Petrie-Flom Center Student Fellowship 2016-2017

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Petrie-Flom Center Student Fellowship 2016-2017
Petrie-Flom Center, Harvard Law School

Deadline: August 5, 2016, 9:00 AM

THE PETRIE-FLOM CENTER

STUDENT FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM, 2016-2017

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

The Center an...

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Petrie-Flom Seeks Research Assistant

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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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SAVE THE DATE! PORTAL Ethics and Health Policy Seminar:
Returning Results to Research Participants

Friday, February 10, 2017 12:30 - 2:00 PM
Lectures and Panels
2016-2017
Room TBD
Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA

Clinical investigators, public health advocates, and IRBs have been struggling to develop appropria...

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Concurrent Surgeries:
Medical, Legal, and Ethical Issues

Thursday, October 27, 2016 12:00 PM
Lectures and Panels
2016-2017
TBD
Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA

Concurrent, or overlapping, surgeries involve the simultaneous scheduling of substantial portions o...

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Supreme Court strikes down Texas abortion clinic restrictions

Washington Post, June 27, 2016
by Robert Barnes

The Supreme Court on Monday struck down Texas abortion restrictions that had caused more than half...

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Facing Large Losses, Blue Cross Blue Shield Retreats From Minnesota Marketplace

Kaiser Health News, June 27, 2016

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

The s...

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Brexit Won’t Change Britain’s Drug Regulatory Scheme

Forbes, June 27, 2016
by Scott Gottlieb

The Brexit has sent quivers through the ranks of the pharmaceutical industry. There are f...

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How Telemedicine Is Transforming Health Care:

Wall Street Journal, June 26, 2016
by Melinda Beck

[...] As a measure of how rapidly telemedicine is spreading, consider: More than 15 million America...

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The Difficult Ethics of Organ Donations From Living Donors:

Wall Street Journal, June 26, 2016
by Amy Dockser Marcus

Robert Osterrieder, a 52-year-old project manager, returned home to Pittsburgh from a business...

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Suit Challenges U.S. Over Abortions and Birth Control for Immigrant Minors

New York Times, June 24, 2016
by Erik Eckholm

The federal government is placing unaccompanied immigrant minors caught crossing the Southern borde...

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Senior Research Program Coordinator

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Senior Research Program Coordinator
Berman Institute of Bioethics at Johns Hopkins University

Deadline: Open until filled.

Global Food Ethics and Policy Program

The Senior Research Program Coordinator will perform researc...

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Zika May Place Burden On Medicaid

Health Affairs Blog, June 8, 2016
by Emma Sandoe (Student Fellow)

From the article:

Congress is currently debating the level of federal funding that should be made...

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National LGBT Bar Association Announces Their 2016 “Best LGBT Lawyers Under 40”

National LGBT Bar Association, June 22, 2016
by D'Arcy Kemnitz, recognizing Katherine Kraschel (Student Fellow alumna)

Petrie-Flom Student Fellow alumna Katherine Kraschel was just recognized by the Nati...

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300 Charged In Largest Takedown Of Medicare, Medicaid Fraud In U.S. History

Kaiser Health News, June 23, 2016

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

The n...

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Public Health Policy Director

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Public Health Policy Director
Philadelphia Department of Public Health

Deadline: Open until filled.

The Philadelphia Department of Public Health (PDPH) is now accepting applications to fill the polic...

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Long-Awaited GOP ‘Replace’ Health Plan Offers Broad Outline, Few Financial Details

Kaiser Health News, June 22, 2016

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

Many...

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Politics Makes Abortion Training In Texas Difficult

NPR, June 22, 2016
by Carrie Feibel, Houston Public Media

[...] It may be good learning, but in Texas this training happens quietly, almost in secret.

"Doct...

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New Ways to Treat Pain Meet Resistance

New York Times, June 22, 2016
by Barry Meier and Abby Goodnough

[...] Mr. Scott’s story highlights one patient’s success. Yet it also underscores the d...

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A Cautionary Tale of ‘Stem Cell Tourism’

New York Times, June 22, 2016
by Gina Kolata

[...] 

A growing number of clinics, often in places like Russia or China, but also in Eu...

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Pediatricians Call For More Testing And Tighter Rules On Lead Exposure

NPR, June 20, 2016
by Rae Ellen Bichell

[...] 

The academy recommends that pediatricians and primary care providers proactively test...

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Antitrust Regulators Concerned About an Anthem-Cigna Merger:

Wall Street Journal, June 19, 2016
by Liz Hoffman, Brent Kendall, and Anna Wilde Mathews

This article is behind a paywall. Harvard affiliates can access the full text using Hollis +.

U.S....

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Birth Control via App Finds Footing Under Political Radar

New York Times, June 19, 2016
by Pam Belluck

A quiet shift is taking place in how women obtain birth control. A growing assortment of new a...

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Canada Legalizes Physician-Assisted Dying

NPR, June 18, 2016
by Merrit Kennedy

After weeks of debate, Canadian lawmakers have passed legislation to legalize physician-assisted de...

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Vermont Insurers Must Now Cover Vasectomies

NPR, June 18, 2016
by Rebecca Sananes

Vermont has become one of several states working to make sure vasectomies are among the birth contr...

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Federal Program That Helps Patients Navigate Medicare May Be Cut

NPR, January 17, 2016
by Susan Jaffe

A program that has helped seniors understand the many intricacies of Medicare, as well as save them...

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As More Cities Eye Soda Tax, Industry Vows To Fight New Tax in Philadelphia

NPR, June 17, 2016
by Allison Aubrey

The soda industry says it will fight to repeal the tax on sweetened beverages voted in by the Phila...

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Advocates: FDA Blood Donation Ban Based On Stigma, Not Science

Kaiser Health News, June 16, 2016

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

Howev...

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Feds Urge State Medicaid Programs To Encourage Long-Acting Contraceptives

Kaiser Health News, June 16, 2016
by Michelle Andrews

The federal government, which spends billions of dollars each year covering unintended pregnan...

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AMA To Battle NRA, GOP To Allow Federal Gun Research

Forbes, June 15, 2016
by Bruce Japsen

The American Medical Association will throw its considerable lobbying clout behind efforts to...

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Despite Overdose Epidemic, Georgia Caps The Number Of Opioid Treatment Clinics

NPR, June 15, 2016
by Michelle Eloy

[...] Outpatient clinics like the one Talbott co-owns dispense drugs like methadone and bupren...

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F.D.A. Warns Whole Foods on Failure to Address Food Safety Problems

New York Times, June 15, 2016
by Stephanie Strom

Prepared foods are an increasingly important part of the grocery business, delivering fat margins a...

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Oregon Court Allows a Person to Choose Neither Sex

New York Times, June 13, 2016
by Christopher Mele

A judge in Oregon has granted a petition allowing a person to legally choose neither sex and be cla...

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Republicans Shift Strategy, Go Small On Latest Health Law Changes

Kaiser Health News, June 13, 2016

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

The m...

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California Inches Closer To Offering Coverage Under Health Law To Those In U.S. Illegally

Kaiser Health News, June 13, 2016

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

Gov....

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Drug Maker’s Former Employees Accused of Shady Dealings With Doctors

New York Times, June 10, 2016
by Katie Thomas

[...] Mr. Roper and a former sales representative, Fernando Serrano, were arrested on Thursday...

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Investors See Big Opportunities In Opioid Addiction Treatment

NPR, June 10, 2016
by Alison Kodjak

[...] Every crisis presents an opportunity, as the saying goes. And when it comes to opioid ad...

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California Raises Smoking Age To 21

NPR, June 9, 2016
by Robert Siegel, interviewing state Sen. Ed Hernadez (CA)

NPR's Robert Siegel talks to state Sen. Ed Hernandez about California becoming the second state...

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FDA Takes Action Against Websites Illegally Selling Unapproved Prescription Drug Products

Forbes, June 9, 2016
by C. J. Arlotta

Criminals profiting from consumers purchasing unapproved prescriptions drugs off the Internet are b...

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Social Media & Health Law

The Week in Health Law Podcast, Episode 58, June 5, 2016
by By Nicolas Terry & Frank Pasquale, featuring Rachel E. Sachs (Academic Fellow), Ed Silverman, Ross Silverman and Nicholas Bagley

Fresh from ASLME's Health Law Professors' Conference in Boston: a special TWIHL!...

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Preventing Mitochondrial DNA Diseases: One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

Journal of the American Medical Association, June 9, 2016
by I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director) and Eli Y. Adashi

From the article:

On February 3, 2016, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) released its Ethical a...

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Balancing the Surgeon’s Responsibility to Individuals and Society

Springer, 2016
by Bruce D. White and Luke C. Gelinas (Clinical Research Ethics Fellow)

From the chapter in The SAGES Manual, Ethics of Surgical Innovation:

18. Balancing the Surgeon&rsq...

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At This Medical School, Students Mix Science And Health Policy

Kaiser Health News, June 9, 2016
by Julie Rovner

Medical students cram a lot of basic science and medicine into their first two years of training. B...

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HHS Unveils Rules To Limit Short-Term Health Policies, Strengthen Marketplaces

Kaiser Health News, June 9, 2016

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

These...

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Ireland Abortion Ban Violated Woman’s Human Rights, U.N. Panel Says

New York Times, June 9, 2016
by Sewell Chan

LONDON — Ireland’s abortion ban subjects women to cruel, degrading and discriminatory t...

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Managing Director

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Managing Director
Northeastern Center for Health Policy and Law

Deadline: Open until filled.

Responsibilities:

The Northeastern Center for Health Policy and Law, at the Northeastern Universit...

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Skeptical Worries for ICU Rationing

American Philosophical Association Newsletter on Philosophy and Medicine, Spring 2016, Vol. 15, No. 2
by Luke Gelinas (Clinical Research Ethics Fellow)

From the article:

1. COMPARATIVE BENEFIT/HARM PRINCIPLES IN ICU RATIONING 

In what follows I...

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Policy Fellowship

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Policy Fellowship
OSU Center of Excellence in Regulatory Tobacco Science

Deadline: Open until filled.

The Ohio State University Center of Excellence in Regulatory Tobacco Science (OSU-CERTS) invites ap...

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In Texas, Strict Laws On Clinics Drive Demand For Abortion Pill

NPR, June 8, 2016
by John Burnett

The abortion pill is booming in Texas. Since the FDA loosened restrictions, more women are circumve...

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FDA Moves To Speed Access To Compassionate-Use Drugs

NPR, June 8, 2016
by Rachel Bluth

The Food and Drug Administration has reduced an obstacle from its compassionate use policy, streaml...

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Species-wide Gene Editing, Applauded and Feared, Gets a Push

New York Times, June 8, 2016
by Amy Harmon

[...] On Wednesday, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine, the premier...

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Supreme Court to Hear Death Penalty Cases

New York Times, June 6, 2016
by Adam Liptak

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear two appeals raising questio...

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New Opioid Limits Challenge the Most Pain-Prone

New York Times, June 6, 2016
by Paula Span

If you’ve come to rely on opioids for chronic pain, as a growing proportion of older adults h...

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A FEMA-Like Fund Exists To Fight Zika — But Congress Has Left That Piggy Bank Empty

Kaiser Health News, June 6, 2016

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

The f...

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Obama: ‘Dismantling The VA System Would Be A Mistake’

Kaiser Health News, June 6, 2016

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

The p...

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Florida Stores Help Consumers Buy Imported Drugs Despite Federal Ban

Kaiser Health News, June 6, 2016
by Phil Galewitz

LAKELAND, Fla. — A hardy market for imported low-cost prescription drugs has taken root in Fl...

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Why the Economic Payoff From Technology Is So Elusive

New York Times, June 5, 2016
by Steve Lohr

[...] Since the financial crisis, the Obama administration has moved aggressively to push medi...

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Football Players Health Study at Harvard University

Friday, June 03, 2016 3:45 - 4:45 PM
Conferences
2015-2016
Boston University School of Law, Room 103
765 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, MA

Part of the 39th Annual ASLME Health Law Professors Conference. In order to attend this panel,...

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Scientists Say They Hope To Create A Human Genome In The Lab

NPR, June 2, 2016
by Rob Stein

A group of scientists say they want work toward being able to create a synthetic version of the ent...

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FDA Unveils New Sodium Guidelines:

Kaiser Health News, June 2, 2016

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

&ldqu...

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Florida’s Crackdown On Opioids May Be Influencing Prescribing

Forbes, June 2, 2016
by C.J. Arlotta

Laws crafted to limit the number of opioid prescriptions in Florida seem to be influencin...

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The Aging Of America Will Create A $279B Opportunity By 2020

Forbes, June 2, 2016
by Larry Myler

The massive baby boomer demographic has been impacting industries like housing, travel, pets and he...

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Details On Death Certificates Offer Layers Of Clues To Opioid Epidemic

NPR, June 1, 2016
by Jeff Cohen

[...] There's another reason to get solid data — so you can craft a public health respons...

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Housing The Homeless Could Eventually Pay For Itself

Forbes, May 31, 2016
by Peter Ubel

A study of a supportive housing facility in Portland, Oregon, provides provocative evidence that a...

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India hospital transfusions infect thousands with HIV

BBC News, May 31, 2016

[...] Under law, it is mandatory for hospitals to screen donors and the donated blood for HIV, hepa...

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Cigarette plain packs to ‘go global’

BBC News, May 31, 2016
by James Gallagher

Plain packaging for cigarettes is about to "go global" in a move that will have a "huge impact" on...

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Parents May Be Refused Details Of Adult Children’s Medical Care

NPR, May 31, 2016
by Michelle Andrews

[...] These days when people think about patient privacy problems, it's usually because someone...

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ACOs Will Face ‘Uphill Battle’ In Qualifying For Exemptions After IRS Ruling

Kaiser Health News, May 31, 2016

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

The a...

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Virginia Insurer’s Decision To Drop Bronze Plans Prompts Concerns

Kaiser Health News, May 27, 2016
by Michelle Andrews

News that a CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield subsidiary will stop selling bronze level plans on...

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Long-Acting Opioid Treatment Could Be Available In A Month

NPR, May 27, 2016
by Martha Bebinger

Labels for the first long-acting opioid addiction treatment device are rolling off printing machine...

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Correlations and Research Results:

EMR & EHR, May 26, 2016
by Andy Oram

Andy Oram, an editor specializing in open source, software engineering, and health IT, attende...

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Insurers Seeking Rate Hikes of 20 Percent Or More for 2017

Kaiser Health News, May 26, 2016

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

The p...

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It’s Still Hard to Get Birth Control Pills in California without a Prescription

NPR, May 26, 2016
by Kelly O'Mara

It has been more than 18 months since California's governor signed a law that allows...

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The Other Bathroom Wars:

New York Times, May 25, 2016
by K. J. Dell'antonia

Jana Serge remembers her father pushing her wheelchair into a men’s room in the late 1970s. &...

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New York Legislature Cuts Taxes on Tampons and Other Feminine Hygiene Products

New York Times, May 25, 2016
by Associated Press

ALBANY — The State Legislature has given its final approval to a bill exempting tampons and o...

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The Neuroethics of Biomarkers:

Oxford University Press, 2016
by Matthew L. Baum (Student Fellow Alumnus)

About the Book: 

Neuroscientists are mining nucleic acids, blood, saliva, and brain images in...

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Call for Papers:

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Call for Papers:
The Rutgers Journal of Bioethics

Deadline: November 11, 2016

MISSION AND PURPOSE OF THE RUTGERS JOURNAL OF BIOETHICS

As members of the Bioethics Society o...

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SRC Doctoral Fellows Program

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SRC Doctoral Fellows Program
Science, Religion, and Culture at Harvard Divinity School

Deadline: Review of applications starts on May 31, 2016.

The Doctoral Fellowship is a competitive two-year fellowship that provides exposure, intellectual t...

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SRC Junior Fellows Program

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SRC Junior Fellows Program
Science, Religion, and Culture at Harvard Divinity School

Deadline: Applications submitted by June 1 will receive full review.

Open to master's students and advanced undergraduates with research interests in science studie...

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The Relationship Between Bioethics and U.S. Health Law:

In The Oxford Handbook of U.S. Healthcare Law, I. Glenn Cohen, Allison K. Hoffman, and William M. Sage, eds., May 2016
by I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

Abstract: This chapter explores the way bioethics is taught as part of U.S. health law. It beg...

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Healey, other AGs demand CDC study on gun violence

Boston Globe, May 24, 2016
by Michael Levenson

About a dozen attorneys general, led by Maura Healey, are asking Congress to allow the nation&rsquo...

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From Medical Experimentation to Non-Medical Experimentation:

Charles Fried, Medical Experimentation: Personal Integrity and Social Policy, New Edition (Oxford University Press), May 2016
by I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director) and D. James Greiner

First published in 1974, Charles Fried's Medical Experimentation is a classic stateme...

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Din Erupts Over Obama’s Proposed Medicare Payment Plan

Kaiser Health News, May 23, 2016

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

Patie...

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Here’s what CEOs think of candidates’ healthcare ideas

Modern Healthcare, May 21, 2016
by Shannon Muchmore

The nation's top healthcare leaders overwhelmingly back the Affordable Care Act and suppor...

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