Petrie-Flom Seeks Research Assistant

Petrie-Flom Seeks Research Assistant
Petrie-Flom Center, Harvard Law School

Deadline: Open until filled.

The Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law and Policy, Biotechnology and Bioethics, seeks a part-time research assistant for project collaboration with Harvard Catalyst (Harvard Clinical and Translational Science Center) on challenges and innovation in human…

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CALL FOR ABSTRACTS AND REGISTRATION NOW OPEN: 2015 Annual Conference
Law, Religion, and American Healthcare

Saturday, May 09, 2015
Conferences
2014-2015
Wasserstein Hall, Milstein East BC
1585 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

The Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at Harvard Law School is pleased to announce plans for…

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SAVE THE DATE: Families Matter:
Ethically, Legally, and Clinically

Saturday, March 21, 2015
Conferences
2014-2015

We often talk, in bioethics, about individual autonomy.  Yet our most challenging ethical, legal and clinical controversies in health care…

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Health Law Workshop: Nadia Sawicki

Monday, March 09, 2015 5:00 PM
Health Law Workshops
2014-2015
Griswold Hall, Room 110
1525 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

Presentation Title: "Medical Relevance and the Scope of Informed Consent Disclosure" Nadia A. Sawicki is Associate Professor of Law at…

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Health Law Workshop: Robert Truog

Monday, March 02, 2015 5:00 PM
Health Law Workshops
2014-2015
Griswold Hall, Room 110
1525 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

Presentation Title: "Brain Death Is a Legal Fiction" Robert D. Truog is Professor of Medical Ethics, Anaesthesiology & Pediatrics at Harvard…

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SAVE THE DATE: Third Annual Health Law Year in P/Review

Friday, January 30, 2015 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Conferences
2014-2015

At our Third Annual Health Law Year in P/Review, we will welcome experts discussing major developments during 2014 and what to watch…

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Book Launch: Patients with Passports: Medical Tourism, Law, and Ethics

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 12:00 PM
Lectures and Panels
2014-2015
Harvard Law School Library, Langdell Hall, Caspersen Room
1557 Massachsetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

I. Glenn Cohen's new book Patients with Passports: Medical Tourism, Law, and Ethics  (Oxford University Press, 2014) is the first comprehensive…

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Law and Ethics of Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing

Thursday, November 06, 2014 12:00 PM
Lectures and Panels
2014-2015
Wasserstein Hall, Room 3018
1585 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

The Petrie-Flom Center will host a discussion of the issues surrounding noninvasive prenatal testing (NIPT), a screening method for detecting certain…

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Global Reproduction:
Health, Law, and Human Rights in Surrogacy and Egg Donation

Wednesday, November 05, 2014 5:00 - 7:00 PM
Lectures and Panels
2014-2015
Wasserstein Hall, Room 1010
Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA

Please join us for a screening of the documentary Can We See the Baby Bump, Please?, followed by a panel discussion of…

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Health Law Workshop: Matt Lamkin

Monday, November 03, 2014 5:00 PM
Health Law Workshops
2014-2015
Griswold Hall, Room 110
1525 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

Presentation Topic: "Regulating Identity: Medical Regulation as Social Control" Matt Lamkin is Assistant Professor of Law at the University of Tulsa College…

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Human Subjects Research Regulation: Perspectives on the Future

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 12:00 PM
Lectures and Panels
2014-2015
Harvard Law School Library, Langdell Hall, Caspersen Room
1557 Massachusetts Ave., 4th floor, Cambridge, MA

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

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Emerging Issues and New Frontiers for FDA Regulation

Monday, October 20, 2014 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Conferences
2014-2015
Washington, DC

The Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at Harvard Law School and the Food and Drug Law Institute are pleased to…

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Petrie-Flom Center Annual Open House - 2014

Monday, October 06, 2014 5:30 - 7:00 PM
Lectures and Panels
2014-2015
Wasserstein Hall, Milstein East B
1585 Massachusetts Ave., 2nd floor, Cambridge, MA

Come learn more about what the Petrie-Flom Center does and how you can get involved at this gathering for faculty, colleagues,…

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Legal and Ethical Issues in Healthcare Start-Ups
(followed by Petrie-Flom's 2014 Open House)

Monday, October 06, 2014 4:00 - 5:30 PM
Lectures and Panels
2014-2015
Wasserstein Hall, Milstein East B
1585 Massachusetts Ave., 2nd floor, Cambridge, MA

New healthcare start-ups face a range of legal and ethical challenges as they develop new products and services and solicit…

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A Conversation with the HHS Office of the Inspector General

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 12:00 PM
Lectures and Panels
2014-2015
Wasserstein Hall, Room 3018
1585 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

Please join the Petrie-Flom Center for a conversation with the Boston office of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services…

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Health Law Workshop: Thomas McGuire

Monday, September 22, 2014 5:00 PM
Health Law Workshops
2014-2015
Griswold Hall, Room 110
1525 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

Download the Presentation Topic Paper: Do "Reverse Payment" Settlements of Brand-Generic Patent Disputes in the Pharmaceutical Industry Constitute an Anticompetitive Pay…

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Post-Trial Responsibilities:
Ethics and Implementation

Thursday, September 18, 2014 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Conferences
2014-2015
Wasserstein Hall, Milstein East AB
1585 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

Driving Directions

Registration for the conference is almost closed! Register online. Please make sure to read the Hypothetical Post-Trial Scenarios prior to the event.…

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How Catholic Insurance Companies Outsource Contraceptive Coverage

NPR, September 17, 2014
by Julie Rovner

Catholic and other religious hospitals and universities have been arguing in federal court for much of the past two years that they shouldn't have to offer or facilitate birth control…

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A New Way Insurers are Shifting Costs to the Sick

ProPublica, September 17, 2014
by Charles Ornstein

Health insurance companies are no longer allowed to turn away patients because of their pre-existing conditions or charge them more because of those conditions. But some health policy experts say…

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Harvard Law Professor: Medicalization of Death is Problematic

Newsmax TV, September 17, 2014
by Courtney Coren, interviewing I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

From the interview: [...] Cohen: The idea here is that we think that execution is the state ending someone's life, and we don't want to make that look like a medical…

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Patients Vulnerable When Cash-Strapped Scientists Cut Corners

NPR, September 15, 2014
by Richard Harris

[...] Most of the experimental ALS drugs, it turns out, undergo very perfunctory testing in animals before moving into human tests — based on flimsy evidence. Story Landis, director of…

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US to Announce Major Increase in Aid to Fight Ebola

Washington Post, September 15, 2014
by Lena H. Sun

President Obama plans to announce a significant boost in the U.S. response to the worst Ebola outbreak in history in West Africa, including more involvement of the U.S. military, according…

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Maker of Hepatitis C Drug Strikes Deal on Generics for Poor Countries

New York Times, September 15, 2014
by Gardiner Harris

The maker of one of the costliest drugs in the world announced on Monday that it had struck agreements with seven Indian generic drug makers to sell lower-cost versions of…

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Petrie-Flom Center Executive Director Appointed to SACHRP

Petrie-Flom Center, September 11, 2014
by 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: Medical Tourism, Law, and Ethics" is from Oxford University Press. It claims to be the first comprehensive legal and ethical analysis…

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An Interview with I. Glenn Cohen on Controversial Health Issues

PBS.org, September 9, 2014
by 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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Lasker Winner Calls for More Genetic Testing for Cancer

New York Times, September 8, 2014
by Lawrence K. Altman and Roni Caryn Rabin

[...] The recipient, Mary-Claire King, 68, of the University of Washington in Seattle, is one of five scientists being honored; she won the special achievement award for “bold, imaginative” scientific…

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Where Are All the Female Test Subjects?

The Atlantic, September 4, 2014
by Cari Romm

In 1987, the National Institutes of Health made a bold update to its grant guidelines, encouraging scientists seeking funding to include women and minorities in their clinical research. Six years…

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Harold T. Shapiro Postdoctoral Fellowship in Bioethics

Harold T. Shapiro Postdoctoral Fellowship in Bioethics
The University Center for Human Values, Princeton University

Deadline: November 10, 2014

The University Center for Human Values of Princeton University invites applications for the Harold T. Shapiro Postdoctoral Fellowship in Bioethics (#1400502). Applicants must have completed all the requirements for the Ph.D., M.D., or…

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IV Misplaced in Oklahoma Execution, Report Says

New York Times, September 4, 2014
by Erik Eckholm

An official report released Thursday about a bungled execution in Oklahoma in April says that an improperly placed intravenous line in the prisoner’s groin allowed the drugs to perfuse surrounding tissue rather than to…

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Summer Institute in Bioethics

Summer Institute in Bioethics
Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics, Yale University

Deadline: January 17, 2015

Yale University’s Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics is again hosting its intensive Summer Institute in Bioethics for US and international participants June 1 - July 24, 2015.  This eight-week immersion in bioethics consists of lectures,…

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FDA Proposal for Regulating Laboratory Diagnostics Could Improve Patient Care

Hastings Center Bioethics Forum, September 4, 2014
by 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…

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Frozen embryos: Who do they belong to?

Chicago Lawyer Magazine, September 3, 2014
by 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 a person has a…

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A Hotline for End-of-Life Care

The Atlantic, August 27, 2014
by Elana Gordon

[...] The goal is for patients to receive care in those final months that aligns with what the patient wants, even if that's the most aggressive treatment available. But it…

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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”) to advise our work. The LEAP draws on…

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The Danger in Losing Sight of Ebola Victims’ Humanity

The Atlantic, August 22, 2014
by Raphael Frankfurter

[...] Responding to Ebola requires putting patients and families into inescapably horrific situations. Being diagnosed with the disease means confronting and accepting the absolute terror of a likely-terminal condition—I am…

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Bioethicist

Bioethicist
Program in Medicine & Human Values, California Pacific Medical Center

Deadline: Open until filled.

Primary Purpose The Bioethicist West Bay Region ("WBR"), under the supervision of the Director PMHV, the Senior Ethics Scholar and CPMC Bioethicist, will be the key provider of ethics expertise to Sutter West Bay Hospitals. …

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Full-Time Clinical Ethicist

Full-Time Clinical Ethicist
Los Angeles Ethics Center, University of California

Deadline: September 05, 2014

The University of California - Los Angeles Ethics Center serves the needs of the UCLA Health System's three hospitals, which rank among the best in the nation, and the full UCLA patient population. The volume…

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Clashes Erupt as Liberia Sets an Ebola Quarantine

New York Times, August 20, 2014
by Norimitsu Onishi

[...] The clashes were a dangerous new chapter in West Africa’s five-month-old fight against the deadliest Ebola outbreak on record. The virus continues to spread, yet the total number of…

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In Study, Questions About Who Should Perform In-Office Surgeries

Kaiser Health News, August 18, 2014
by Shefali Luthra

One of the hopes embedded in the health law was to expand the role of nurse practitioners and physician assistants in addressing the nation’s shortage of primary care providers. But…

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Transplant Brokers in Israel Lure Desperate Kidney Patients to Costa Rica

New York Times, August 17, 2014
by Kevin Sack

[...] Because most people can live with only one kidney, that organ accounts for the vast majority of living-donor transplants. Laparoscopy has made the surgery to remove a kidney fairly…

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When Patients Read What Their Doctors Write

NPR, August 17, 2014
by Leana Wen

[...] In fact, before the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, a federal law enacted in 1996, patients generally had to sue to see their records. HIPAA, as that mouthful is…

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

Newsmax TV, August 15, 2014
by 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…

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After suicide, gay teen’s eye donation rejected

Washington Post, August 14, 2014
by 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 repeal the rules…

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Who Gets First Dibs On Transplanted Liver?

NPR, August 14, 2014
by Rob Stein

[...] "Either it's a jackpot and you have very, very easy access to a lifesaving liver — if you lived in Indiana or if you lived in Louisiana or Florida,"…

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Ebola Crisis and Rationing

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

Faculty Director I. Glenn Cohen appeared on CCTV America to discuss ethical questions about who is receiving an experimental drug to treat Ebola. From the interview: [...] Usually when we think about what's ethical,…

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Suicide contagion and social media:

Washington Post, August 12, 2014
by Caitlin Dewey

On Monday night, as fans around the world began to grieve Robin Williams’s death, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences — best known, in many circles, as the people behind…

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Ethical to use untested Ebola drugs, says WHO:

BBC News, August 12, 2014

The WHO said it was ethical in light of the scale of the outbreak and high number of deaths - more than 1,000 people have died in West Africa. The…

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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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