Petrie-Flom Seeks Research Assistant

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

Deadline: Open until filled.

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

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Law and Moral Enhancement:
A lecture by Julian Savulescu

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

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

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

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

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

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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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RESCHEDULED: Health Law Workshop: Thomas Greaney

Monday, April 06, 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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King v. Burwell and the Future of the Affordable Care Act

Wednesday, April 01, 2015 8:00 AM - 12:00 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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RESCHEDULED: Health Law Workshop: Liran Einav

Monday, March 23, 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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REGISTRATION NOW FREE: Families Matter:
Ethically, Legally, and Clinically

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

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

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Book Launch: Identified versus Statistical Lives:
An Interdisciplinary Approach

Wednesday, March 11, 2015 12:00 PM
Lectures and Panels
2014-2015
Wasserstein Hall, Room 2012
Harvard Law School, 1585 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

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

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

Monday, March 09, 2015 12:00 PM
Lectures and Panels
2014-2015
Pound Hall, 102
Harvard Law School, 1563 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA

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

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Health Law Workshop: Nadia Sawicki

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

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

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

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

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

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Opening shots fired in Obamacare Supreme Court battle

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

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

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Health Law Arguments Offer Few Clues About Supreme Court Decision

Kaiser Health News, March 4, 2015
by Julie Rovner

For the second time in three years, the federal Affordable Care Act went before the Supreme Court Wednesday. And before a packed courtroom, a divided group of justices mostly picked…

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Medical scope now tied to Wisconsin superbug outbreak:

Al Jazeera America, March 4, 2015
by Karen Foshay

LOS ANGELES – A medical device called a duodenoscope that's been linked to recent deadly superbug infections across the country was also connected to a 2013 outbreak at a Wisconsin medical facility…

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More Children Eat Fruit in School, Study Shows

New York Times, March 4, 2015
by Ron Nixon

WASHINGTON — Changes made to government-subsidized meals by the Obama administration to get schoolchildren to eat more fruits are having their intended effect, according to a study released on Wednesday.…

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Heroin overdose death rates quadrupled since 2000, says CDC:

Al Jazeera America, March 4, 2014
by Marisa Taylor

Concern over the U.S. drug epidemic has focused on the growing abuse of prescription painkillers like oxycodone. But if overdose deaths are any indication, heroin may still be a bigger…

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Execution of Georgia Woman Is Postponed Indefinitely

New York Times, March 3, 2015
by Alan Blinder

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

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HHS Shifts Money From Cancer, Global Health To Pay For Health Insurance Exchange

Kaiser Health News, March 3, 2015
by Phil Galewitz

In their latest attack on the Affordable Care Act, House Republicans question why the Obama administration transferred money last year from the National Institutes of Health and the Centers for…

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What Working Parents Really Want

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

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

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RWJF Awards for Eliminating Health Disparities: 2015 Call for Applications

RWJF Awards for Eliminating Health Disparities: 2015 Call for Applications
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Deadline: April 14, 2015

Purpose The RWJF Awards for Eliminating Health Disparities program advances RWJF’s vision for building a Culture of Health by recognizing and celebrating individuals who have successfully implemented systems changes related to the determinants of health. Recognition of…

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Call for Papers: Health Law Scholars Workshop 2015

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

Deadline: April 13, 2015

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

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Clinical Instructor

Clinical Instructor
Hamline University School of Law

Deadline: Open until filled.

Hamline University School of Law is seeking a Clinical Instructor to direct a medical-legal partnership (MLP) that is being created between Hamline and United Family Medicine, a Federally-Qualified Health Center serving patients in St. Paul,…

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Program Manager

Program Manager
Multi-Regional Clinical Trials Center, Harvard University

Deadline: Open until filled.

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

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Health Law Workshop: Robert Truog

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

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

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

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

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

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Euthanasia Is Illegal In Chile;

NPR, March 2, 2015
by Lourdes Garcia-Navarro

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

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Pakistan arrests parents for refusing polio vaccine

BBC News, March 2, 2015

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

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

NPR, March 2, 2015
by Patti Neighmond

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

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Over 1,100 Health Data Breaches, but Few Fines

ProPublica, February 27, 2015
by Sisi Wei and Charles Ornstein

Since October 2009, health care organizations and their business partners have reported 1,142 large-scale data breaches, each affecting at least 500 people, to the U.S. Department of Health and Human…

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Petrie-Flom Event Review: An opening for measles:

Harvard Gazette, February 27, 2015
by Colleen Walsh

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

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Harvard Food+ Research Symposium

Friday, February 27, 2015 12:30 - 4:30 PM
Conferences
2014-2015
Geological and Mineralogical Museum, University Museum Room 100
Harvard University, 24 Oxford St., Cambridge, MA

The Weatherhead Center for International Affairs is pleased to announce the first Harvard Research Symposium on the Nexus of Food, Agriculture, Environment, Health,…

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Introduction of “Identified Versus Statistical Lives: An Interdisciplinary Perspective”

Social Science Research Network, February 27, 2015
by Edited by I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director), Norman Daniels, Nir Eyal

Identified Versus Statistical Lives: An Interdisciplinary Perspective (Oxford University Press, 2015) is an edited volume that addresses the identified lives effect, which describes the fact that people demonstrate a stronger inclination…

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White House Crafts Health Law Arguments To Appeal To Conservative Justices

Kaiser Health News, February 26, 2015

KHN Morning Briefing: Summaries of health policy coverage from major news organizations. When the Supreme Court hears arguments in King v. Burwell, the Obama administration lawyers will highlight states' rights…

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Attention, Shoppers:

NPR, February 26, 2015
by Jay Hancock

Buying health care in America is like shopping blindfolded at Macy's and getting the bill months after you leave the store, Princeton economist Uwe Reinhardt likes to say. But an…

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Petrie-Flom Event Review:

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

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

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U.S. Steps Up Commitment To Fight Malaria

NPR, February 26, 2015
by Jason Beaubien

The Obama administration on Wednesday announced a six-year extension of a program to combat malaria around the globe.

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Hospital-Based Active Shooter Incidents:

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

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

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Measles, Vaccines, and Protecting Public Health

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

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

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Neuroscience in court:

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

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

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Founding Faculty Director Einer Elhauge Cited in SCOTUS Decision

Petrie-Flom, February 25, 2015

On February 25, 2015, the Supreme Court handed down a decision in North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners v. Federal Trade Commission. The majority opinion, handed down by Justice Kennedy, cited…

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Vermont Tackles Heroin, With Progress in Baby Steps

New York Times, February 25, 2015
by Katherine Q. Seelye

[...] Officials here say they have made strides against addiction, a nationwide scourge that is particularly acute across New England. About 40 percent more Vermonters are seeking treatment for addiction…

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A Faster Way to Try Many Drugs on Many Cancers

New York Times, February 25, 2015
by Gina Kolata

[...] The studies of this new method, called basket studies because they lump together different kinds of cancer, are revolutionary, much smaller than the usual studies, and without control groups…

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WHO ‘taken aback’ by measles outbreaks:

BBC News, February 25, 2015
by Smitha Mundasad

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

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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

Professor Kapczynski's presentation, "Order Without Intellectual Property Law:  The Flu Network as a Case Study in Open Science," is available…

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Patients with Passports: Medical Tourism, Law, and Ethics

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

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

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