Post-Baccalaureate Bioethics Research Position
Mayo Clinic Biomedical Ethics Program

Deadline: March 18, 2016

The Mayo Clinic Biomedical Ethics Program seeks applicants for a one-year postbaccalaureate res...

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Fellowship Programs
Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics

Deadline: December 01, 2014

The Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University announces the 2016-17 Call for Applicati...

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RESCHEDULED: Health Law Workshop: Judith Daar

Monday, April 17, 2017 5:00 PM
Health Law Workshops
2016-2017
Hauser Hall, Room 104
Harvard Law School, 1575 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

>Judith Daar is Professor of Law at Whittier Law School with a joint appointment at the UCI School of... Read More

Health Law Workshop: Leo Beletsky

Monday, April 10, 2017 5:00 PM
Health Law Workshops
2016-2017
Hauser Hall, Room 104
Harvard Law School, 1575 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

>Leo Beletsky is Associate Professor of Law and Health Sciences with a joint appointment with th... Read More

The Purpose of My Death: Death, Dying, and Meaning

Ethics, Vol. 127, no. 3, April 2017
by Frances Kamm

From the article

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My purpose in this essay is to consider some views about death and dying presente...

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Addressing the ethical issues raised by synthetic human entities with embryo-like features

eLife, March 21, 2017
by John Aach, Jeantine Lunshof, Eswar Iyer, and George M. Church

On November 7, 2016, the Petrie-Flom Center hosted the conference "The Ethics of Early Embryo Resear...

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Final Revisions to the Common Rule

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

On January 19, 2017, federal regulators published the Final Rule to amend and update the Federal Pol...

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GOP Bill’s Unheralded Changes In Rules Could Undermine Health Of Neediest

Kaiser Health News, March 20, 2017
by Emily Bazar

An under-the-radar provision in the Republican proposal to replace the Affordable Care Act would req...

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The ethics of recruiting study participants on social media

Medical Xpress , March 16, 2017
by Heather Zeiger, citing Luka Gelinas (Fellow in Clinical Research Ethics)

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In the recent issue of the American Journal of Bioethics, the target...

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Time is Money: An Empirical Assessment of Non-Economic Damages Arguments

Washington University Law Review, Forthcoming; U Denver Legal Studies Research Paper No. 16-21; Arizona Legal Studies Discussion Paper No. 16-12, March 2, 2017
by John E. Campbell, Bernard Chao, and Christopher T. Robertson (Academic Fellow Alumnus)

From the abstract

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Non-economic damages (pain and suffering) are the most significant and variable...

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NFL doctors are on the wrong team

Washington Post, March 11, 2017
by Editorial Board, citing Football Players Health Study

From the article

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So why did only 47 of 100 players who were surveyed by the Associated P...

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NFL’s medical structure puts profits before players’ health. That must change.

Washington Post, March 9, 2017
by Sally Jenkins, citing Football Players Health Study

From the article

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Just last month, a Harvard study concluded that “the intersection of club d...

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Ethicist
Trillium Health Partners

Deadline: March 17, 2017

Job Description

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Position: Ethicist 
; Status: Full Time 
; Dept/Health System:&nbs...

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UPCOMING! Annual Health Law Conference: Between Complacency & Panic

Northeastern University School of Law, April 14, 2017
by Holly Fernandez Lynch (Executive Director)

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Emerging infectious diseases (EIDs) such as Ebola and the Zika virus pose pot...

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Podcast: NFL Player Health with Chris Deubert

Sports Law Biz Blog, March 6, 2017
by Peter Ott, interviewing Christopher R. Deubert (Senior Law & Ethics Associate)

From the blog

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In this episode, Peter speaks with Chris Deubert, a Senior Law and Ethics...

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edX Course: The Opioid Crisis in America
Harvard University

Deadline: Class begins March 27, 2017

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Opioids are a class of drugs that include the illegal drug heroin as well as powe...

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Teen Behind Landmark Juvenile Decision Back Before Judge to Be Resentenced

Juvenile Justice Information Exchange, March 13, 2017
by Matt Smith, quoting Robert Kinscherff (Senior Fellow in Law and Neuroscience)

From the article

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“The result of this developmental process means that adolescents will not t...

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Assistant Professor, Department of Bioethics & Humanities
University of Washington-Seattle Campus: School of Medicine

Deadline: Open until filled.

We are recruiting for a full-time (100% FTE, 12 month service period), tenure track faculty at the A...

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Modern Death

MoMA R&D Salon, Salon 19, January 23, 2017
by Frances Kamm (Senior Fellow Alumna)

The term modern has been central to MoMA’s identity since its founding, yet to be modern holds...

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‘Right-To-Try’ Laws Expose Dying Patients To Exploitation, Ethicists Warn

Kaiser Health News, March 6, 2017
by Carrie Feibel, KQED

[...] “We know some people try to take advantage of our desperation when we’re ill,&rdqu...

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2018 Brocher Foundation Call for Proposals
Brocher Foundation, Switzerland

Deadline: May 07, 2017

Call for proposals for the 2018 events is launched

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The Brocher Foundation offers to rese...

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More Than 80 Percent of Patient Groups Accept Drug Industry Funds, Study Shows

New York Times, March 1, 2017
by Katie Thomas

The nation’s largest patient advocacy groups are on the front lines of some of the biggest hea...

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Full-Time Bioethicist Position
Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago – Shirley Ryan AbilityLab

Deadline: Open until filled.

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The Bioethicist provides clinical ethics and research ethics consu...

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The NFL Combine: Pro football’s intrusive, and mandatory, job interview

Washington Post, February 26, 2017
by Rick Maese, quoting Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

From the article

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While there could be a gray area between tests that measure performance and those...

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Ethical Considerations for Zika Virus Human Challenge Trials

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) at NIH and the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR), February 2017
by Seema K. Shah, Jonathan Kimmelman, Anne Drapkin Lyerly, Holly Fernandez Lynch (Executive Director), et al.

From the report

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Zika virus is an emerging infectious disease that was first identified in 1947, an...

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Duke Law, Science & Technology Post-Doctoral Fellowship
Duke Initiative for Science & Society

Deadline: March 20, 2017, 5 PM

Duke Initiative for Science & Society invites applications for the 2017-2018 Law, Science &...

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Advice From Patients On A Study’s Design Makes For Better Science

NPR, February 24, 2017
by Richard Harris

[...] The study has been recruiting patients at a record pace. In its first three months it enr...

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Arny and Anne Porath Senior Fellowship in Clinical Ethics
UCLA Ethics Center

Deadline: March 6, 2017 9 AM (PST)

The UCLA Ethics Center is seeking motivated and highly-qualified applicants for a one-year Arny...

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Bioethics Research Assistant
Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics (SCBE)

Deadline: Open until filled.

Bioethics Research Assistant-Fixed Term - 7283

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This is a fixed term position through...

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Post-Doctoral Research Position
Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics (SCBE)

Deadline: March 15, 2017

This position is available as part of the Stanford Training Program in Ethical, Legal, and Social Im...

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Using Social Media as a Research Recruitment Tool: Ethical Issues and Recommendations

The American Journal of Bioethics, Volume 17, 2017 - Issue 3
by Luke Gelinas, Robin Pierce, Sabune Winkler, I. Glenn Cohen, Holly Fernandez Lynch, and Barbara Bierer

>Part of the Petrie-Flom Center's ;collaboration with the Regulatory Foundations, E... Read More

Mitochondrial Replacement Therapy

JAMA Forum, February 14, 2017
by Eli Y. Adashi and I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

From the article

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Mitochondrial replacement therapy, an experimental approach that takes aim at mat...

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Call for Papers
European Pharmaceutical Law Review (EPLR)

Deadline: Various

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The European Pharmaceutical Law Review (EPLR) provides a forum to discuss, comment...

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Call for Papers
AMA Journal of Ethics

Deadline: Various.

The AMA Journal of Ethics® is an open-access, MEDLINE-indexed online journal of expert...

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Scientific Panel Says Editing Heritable Human Genes Could Be OK In The Future

NPR, February 14, 2017
by Rob Stein

Scientists could be allowed to make modifications in human DNA that can be passed down through subse...

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Why Did That Drug Price Increase 6,000%? It’s The Law

Forbes, February 10, 2017
by Matthew Herper, quoting Rachel E. Sachs (Academic Fellow Alumna)

From the article

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Marathon is a member of the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America...

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Trump’s ‘Two Out, One In’ Regulatory Policy May Apply to Some FDA Guidance

Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society (RAPS), February 6, 2017
by Zachary Brennan, quoting Rachel E. Sachs (Academic Fellow Alumna)

From the article

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As far as what existing regulations if repealed would be considered par...

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E&C delays vote on drug pricing bill

Politico, February 6, 2017
by Sarah Karlin-Smith, quoting Rachel E. Sachs (Academic Fellow Alumna)

From the article

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On cost: studies have found that it usually takes a handful of generic drugscompe...

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What You Don’t Know About the Cost of Grandma’s Prescription

Pacific Standard, February 3, 2017
by Carson Leigh Brown, quoting Rachel E. Sachs (Academic Fellow Alumna)

From the article

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To grapple with how and why the process works this way, we talked with Rache...

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NFL Team Doctors: In Whose Interest?

Radio Health Journal, February 5, 2017
by Nancy Benson, interviewing I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

From the interview

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Injured NFL players are treated by doctors employed by teams, but a Harvard stu...

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Mitochondrial Replacement Therapy: Unmade in the USA

The JAMA Forum, February 14, 2017
by Eli Y. Adashi and I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

From the article

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Mitochondrial replacement therapy, an experimental approach that takes aim at mat...

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Common Rule Revisions: Impact of Public Comment, and What’s Next?

The Hastings Center Blog, February 8, 2017
by By Holly Fernandez Lynch (Executive Director), I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director) and Barbara E. Bierer

From the blog post

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On January 19, the day the final revisions to the Federal Policy for...

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Advanced and end of life care: cautionary suggestions

Journal of Medical Ethics, February 7, 2017 (online)
by Frances Kamm (former Senior Fellow)

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This article considers some clinical and population level approaches to advanced care of...

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A New Day For Oversight Of Human Subjects Research

HealthAffairs, February 6, 2017
by Holly Fernandez Lynch (Executive Director)

>Editor’s note: This post is part of a series stemming from the ;Fifth Annua... Read More

What Experts in Law and Medicine Have to Say About the Cost of Drugs

The Health Care Blog, February 2, 2017
by Andy Oram, on PFC's 5th Annual Health Law Year in P/Review Conference

From the article

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Pharmaceutical drug costs impinge heavily on consumers’ consciousness, ofte...

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In Sign Of Escalating Tension On Hill, Senate Panel Lifts Rules To Vote On Price Without Dems

Kaiser Health News, February 2, 2017

KHN Morning Briefing: Summaries of health policy coverage from major news organization

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The De...

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Traveling for Assisted Suicide

In Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide: Global Views on Choosing to End Life (Michael J. Cholbi, ed.), Praeger, 2017 (forthcoming)
by I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

This book addresses key historical, scientific, legal, and philosophical issues surrounding euthanas...

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The Trump-era Supreme Court could erode abortion access with a ‘death by 1,000 cuts’

Business Insider, February 1, 2017
by Rebecca Harrington, quoting I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

From the article

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Glenn Cohen, a health-law expert and professor at Harvard Law School, said two ki...

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Trump’s travel ban rattles medical residency programs

Politico Pulse, January 31, 2017
by Dan Diamond, featuring blog post by Rachel Sachs (Academic Fellow alumna)

From the article

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Trump's order on regulations is a 'terrible idea' for rulemaking.&nbs...

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Morning View 01-31-17

Institute for Clinical and Economic Review (ICER), January 31, 2017
by Mitchell Stein, featuring blog post by Rachel Sachs (Academic Fellow alumna)

From the article

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The President issued an Executive Order basically saying that for every new regul...

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Vitals

Axios, January 31, 2017
by David Nather, featuring blog post by Rachel Sachs (Academic Fellow alumna)

From the article

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The executive order could have an especially big impact on implementing the 21st...

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The $4,500 injection to stop heroin overdoses

Washington Post, January 27, 2017
by Shefali Luthra, quoting W. Nicholson Price II (Academic Fellow Alumnus)

From the article

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Thanks to an infusion of public funding to combat opioid overdoses, other institu...

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Bioethics in the law

The Hastings Center Report, January/February 2017, Vol. 47, Issue 1
by Zachary E. Shapiro (Student Fellow Alumnus)

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The role of law in bioethics is clear. Laws are enforcement tools: they govern which condi...

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CDC Summer 2017 Externships in Public Health Law
CDC’s Public Health Law Program

Deadline: January 31, 2017 for Spring 2017 Externships

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Law has been critical in achieving public health goals and serves as the foundation for...

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Fifth Annual Health Law Year in P/Review

Monday, January 23, 2017 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Conferences
2016-2017
Wasserstein Hall, Milstein West AB
Harvard Law School, 1585 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

>Couldn't make it to the event? Check out some of the speakers' slides as well as blog posts... Read More

Public Engagement, Notice-and-Comment Rulemaking, and the Common Rule

IRB: Ethics & Human Research, January-February 2017, Vol. 39, Issue 1
by Holly Fernandez Lynch (Executive Director), I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director), and Barbara E. Bierer

Abstract

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At the federal level in the United States, development of regulations is governed by the...

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Research Coordinator
Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy, Baylor College of Medicine

Deadline: Open until filled.

Research Coordinator II

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Posting Number: 282657D
P BCM Department: Center for Medical Ethics and Hea...

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Project Leader – Academic and Clinical Programs
Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy, Baylor College of Medicine

Deadline: Open until filled.

Project Leader – Academic and Clinical Program

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Posting Number: 240704D
P BCM Department: Cent...

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Research Associate
Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy, Baylor College of Medicine

Deadline: Open until filled.

Research Associat

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Posting Number: 228945D
P BCM Department: Center for Medical Ethics and Health Po...

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Clinical Ethics Faculty (open rank)
The Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy, Baylor College of Medicine

Deadline: February 17, 2017

Clinical Ethics Facult

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Due to tremendous growth, the Center for Medical Ethics & Health Policy...

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Graduate Student Opportunity
National Core for Neuroethics, University of British Columbia

Deadline: Open until filled.

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Area of research: Psychiatric Interventions and Public Attitude

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A Ma...

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CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: International Bioethics Summer School
Global Bioethics Initiative (GBI)

Deadline: Various

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: 

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Global Bioethics Initiative (GBI) is now accepting applicati...

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Mid-Atlantic Health Law Works-in-Progress Retreat
Seton Hall Law School

Deadline: February 03, 2017

Seton Hall Law School’s Center for Health & Pharmaceutical Law & Policy is pleased to...

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Regulating Secrecy

Washington Law Review, 2016, Vol. 91, Nr. 4
by W. Nicholson Price II (Academic Fellow Alumnus)

>Abstract: Inventors face a stark choice between two intellectual property systems of protecting... Read More

A New Fertility Technique Could Make ‘Designer Babies’ a Reality

Gizmodo, January 13, 2017
by Kristen V. Brown, quoting I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

From the article

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In vitro gametogenesis, or IVG, is a technique that could allow any kind of...

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Federal Circuit Court Appeal Cites Rachel E. Sachs

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, January 13, 2017, No. 17-1480
by Paul D. Clement et al., citing work by Rachel E. Sachs (Academic Fellow Alumna)

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FDA Further Explains Delay on LDT Guidance

Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society, January 13, 2017
by Zachary Brennan, quoting Rachel E. Sachs (Academic Fellow Alumna)

From the article

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Several praised the move to delay the final guidance, particularly as a new...

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The Promise and Peril of Emerging Reproductive Technologies

Science Translational Medicine, January 11, 2017, Vol. 9, Issue 372
by By I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director), George Q. Daley, and Eli Y. Adashi

>Harvard scientists call for proactively addressing legal, ethical challenges before an experimental...

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Behavioral science suggests that Obamacare may not change as much as Republicans claim

STAT, January 3, 2017
by Christopher R. Robertson (Academic Fellow Alumnus), I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director), & Holly Fernandez Lynch (Executive Director)

From the article

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In the waning days of his administration, President Obama encouraged Americans to...

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The Legality of Biometric Screening of Professional Athletes

The American Journal of Bioethics , 2017, Vol. 17, Issue 1
by Jessica L. Roberts, I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director), Christopher R. Deubert (Senior Law & Ethics Associate) & Holly Fernandez Lynch (Executive Direc

From the article

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In their thoughtful article, “Tracking U.S. Professional Athletes: The Ethi...

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The Oxford Handbook of U.S. Healthcare Law

The Oxford Handbooks, July 2016 (online), January 2017 (print)
by Edited by I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director), Allison K. Hoffman (Academic Fellow Alumna), and William M. Sage

>Abstract: ;The Oxford Handbook of U.S. Health Law covers the breadth and depth of health law thr... Read More

Academic Fellow Alumna Michelle N. Meyer Named in Forbes List of 10 Favorite

Forbes, December 15, 2016
by David Shaywitz

In a year characterized by the extremes of rhetoric, healthcare entrepreneurs have been blessed with...

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Postdoctoral Research Scholars Program in Bioethics
Harvard Medical School Center for Bioethics

Deadline: March 31, 2017

The Harvard Medical School Center for Bioethics invites applications for the Postdoctoral Resea...

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How Is It Even Possible For Sofía Vergara’s Embryos To Sue Her? A Harvard Law Prof Weighs In

Refinery29, December 8, 2016
by I. Glenn Cohen

From the article

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The already-unusual legal battleover Modern Family actress Sof&iac...

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Senate committee calls for ban on surgeons conducting simultaneous operations

Boston Globe, December 6, 2016
by Jonathan Salzman and Jenn Abelson

From the article

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A powerful Senate committee wants all hospitals to explicitly ban surgeons from o...

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Review of Human Subjects Research Regulation: Perspectives on the Future

American Journal of Bioethics, Vol. 16, Issue 12 (2016)
by Erin Phinney Johnson

From the review

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Overall, the editors present an intriguing look at the concerns currently facing h...

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Should We Ban Anonymous Sperm Donation?

Vocativ, November 30, 2016
by Tracy Clark-Flory, quoting I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

From the article

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There’s a push underway to change the way that most sperm is donated&n...

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Fellowship in Bioethics, 2017-2018
Center for Bioethics, Harvard Medical School

Deadline: March 20, 2017

Fellowship in Bioethic

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The Fellowship in Bioethics is a yearlong part-time program open to physici...

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The International Intellectual Property Law Podcast on blinding expert witnesses to reduce bias

by JurisDiction, featuring Christopher Robertson (Academic Fellow alumnus)

Click here to listen to the podcast featuring Prof. Christopher Robertson of the Universit...

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Call for Abstracts: The Ethics of “Making Babies”
Harvard Medical School

Deadline: January 31, 2017, 5:00 PM

The use of assisted reproductive technologies raises far-reaching ethical and legal implications, ye...

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Health Law Workshop: Frances Kamm

Monday, November 28, 2016 5:00 PM
Health Law Workshops
2016-2017
Hauser Hall, Room 104
Harvard Law School, 1575 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

>Presentation title: “Advanced and End of Life Care: Cautionary Suggestions&rdquo

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This paper...

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