Petrie-Flom Seeks Research Assistant

Petrie-Flom Seeks Research Assistant
Petrie-Flom Center, Harvard Law School

Deadline: Open until filled.

The Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law and Policy, Biotechnology and Bioethics, seeks a part-time research assistant for project collaboration with Harvard Catalyst (Harvard Clinical and Translational Science Center) on challenges and innovation in human…

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

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

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

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FDA’s Impact on Pharmaceutical Innovation:
A lecture by Neil Flanzraich

Tuesday, April 14, 2015 12:00 PM
Lectures and Panels
2014-2015
Griswold Hall, 110
Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA

The Petrie-Flom Center will host a lecture by Neil Flanzraich, who graduated from HLS in 1968 and was appointed by Dean Martha Minow…

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Health Law Workshop: Rachel Sachs

Monday, April 13, 2015 5:00 PM
Health Law Workshops
2014-2015
Griswold Hall, Room 110
1525 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

Presentation Title: "Prescription Drug Reimbursement as Innovation Incentive" Rachel Sachs is an Academic Fellow at the Petrie-Flom Center. She earned her…

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King v. Burwell and the Future of the Affordable Care Act:
A Conference

Wednesday, April 01, 2015 8:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Conferences
2014-2015
Wasserstein Hall, Milstein East B
Harvard Law School, 1585 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

This Term, in King v. Burwell, the Supreme Court will consider whether the Affordable Care Act permits the government to extend…

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Health Law Workshop: Abbe Gluck

Monday, March 30, 2015 5:00 PM
Health Law Workshops
2014-2015
Griswold Hall, Room 110
1525 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

Abbe R. Gluck is a Professor of Law at Yale Law School. She joined Yale Law School in 2012, having…

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

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

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

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Book Launch: Identified versus Statistical Lives:
An Interdisciplinary Approach

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

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

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Health Law Workshop: Nadia Sawicki

Monday, March 09, 2015 5:00 PM
Health Law Workshops
2014-2015
Griswold Hall, Room 110
1525 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

Presentation Title: "Medical Relevance and the Scope of Informed Consent Disclosure" Nadia A. Sawicki is Associate Professor of Law at…

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Health Law Workshop: Robert Truog

Monday, March 02, 2015 5:00 PM
Health Law Workshops
2014-2015
Griswold Hall, Room 110
1525 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

Presentation Title: "Brain Death Is a Legal Fiction" Robert D. Truog is Professor of Medical Ethics, Anaesthesiology & Pediatrics at Harvard…

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Health Law Workshop: Amy Kapczynski

Monday, February 23, 2015 5:00 PM
Health Law Workshops
2014-2015
Griswold Hall, Room 110
1525 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

Amy Kapczynski is an Associate Professor of Law at Yale Law School and director of the Global Health Justice Partnership. She…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Health Law Workshop: Liran Einav

Monday, February 09, 2015 5:00 PM
Health Law Workshops
2014-2015
Griswold Hall, Room 110
1525 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

Download the Presentation: "The Response of Drug Expenditure to Non-Linear Contract Design: Evidence from Medicare Part D" (co-authors, Amy Finkelstein and…

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Re-envisioning Pain:
How Breakthroughs on the Science of Suffering Could Revolutionize Legal Understanding and Outcomes

Thursday, February 05, 2015 6:00 PM
Lectures and Panels
2014-2015
Joseph B. Martin Conference Center, Harvard Medical School
77 Avenue Louis Pasteur, Boston, MA

Registration is required for this event. Please register here. On Thursday, February 5, 2015 at the Joseph B. Martin Conference Center…

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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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Health Law Workshop: Thomas Greaney

Monday, February 02, 2015 5:00 PM
Health Law Workshops
2014-2015
Griswold Hall, Room 110
1525 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

Download the Presentation: "Medicare Advantage, Accountable Care Organizations, and Traditional Medicare: Synchronization or Collision?" Thomas L. Greaney is Chester A. Myers Professor of…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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, on…

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Cigarette package law to be voted on by MPs before election:

BBC News, January 22, 2015

It follows a series of public consultations on the issue. Public Health Minister Jane Ellison told MPs the move was likely to have a positive impact on public health, particularly…

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

Petrie-Flom, January 21, 2015

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

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In State-Of-The-Union Speech, Obama Pledges To Veto Efforts To Undo The Health Law

Kaiser Health News, January 21, 2015

KHN Morning Briefing: Summaries of health policy coverage from major news organizations. News outlets described President Barack Obama as confident and defiant as he laid out an agenda for his…

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Tax Preparers Get Ready To Be Bearers Of Bad News About Health Law

NPR, January 21, 2015
by Jeff Cohen and April Dembosky

Are you thinking about tax day yet? Your friendly neighborhood tax preparer is. IRS Commissioner John Koskinen declared this tax season one of the most complicated ever, partly because this…

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California Prisons Aim To Keep Sex Between Inmates Safe, If Illegal

NPR, January 21, 2015
by George Lavender

There's an inconspicuous metal box mounted on the wall of the gym at San Francisco County Jail No. 4. When Kate Monico Klein turns a knob, the machine releases a…

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Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Teva Over Patent for Multiple Sclerosis Drug

New York Times, January 20, 2015
by Reuters

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that Teva Pharmaceutical Industries could still benefit from patent protection for a multiple sclerosis drug, dealing a blow to makers of generic…

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Government health care website quietly sharing personal data

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

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

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Complexities of Choosing an End Game for Dementia

New York Times, January 19, 2015
by Paula Span

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

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

New York Times, January 19, 2015
by Michael Moss

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

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After Aurora Shooting, A ‘New Way Of Responding’ To Mental Crises

NPR, January 19, 2015
by Grace Hood

[...] Finding the right resources becomes more difficult if your emergency happens at nine at night. Or on a Saturday. Or if you're a grad student living alone off campus.…

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Medicare chief with key role in Obamacare rollout steps down:

Al Jazeera America, January 16, 2015

Medicare's top administrator unexpectedly resigned Friday, becoming the latest casualty in the turmoil over thepresident's health care law, which is still struggling for acceptance even as millions benefit from expanded…

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

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

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

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

Bloomberg, January 15, 2015
by Ketaki Gokhale

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

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Mayor de Blasio and Rabbis Near Accord on New Circumcision Rule

New York Times, January 14, 2015
by Sharon Otterman

In November last year, a newborn boy in Brooklyn was brought to his pediatrician’s office because he was being unusually fussy after feedings. The doctor discovered a cluster of lesions…

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Health-Law Test To Cut Readmissions Lacks Early Results

Kaiser Health News, January 14, 2015
by Jay Hancock

Obama administration officials have warned that ambitious experiments run by the health law’s $10 billion innovation lab wouldn’t always be successful. Now there is evidence their caution was well placed.…

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Research Assistant for Projects on Veterans Benefits Law and Policy

Research Assistant for Projects on Veterans Benefits Law and Policy
WilmerHale Legal Services Center, Harvard Law School

Deadline: Open until filled.

Clinical Professor Daniel Nagin seeks a research assistant for projects related to veterans benefits law and policy. To apply, please send a resume and transcript to dnagin@law.harvard.edu.

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U.S. Funding of Health Research Stalls As Other Nations Rev Up

NPR, January 13, 2015
by Richard Harris

Though the United States is still leading the world in research related to diseases, it is rapidly losing its edge, according to an analysis in the American Medical Association's flagship journal JAMA. If…

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Job and Internship Openings

Job and Internship Openings
The Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation, Harvard Law School

Deadline: Open until filled.

The Harvard Law School Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation (CHLPI) is seeking summer interns for its 2015 summer clinic semester in its Health Law and Policy Clinic and its Food Law and Policy Clinic. More…

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First biosimilar drug set to enter US market:

Nature, January 13, 2015
by Heidi Ledford, quoting W. Nicholson Price II (Academic Fellow Alumnus)

[...] The FDA is expected to make a final decision by May. But even as Sandoz prepares to sell its drug in the United States, it is embroiled in a…

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Supreme Court Battle Brewing Over Medicaid Fees

Kaiser Health News, January 12, 2015
by Phil Galewitz

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. — Rita Gorenflo’s 7-year-old son Nathaniel was in severe pain from a sinus infection. But since the boy was covered by Medicaid, she couldn’t immediately find…

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Academic Fellow Rachel Sachs invited to present to Harvard Ethics Consortium

Petrie-Flom Center, January 2015

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

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New Rules to Limit Tactics on Hospitals’ Fee Collections

New York Times, January 11, 2015
by Robert Pear

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

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Connecticut Teenager With Cancer Loses Court Fight to Refuse Chemotherapy

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

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

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Why is it easier to study heroin than marijuana?

Al Jazeera America, January 9, 2015
by Jacob Ward

An enormous number of people are using marijuana. Nearly 20 million people say they've used it in the prior month, according to the 2012 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, making…

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Potent edibles:

Al Jazeera America, January 8, 2015
by Lori Jane Gliha

[...] Barbara Brohl, executive director of the Colorado Department of Revenue State Licensing Authority, signed a series of emergency rules in July affecting retail edible marijuana products' sales, labeling and packaging to…

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