a disease gene or no baby at all

STAT, October 23, 2017
by Andrew Joseph

[...] Jessie and Samantha’s story speaks to an emerging ethical morass in the field of reproductive medicine: what to do when patients seeking to get pregnant select embryos with DNA that could lead… Read More

China Shuts Down Tens Of Thousands Of Factories In Unprecedented Pollution Crackdown

NPR, October 23, 2017
by Rob Schmitz

This is happening across the country: Entire industrial regions of China are being temporarily shut down, and the unusual sight of blue skies is reappearing as environmental inspectors go about their work.… Read More

Why Has the E.P.A. Shifted on Toxic Chemicals?

New York Times, October 21, 2017
by Eric Lipton

WASHINGTON — For years, the Environmental Protection Agency has struggled to prevent an ingredient once used in stain-resistant carpets and nonstick pans from contaminating drinking water. The… Read More

Blindsided Trump officials scrambling to develop opioid plan

Politico, October 20, 2017
by Brianna Ehley, Josh Dawsey, and Sarah Karlin-Smith

President Donald Trump overrode his own advisers when he promised to deliver an emergency declaration next week to combat the nation’s worsening opioid crisis. “That is a very, very big statement,”… Read More

U.K. antitrust regulator opens new probes into generic drug competition

STAT, October 20, 2017
by Ed Silverman

For the fourth time this month, U.K. authorities have opened a new investigation into an unspecified number of drug makers over potential violations of anti-competitive laws concerning generic drugs. The… Read More

Postdoctoral Fellowships in Advanced Biomedical Ethics
Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine

Deadline: December 04, 2017

Postdoctoral Fellowships in Advanced Biomedical Ethics and in the Ethical, Legal and Social Implications of Genetics and Genomics The Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy at the University of… Read More

Call for Submissions: Special Journal Issue to honor Professor John Robertson
Journal of Law and the Biosciences

Deadline: January 15, 2018

Special Issue to honor Professor John Robertson John Robertson, a giant in the field of law and bioethics, passed away earlier this year. To honor him and his legacy the Journal of Law and the Biosciences is… Read More

State AGs Ask For Emergency Court Order To Keep Trump From Cutting Off Insurer Subsidies

Kaiser Health News, October 19, 2017

KHN Morning Briefing: Summaries of health policy coverage from major news organizations "It's long past time President Donald Trump learn that he doesn't get to pick and choose which laws… Read More

Cutting Off Insurer Payments Increases Number Of People Who Get Help Through Other Subsidies

Kaiser Health News, October 19, 2017

KHN Morning Briefing: Summaries of health policy coverage from major news organizations Stopping insurer subsidies is like pushing down on one end of a see-saw only to see the other end go up because… Read More

Despite GOP Efforts To Corral Medicaid Spending, States Expand Benefits

Kaiser Health News, October 19, 2017
by Phil Galewitz

While congressional Republicans and President Donald Trump have been seeking major cuts in federal funding of Medicaid, 26 states this year expanded or enhanced benefits and at least 17 plan to do so next… Read More

Diabetes Technology Moves Closer To Making Life Easier For Patients

NPR, October 18, 2017
by Miriam E. Tucker

[...] Both continuous glucose sensing and fast-acting insulin are critical components to the development of so-called "closed-loop" or artificial pancreas systems, which aim to automate insulin delivery… Read More

F.D.A. Approves Second Gene-Altering Treatment for Cancer

New York Times, October 18, 2017
by Denise Grady

The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday approved the second in a radically new class of treatments that genetically reboot a patient’s own immune cells to kill cancer. The new therapy, Yescarta,… Read More

Justice Department reveals charges against Chinese fentanyl distributors

Washington Post, October 17, 2017
by Matt Zapotosky and Sari Horwitz

U.S. prosecutors have charged two Chinese nationals who sold fentanyl to American customers over the Internet in a massive international conspiracy case, the Justice Department announced Tuesday. The case… Read More

Patents for Restasis Are Invalidated, Opening Door to Generics

New York Times, October 16, 2017
by Katie Thomas

A federal judge in Texas invalidated four key patents for the dry-eye treatment Restasis on Monday, dealing a blow to its manufacturer, Allergan, which had sought to protect its patents by transferring… Read More

Stunner On Birth Control

Kaiser Health News, October 16, 2017
by Julie Rovner

Few people were surprised last week when the Trump administration issued a rule to make it easier for some religious employers to opt out of offering no-cost prescription birth control to their female… Read More

It’s Not Likely Court Will Order Administration To Pay Subsidies

Kaiser Health News, October 16, 2017

KHN Morning Briefing: Summaries of health policy coverage from major news organizations Nearly 20 states have sued over President Donald Trump's decision to stop the insurer subsidies. But, “Forcing… Read More

Trump’s Move To End Insurer Subsidies May Force Congress To Act After Months Of Stagnation

Kaiser Health News, October 16, 2017

KHN Morning Briefing: Summaries of health policy coverage from major news organizations Uncertainty over the payments to insurers has loomed over Congress for months, and senators have been trying… Read More

NHS patients to be asked about sexuality

BBC News, October 15, 2017

Health professionals in England are to be told to ask patients aged 16 or over about their sexual orientation, under new NHS guidelines. NHS England said no-one would be forced to answer the question but… Read More

The Drug Industry’s Triumph over the DEA

Washington Post, October 15, 2017
by Scott Higham and Lenny Bernstein

In April 2016, at the height of the deadliest drug epidemic in U.S. history, Congress effectively stripped the Drug Enforcement Administration of its most potent weapon against large drug companies suspected… Read More

New York HIV Health Care Shifts to Primary-Care Model

Wall Street Journal, October 15, 2017
by Melanie Grayce West

The changes at New York City organizations like Alliance for Positive Change mirror those happening in medical care for those living with HIV and AIDS in the state as a whole. Experts say care is moving… Read More

Anti-doping agency to ban all gene editing in sport from 2018

New Scientist, October 9, 2017
by Michael Le Page

The battle between sports cheats and testers is poised to enter a whole new arena. The World Anti-Doping Agency has extended its 2003 ban on “gene doping” to include all forms of gene editing… Read More

Bernard J. Beazley Chair in Health Law and Policy
Loyola University Chicago School of Law

Deadline: Open until filled

Loyola University Chicago School of Law, a leading urban Jesuit Catholic law school, is currently seeking candidates to fill its chair in health law and policy, named in honor of law school alumnus and… Read More

TEDxCambridge, Featuring Faculty Director I. Glenn Cohen

TEDxCambridge, October 12, 2017, Boston Opera House
by I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

On October 12, 2017, Petrie-Flom Faculty Director I. Glenn Cohen was a distinguished speaker at TedX Cambridge at the Boston Opera House. TEDxCambridge curates one of the largest TEDx conferences in the… Read More

Trump’s Order Advances GOP Go-To Ideas To Broaden Insurance Choices, Curb Costs

Kaiser Health News, October 12, 2017
by Julie Appleby

The Trump administration Thursday advanced a wide-ranging executive order aimed at expanding lower-cost insurance options, allowing employers to give workers money to buy their own coverage and slowing… Read More

Trump sparks new backlash after threatening Puerto Rico aid

Politico, October 12, 2017
by Lewis Nelson and Matthew Nussbaum

President Donald Trump on Thursday suggested that U.S. citizens on the hurricane-ravaged island of Puerto Rico shouldn’t get used to assistance from the federal government — a statement that… Read More

Innovative Contracting for Pharmaceuticals and Medicaid’s Best-Price Rule

Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law, September 28, 2017
by Rachel E. Sachs (Academic Fellow Alumna), Nicholas Bagley, and Darius N. Lakdawalla

From the paper: In recent years, drug manufacturers and private payers have expressed interest in novel pricing models that more closely link a drug’s price to its value. Indication-based pricing,… Read More

Mobile Health Innovation and Interagency Coordination

Annals of Health Law, Vol. 26, Issue 22
by Rachel E. Sachs (Academic Fellow Alumna)

From the paper: An app that can tell when a phone’s owner is having a seizure.1 A device that transforms a phone into a mobile EKG machine.2 An app that helps patients track their moles over time—and… Read More

Battle over drug prices shifts back to the states

The Hill, October 11, 2017
by By Rachel Roubein, quoting Rachel E. Sachs (Academic Fellow Alumna)

From the article: President Trump has derided pharmaceutical companies as “getting away with murder,” but there’s been little action in Washington to rein in the costs of prescription… Read More

Opportunities for Organ Donor Intervention Research

The National Academic Press, October 10, 2017
by By I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director) and members of the Committee on Issues in Organ Donor Intervention Research

The organ donation and transplantation system strives to honor the gift of donated organs by fully using those organs to save and improve the quality of the lives of their recipients. While most related… Read More

Congress keeps the heat on 340B

Politico, October 10, 2017
by By Sarah Karlin-Smith, citing work by Rachel E. Sachs (Academic Fellow Alumna)

From the article: The House Energy and Commerce Oversight Subcommittee will probe Wednesday into how hospitals and health clinics participating in the 340B discount drug program are using the… Read More

Organ Donor Research: Overcoming Challenges, Increasing Opportunities

JAMA, October 10, 2017
by James F. Childress, reviewing report co-authored by I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

From the article: A substantial gap exists between the need for organ transplants and the number of transplants performed each year in the United States. In 2016, 27 630 organs were transplanted… Read More

‘That should be illegal’

Business Insider, October 10, 2017
by By Lydia Ramsey, quoting Rachel E. Sachs (Academic Fellow Alumna)

From the article: Allergan, the drugmaker behind Botox, is using a tricky workaround to protect patents on one of its drugs — and lawmakers aren't exactly happy about it.  The deal, which… Read More

ICER Weekly View 10-06-17

ICER, October 6, 2017
by Mitchell Stein, featuring work by Rachel E. Sachs (Academic Fellow Alumna)

From the review: Medicaid’s “best price rule” has long been held up as an obstacle to value pricing – health policy/legal experts take a look and conclude that “the best-price… Read More

Axios Vitals post from October 4

Axios, October 4, 2017
by By Sam Baker, featuring work by Rachel E. Sachs (Academic Fellow Alumna)

From the post: Medicaid and value-based drug deals: New research casts some doubt on the pharmaceutical industry's claim that Medicaid's "best-price" rule inhibits its ability to create contracts… Read More

Letter to Allergan plc

The House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, October 3, 2017
by By Trey Gowdy, Elijah E. Cummings, Dennis A. Ross, and Peter Welch, citing blog post by Rachel E. Sachs (Academic Fellow Alumna)

From the letter: On September 8, 2017, your company announced the trans r of six patents related to its Restasis drug to the Saint Regis Mohawk tribe. 1 The unconventional maneuver has received considerable… Read More

Absent federal action, states take the lead on curbing drug costs

The Washington Post, September 29, 2017
by By Shefali Luthra, quoting Rachel E. Sachs (Academic Fellow Alumna)

From the article: Critics see these tailored efforts as falling short or potentially opening other loopholes. Requiring companies to report prices past a certain threshold, for example, might encourage… Read More

Summer Ethics Fellowship for Law Students and Recent Graduates
Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics

Deadline: January 11, 2018

FASPE (Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics) is now accepting applications for its 2018 Law program.  FASPE Law is a fully-funded, two-week summer… Read More

Faculty Fellow in Health Law and Intellectual Property
Jaharis Health Law Institute at DePaul University

Deadline: Open until filled.

An endowment at the DePaul University College of Law funds a faculty fellowship program for scholars to create and disseminate scholarship and teach courses where two dynamic legal fields are increasingly… Read More

Puerto Rico’s Health Care Is in Dire Condition, Three Weeks After Maria

New York Times, October 10, 2017
by Francis Robles

[...] “Because of the electricity situation, a lot of people died, and are still dying,” said Mr. Figueroa’s daughter, Lisandra, 30. “You can’t get sick now.” Nearly… Read More

India’s Supreme Court Rules Sex With Child Brides Is Rape

Time, October 11, 2017
by Eli Meixler

India's Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that sex with an underage wife constitutes rape, in a landmark ruling that campaigners say could affect millions of girls. The decision overturned a previous clause that… Read More

Doctors Get Their Own Second Opinions

The Atlantic, October 10, 2017
by Olga Khazan

[...] Experienced doctors use Human Dx for their most difficult cases, and newer providers use it to hone their skills. Johns Hopkins Hospital and other teaching hospitals are now using it to train medical… Read More

Why Chicago’s soda tax fizzled after two months — and what it means for the anti-soda movement

Washington Post, October 10, 2017
by Caitlin Dewey

About two months after the country’s largest soda tax went into effect, embattled lawmakers in Cook County, Ill. — the home of Chicago — have decided to repeal it. The tax has… Read More

In New Test for Obamacare, Iowa Seeks to Abandon Marketplace

New York Times, October 10, 2017
by Abby Goodnough

WASHINGTON — With efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act dead in Congress for now, a critical test for the law’s future is playing out in one small, conservative-leaning state. Iowa is anxiously… Read More

Washington Is Latest State To Sue Trump Administration Over Contraception Mandate Rollback

Kaiser Health News, October 10, 2017

KHN Morning Briefing: Summaries of health policy coverage from major news organizations Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson says that the new rules violate the First Amendment by “requiring… Read More

Trump’s Cuts to Health Law Enrollment Efforts Are Hitting Hard

New York Times, October 9, 2017
by Robert Pear

WASHINGTON — Michigan Consumers for Health Care, a nonprofit group, has enrolled thousands of people in health insurance under the Affordable Care Act and was honored last year as one of the nation’s… Read More

As Cancer Tears Through Africa, Drug Makers Draw Up a Battle Plan

New York Times, October 7, 2017
by Donald G. McNeil, Jr.

NAIROBI, Kenya — In a remarkable initiative modeled on the campaign against AIDS in Africa, two major pharmaceutical companies, working with the American Cancer Society, will steeply discount the… Read More

In Puerto Rico, Health Concerns Grow Amid Lack of Clean Water, Medical Care

The Wall Street Journal, October 4, 2017
by Daniela Hernandez

In the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, many Puerto Ricans are grappling with growing health concerns due to a lack of reliable access to medical care, supplies and clean water. Maggie Reuteman,… Read More

Nevada’s mental health care system was already in dire straits

STAT, October 4, 2017
by Rebecca Robbins

LAS VEGAS — The volunteer psychologists and counselors have been pouring into this grieving city, so fast that a state official says the supply far exceeds the demand for crisis counseling. But a… Read More

IBM to Congress

STAT, October 4, 2017
by Casey Ross and Ike Swetlitz

To the public, IBM trumpets its Watson supercomputer as the next big thing in medicine, a new kind of machine that melds human expertise with digital speed to give patients personalized… Read More

Why Price’s conservative imprint on HHS is likely to endure

Politico, October 3, 2017
by Paul Demko, David Pittman, and Brianna Ehley

Tom Price may be gone as Health and Human Services secretary, but his efforts to put a conservative stamp on the $1.1 trillion agency, from promoting faith groups to scrapping Obamacare implementation,… Read More

Trump Administration Set to Roll Back Birth Control Mandate

New York Times, October 5, 2017
by Robert Pear

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is poised to roll back the federal requirement for employers to include birth control coverage in their health insurance plans, vastly expanding exemptions for… Read More

Harvard Health Law Society Mixer (10/3, 7 PM)
Harvard Law School

Deadline: October 03, 2017

October 3, 7PM - Student Orgs Room (WCC 2063), Wasserstein Hall, Harvard Law School Come eat Thai food with the Harvard Heath Law Society and learn about health law opportunities at Harvard! If you have… Read More

Paternalism, reasonableness, and neutrality: a response to commentators

Journal of Medical Ethics, September 2017, Vol. 43 No. 9
by Frances Kamm (former Senior Fellow)

From the article (from the commentary on Frances Kamm's earlier article, "Advanced Care and End of Life Care: Some Cautionary Suggestions." I thank the commentators for their consideration of my views… Read More

Harold T. Shapiro Postdoctoral Research Associate in Bioethics
Princeton University

Deadline: November 13, 2017

General Description: The University Center for Human Values invites applications for the Harold T. Shapiro Postdoctoral Fellowship in Bioethics. The Shapiro Fellowship supports outstanding scholars studying… Read More

Call for Papers: Second Annual Regional Health Law Works-in-Progress Retreat
Seton Hall Law School’s Center for Health & Pharmaceutical Law & Policy

Deadline: November 17, 2017

Seton Hall Law School’s Center for Health & Pharmaceutical Law & Policy is pleased to announce the Second Annual Regional Health Law Works-in-Progress Retreat, which will be… Read More

Your Money or Your Patient’s Life? Ransomware and Electronic Health Records

Annals of Internal Medicine, September 19, 2017
by By I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director), Sharona Hoffman, and Eli Y. Adashi

The mugger's demand “Your money or your life” is a familiar one. However, in an era of vast hospital computer networks and electronic health records, a novel risk to worry about is, “Your… Read More

FDA Law SSRN Reading List - August 2017

Objective Intent Blog, September 14, 2017
by By Erika Lietzan, highlighting work by Rachel E. Sachs (Academic Fellow Alumna)

From the post:  Rachel Sachs, Administering Health Information (forthcoming in Cardozo Law Review).  Professor Sachs (Washington University, in St. Louis) explores the potential for… Read More

FDA Law SSRN Reading List - August 2017

Objective Intent Blog, September 14, 2017
by Erika Lietzan, highlighting work by Rachel E. Sachs (Academic Fellow Alumna)

From the post:  Rachel Sachs, Administering Health Information (forthcoming in Cardozo Law Review).  Professor Sachs (Washington University, in St. Louis) explores the potential for… Read More

Michael E. DeBakey Fellowship in the History of Medicine
The National Library of Medicine

Deadline: September 30, 2017

General Description: In February 2016, the National Library of Medicine received a generous gift from The DeBakey Medical Foundation to support enhanced access to the Michael E. DeBakey Archives… Read More

Fifth National Nursing Ethics Conference Call for Poster Abstracts
Ethics of Caring

Deadline: October 13, 2017

Conference Description: Please consider submitting a poster abstract for review to present at the National Nursing Ethics Conference. The Ethics of Caring is proud to host the fifth National Nursing Ethics… Read More

Bioinformatics and Data Science for Public Health
Silent Spring Institute

Deadline: Open until filled.

General Description: Silent Spring Institute seeks a versatile bioinformatician, data scientist, machine learning expert, or statistician to tackle big data problems in environmental health and cancer… Read More

Corporate Paralegal or Junior Attorney (entry level)
Addgene

Deadline: Open until filled.

General Information: Addgene is a thriving, non-profit organization that facilitates biomedical research and discovery. Addgene assists scientists by archiving their plasmid DNA samples and distributing… Read More

Science & Technology Policy Fellowships
American Association for the Advancement of Science

Deadline: November 01, 2017

General Information: The online application system is open from May 1 through November 1 for the fellowship class that begins the following September. We accept online application submissions only. Application… Read More

Why a Drug Company Is Selling Patents to a Native American Tribe

Gizmodo, September 12, 2017
by By Ryan F. Mandelbaum, quoting Rachel E. Sachs (Academic Fellow Alumna)

[...] There is concern that this act may be precedent setting, and other companies may also try and transfer patents to Native American tribes to get around these patent lawsuits. Rachel Sachs,… Read More

Call for Papers: 2018 Annual Health Law Conference: Diseases of Despair: The Role of Law and Policy
Center for Health Policy and Law, Northeastern University School of Law

Deadline: November 15, 2017

In 2015, Princeton professors Anne Case and Angus Deaton wrote a groundbreaking paper that revealed a shocking increase in midlife mortality among white, non-Hispanic Americans between 1999… Read More

Allergan’s deal with the Mohawks raises troubling questions about the future of generics

STAT , September 11, 2017
by By Ed Silverman, quoting Rachel E. Sachs (Academic Fellow Alumna)

From the article: [...] Legal experts, however, say that tribal sovereignty may also thwart generic drug makers from filing a conventional lawsuit. If so, the ramifications may be far-reaching and ominous… Read More

PFC Spotlight: Student Fellow Alumna Sara Abiola

Petrie-Flom Center, September 7, 2017

Sara Abiola, PhD, JD, was a Student Fellow during the 2006-2007 academic year, while a second-year law student and first-year health policy doctoral candidate. As part of the inagural Student Fellow class,… Read More

Influence, integrity, and the FDA: An ethical framework

Science, Sep 1, 2017: Vol. 357, Issue 6354, pp. 876-877.
by Spencer Phillips Hey, I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director), Eli Y. Adashi, & Aaron S. Kesselheim

Summary: Among the core missions of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are protecting public health by assuring the safety and efficacy of drugs, biologics, and medical devices and advancing public… Read More

Clinical Ethics Fellowship
Center for Medical Ethics & Health Policy at Baylor College of Medicine

Deadline: November 13, 2017

General Description: This competitive 2-year fellowship offers the opportunity to train with the Center’s nationally renowned faculty and staff who lead premier Clinical Ethics Consultation… Read More

Tenure-Track/Tenured Health Law Position
Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Deadline: September 25, 2017

The Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law invites applications for a tenure-track/tenured faculty position. We invite applications from entry-level and experienced scholars. The position… Read More

Artificial wombs are coming. They could completely change the debate over abortion.

Vox, August 23, 2017
by I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

From the article: There’s a scientific development on the horizon that could upend the abortion debate: artificial wombs. The research remains preliminary, but in April a group of scientists at the… Read More

Call for Applications: T3/T4 Research Course - Translating Effective Interventions into Practice
Harvard Catalyst Education Program

Deadline: September 22, 2017

This Harvard Catalyst course is open to candidates at Harvard-affiliated instutions. The typical audience includes fellows, post-docs, and junior faculty, and the course has no prerequisites. At a… Read More

Obamacare survives its latest threat: Bare counties

POLITICO Pulse, August 21, 2017
by Dan Diamond, quoting Rachel E. Sachs (Academic Fellow Alumna)

From the article:  Trump quietly signs FDA reauthorization bill. The president didn't hold a signing ceremony on Friday, even though the bill has been one of the few major pieces of legislation… Read More

What you missed while following Charlottesville: The opioid emergency

Axios, August 18, 2017
by Erica Pandey, quoting Rachel E. Sachs (Academic Fellow Alumna)

From the article: The opioid emergency "The opioid crisis is an emergency, and I'm saying officially, right now, it is an emergency ... It's a national emergency. We're going to spend a lot… Read More

New Serious Illness Program Design and Implementation Framework

Coalition to Transform Advanced Care (C-TAC), August 17, 2017
by Khue Nguyen, Theresa Schmidt, Robin Whitney, Gary Bacher, Janice Bell, Sibel Ozcelik (Lead Authors)

As part of the Project on Advanced Care and Health Policy, the Petrie-Flom Center hosted two convenings on Critical Pathways to Improved Care for Serious Illness.  Through roundtable discussions… Read More

Questions About The FDA’s New Framework For Digital Health

Health Affairs Blog, August 16, 2017
by Nathan G. Cortez, Nicolas Terry, and I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

From the article: In June 2017, the new Food and Drug Administration (FDA) commissioner Scott Gottlieb pre-announced his agency’s Digital Health Innovation Action Plan that indicates… Read More

How Gene Cloning In Pigs Could Help Humans Fight Disease

Greater Boston (WGBH, Boston), August 15, 2017
by Jim Braude, interviewing I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

For the next great medical advancement, look not to the test tube, but to the farm. Experiments that were done here in Boston could make it possible to one-day transplant organs from pics into people.… Read More

The One Time Congress Let the Public Comment on an Upcoming Bill

Pacific Standard, August 14, 2017
by Francie Diep, quoting Rachel E. Sachs (Academic Fellow Alumna)

[...] Congress doesn't typically ask for public comments on the bills it's considering. But, in January of 2015, the House Energy and Commerce Committee did just that, for a first draft of the 21st… Read More

Bernie Sanders Tells Big Pharma

International Business Times, August 7, 2017
by Josh Keefe, quoting Rachel E. Sachs (Academic Fellow Alumna)

[...] Other experts told IBT federal support of drug development goes well beyond just funding research. “It’s not so much the money we are actually spending through NIH. We are providing huge… Read More

Administering Health Innovation

Cardozo Law Review, Forthcoming 2018
by Rachel E. Sachs (Academic Fellow Alumna)

Abstract Scholars and policymakers have recently begun to focus on the role federal agencies charged with health-related missions can play in the development of innovative health technologies and promotion… Read More

Who’s Actually Using ‘Right-To-Try’ Laws?

RAPS, August 4, 2017
by Zachary Brennan, quoting Rachel E. Sachs (Academic Fellow alumna)

'The record with state-level right-to-try laws also suggests lackluster interest from industry. "It's telling that although 37 states have adopted these laws, when asked to provide examples of… Read More

Academic Fellow Alum Matthew J. B. Lawrence Joins Faculty at Dickinson Law (Penn State)

Dickinson Law, Penn State University, August 1, 2017

Matthew J.B. Lawrence has joined the faculty of Penn State’s Dickinson Law as assistant professor of law. An expert in the fields of health law and administrative law, Lawrence will teach Health… Read More

Healthcare Corporate Counsel
Juno Therapeutics

Deadline: Open until filled

Job Summary: Healthcare Corporate Counsel We are seeking Healthcare Counsel to join the in-house legal team at an innovative cell therapy company. The successful candidate will provide support and… Read More

Why Only The NFL Doesn’t Guarantee Contracts

Deadspin, August 1, 2017
by Dom Cosentino, quoting Christopher Deubert (former Senior Law & Ethics Associate) and citing the PFC's FPHS Comparative League Analysis Report

From the article:  [...] How does this all work? Chris Deubert, one of the Harvard study’s authors, told me that “the contract on its face is guaranteed.” But what the… Read More

How New Technology Could Threaten a Woman’s Right to Abortion

Gizmodo, July 28, 2017
by Kristen V. Brown, quoting I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

From the article: [...] It could also complicate—and even jeopardize—the right to an abortion in an America in which that right is predicated on whether a fetus is “viable.” “The… Read More

Postdoctoral Fellowship
Sydney Law School

Deadline: September 10, 2017

OVERVIEW The University of Sydney Law School Postdoctoral Fellowship aims to attract an outstanding early career researcher to the University of Sydney to contribute to and enhance the research strengths… Read More

Artificial Wombs and Abortion Rights

The Hastings Center Report, July 27, 2017
by I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

Abstract: In a study published in late April in Nature Communications, the authors were able to sustain 105- to 115-day-old premature lamb fetuses—whose level of development was comparable to that… Read More

Locked Out Of Asia, Americans Are Turning To Eastern Europe To Hire Gestational Surrogates

HuffPost, July 25, 2017
by Sarah Elizabeth Richards, quoting I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

From the article: [...] While it’s impossible to know “what’s presented to you versus what’s really occurring,” Harvard Law School Professor I. Glenn Cohen said, fertility… Read More

Judge Offers Inmates Reduced Sentences in Exchange for Vasectomy

NBC News, July 21, 2017
by Kalhan Rosenblatt, quoting I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

From the article: [... I.] Glenn Cohen, a professor at Harvard Law School, said the program was a "bad policy," and pointed to prior court rulings, which set a precedent that could make Benningfield's… Read More

Petrie-Flom Welcomes New Senior Fellow in Law and Applied Neuroscience!

Petrie-Flom Center, July 21, 2017

We’re excited to announce our 2017–2018 Senior Fellow in Law and Applied Neuroscience, Francis X. Shen! Project on Law and Applied Neuroscience The Project on Law and Applied Neuroscience,… Read More

Fulbright Visiting Research Chair in Health Law, Policy and Ethics
University of Ottowa, Centre for Health Law, Policy and Ethics

Deadline: August 01, 2017

OVERVIEW Hosted at the Centre for Health Law, Policy and Ethics, the Chairholder will join a vibrant and growing community of scholars who are working on cutting-edge issues in health… Read More

Assistant or Associate Professor
Department of Medical History and Bioethics, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Deadline: November 24, 2017

OVERVIEW The University of Wisconsin-Madison seeks applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the Department of Medical History and Bioethics at the rank of assistant or associate professor. We… Read More

Staff Attorney
The Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence

Deadline: Open until filled

Staff Attorney The Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence (Ed Fund) is a 501(c)(3) organization that makes communities safer by translating research into policy. The Ed Fund achieves this by engaging in… Read More

Public Health Fellowship in Government
American Public Health Association

Deadline: August 14, 2017

The Fellowship in Government provides a unique public policy learning experience, demonstrates the value of science-government interaction and enhances public health science and practical knowledge in… Read More

Katherine Kraschel Joins Solomon Center as New Executive Director

Yale Law School, July 7, 2017

From the article: “I am delighted to welcome Katie to the Solomon Center,” said Professor Abbe R. Gluck ’00, Faculty Director for the Solomon Center. “Having worked with her for… Read More