Experimental Ebola Vaccinations, Considered ‘Paradigm Shift,’ Begin In Congo

NPR, May 21, 2018
by Colin Dwyer

Health workers have unsheathed their experimental new weapon against the Ebola virus in the northwest reaches of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. On Monday, the World Health Organization, together… Read More

Growing resistance to antifungal drugs ‘a global issue’

BBC News, May 18, 2018

Scientists are warning that levels of resistance to treatments for fungal infections are growing, which could lead to more outbreaks of disease. Intensive-care and transplant patients and those with cancer… 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

Giving Antibiotics To Healthy Kids In Poor Countries

NPR, April 25, 2018
by Susan Brink

Every day, 15,000 children five years old or younger die of preventable conditions diarrhea and pneumonia. In 2016, that number added up to 5.6 million children, most of them in the developing world, according… Read More

Sheer Number Of Attacks On Health Facilities In Syria Shocks Researcher

NPR, April 24, 2018
by Menaka Wilhelm

[...] The data, which appears Tuesday in the journal PLOS Medicine, shows a total of 200 health care-related attacks in the governorates of Aleppo, Idleb, Homs and Hama. Haar and her team… 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

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

In Sweeping War on Obesity, Chile Slays Tony the Tiger

New York Times, February 7, 2018
by Andrew Jacobs

SANTIAGO, Chile — They killed Tony the Tiger. They did away with Cheetos’ Chester Cheetah. They banned Kinder Surprise, the chocolate eggs with a hidden toy. The Chilean government, facing… Read More

The Petrie-Flom Center Launches the Innovative Funding Models in Translational Research Project

The Petrie-Flom Center, January 29, 2018

January 30, 2018 - The Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at Harvard Law School is launching the Innovative Funding Models in Translational Research Project to… Read More

Yale Clinical Fellowship in Global Health Justice
Yale Law School and Yale School of Public Health

Deadline: Strongly encouraged to submit by May 5, 2017

The Yale Clinical Fellowship in Global Health Justice is a one-year position designed for law and public health graduates as well as other professionals with experience in domestic and/or international… Read More

Bioethics Instructor or Assistant Professor
Division of Medical Ethics and Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, NYULMC

Deadline: Open until filled.

The Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (https://med.nyu.edu/child-adolescent-psychiatry/) at NYU Langone Medical Center and the Division of Medical Ethics in the Department of Population… Read More

Travel Abroad for Low-Cost Care

Kiplinger's Personal Finance, December 6, 2016
by Miriam Cross, quoting I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

From the article: Why the extra effort to court foreign patients? A couple of reasons, according to Patients With Passports (Oxford University Press), by I. Glenn Cohen: to make money (from the… Read More

Global Health Graduate Student Research Seminars (Call for Harvard Student Submissions)
Harvard Global Health Institute

Deadline: November 15, 2016

The seminars bring together graduate students from across Harvard University to exchange research ideas in a multidisciplinary setting as they engage with challenging problems related to global health. Graduate… Read More

Student Fellow Alumna Lauren Taylor on the American Health Care Paradox

Center for Bioethics, Harvard Medical School, October 27, 2016

Lauren A. Taylor, MPH, MDiv will discuss her book,  The American Health Care Paradox: Why Spending More is Getting Us Less. Commentator: John E. McDonough, DrPH, MPA, Professor… Read More

Is Medical Tourism Ethical?

The Greenwall Foundation, September 2016

Petrie-Flom Faculty Director I. Glenn Cohen served as a Greenwall Foundation Faculty Scholar, Class of 2015. The Greenwall Foundation recently published a profile of Cohen's project,… Read More

The Summer Olympics And The Zika Virus — Is It Safe To Hold The Games In Brazil?

Greater Boston (WGBH), June 1, 2016
by Jim Braude, interviewing Executive Director Holly Fernandez Lynch

Olympic athletes going to Rio de Janeiro might come home with more than just a medal.  Some public health officials are concerned about athletes, tourists and members of the media getting bitten by… Read More

Review: I Glenn Cohen, Patients with Passports: Medical Tourism, Law, and Ethics, Oxford University

Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal, May 2016
by Reviewed by Douglas MacKay

From the review:  Glenn Cohen’s Patients with Passports: Medical Tourism, Law, and Ethics offers a thorough examination of the growing practice of medical tourism, the legal regulations… Read More

150 experts say Olympics must be moved or postponed because of Zika

Washington Post, May 27, 2016
by Featuring I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director) and Holly Fernandez Lynch (Executive Director)

More than 100 prominent physicians, bioethicists and scientists from around the world posted a letter Friday urging WHO Director-General Margaret Chan to exert pressure on Olympic authorities to move… Read More

Law Fellow
O’Neill Institute

Deadline: May 8, 2016

The O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law is seeking exceptionally qualified candidates to serve as O’Neill Institute Fellows. Housed at Georgetown University Law Center in Washington,… Read More

Global Health, Religion, and Culture: Shaping the Conversation
Global Health Education and Learning Incubator at Harvard University

Deadline: April 20, 2016

Wednesday, April 20, 2016, 12:00pm to 1:30pm Location: 104 Mount Auburn Street, 3rd Floor, Cambridge Join the Global Health Education and Learning Incubator for a brainstorming discussion… Read More

Brocher Summer Academy in Population-level Bioethics
Fondation Brocher

Deadline: March 11, 2016

An opportunity for graduate students and young scholars; application deadline March 11. Applications are invited for participating in a five day working conference and summer school on ethical issues posed… Read More

Program Coordinator
O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law

Deadline: October 12, 2015

The O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law seeks a new Program Coordinator to serve as a primary representative of the O’Neill Institute. The Program Coordinator will be responsible… Read More

Inbound medical tourism to Barbados

BMC Health Services Research, July 2015, Vol. 15
by I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director) et al.

Abstract:  Background Enabled by globalizing processes such as trade liberalization, medical tourism is a practice that involves patients’ intentional travel to privately obtain medical care… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

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 in a collaborative blog… Read More

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 "taking religion seriously" in efforts… Read More

Academic Fellow Rachel Sachs Guest Lecturing in Reading Group at Harvard Law School

Petrie-Flom Center, January 22, 2015

Petrie-Flom Academic Fellow Rachel E. Sachs will be a regular guest lecturer in a reading group at Harvard Law School, co-taught by with Professors Terry Fisher and Mark Wu in Spring 2015,… Read More

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 your insurance required… Read More

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 they visit other countries. Read More

Research Assistant: International Health and Drug Law
Multi-Regional Clinical Trials Center at Harvard

Deadline: December 23, 2014

Mark Barnes is seeking one or two research assistants for the Multi-Regional Clinical Trials Center at Harvard (Harvard MRCT), of which he is faculty co-chair. Harvard MRCT is part of the Harvard Global… Read More

Course: “Leadership Development in Global Health: Politics, Public Health, and the Right to Health”
Harvard School of Public Health

Deadline: January 28, 2015

SPRING 1 GHP 552-1: Leadership Development in Global Health: Politics, Public Health and the Right to Health Instructor: Dr. Leslie Ramsammy, Minister of Agriculture of Guyana Wednesdays, 8:30 AM-10:20… Read More

Health Case Competition Mixer
Harvard Innovation Lab

Deadline: December 10, 2014

Are you interested in a little friendly competition?  Harvard was selected to participate in this year's Emory Global Health Case Competition, and the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) is… Read More

Two Full-Time Faculty Positions
Treuman Katz Center for Pediatric Bioethics, University of Washington Seattle

Deadline: December 15, 2014

The Treuman Katz Center for Pediatric Bioethics, Seattle Children’ Research Institute and the Division of Bioethics, Department of Pediatrics, University of Washington School of Medicine invite applications… Read More

Globalization and Healthcare Ethics

@BioethxChat, May 19, 2014
by I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

Join Petrie-Flom Faculty Co-Director I. Glenn Cohen on May 19 as he leads a discussion on "Globalization and Healthcare Ethics" hosted by BioethxChat on Twitter. Read More

Accepting Applications for 2014-2015 Fellows
The O'Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law, Georgetown University Law Center

Deadline: April 25, 2014

The O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law is seeking exceptionally qualified candidates to serve as O’Neill Institute Law Fellows. Housed at Georgetown University Law Center… Read More

Call for applications: Brocher Summer Academy 2014 Ethical Choices for DALYs and the Measurement of
Brocher Foundation

Deadline: April 17, 2014

The biennial Summer Academy in the Ethics of Global Population Health is hosted by the Brocher Foundation on the shores of Lake Geneva June 9-13 2014, introducing faculty and advanced… Read More

Belinda Bennett on Globalization and the Future of Health Law

International Legal Studies at HLS, October 22, 2013

Globalization and the Future of Health Law: Harmonization or Diversity? A talk by Belinda Bennett, Professor of Health and Medical Law, University of Sydney Introduction by I. Glenn Cohen   Tuesday,… Read More

Now Available: Globalization of Healthcare

Oxford University Press, 2013
by I. Glenn Cohen, ed.

The edited volume stemming from the Petrie-Flom Center's 2011 Annual Conference, The Globalization of Health Care: Legal and Ethical Issues, I. Glenn Cohen, ed. (Oxford University Press,… Read More

Universal Coverage in Developing Country Health Systems: Ethical Dilemmas

April 18, 2015 - April 19, 2013
The New Research Building, Harvard Medical School
77 Avenue Louis Pasteur, Boston, MA 02115

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