2018-2019 Petrie-Flom Center Student Fellowship
Harvard Law School

Deadline: August 10, 2018

The Center and Student FellowshipThe Petrie-Flom Center Student Fellowship Program is designed to mentor students seeking to become thought leaders in health law policy and bioethics. The fellowship supports… Read More

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS! 2018-2019 Petrie-Flom Center Student Fellowship

Petrie-Flom Center, Harvard Law School, August 10, 2018

What do a MacArthur Genius award winner, several health law professors at top schools, executive directors of leading health law centers, an associate chief counsel of the FDA, and partners and… Read More

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

Regulation of Stem Cell Therapy Travel

Current Stem Cell Reports, July, 2018
by I. Glenn Cohen and Shelly Simana

From the abstract: Purpose of Review Stem cell therapies (hereinafter: SCT) hold tremendous promise for the treatment of a variety of diseases. Yet, alongside the medical potential, they pose significant… Read More

Psychology Itself Is Under Scrutiny

New York Times, July 16, 2018
by Benedict Carey

[...] since 2011, the psychology field has been giving itself an intensive background check, redoing more than 100 well-known studies. Often the original results cannot be reproduced, and the… Read More

State abortion ballots prepare for post-Roe world

Politico, July 15, 2018
by Jennifer Haberkorn and Rachana Pradhan

Anti-abortion initiatives on the ballot in West Virginia and Alabama this November could lay the foundation for the states to ban or sharply limit legal abortion as change comes to the Supreme Court. Both… Read More

IRB Oversight of Patient-Centered Outcomes Research: A National Survey of IRB Chairpersons

Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics, June 14, 2018
by Joel S. Weissman, Eric G. Campbell, I. Glenn Cohen, Holly Fernandez Lynch, Emily A. Largent, Avni Gupta, Ronen Rozenblum, Melissa Abraham, Karen Spike

From the abstract:  Patient-centered outcomes research (PCOR) is becoming increasingly common. However, there is little evidence regarding what novel ethical challenges, if any, are posed by PCOR… Read More

Kids who cross the border meet with therapists and social workers.

Vox, June 19, 2018
by Ella Nilsen

Undocumented kids in custody at the border think they’re getting help when they talk with a social worker or clinical psychologist, but what they say is often used to keep them in detention longer… Read More

Dozens of abortion curbs challenged in lawsuit by Texas clinic

Politico, June 14, 2018
by Renuka Rayasam and Jennifer Haberkorn

AUSTIN, Texas — A group of Texas abortion clinics and nonprofits filed a sweeping lawsuit against the state Thursday challenging dozens of abortion laws, some of which were passed at least two decades… Read More

On the Human Right to Health

Human Rights, Democracy, and Legitimacy in a World of Disorder , 2018
by I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

Faculty Director I. Glenn Cohen has written a chapter in the fortchoming book "Human Rights, Democracy, and Legitimacy in a World of Disorder," (Cambridge University Press, edited by Silja… Read More

Hundreds of Illinois Children Languish in Psychiatric Hospitals After They’re Cleared For Release

ProPublica (Co-published with The Atlantic), June 5, 2018
by Duaa Eldeib

Doctors had agreed Brasfield was ready to be discharged about six weeks after he arrived, but the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, which is his legal guardian, couldn’t find anywhere… Read More

The Ideal Subjects for a Salt Study? Maybe Prisoners.

New York Times, June 4, 2018
by Gina Kolata

Suppose you wanted to do a study of diet and nutrition, with thousands of participants randomly assigned to follow one meal plan or another for years as their health was monitored? In the real world, studies… Read More

Study Aims To Show Transplants Between HIV-Positive Patients Are Safe, Save Lives

NPR, June 1, 2018
by Emily Forman

A large-scale clinical trial launched by the National Institutes of Health in May could pave the way for more HIV-positive patients with kidney disease to receive life-saving transplants. The trial, called… Read More

Pro-life groups cheer Supreme Court’s refusal to hear medication-induced abortion ban in Arkansas

The Washington Times, May 29, 2018
by Alex Swoyer, quoting I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

From the article: Planned Parenthood of Arkansas and Eastern Oklahoma sued, arguing the law would halt operations at two of the state’s remaining three abortion clinics. The organization said that… Read More

Facebook’s Health Groups Offer A Lifeline, But Privacy Concerns Linger

Huffington Post, May 28, 2018
by Sarah Elizabeth Richards, quoting I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

From the article: It’s impossible to expect a true sense of privacy among 55,000 people, but users and bioethicists alike have lingering questions about Facebook’s use of data. “How much… Read More

When Scientists Develop Products From Personal Medical Data, Who Gets To Profit?

NPR, May 31, 2018
by Richard Harris

If you go to the hospital for medical treatment and scientists there decide to use your medical information to create a commercial product, are you owed anything as part of the bargain? That's one… Read More

Study Puts Puerto Rico Death Toll From Hurricane Maria Near 5,000

NPR, May 29, 2018
by Richard Harris

Perhaps 5,000 people died in Puerto Rico in 2017 for reasons related to September's Hurricane Maria, according to a study that dismisses the official death toll of 64 as "a substantial underestimate."… Read More

Ireland votes resoundingly to repeal abortion ban

CNN, May 26, 2018
by Kara Fox and Dakin Andone

Dublin, Ireland (CNN)Ireland has voted an emphatic "Yes" to amend the country's constitution to enable legislation that would allow women to have an abortion in a historic and emotionally charged referendum.… Read More

Is This Hospital Takeover Permitted? Ask the Catholic Church

Wall Street Journal, May 14, 2018
by Melanie Evans

This article is behind a paywall. Harvard affiliates can access the full text via Hollis. It isn't just the Federal Trade Commission scrutinizing U.S. health-care mergers these days. The Vatican… Read More

Call for Abstracts: 2018 PQG Conference
The Program in Quantitative Genomics, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Deadline: September 30, 2018

General DescriptionThe conference schedule includes time for scientific presentations, as well as a poster session for submitted abstracts. Three abstracts will be selected for Stellar Abstract Awards… Read More

Trump Administration Imposes New Abortion Restrictions On Federally Funded Family Planning Clinics

Kaiser Health News, May 18, 2018

KHN Morning Briefing: Summaries of health policy coverage from major news organizations The policy would mirror similar restrictions in place during the Reagan administration. The policy has been… Read More

After controversy over industry funding, NIH halts enrollment in moderate drinking study

STAT, May 17, 2018
by Andrew Joseph

The National Institutes of Health has suspended enrollment in a studyaimed at investigating whether moderate alcohol consumption helps cardiovascular health following concerns over the alcoholic beverage… Read More

‘Will You Be My Emergency Contact?’ Takes on a Whole New Meaning

New York Times, May 17, 2018
by Heather Murphy

Will you be my emergency contact? When you’re dating, the question is a sign that you’ve made it to the this-is-really-serious category. When you’re friends, it’s a sign that you’re… Read More

2018 Fulbright Visiting Research Chair in Health Law, Policy and Ethics
Center for Health Law, Policy and Ethics, University of Ottawa

Deadline: August 01, 2018

General Description: Breakthroughs in health sciences offer tremendous hope to patients and the public, but with progress emerge new legal and ethical challenges. This position allows a scholar to… Read More

Judge Overturns Assisted Suicide Law In California

NPR, May 16, 2018
by Scott Neuman

A California law permitting physicians to prescribe life-ending drugs to terminally ill patients has been overturned by a judge who says it was passed unconstitutionally. Judge Daniel Ottolia of the Riverside… Read More

Circumvention Medical Tourism and Cutting Edge Medicine

Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies, May 12, 2018
by I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

From the article: “Medical Tourism” is the travel of patients from a home country to a destination country for the primary purpose of receiving health care. “Circumvention Tourism”… Read More

Call For Papers: Intersections of Critical Disability Studies and Critical Animal Studies
The Canadian Journal of Disability Studies

Deadline: June 01, 2018

General DescriptionThis special issue builds on an emergent body of scholarship located at the intersection of critical disability studies & critical animal studies, shedding light on… Read More

The Ethics of Medicaid’s Work Requirements and Other Personal Responsibility Policies

JAMA, May 7, 2018
by Harald Schmidt and Allison K. Hoffman (Academic Fellow Alumna)

From the paper:  Breaking controversial new ground, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently invited states to consider establishing work requirements as a condition of receiving… Read More

Authorities Use DNA Testing Service to Identify “Golden State Killer” - What Does This Mean for You?

WCIA, The Takeaway, May 7, 2018
by Heather Goldstone & Elsa Partan, quoting I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

From the article: Late last month, authorities charged a man in Sacramento County, California as the so-called Golden State Killer after tracking him down with a private DNA test company, one… Read More

Valuations of Life: Birth defects, prenatal diagnoses, and disability
Uppsala University, Sweden

Deadline: June 01, 2018

General Description:Definitions of what counts as a valuable life implicitly and explicitly saturate both historical and contemporary narratives about birth defects, prenatal diagnoses, and disability.… Read More

Vaccine against Meningitis

La Presse, April 25, 2018
by Marie-Claude Malboeuf, Suit brought by Jean-Christophe Belisle Pipon (Visiting Researcher)

From the article: Quebec has agreed to pay twice as much as the United Kingdom for a new vaccine against meningitis, the effectiveness of which seemed uncertain. The disclosure of the price paid by Quebec… Read More

Preventing Mitochondrial Diseases

Trends in Molecular Medicine, Volume 24, Issue 5 (May 2018)
by Eli Y. Adashi and I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

AbstractMutant mitochondrial DNA gives rise to a broad range of incurable inborn maladies. Prevention may now be possible by replacing the mutation-carrying mitochondria of zygotes or oocytes at risk with… Read More

Parenting of the future: Many embryos, each with DNA profile

The Washington Post , April 18, 2018
by Malcolm Ritter, quoting I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

From the article: Once the genetic profile is done, could it come back to haunt a child if, say, a life insurer or nursing home demanded to see it to assess disease risk? How would the large number of… Read More

Call for Entries: The 19th Annual Henry K. Beecher Prize in Medical Ethics
Center for Bioethics Harvard Medical School

Deadline: May 31, 2018

General Description:The Harvard Medical School Center for Bioethics is pleased to announce a call for submissions for the annual Henry K. Beecher Prize in Medical Ethics. A prize of $1,000 will be awarded… Read More

Bystander risk, social value, and ethics of human research

Science, April 13, 2018, Volume 360, Issue 6385
by S. K. Shah, J. Kimmelman, A. D. Lyerly, H. F. Lynch (Former Executive Director), F. G. Miller, R. Palacios, C. A. Pardo, C. Zorrilla

From the article: Two critical, recurring questions can arise in many areas of research with human subjects but are poorly addressed in much existing research regulation and ethics oversight: How should… Read More

Surgery Lit by Cellphone: Togo Doctors Strike Over Deplorable Hospitals

The New York Times, April 7, 2018
by Tim McDonnell, quoting I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

From the article: I. Glenn Cohen, a professor at Harvard Law School and an expert on health law and bioethics, said medical ethicists generally agree that the potential benefits of a doctors’ strike… Read More

On Scarcity and the Value of Clinical Trials

The American Journal of Bioethics, 2018, Issue 4, Volume 18
by Luke Gelinas (Senior Researcher), Holly Fernandez Lynch (Former Executive Director), Barbara E. Bierer, & I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

From the artice: Allocation of scarce goods and resources is a common concern in the health care context, from intensive care unit (ICU) beds, to extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) machines, to… Read More

Assisted Reproduction in Israel: Law, Religion, and Culture

Brill Research Perspectives, March 20, 2018
by Avishalom Westreich

From the article: The theme of this composition is the right to procreate in the Israeli context. Our discussion of this right includes the implementation of the right to procreate, restrictions on the… Read More

Can Lost Embryos Give Rise to a Wrongful-Death Suit?

The Atlantic , April 5, 2018
by Sara Zhang, quoting I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

From the article: Over a single weekend in March, an unprecedented disaster hit fertility clinics—twice. First came the news that the University Hospitals Fertility Center in Ohio, lost more… Read More

Prevalence of Publicly Available Expanded Access Policies

Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics, March 23, 2018
by Emily Jung (Petrie-Flom Student Intern), Patricia J. Zettler, Aaron S. Kesselheim

From the Article: The Food and Drug Administration's expanded access program allows patients with serious or immediately life‐threatening conditions to seek access to experimental drugs and treatments… Read More

Can Rationing through Inconvenience Be Ethical?

Hasting Center Report, Volume 48, Issue 1
by Nir Eyal, Paul L. Romain, and Christopher T. Robertson (Academic Fellow alumnus)

From the Article: In this article, we provide a comprehensive analysis and a normative assessment of rationing through inconvenience as a form of rationing. By “rationing through inconvenience”… Read More

It’s hard to be economically rational when you’re sick

The Hill, March 21, 2018
by Christopher T. Robertson (Academic Fellow alumnus) and Victor Laurion

From the article: We may be in the early days of a changing political ideology. For decades, politicians on both sides have espoused the belief that copayments and other out-of-pocket charges are necessary… Read More

House passes right-to-try on second try

Politico, March 21, 2018
by Sarah Karlin-Smith, quoting Christopher T. Robertson (Academic Fellow alumnus)

From the Article: The House of Representatives passed on party lines Wednesday evening a bill designed to let very sick patients request access to experimental medicines without government oversight. The… Read More

Fulbright Visiting Research Chair in Health Law, Policy and Ethics
University of Ottawa Center for Health Law, Policy and Ethics

Deadline: August 01, 2018

General Description: Breakthroughs in health sciences offer tremendous hope to patients and the public, but with progress emerge new legal and ethical challenges. This position allows a scholar to… Read More

National Institutes of Health IRB Internship Program Fall 2018
University of Bergen

Deadline: April 22, 2018

General Description:Members of Institutional Review Boards (IRBs), IRB administrators, research ethics committees, tribal governance bodies, and others who are currently employed in positions related to… Read More

Harvard Law School Program of Study: Law, Science, & Technology Student Advisory Lunch

by Moderated by Carmel Shachar (Executive Director)

Thursday March 22, 201812:00-1:00pmLangdell 225 North classroom, Harvard Law School  This advisory lunch will provide information about courses and experiential opportunities for students interested… Read More

Brain Scans in the Courts: Prosecutor’s Dream or Civil Rights Nightmare?

Inside Science, March 14, 2018
by James Gaines, quoting Francis Shen (Senior Fellow in Law and Applied Neuroscience)

From the article:  One of the foundations of the U.S. legal system is the Bill of Rights, which enshrines the idea that there are certain individual liberties and inalienable freedoms that governments… Read More

Nicotine and Ethics: 2018 Brocher Summer Academy in Population-level Bioethics
Brocher Foundation, Hermance, Switzerland

Deadline: March 31, 2018

General Description:The Brocher Foundation invites junior faculty, post-docs, advanced graduate students, clinicians and other practitioners to apply for inclusion in the 2018 Brocher Summer Academy in… Read More

Call for Papers: Workshop on Scientific Archives
Carnegie Institution for Science, Washington, D.C.

Deadline: March 29, 2018

Organized by:Committee on the Contemporary Archives of Science and Technology (C-CAST) of the International Council on Archives/Section on University and Research Institution Archives (ICA/SUV) Date: 13… Read More

Early-career researchers’ views on ethical dimensions of patient engagement in research

BMC Medical Ethics BMC series, 2018 19:21
by Jean-Christophe Bélisle-Pipon (Visiting Researcher) Geneviève Rouleau and Stanislav Birko

From the Article: Increasing attention and efforts are being put towards engaging patients in health research, and some have even argued that patient engagement in research (PER) is an ethical imperative.… Read More

NTM article prize for young authors
NTM Journal of the History of Science, Technology and Medicine

Deadline: April 01, 2018

General Description The German journal NTM Journal of the History of Science, Technology and Medicine invites submissions for its annual article prize for young authors. Please submit previously… Read More

Payments to Study Participants: Experts Discuss Potential Framework

RAPS, February 27, 2018
by Michael Mezher, featuring NEJM article produced as part of the Harvard Catalyst Project

Members of the Petrie-Flom Center's collaboration with the Regulatory Foundations, Ethics, and Law Program of Harvard Catalyst | The Harvard Clinical and Translational Science… Read More

A Framework for Ethical Payment to Research Participants

NEJM, February 22, 2018
by Luke Gelinas (Clinical Research Ethics Fellow), Emily A. Largent (Student Fellow Alumna), I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director), Susan Kornetsky, Barbara

Members of the Petrie-Flom Center's collaboration with the Regulatory Foundations, Ethics, and Law Program of Harvard Catalyst | The Harvard Clinical and Translational Science Center at… Read More

Preventing Mitochondrial Disease

Obstetrics & Gynecology, March 2018 - Volume 131 - Issue 3
by Eli Y. Adashi and I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

Abstract: In a possible first, the heritable transmission of a fatal mitochondrial DNA disease (Leigh syndrome) may have been prevented by replacing the mutation-bearing mitochondria of oocytes with donated… Read More

Harvard Clinical Bioethics Course
Center for Bioethics Harvard Medical School

Deadline: Open Registration

Course DescriptionThis intensive course is designed for members of ethics committees and others interested in ethical aspects of clinical practice. The target audience are physicians, ethics consultants,… Read More

Call for Poster Abstracts: Harvard Annual Bioethics Conference
Harvard Medical School Center for Bioethics

Deadline: February 26, 2018 5:00 PM EST

Harvard Annual Bioethics Conference, April 11-13, 2018 Defining Death: Organ transplantation and the 50-year legacy of the Harvard report on brain death Program BackgroundThe 2018 Annual Bioethics… Read More

Delinking Reimbursement

Minnesota Law Review, Forthcoming, February 14, 2018
by Rachel Sachs (Academic Fellow Alumna)

From the article: Over the past few years, calls for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to approve pharmaceuticals more speedily have grown louder. At the same time, many have argued that America’s… Read More

Summer Programs Yale Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics
Yale Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics

Deadline: Until class is full

Programs Offered in 2018Yale’s Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics offers a number of educational programs throughout the year.   In the summer of 2018, we will offer two programs: Foundations… Read More

Research and Communications Associate
Petrie-Flom Center, Harvard Law School

Deadline: This position has been filled.

Duties & ResponsibilitiesReporting to the Petrie-Flom Center’s Administrative Director and working closely with the Center’s Executive Director, Faculty Director, and other staff, the Research… Read More

Physicians, ethicists urge Congress not to pass ‘right to try’ legislation

STAT News, February 1, 2018
by Ike Swetlitz reporting on Holly Fernandez Lynch (Former Executive Director and Academic Fellow Alumna)

From the article: Dozens of doctors, medical ethicists, and lawyers are warning Congress that legislation to allow Americans with life-threatening conditions access to unapproved, experimental drugs risks… Read More

Petrie-Flom Center launches Project on Precision Medicine, Artificial Intelligence, and the Law

Harvard Law Today, January 31, 2018
by Q & A with I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

The Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at Harvard Law School and the Center for Advanced Studies in Biomedical Innovation Law (CeBIL) at the University of… Read More

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

Deadline: March 30, 2018

The Harvard Medical School Center for Bioethics invites applications for the Postdoctoral Research Scholars Program in Bioethics, for appointments commencing in summer/fall 2018. This 1-2 year program… Read More

Call for Papers - New Perspectives in Deaf History

Deadline: March 01, 2018

General Description:This call for papers is for a multi-volume series, with one volume focusing on the histories of deaf people outside the United States and at least one volume focusing on U.S. histories.… Read More

Research Fellow for Precision Medicine
Petrie-Flom Center, Harvard Law School

Deadline: Position has been filled.

Duties & ResponsibilitiesThis is a newly created full-time term appointment for a post-doctoral employee needed to support the work of the Petrie-Flom Center on a sponsored research project in collaboration… Read More

The Petrie-Flom Center Launches New Project

Petrie-Flom Center, January 23, 2018

The Project on Precision Medicine, Artificial Intelligence, and the Law will seek to better understand the frontiers of big data in health care diagnostics, through interdisciplinary analysis of important… Read More

Cops, Docs, and Code: A Dialogue between Big Data in Health Care and Predictive Policing

UC Davis Law Review, Vol. 51, No. 437, 2017
by I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director) and Harry Graver

Abstract: “Big data” has become the ubiquitous watchword of this decade. Predictive analytics, which is something we want to do with big data -- to use of electronic algorithms to forecast… Read More

Patient-Centered Outcomes Research

The Hastings Center, January-February 2018
by Emily A. Largent (Student Fellow Alumna), Joel S. Weissman, Avni Gupta, Melissa Abraham, Ronen Rozenblum, Holly Fernandez Lynch (Academic Fellow Alumn

Abstract:  The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), the leading research institute in the United States for patient-centered outcomes research (PCOR), funded our multiyear mixed-methods… Read More

It’s time to levy penalties for failing to report clinical trial results

STAT, January 17, 2018
by Holly Fernandez Lynch (Academic Fellow Alumna and former Executive Director)

From the article: I started my first job as an attorney in the fall of 2007, days after President George W. Bush signed the Food and Drug Administration Amendments Act (FDAAA) into law. As part… Read More

Federal Right-to-Try Legislation — Threatening the FDA’s Public Health Mission

NEJM, January 10, 2018
by Steven Joffe and Holly Fernandez Lynch (Academic Fellow Alumna and former Executive Director)

From the article: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is the gatekeeper of the country’s drugs and medical devices. Originally created to prevent the misleading of patients, it was later tasked… Read More

Divorced couple take their fight over frozen embryos to Colorado Supreme Court

ABC News, January 10, 2018
by Andrew Fies, quoting I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

From the story: What happens when the parents who created frozen embryos go to war with each other over whether to procreate with them or destroy them? That's the battle now being waged before the… Read More

PFC Spotlight: Student Fellow Alumna Emily Largent

Petrie-Flom Center, January 9, 2018

Emily Largent, JD, PhD, RN, was Peter Barton Hutt Student Fellow during the 2014-2015 academic year, while a second-year law student at Harvard Law School. Then-Academic Fellow Matthew Lawrence and… Read More

A Big Pharma-funded charity that helps patients pay for drugs just sued the government

Washington Post, January 8, 2018
by Carolyn Y. Johnson, quoting Christopher T. Robertson (Academic Fellow Alumnus)

From the article: These charities help patients out, but they also provide a lucrative philanthropic option for donors. Drug companies get reimbursed by government health programs or private… Read More

India’s Hospitals Are Filling Up With Desperate Americans

Foreign Policy, January 2, 2018
by Daniel Block, quoting I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

From the article:  Medical tourism thus presents both opportunities and risks. At its best, the industry can help India grow its health care system, using the revenues generated from international… Read More

Explaining the Absence of Surgical Procedure Regulation

Cornell Journal of Law and Public Policy, Vol 27, Issue 189
by Jonathan J. Darrow (Student Fellow Alumnus)

From the paper: Each year in the United States, surgeons perform approximately 64 million surgical procedures, ranging from tooth extraction to open heart surgery.2 Yet, notwithstanding the frequency of… Read More

Fellowship in Bioethics
Harvard Medical School Center for Bioethics

Deadline: March 19, 2018

General Description:The Harvard Medical School Fellowship in Bioethics is a one-year, part-time program committed to developing leaders with an expertise in bioethics. The core of the fellowship is a weekly… Read More

Call for PhD Applications
Collaborative Research Programme in Biomedical Innovation Law (CeBIL), University of Copenhagen

Deadline: Open until filled.

About the programmeSupported by a research grant of DKK 35 million from the Novo Nordisk Foundation, the  Collaborative Research Programme in Biomedical Innovation Law (CeBIL) will address and… Read More

Sanofi scandal in the Philippines could spread dangerous mistrust of vaccines

STAT, December 11, 2017
by Ed Silverman, quoting I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

From the article: Unfortunately, there are indications that the company, which could use a blockbuster product, should have taken its corporate foot off the gas pedal.  And to restore confidence in… Read More

Regulating Black-Box Medicine

Michigan Law Review, Vol. 116, Issue 3
by W. Nicholson Price II (Academic Fellow Alumnus)

From the paper: Data drive modern medicine. And our tools to analyze those data are growing ever more powerful. As health data are collected in greater and greater amounts, sophisticated algorithms based… Read More

2018-2019 Postdoctoral Research Fellowship
Center for Bioethics and Social Sciences in Medicine (CBSSM), University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

Deadline: January 12, 2018

The Center for Bioethics and Social Sciences in Medicine (CBSSM), a multidisciplinary research unit sponsored by the University of Michigan Medical School Dean's Office, the Office of Clinical Affairs,… Read More

2017’s Word Of The Year In Health Law And Bioethics: Uncertainty

Health Affairs, December 8, 2017
by Carmel Shachar (Executive Director) and I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

Note: This post is the first in a series of Health Affairs posts from the Sixth Annual Health Law Year in P/Review event, held at Harvard Law School on Tuesday, December 12, 2017. … Read More

NOW AVAILABLE! Big Data, Health Law, and Bioethics

Cambridge University Press, Forthcoming, March 2018
by Edited by I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director), Holly Fernandez Lynch (former Executive Director), Urs Gasser, and Effy Vayena

This edited volume stems from the Petrie-Flom Center’s 2016 annual conference, which brought together leading experts to identify the various ways in which law and ethics intersect with… Read More

FDA-Approved Digital Pill Causes Concerns

KJZZ Radio, November 28, 2017
by Steve Goldstein, interviewing I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

The first so-called digital pill has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration. It’s a version of the antipsychotic drug Abilify and contains a tiny sensor that will send a signal to a patch… Read More

Germ-Line Gene Editing and Congressional Reaction in Context

Journal of Law and Health, Vol. 30 (2017), Issue 1
by Russell A. Spivak, I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director), and Eli Y. Adashi

Abstract: On December 18, 2015, President Obama signed into law a policy rider forestalling the therapeutic modification of the human germ line. The rider, motivated by the science’s potential unethical… Read More

The Debate over Postmortem Sperm Retrieval of Fallen Soldiers

Jerusalem Post, November 22, 2017
by Avishalom Westreich (Visiting Scholar Alumnus)

This essay is based in part on the workshop the Petrie-Flom Center hosted on October 23, 2017, in which then-Visiting Scholar Avishalom Westreich presented his research-in-progress to a diverse group of… Read More

Digital pill offers chance of new life to old drugs

Financial Times, November 22, 2017
by FT Staff, quoting I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

From the article: Amid broader concerns about how medical information may be used, Proteus says that its product complies with “all applicable laws and standards” on data protection. Patients… Read More

Harvard Forum: Should Older Politicians And Judges Be Tested For Mental Decline?

WBUR, November 17, 2017
by Carey Goldberg, describing the "Dementia and Democracy" event

This article describes the event "Dementia and Democracy: America's Aging Judges and Politicians," held on November 15, 2017 at Harvard Law School.  The speculation spreads every… 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

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

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

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

Deadline: February 05, 2018

DescriptionGenetic 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

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

Deadline: November 01, 2017

PurposeThe 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

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

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 GenomicsThe 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 RobertsonJohn 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Healthcare Corporate Counsel
Juno Therapeutics

Deadline: Open until filled

Job Summary: Healthcare Corporate CounselWe 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

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

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

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

Deadline: November 24, 2017

OVERVIEWThe 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 AttorneyThe 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

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

Voices in Bioethics Essay Contest
Voices in Bioethics: An Online Journal

Deadline: July 15, 2017

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS Cover page including your full name and .edu email (so we can contact you if you win); 1-inch margins, Times New Roman font, double spaced; Essays no longer… Read More

‘Sperminator’ Ari Nagel spreads more seed on recent Israel visit

Times of Israel, July 6, 2017
by Renee Ghert-Zand, quoting I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

From the article:  [...] According to Harvard law professor and bioethics expert I. Glenn Cohen, there is no law that prohibits Nagel’s sperm donations. At the same time, there are not… Read More

Editor-in-Chief
Journal of Medical Ethics

Deadline: October 31, 2017

The Institute of Medical Ethics and BMJ are looking for the next Editor-in-Chief who can continue to shape the Journal of Medical Ethics into a dynamic resource for a rapidly evolving field.… Read More

Greenwall Faculty Scholars Program in Bioethics
The Greenwall Foundation

Deadline: November 01, 2017

The Greenwall Faculty Scholars ProgramThe Greenwall Faculty Scholars Program in Bioethics is a career development award to enable junior faculty members to carry out innovative bioethics research.  Each… Read More

FDA to Speed Review of Generic Drug Applications Until It’s Approved Three of Them

STAT News, June 27, 2017
by Rebecca Robins, quoting Rachel E. Sachs (Academic Fellow Alumna)

From the article: The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday moved to try to spur more competition in the market for generic drugs, an effort aimed at driving down prices. In a policy change,… Read More

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

Deadline: August 01, 2017

This position is available as part of the Stanford Training Program in Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications (ELSI) Research and at the Center for Integration of Research on Genetics and Ethics (CIRGE).… Read More

Associate Director of Research
Consortium on Law and Values in Health, Environment, & the Life Sciences, University of Minnesota

Deadline: Open until filled

OpportunityThe University of Minnesota’s Consortium on Law and Values in Health, Environment & the Life Sciences (consortium.umn.edu) is seeking a highly qualified individual to collaborate on… Read More

The FDA May Move to Shorten That Grim List of Side Effects in Every Drug Ad

STAT News, June 28, 2017
by Megan Thielking, quoting Holly Fernandez Lynch (Executive Director)

From the article: Warning: Watching TV drug ads may put you to sleep. That’s no surprise to many of us who’ve heard about the countless ways prescription drugs can harm us. But now, the Food… Read More

Meet The People Doing Poop Transplants The Government Doesn’t Want Them To

Buzzfeed, June 28, 2017
by Nidhi Subbaraman, quoting Rachel E. Sachs (Academic Fellow Alumna)

From the article: Some scientists and legal experts have suggested that poop be regulated like a tissue — something that was derived from the body, and therefore subject to less stringent… Read More

The Case for Giving Health-Care Consumers a ‘Nudge’

Wall Street Journal, June 25, 2017
by Lisa Ward, interviewing Christopher T. Robertson (Academic Fellow Alumnus)

The Case for Giving Health-Care Consumers a ‘Nudge:’ A law professor argues that people will make better choices if they’re asked the right way For example, some states encourage child… Read More

Post-Baccalaureate Program in Biomedical Ethics Research
Mayo Clinic Biomedical Ethics Program

Deadline: July 05, 2017

The Mayo Clinic Biomedical Ethics Program seeks applicants for a one-year post-baccalaureate research experience in empirical bioethics research, as part of the Mayo Clinic Graduate Research Employment… Read More

Panel: Weighing the Risks of Randomized Controlled Trials and Alternatives

The New York Academy of Sciences, June 21, 2017
by Panel featuring Holly Fernandez Lynch (Executive Director), Amrit Ray, Matthew Rotelli, Steve Usdin, and Robert Walker

On June 21, 2017, Executive Director Holly Fernandez Lynch participated in a panel discussion on "Weighing the Risks of Randomized Controlled Trials and Alternatives," which was part of the conference… Read More

Turning to the States to Solve the National Problem of Drug Pricing

STAT News, June 20, 2017
by Meghana Keshavan, quoting Rachel E. Sachs (Academic Fellow Alumna)

From the article: Drug pricing is a national problem. So a nonprofit wants to help hand off some of that burden to the states. The National Academy for State Health Policy just launched a new center, called… Read More

Book Review: I Contain Multitudes - The Microbes Within us and a Grander View of Life

Journal of Law and the Biosciences, June 2017
by Rachel E. Sachs (Academic Fellow Alumna)

From the review by Rachel E. Sachs: Ed Yong's I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within us and a Grander View of Life is a thoughtful, readable, and even humorous look at the rapidly evolving… Read More

Legal Roundtable: Discussing abortion restrictions, health care, Supreme Court developments and more

St. Louis Public Radio, May 30, 2017
by Kelly Moffitt, featuring Rachel Sachs (Academic Fellow Alumna)

From the radio episode: On Tuesday’s St. Louis on the Air, Legal Roundtable panel returned to discuss pressing issues of the law. They discussed a number of topics, starting with national issues… Read More

Postdoctoral Position in Biomedical Ethics Research
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

Deadline: Open until filled.

Mayo Clinic is seeking candidates for a post-doctoral position in biomedical ethics. The specific job category (research fellow, senior research fellow, or research associate) will be determined based… Read More

Quality Improvement/Assurance Manager
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Deadline: Open until filled

General Description:The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is recruiting to fill the position of Quality Improvement/Assurance Manager. The Office of Human Research Ethics (OHRE) is responsible… Read More

Call for Papers: Data-driven Health Care Conference
Ewha Institute for Biomedical Law & Ethics, South Korea

Deadline: June 15, 2017

1.   Conference Description The Ewha Institute for Biomedical Law & Ethics (EIBLE) is seeking submissions for its annual conference to be held on September 23, 2017 in Seoul. This year’s… Read More

Pre-order now and get 30% off! Specimen Science

MIT Press, September 2017
by Edited by Holly Fernandez Lynch (Executive Director), Barbara E. Bierer, I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director), and Suzanne M. Rivera

Pre-order through MIT Press and receive 30% off using discount code MSPECIMEN30: Order now! This edited volume stems from a conference in 2015 that brought together leading experts to address key… Read More

New Issue of the Journal of Law and the Biosciences

Journal of Law and the Biosciences (JLB), Vol. 4, No. 1, April 2017

The Journal of Law and the Biosciences, the open-access journal launched in 2014 by the Petrie-Flom Center and Harvard Law School in partnership with Duke University and Stanford University, has… Read More

The Sean Pendergast Show with Dr. Glenn Cohen, Harvard Law Professor

The TJ Show, AMP Radio 103.3 FM, May 28, 2017
by Interviewing I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

Harvard Law Professor [I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)] joins Sean to discuss a study he and a Harvard group did on player safety in the NFL, how the game can be made more safe, and the future of… Read More

Regulating Research with Biospecimens under the Revised Common Rule

The Hastings Center Report, May/June 2017
by Holly Fernandez Lynch (Executive Director) and Michelle N. Meyer (Academic Fellow Alumna)

From the paper: Since 2011, the research community had waited with bated breath as regulators contemplated for the first time bringing secondary research with nonidentifiable biospecimens under the Common… Read More

Call for Proposals
Harvard Divinity School

Deadline: May 31, 2017

Ways of Knowing 2017, the 6th annual graduate conference on religion at Harvard Divinity School, will be held October 26-28, 2017 in on the HDS campus in Cambridge, MA. The General Call for Papers… Read More

Reading the Fine Print in DNA Kits

NBC Boston, May 23, 2017
by Interview featuring I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

DNA kits are very popular these days with people wanting to know what countries their ancestors came from. But before seeking out the secrets of your family tree, make sure you read the fine print. Watch… Read More

Roster exemptions for players with concussions could draw vote from NFL owners

USA Today, May 22, 2017
by Tom Pelissero, citing Petrie-Flom's report

From the article: A short-term injured reserve for players diagnosed with a concussion was among 76 recommendations included in a Harvard Law School report — based on research funded by the NFL Players… Read More

Why Successful Post-Season Runs Make People Lose Their Minds About Concussions

Forbes, May 16, 2017
by Lee Igel, citing Petrie-Flom's report

From the article: Were either or both Crosby and Harden suffering the effects of a head injury, yet seeing game action? Appearances can be deceiving. In addition to medical personnel assessing a player's… Read More

How does the NFL stack up with health care?

ESPN, May 22, 2017
by Michael McCann, citing Petrie-Flom's report

Sports Illustrated legal analyst Michael McCann joins OTL to discuss the NFL's health care for its players. Watch video here! Read More

The Trump administration could bring down drug prices. But it would take guts

STAT News, May 15, 2017
by Ed Silverman, quoting Rachel Sachs (Academic Fellow Alumna)

From the article: “If Price and [President] Trump are interested in lower-priced drugs, they have access to a tool that enables them to do that,” explained Rachel Sachs, an associate professor… Read More

New FDA Chief Scott Gottlieb: Medication Reformer or Big Pharma Shill?

The Fix, May 18, 2017
by Paul Gaita, quoting Rachel Sachs (Academic Fellow Alumna)

From the article: Gottlieb's position has earned cautious approval from medical industry observers like Washington University associate professor Rachel Sachs, who wrote, "As someone who understands… Read More

New York state wants its prescription drug money back—or else

USA Today, May 18, 2017
by Julie Appleby, quoting Rachel Sachs (Academic Fellow Alumna)

From the article: New York’s Medicaid program, for example, has seen its drug spending rise on average 8% each year over the past three years, after taking into account existing rebates. The… Read More

Faculty Books in Brief—Spring 2017

Harvard Law Bulletin, May 18, 2017
by Featuring book by I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director), Holly Fernandez Lynch (Executive Director), & Christopher T. Robertson (Academic Fellow Alumnus)

From the article: Cohen, faculty director of the Petrie-Flom Center; Lynch, the center’s executive director; and Robertson, a professor at University of Arizona’s College of Law, edit essays… Read More

Babies from skin cells? New fertility technology raises ethical questions

The Current, May 19, 2017
by Lara O'Brien and Karin Marley, interviewing I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

From the article: Women producing sperm. Or, for that matter, men producing eggs. Those could, in theory, be some of the results of a new reproductive technology that's looming on the horizon,… Read More

Medical Tourism, Medical Migration, and Global Justice: Implications for Biosecurity in a Globalized

Medical Law Review, April 11, 2017
by I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

From the paper: We live in the age of globalization. In medicine, that globalization has brought many benefits such as the diffusion of technology and the spread of health care training, but it has also… Read More

Call for Papers
Beazley Institute for Health Law and Policy at Loyola University Chicago School of Law

Deadline: June 16, 2017

General DescriptionThe Beazley Institute for Health Law and Policy at Loyola University Chicago School of Law and Annals of Health Law invite original research paper submissions for presentation… Read More

Call for Abstracts
Postgraduate Bioethics Conference

Deadline: July 15, 2017

The Postgraduate Bioethics Conference (PGBC) is an annual conference for postgraduate student researchers in bioethics. At PGBC postgraduate students and academics working in bioethics come together and… Read More

Babies From Skin Cells? Prospect Is Unsettling to Some Experts

New York Times, May 16, 2017
by Tamar Lewin, citing I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

From the article: Three prominent academics in medicine and law sounded an alarm about the possible consequences in a paper published this year. “I.V.G. may raise the specter of ‘embryo farming’… Read More

Harvard Study Looks At Ways NFL Can Bolster Player Health

Law360, May 16, 2017
by Fola Akinnibi, quoting I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director) and citing Petrie-Flom's report

Law360, New York (May 16, 2017, 6:03 PM EDT) -- Harvard Law School published a report Monday exploring the National Football League’s health policies and practices, noting that the professional… Read More

Call for Papers
Rutgers Journal of Bioethics

Deadline: November 11, 2017

MISSION AND PURPOSE OF THE RUTGERS JOURNAL OF BIOETHICSAs members of the Bioethics Society of Rutgers University, we hope to raise general awareness of issues in bioethics within the Rutgers community… Read More

Harvard’s Advice for NFL Player Health and Safety

MMQB, Sports Illustrated, May 15, 2017
by Jenny Vrentas, quoting I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director) and citing Petrie-Flom's report

From MMQB:  Today’s 255-page report comes from Harvard Law School’s Petrie-Flom Center for health law policy, biotechnology and bioethics, and it compares the NFL’s policies… Read More

Harvard study suggests some NFL health and safety changes

Washington Post, May 15, 2017
by Rick Maese, quoting I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director) and citing Petrie-Flom's report

From the Washington Post:  The physical demands are different. The types and severity of injuries are different. And the economics can vary wildly. But there are several common threads shared… Read More

Harvard study: NFL should offer treatment for performance-enhancing drug users

Boston Globe, May 15, 2017
by Travis Anderson, citing Petrie-Flom's report

From the Boston Globe:  The National Football League should consider providing treatment to any player caught using performance-enhancing drugs, according to a new Harvard University study. The recommendation… Read More

Sessions Suspends DOJ Forensic Science Commission (Audio)

Bloomberg Radio, April 11, 2017
by David Sucherman, featuring Christopher Robertson (Academic Fellow Alumnus)

Christopher Robertson, professor of Law at the University of Arizona, and Brandon Garrett, professor at the University of Virginia School of Law, discuss U.S. attorney general Jeff Sessions’ announcement… Read More

There’s a federal law to lower drug prices—and Louisiana may just use it

Ars Technica, May 4, 2017
by Beth Mole, quoting Rachel E. Sachs (Academic Fellow Alumna)

From the article: Rachel Sachs, a law professor at Washington University in St Louis, told the KHN that this makes a good argument for summoning 28 U.S.C. § 1498. “The case is strong,”… Read More