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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REGISTER NOW: 2015 Annual Conference
Law, Religion, and Health in America

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

Register now for the Petrie-Flom Center's 2015 annual conference: “Law, Religion, and American Health Care”! Conference DescriptionReligion and medicine have historically…

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REGISTER NOW: Families Matter:
Ethically, Legally, and Clinically

Friday, March 20, 2015
Conferences
2014-2015
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA

To register, click here. Please note that JDs can register at the discounted Allied Health Professional rate, and that HLS and…

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Book Launch: Identified versus Statistical Lives:
An Interdisciplinary Approach

Wednesday, March 11, 2015 12:00 PM
Lectures and Panels
2014-2015
Harvard Law School Library, Langdell Hall
1557 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

Identified versus Statistical Lives: An Interdisciplinary Approach is an edited volume that grew out of the 2012 conference "Identified versus Statistical…

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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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A Dialogue on Agency, Responsibility, and the Brain
with Stephen Morse

Thursday, February 12, 2015 12:00 PM
Lectures and Panels
2014-2015
Wasserstein Hall, 3019
Harvard Law School, 1585 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138

Join guest speaker Professor Stephen J. Morse, JD, PhD, former MacArthur Foundation Law & Neuroscience Project co-Chair and co-Director of the…

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Gender (Re)assignment:
Legal, Ethical, and Conceptual Issues

Tuesday, February 10, 2015 12:00 PM
Lectures and Panels
2014-2015
Pound Hall, 102
Harvard Law School, 1563 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA

Trans and intersex individuals face a series of legal, medical, and social challenges.  This panel explores these overlapping issues, including:…

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A Right to Health?:
A lecture by John Tasioulas

Thursday, February 05, 2015 12:00 PM
Lectures and Panels
2014-2015
Wasserstein Hall, 3019
Harvard Law School, 1585 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

There have been recent calls to establish a framework convention on health grounded in the human right to health. But…

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UPDATED AGENDA: Third Annual Health Law Year in P/Review

Friday, January 30, 2015 7:45 AM - 5:00 PM
Conferences
2014-2015
Wasserstein Hall, Milstein East AB
1585 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA

Please join us for the Third Annual Health Law Year in P/Review symposium, with leading experts discussing major developments during…

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A “Natural” Experiment:
Consumer Confusion and Food Claims, a lecture by Efthimios Parasidis

Thursday, January 29, 2015 12:00 PM
Lectures and Panels
2014-2015
Wasserstein Hall, Milstein West B
Harvard Law School, 1585 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

What makes food "natural"? Do consumers understand "natural" claims on food labels? In the absence of robust federal guidelines, are…

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Director of Clinical Ethics

Director of Clinical Ethics
Cleveland Clinic Florida, Weston Campus

Deadline: March 01, 2015

The Cleveland Clinic’s Department of Bioethics invites applications for the Director of Clinical Ethics at Cleveland Clinic Florida, Weston campus. The successful candidate will be appointed at the rank of Associate or full Staff (faculty…

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Senior Fellow for Law & Neuroscience Amanda Pustilnik Guest Lecturing in HLS Seminar

Petrie-Flom, January 21, 2015

As part of her work with the Petrie-Flom Center and Center for Law Brain and Behavior at MGH's Project on Law and Applied Neuroscience, Senior Fellow Amanda C. Pustilnik will…

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Government health care website quietly sharing personal data

AP, January 20, 2015
by Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar and Jack Gillum

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government's health insurance website is quietly sending consumers' personal data to private companies that specialize in advertising and analyzing Internet data for performance and marketing, The…

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Rocketing vaccine cost warning:

BBC News, January 20, 2015
by James Gallagher

A report by the charity says there has been a 68-fold increase in prices between 2001 and 2014. It accused the pharmaceutical industry of overcharging and highlighted cases where rich…

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Complexities of Choosing an End Game for Dementia

New York Times, January 19, 2015
by Paula Span

[...] Dementia, though a terminal diagnosis, presents unique obstacles for those who want some control over the way they die. It generally kills slowly, over years, and “there is often…

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U.S. Research Lab Lets Livestock Suffer in Quest for Profit:

New York Times, January 19, 2015
by Michael Moss

[...] These experiments are not the work of a meat processor or rogue operation. They are conducted by a taxpayer-financed federal institution called the U.S. Meat Animal Research Center, a complex…

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Joining Forces: A Story of Science and Religion in Rural Ghana

Humanist Community at Harvard, February 1, 2015

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

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Outbreak: Developing New Medical Products for Epidemics,
A lecture by Peter Hutt

Thursday, January 15, 2015 12:30 PM
Lectures and Panels
2014-2015
Hauser Hall 102
1575 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA

The recent outbreak of Ebola has called attention to the substantial difficulties associated with developing and testing new products for…

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Gilead’s India Patent Snag May Spur More Low-Cost Sovaldi Copies

Bloomberg, January 15, 2015
by Ketaki Gokhale

The Indian patent office’s rejection of a key patent for Gilead Sciences Inc. (GILD)’s Hepatitis C treatment Sovaldi may pave the way for more low-cost copies in the country, potentially aiding…

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Research Project Grant Funding Opportunity

Research Project Grant Funding Opportunity
National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Deadline: January 19, 2015

Funding Opportunity Title: Empirical Research on Ethical Issues Related to Central IRBs and Consent for Research Using Clinical Records and Data (R01) Activity Code: R01 Research Project Grant Announcement Type: Reissuance of RFA-OD-14-002 Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA)…

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Call for Proposals: 2016 Brocher Foundation Residencies

Call for Proposals: 2016 Brocher Foundation Residencies
Brocher Foundation

Deadline: March 01, 2015

THE BROCHER RESIDENCIES The Brocher Foundation offers visiting researchers the opportunity to come at the Brocher Centre in a peaceful park on the shores of Lake Geneva, to write a book, articles, an essay or a…

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Call for Postdoctoral Fellowship Applications

Call for Postdoctoral Fellowship Applications
Program On Regulation, Therapeutics, And Law (PORTAL), Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital

Deadline: February 20, 2015

The Division of Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomics at Brigham and Women's Hospital Department of Medicine and Harvard Medical School invites its 2015 round of applications for postdoctoral fellows in pharmaceutical law and health services research. Current…

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Academic Fellow Rachel Sachs invited to present to Harvard Ethics Consortium

Petrie-Flom Center, January 2015

Petrie-Flom Academic Fellow Rachel E. Sachs was invited to present during January’s meeting of the Harvard Ethics Consortium, held at Harvard Medical School. The Ethics Consortium brings together medical professionals…

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New Rules to Limit Tactics on Hospitals’ Fee Collections

New York Times, January 11, 2015
by Robert Pear

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration has adopted sweeping new rules to discourage nonprofit hospitals from using aggressive tactics to collect payments from low-income patients. Under the rules, nonprofit hospitals must…

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Bill Gates Raises A Glass To (And Of) Water Made From Poop

NPR, January 10, 2015
by Linda Poon

In places where fresh water is hard to come by, how do you come up with clean drinking water? Easy — get the water from poop. It's a scientifically sound…

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In Africa, a Decline in New Ebola Cases Complicates Vaccine Development

New York Times, January 9, 2015
by Andrew Pollack

As authorities and drug companies hurriedly prepare to begin testing Ebola vaccines in West Africa, they are starting to contemplate a new challenge: whether an ebbing of the outbreak could make it…

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Connecticut Teenager With Cancer Loses Court Fight to Refuse Chemotherapy

New York Times, January 9, 2015
by Elizabeth A. Harris

The police were banging on the doors and the windows of her home while she cowered in the closet, a 17-year-old girl recounted. She remembered clutching her phone, crying, calling…

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Courts wrestle with wave of new state abortion laws

Politico, January 8, 2015
by Paige Winfield Cunningham, quoting I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

[...] As courts weigh the legal challenges to these laws, they’re being asked to spell out exactly how far states can go in regulating abortion and what requirements go too…

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Texas Abortion Clinic Rules Tested in Appeals Court

New York Times, January 7, 2015
by Erik Eckholm

NEW ORLEANS — Lawyers for abortion clinics squared off with Texas state attorneys in a federal appeals court here on Wednesday, arguing over the constitutionality of stringent abortion clinic rules that would…

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Funded PhD Position: Ethics of Digital Content Technologies

Funded PhD Position: Ethics of Digital Content Technologies
Institute of Ethics, Dublin City University, Ireland

Deadline: January 31, 2015

Deadline for Applications: 31 January 2015 (will remain open until position filled). Supervisor: Professor Bert Gordijn Co-supervisor: Professor Declan O'Sullivan The PhD is funded by the ADAPT Centre for Digital Content Platform Research. Funding is available…

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OHRP Soliciting SACHRP Members Nominations

OHRP Soliciting SACHRP Members Nominations
The Office for Human Research Protections

Deadline: February 12, 2015

The Office for Human Research Protections is seeking nominations of qualified candidates to be considered for appointment as members of the Secretary¹s Advisory Committee on Human Research Protections (SACHRP). SACHRP provides advice and recommendations to…

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India’s deadly medicine:

Al Jazeera America, January 6, 2015

India has seen a dangerous surge in the abuse of prescription drugs. Pharmacies are selling cocktails of medical-grade drugs to addicts for up to a tenth of the cost of…

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Bioethics Program Manager

Bioethics Program Manager
University of California, San Francisco

Deadline: Open until filled.

CT2G invites applications for the position of Bioethics Program Manager. UCSF is creating a new, inter-disciplinary bioethics program that will span the university’s professional schools and academic programs. We seek a Program Manager to help create…

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Research Assistant

Research Assistant
The Hastings Center

Deadline: February 08, 2015

The Hastings Center seeks applicants for the two-year position of Research Assistant, beginning in the summer of 2015. Job Description: The Hastings Center’s two Research Assistants provide support to our projects, research scholars. Over the…

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Interview with Faculty Director I. Glenn Cohen about “Patients with Passports”:

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

If your doctor won't recommend a medical procedure you want, you can go to another doctor.  But would you travel to another country for the procedure?  And how about if…

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Rural Doctor Launches Startup To Ease Pain Of Dying Patients

NPR, January 3, 2015
by April Dembosky

[...] By the time Fratkin leaves the Hoopa Valley, he's spent half a day with one patient. This is something the hospital in Eureka just couldn't afford to have him…

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When a Patient’s Death is Broadcast Without Permission

ProPublica, January 2, 2015
by Charles Ornstein

[...] "I saw my husband die before my eyes." No one in the Chanko family had given "NY Med" permission to film Mr. Chanko's treatment at the hospital or to…

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Drug-resistant tuberculosis patients face dwindling treatment options:

Al Jazeera America, December 29, 2014
by Katya Cengel

[...] Once the leading cause of death in the United States, tuberculosis rates in the U.S. have been in decline for decades. Effective drug treatments in the 1940s all but…

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I. Glenn Cohen discusses the Ebola crisis

America's Forum, NewsMax TV, December 23, 2014

Harvard Law professor and medical ethics expert talks about how the Ebola crisis is just one example of how Americans and other travelers are at risk for deadly disease when…

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After Botched Execution, Oklahoma Is to Resume Lethal Injections

New York Times, December 22, 2014
by Erik Eckholm

A federal judge in Oklahoma City on Monday said that the state can resume executing prisoners this winter, rejecting the argument by some medical experts that using the same sedative…

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FDA plans to end prohibition on blood donation by gay men, with conditions

PBS News Hour, December 23, 2014
by Gwen Ifill, interviewing I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

"[...] the ban that we had in place was really outdated. It dates back to 1983, the early days of the HIV crisis, and a few things have changed since…

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F.D.A. Easing Ban on Gays, to Let Some Give Blood

New York Times, December 23, 2014
by Sabrina Tavernise, quoting I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

[...] “This is a major victory for gay civil rights,” said I. Glenn Cohen, a law professor at Harvard who specializes in bioethics and health. “We’re leaving behind the old…

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FDA Announces Plans to End Lifetime Ban on Gay Men Donating Blood

Vice News, December 23, 2014
by Colleen Curry, quoting I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

[...] Harvard Law School bioethics and the law professor I. Glenn Cohen told VICE News that while he thought the FDA's proposed policy change is a good first step, it does…

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US lifts ban on gay men donating blood — as long as they don’t have sex with other men

Vox, December 23, 2014
by Sarah Kliff and Julia Belluz, quoting I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

[...] Glenn Cohen, a Harvard Law professor who wrote about the blood donor rule in JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association, sees a one-year deferral as an interim step,…

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