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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 re...

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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 Neuroe...

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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 Description

Religion and medicine have historica...

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After Hobby Lobby:
What Is Caesar's, What Is God's?

Thursday, May 07, 2015 4:00 - 6:00 PM
Conferences
2014-2015
Wasserstein Hall, Milstein East BC
Harvard Law School, 1585 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

Pre-Conference Session

As prelude to the 2015 Petrie-Flom Center Annual Conference, “La...

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Just Food?:
Forum on Justice in the Food System

Sunday, March 29, 2015
Conferences
2014-2015
Wasserstein Hall
Harvard Law School, 1585 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

A conference exploring the intersections between social, economic, and environmental justice in the...

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Amid Affordable Care Act Fight, a Health Center Program Struggles to Stay Alive

New York Times, March 25, 2015
by Daniel E. Slotnik

[...] Dr. Gopal, who also gave Jacob a physical examination, said she accepted a residency program...

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With Expansion of Medicaid, Some States Are Identifying More New Diabetes Cases

New York Times, March 23, 2015
by Sabrina Tavernise

The number of new diabetes cases identified among poor Americans has surged in states tha...

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If You’re Going To Die Soon, Do You Really Need Statins?

NPR, March 23, 2015
by Nancy Shute

It's easy to get put on statins, and it can be surprisingly hard to get off them. That's tr...

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Shaken Science:

Washington Post, March 20, 2015
by Debbie Cenziper, Lauryn Schroeder, Sophia Bollag, and Anna Zambelli

[...] Testing has been unable to show whether violent shaking can produce the bleeding and swe...

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Families Matter:
Ethically, Legally, and Clinically

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

Program

We often talk, in bioethics, about individual autonomy. Yet our most challenging ethi...

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Breast Milk Becomes a Commodity, With Mothers Caught Up in Debate

New York Times, March 20, 2015
by Andrew Pollack

CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif. — When Gretty Amaya took an unpaid maternity leave five months ago,...

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Blue Shield Of California Loses Its Tax-Exempt Status

NPR, March 19, 2015
by Richard Gonzales

One of California's largest health insurers, Blue Shield of California, could be on the hook fo...

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Battle Over Dementia Drug Swap Has Big Stakes For Drugmakers, Consumers

Kaiser Health News, March 19, 2015
by Julie Appleby

Executives at drug company Actavis knew they had to move fast to avoid a plunge in sales of their t...

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Vaccination Gaps Helped Fuel Disneyland Measles Spread

NPR, March 16, 2015
by Scott Hensley

California has been dealing with a big measles outbreak since December, when a cases emerged among...

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In Texas Funding Fight, Cancer Care For Poor Women Could Be Collateral Damage

Kaiser Health News, March 13, 2015
by Alexa Ura, The Texas Tribune

Kathleen Riley has had 14 rounds of chemotherapy and seven surgeries since she first found a lump i...

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Drugging dementia: Are antipsychotics killing nursing home patients?

Al Jazeera America, March 11, 2015
by David Martin and Sheila MacVicar

[...] Antipsychotic drugs are approved for patients with bipolar disorder or schizophrenia, not for...

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New Master of Bioethics Program at Harvard Medical School

Center for Bioethics, Harvard Medical School, March 2015

The Petrie-Flom Center is pleased to announce that our colleagues at Harvard Medical School’s...

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The sex lives of rich and poor women are remarkably similar — until it comes to birth control

Washington Post, March 9, 2015
by Danielle Paquette

Poor women are five times as likely as affluent women to have an unintended birth, new research fro...

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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

Couldn't join us? Watch the available talks and the full Q & A online!

Trans and intersex...

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Ebola-Stricken Countries Lagged in Health Systems

New York Times, March 9, 2015
by Donald G. McNeil Jr.

The world has spent more than $4 billion fighting Ebola, but according to a new report from Sa...

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F.D.A. Approves Zarxio, Its First Biosimilar Drug

New York Times, March 6, 2015
by Sabrina Tavernise and Andrew Pollack

The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first so-called biosimilar drug for use...

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Truvada: Behind the controversial HIV drug

Al Jazeera America, March 6, 2015

Thirty years after the AIDS epidemic decimated the gay community, a cure remains elusive. But a new...

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Colorado Debates Whether IUDs Are Contraception Or Abortion

NPR, March 5, 2015
by Megan Verlee

A popular contraception program in Colorado is receiving criticism from conservative lawmakers who...

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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 rep...

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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

Couldn't join us? Watch the full event online!

Do criminal penalties have any deterrent effect...

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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 Tuesd...

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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...

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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...

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Program Manager

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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 th...

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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 pai...

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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 Webstream

Watch the event live online!

Description

Medical tourism is a growing, multi-bill...

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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...

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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

Couldn't join us? Watch the full event online!

There have been recent calls to establish a fra...

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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 Bioethic...

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