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 American Healthcare

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
TBD

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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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

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

The "Identified versus Statistical Lives: An Interdisciplinary Approach" book talk and discussion will feature: I. Glenn Cohen, co-editor, Petrie-Flom Faculty…

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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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SAVE THE DATE: Speaker on Law & Applied Neuroscience

Wednesday, February 11, 2015 12:00 PM
Lectures and Panels
2014-2015
Harvard Law School
1585 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138

Part of the Project on Law and Applied Neuroscience.

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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

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

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Pain & Suffering Symposium

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
TBD

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

Thomas L. Greaney is Chester A. Myers Professor of Law and Co-Director of the Center for Health Law Studies at St. Louis University…

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REGISTER NOW: Third Annual Health Law Year in P/Review

Friday, January 30, 2015 8:00 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 lecture by Efthimios Parasidis on issues in food law

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

Efthimios Parasidis is Associate Professor at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law and holds a joint appointment with the…

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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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Charges in pharmacy case indicate US sees crime ring:

Boston Globe, December 18, 2014
by Milton J. Valencia

Federal prosecutors allege that the pharmacists who ran the New England Compounding Center essentially ran the company like a criminal enterprise, engaging in a conspiracy to defraud customers with shoddy…

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Obesity ‘could be a disability’ - EU courts rule

BBC News, December 18, 2014

Obesity can constitute a disability in certain circumstances, the EU's highest court has ruled. The European Court of Justice was asked to consider the case of a male childminder in…

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Public Easily Swayed On Attitudes About Health Law, Poll Finds

Kaiser Health News, December 18, 2014
by Julie Rovner

Just days before the requirement for most large employers to provide health insurance takes effect, a new poll finds the public easily swayed over arguments for and against the policy.…

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Even With Coverage Expansion, Access To Mental Health Services Poses Challenges

Kaiser Health News, December 18, 2014
by Lisa Gillespie

Even though more Americans have access to health insurance because of the health law, getting access to mental health services can still be challenging. A new report concludes that despite the 2008…

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Education and Development Fellowship

Education and Development Fellowship
Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE), Division of Education and Development

Deadline: Open until filled.

An Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) education and development fellowship opportunity is currently available in the Division of Education and Development (DED) within the Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP) of the…

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2015-2016 Fellowship in Medical Ethics

2015-2016 Fellowship in Medical Ethics
The Center for Bioethics at Harvard Medical School

Deadline: March 02, 2015

The Center for Bioethics at Harvard Medical School supports research and teaching on ethical issues in medicine, health, and healthcare policy and practice.  The Fellowship in Medical Ethics is open to physicians, nurses, lawyers, social…

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Rules for babies ‘from three people’

BBC News, December 17, 2014
by James Gallagher

The rules for creating babies from three people - which state only two would be classed as parents - have been announced by the UK government. The fertility technique uses…

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National Animal Law Competitions, FREE for HLS students

National Animal Law Competitions, FREE for HLS students
Harvard Law School

Deadline: Registration closes soon!

Interested in moot court, or lobbying? Sign up for the National Animal Law Competition at Harvard Law School (HLS)! Returning to HLS this February after several years away, the National Animal Law Competition allows students from…

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Small Businesses Drop Coverage As Health Law Offers Alternatives

Kaiser Health News, December 15, 2014
by Jay Hancock

For two decades Atlanta restaurant owner Jim Dunn offered a group health plan to his managers and helped pay for it. That ended Dec. 1, after the Affordable Care Act…

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Spending Bill Approved By Congress Includes Health Policy Provisions

Kaiser Health News, December 15, 2015

KHN Morning Briefing: Summaries of health policy coverage from major news organizations.

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Congress To Nutritionists:

NPR, December 15, 2014
by Dan Charles

A government-appointed group of top nutrition experts, assigned to lay the scientific groundwork for a new version of the nation's dietary guidelines, decided earlier this year to collect data on the environmental…

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China’s E-Cigarette Boom Lacks Oversight for Safety

New York Times, December 13, 2014
by David Barboza

SHENZHEN, China — In a grimy workshop, among boiling vats of chemicals, factory workers are busy turning stainless steel rods into slender tube casings, a crucial component of electronic cigarettes.…

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Houston doctor sued for trading prescriptions for sex

Houston Chronicle, December 12, 2014
by St. John Barned-Smith, quoting I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

[...] Legal experts who specialize in medical ethics said the allegations and actions captured on film were "egregious." Medical standards prohibit doctors from engaging in sexual relationships with patients. "This…

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Drastic drop in global malaria deaths:

Al Jazeera America, December 9, 2014

Malaria deaths have dropped dramatically since 2000 and cases are falling steadily thanks to more people being diagnosed and treated, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday. Yet progress…

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Food allergy laws enforced in restaurants and takeaways

BBC News, December 11, 2014
by Smitha Mundasad

Restaurants and takeaways across Europe will be required by law to tell customers if their food contains ingredients known to trigger allergies. Staff must provide information on 14 everyday allergens…

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Temporary Medicaid Pay Raise For Doctors Set To Expire Jan. 1

Kaiser Health News, December 11, 2014

KHN Morning Briefing: Summaries of health policy coverage from major news organizations.

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Harvard Health Law Society Guide to Health Law Internships

Harvard Health Law Society Guide to Health Law Internships

Deadline: Variable deadlines.

From the Harvard Health Law Society: Finding and choosing the right internship for the summer is not easy. To help you find and apply for internships, we've provided a database of health law-related internship…

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With 1.5 Million Sign-Ups So Far, Obamacare Enrollment Is Brisk

Kaiser Health News, December 11, 2014
by Phil Galewitz

With less than a week until the deadline to buy individual health insurance that begins Jan. 1, experts say sign-ups are on course to hit or exceed the Obama administration’s…

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17th Annual Health Law Writing Competition

17th Annual Health Law Writing Competition
Epstein Becker Green

Deadline: January 25, 2015

Epstein Becker Green is pleased to announce its 17th Annual Health Law Writing Competition. The competition is designed to encourage the preparation of scholarly papers on current topics of interest relating to health…

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Call for Abstracts: NACCHO Annual 2015 - Envisioning the Future: Creating Our Path

Call for Abstracts: NACCHO Annual 2015 - Envisioning the Future: Creating Our Path
National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO)

Deadline: December 21, 2014

The deadline to submit abstracts for the NACCHO Annual 2015 conference is Sunday, December 21, 2014, 11:59 PM PST. Submissions addressing all aspects of public health including public health practice, infrastructure, and foundational…

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Workshop: Covering Ebola and the Next Killer Contagion

Workshop: Covering Ebola and the Next Killer Contagion
The Association of Health Care Journalists and the Poynter Institute

Deadline: December 18, 2014

The Association of Health Care Journalists and the Poynter Institute invite journalists from all media, local and national to apply for this two-day, in-depth workshop. Apply now to join leading…

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Life Science Milestone Achievement Program (MAP)

Life Science Milestone Achievement Program (MAP)
Massachusetts Life Sciences Center

Deadline: February 02, 2015

Created to address the need of early-stage life sciences companies to reach critical value-creating milestones, the program's goals are to fill a gap in the existing funding environment and enable companies to attract…

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Ebola outbreak:

BBC News, December 10, 2014
by Tulip Mazumdar

The Ebola virus that has killed thousands in West Africa is still "running ahead" of efforts to contain it, the head of the World Health Organization has said. Director general…

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Request for Public Commentary on Public Health Emergency Response to Ebola

Request for Public Commentary on Public Health Emergency Response to Ebola
Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues

Deadline: February 06, 2015

Request for Public Commentary At its meeting on November 6, 2014, the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues (Bioethics Commission) began its consideration of the complex ethical landscape of…

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2015-2016 Fellowship

2015-2016 Fellowship
O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law, Washington, DC

Deadline: February 15, 2015

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, DC., the O’Neill Institute is…

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Scientists Often Skip A Simple Test That Could Verify Their Work

NPR, December 10, 2014
by Richard Harris

There's a simple test that scientists could use to make sure the cells they're studying in the lab are what they think they are. But most of the time, academic…

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Health Journalism 2015: Fellowships

Health Journalism 2015: Fellowships
Association of Health Care Journalists

Deadline: March 02, 2015

AHCJ, with the support of several health foundations, is able to offer a number of fellowships to health journalists. The application deadline for the following fellowships is March 2, 2015:

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Call for Abstracts: Montreal Neuroethics Conference for Young Researchers 2015

Call for Abstracts: Montreal Neuroethics Conference for Young Researchers 2015
Institut de recherches cliniques de Montréal (IRCM)

Deadline: January 19, 2015

The Montreal Neuroethics Conference for Young Researchers 2015 will be held in Montréal, Québec, on April 17th, 2015 at Institut de recherches cliniques de Montréal (IRCM), Montréal, Quebec. This one-day international conference is…

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