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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Law and Moral Enhancement:
A lecture by Julian Savulescu

Tuesday, October 20, 2015 12:00 PM
Lectures and Panels
2015-2016

Julian Savulescu is Uehiro Chair in Practical Ethics, Director of The Oxford Centre for Neuroethics, Director of the Oxford Uehiro Centre…

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AGENDA NOW AVAILABLE: 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

Registration is now available online! Conference DescriptionReligion and medicine have historically gone hand in hand, but increasingly have come into…

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REGISTRATION NOW FREE: Families Matter:
Ethically, Legally, and Clinically

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

Registration is now FREE! Please register online. ProgramWe often talk, in bioethics, about individual autonomy.  Yet our most challenging ethical, legal and clinical…

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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
Wasserstein Hall, Room 2012
Harvard Law School, 1585 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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RESCHEDULED: Gender (Re)assignment:
Legal, Ethical, and Conceptual Issues

Monday, March 09, 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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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

Download the Presentation: "Modernizing Informed Consent: Expanding the Boundaries of Materiality" Nadia A. Sawicki is Associate Professor of Law at…

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Infertility Clinic Courts Controversy With Treatment That Recharges Eggs

NPR, March 5, 2015
by Rob Stein

[...] The company that developed the procedure, OvaScience, Inc., of Cambridge, Mass., has reported no births from the procedure, so far. The technique adds about $25,000 to the cost of a…

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The Policeman at the Elbow:
The Neuroscience of Addiction, Self-Control, and Criminal Responsibility

Wednesday, March 04, 2015 12:00 PM
Lectures and Panels
2014-2015
Wasserstein Hall, 3019
Harvard Law School, 1585 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

Do criminal penalties have any deterrent effect on drug addicts - people who already are willing to throw away their…

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Opening shots fired in Obamacare Supreme Court battle

The Washington Times, March 3, 2015
by Tom Howell Jr., quoting Matthew Lawrence (Academic Fellow)

From the article: Congressman Paul Ryan and other influential Republicans sketched out plans Tuesday for how they'd deal with a Supreme Court ruling that cancels Obamacare's subsidies in many of…

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Execution of Georgia Woman Is Postponed Indefinitely

New York Times, March 3, 2015
by Alan Blinder

ATLANTA — The state of Georgia on Monday night indefinitely delayed the execution of the only woman on its death row after officials noticed that the drug to be used…

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What Working Parents Really Want

Fast Company, March 3, 2015
by Stephanie Vozza, quoting I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

From the article: Last year, Apple and Facebook both announced that they would cover egg freezing as a benefit for female employees. If you’re a woman who is considering postponing parenthood, this perk might…

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Call for Papers: Health Law Scholars Workshop 2015

Call for Papers: Health Law Scholars Workshop 2015
The Center for Health Law Studies, Saint Louis University School of Law

Deadline: April 13, 2015

The Health Law Scholars Workshop is a collegial forum in which faculty new to health law and bioethics scholarship present works-in-progress and receive in-depth advice from experienced scholars and teachers in the field of health…

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Program Manager

Program Manager
Multi-Regional Clinical Trials Center, Harvard University

Deadline: Open until filled.

The mission of the MRCT Center at Harvard is to improve the design, conduct, and oversight of multi-regional clinical trials, especially trials sited in or involving the developing world; to simplify research through the use…

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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

Download the Presentation: "Defining Death: Getting It Wrong for All the Right Reasons" Robert D. Truog is Professor of Medical Ethics,…

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Most Doctors Give In to Requests by Parents to Alter Vaccine Schedules

New York Times, March 2, 2015
by Catherine Saint Louis

A wide majority of pediatricians and family physicians acquiesce to parents who wish to delay vaccinating their children, even though the doctors feel these decisions put children at risk for measles, whooping…

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Euthanasia Is Illegal In Chile;

NPR, March 2, 2015
by Lourdes Garcia-Navarro

In Chile, a 14-year-old girl suffering from cystic fibrosis has posted an online video asking the country's president to allow her to die. The case prompted a raging discussion on…

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Pakistan arrests parents for refusing polio vaccine

BBC News, March 2, 2015

Pakistani authorities have conducted their first-ever mass arrest of parents for refusing to allow their children to be vaccinated against polio. Authorities in Peshawar, in the north-west of the country,…

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People With Low Incomes Say They Pay A Price In Poor Health

NPR, March 2, 2015
by Patti Neighmond

When you ask people what impacts health you'll get a lot of different answers: Access to good health care and preventative services, personal behavior, exposure to germs or pollution and…

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Petrie-Flom Event Review: An opening for measles:

Harvard Gazette, February 27, 2015
by Colleen Walsh

[...] The recent California outbreak has reignited debates about balancing the public welfare while safeguarding civil liberties. A panel of experts convened atHarvard Law School on Wednesday to discuss the return…

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Petrie-Flom Event Review:

Harvard Crimson, February 26, 2015
by Gabrielle M. Williams

There is a delicate balance between preserving individual rights and protecting public health when it comes to vaccines, experts argued at a panel discussion at Harvard Law School on Wednesday.…

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Hospital-Based Active Shooter Incidents:

JAMA, February 26, 2015
by Eli Y. Adashi, MD, MS; Hans Gao, BA; I. Glenn Cohen, JD (Faculty Director)

Petrie-Flom Faculty Director I. Glenn Cohen has published a new co-authored article in the The Journal of the American Medical Association on active shooter incidents in hospital settings. From the article: On January 20,…

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Measles, Vaccines, and Protecting Public Health

Wednesday, February 25, 2015 4:00 PM
Lectures and Panels
2014-2015
Wasserstein Hall, Room 1010
Harvard Law School, 1585 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

For more on this event, check out the write-ups in the Harvard Gazette (February 27, 2015) and the Harvard Crimson (February…

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Neuroscience in court:

Nature, February 25, 2015
by Sara Reardon, quoting Amanda Pustilnik (Senior Fellow)

[...] "But some scientists and ethicists are concerned about where the increasing acceptance of pain imaging might lead. Pustilnik worries that it could become a sort of pass–fail test, not…

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WHO ‘taken aback’ by measles outbreaks:

BBC News, February 25, 2015
by Smitha Mundasad

Officials say they have been "taken aback" by more than 22,000 cases in 2014 and the first months of this year. The WHO demands that counties control the outbreaks with…

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Inmates riot at for-profit Texas immigrant detention facility:

Al Jazeera America, February 23, 2015
by Renee Lewis

At least 300 inmates were transferred from a Texas prison on Monday after a riot broke out in the facility — which holds mostly immigrants detained for crossing into the…

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Patients with Passports: Medical Tourism, Law, and Ethics

Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs, February 24, 2015
by Robert Klitzman, leading discussion with I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

Live WebstreamWatch the event live online! DescriptionMedical tourism is a growing, multi-billion dollar industry involving millions of patients who travel abroad each year to get health care. Some seek services…

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Idaho’s faith-healing debate pits child welfare against parental rights:

Al Jazeera America, February 22, 2015
by Leah Sottile

CALDWELL, Idaho — [...] Many of the nearly 600 people buried here were Followers of Christ — a Christian sect that believes in faith healing and does not allow members — including sick…

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A Michigan doctor refuses to treat lesbian couple’s baby, citing religion:

Al Jazeera America, February 19, 2015
by Marisa Taylor

A Detroit-area pediatrician refused to treat a newborn baby girl because her parents are lesbians, according to local media reports that have highlighted a lack of legal protections for LGBT…

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Medical Tourism, Access to Health Care, and Global Justice

Health Law & Human Rights, Vol. 1, Issue 1, 2015
by I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

Abstract: Medical tourism – the travel of patients from one (the “home”) country to another (the “destination”) country for medical treatment – represents a growing business. A number of authors have raised…

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Vaccinations Are States’ Call

New York Times, February 16, 2015
by Denise Grady

Henning Jacobson just said no. Even though Massachusetts required it, he did not want to be vaccinated. He had had a bad reaction to a vaccine, and he opposed vaccination…

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Blood transfusions show early promise as possible Ebola cure:

Al Jazeera America, February 16, 2015
by Amy Maxmen

[...] With the trials coming a year after the start of the outbreak in Guinea, blood treatments will not make much of a dent in the overall death toll, which…

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Supreme Court Health Law Decision Could Have High Costs For Consumers, Hospitals

Kaiser Health News, February 13, 2015

KHN Morning Briefing: Summaries of health policy coverage from major news organizations. The high court's decision could result in millions of people losing access to financial assistance for health insurance,…

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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

Professor Stephen J. Morse, JD, PhD, former MacArthur Foundation Law & Neuroscience Project, discussed how – or whether – new knowledge about…

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Questions Continue About Plaintiffs In Pending Supreme Court Health Law Challenge

Kaiser Health News, February 12, 2015

KHN Morning Briefing: Summaries of health policy coverage from major news organizations. The questions have to do with whether plaintiffs in King. v. Burwell have standing in the lawsuit and…

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Canada to allow doctor-assisted suicide

BBC News, February 6, 2015

Canada's Supreme Court has ruled that doctors may help patients who have severe and incurable medical conditions to die, overturning a 1993 ban. [...]

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High Stakes: A Q & A On The Mental Health Parity Proposed Rule For Medicaid Managed Care

Kaiser Health News, February 6, 2015
by Lisa Gillespie, interviewing Emily Feinstein

The Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008 is viewed as a landmark step in improving patients’ access to mental health services. The effort was bolstered in 2010 by…

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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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Third Annual Health Law Year in P/Review collaborative blogging with Health Affairs

Petrie-Flom, February 5, 2015

The Third Annual Health Law Year in P/Review was a big success!  Video will be posted on our website shortly, but our presenters will be posting on their respective topics…

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Clinical Trial Recruitment: Problems, Misconceptions, and Possible Solutions,

Petrie-Flom Center, February 5, 2015

On January 19 - 21, 2015, the Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at Harvard Law School and the Regulatory Foundations, Ethics, and Law Program of Harvard…

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Strict vaccine law introduced in California following measles outbreak:

Al Jazeera America, February 5, 2015

California lawmakers have put forward legislation requiring parents to vaccinate all school children unless a child is deemed to be in danger due to a pre-existing medical condition. If passed, California would…

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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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To Protect His Son, A Father Asks School To Bar Unvaccinated Children

Kaiser Health News, February 3, 2015
by Lisa Aliferis

[...] Krawitt is taking action of his own. His son attends Reed Elementary in Tiburon, a school with a 7 percent personal belief exemption rate. (The statewide average in California…

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MPs say yes to three-person babies

BBC News, February 3, 2015
by James Gallagher

MPs have voted in favour of the creation of babies with DNA from two women and one man, in an historic move. The UK is now set to become the…

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Gov. Chris Christie, Sen. Rand Paul Jump Into Vaccine Debate

NPR, February 2, 2015
by Eyder Peralta

As the country deals with what the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is calling a record number of measles cases, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, a rumored 2016 presidential contender,…

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Will Lie Detectors Ever Get Their Day in Court Again?

BloombergBusiness, February 2, 2015
by Matt Stroud

[...] Lie detectors are used for background checks and job screenings—and in police investigations when officers want to extract information from a suspect. But lie detectors aren't allowed inside the courtroom…

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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

Couldn't make it in person? Check out the individual sessions in the videos linked above! The Third Annual Health Law…

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Dying to Be Free:

HuffPost, January 28, 2015
by Jason Cherkis

[...] At Recovery Works, Patrick’s former treatment facility, his name and photo were added to a memory wall in a common room — another fatal overdose in a system full…

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