Germany Must Allow Third Gender Category, Court Rules

New York Times, November 9, 2017
by Melissa Bennett and Jessica Eddy

BERLIN — Germany must create a third gender category for people who do not identify as either male or female or were born with ambiguous sexual traits, the country’s constitutional court ruled… Read More

Call for Submissions: Special Issue “Genetic Discrimination and the Law”
Laws

Deadline: February 05, 2018

Description Genetic science and technology are advancing at a fast pace, with scientists continuing to make genetic discoveries with respect to the make-up of the human body, and the cause and effect of… Read More

Pre-order now and get 30% off! Specimen Science

MIT Press, September 2017
by Edited by Holly Fernandez Lynch (Executive Director), Barbara E. Bierer, I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director), and Suzanne M. Rivera

Pre-order through MIT Press and receive 30% off using discount code MSPECIMEN30: Order now! This edited volume stems from a conference in 2015 that brought together leading experts to address key… Read More

Review of Human Subjects Research Regulation: Perspectives on the Future

American Journal of Bioethics, Vol. 16, Issue 12 (2016)
by Erin Phinney Johnson

From the review: Overall, the editors present an intriguing look at the concerns currently facing human subjects research regulation and provide a number of suggestions for how to go about solving some… Read More

EVENT POSTPONED: HLS Library Book Talk: Charles Fried on Medical Experimentation

Harvard Law School, TBD
by featuring I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at noon Harvard Law School Room WCC 2036 Milstein East B/C 1585 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge Lunch will be provided.   More About Medical Experimentation: Personal… Read More

ORDER NOW & RECEIVE 30% OFF: Nudging Health

Johns Hopkins University Press, October 2016
by I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director), Holly Fernandez Lynch (Executive Director), and Christopher T. Robertson (Academic Fellow alumnus), eds.

Abstract of the Introduction:  This introductory chapter to the edited volume Nudging Health: Health Law and Behavioral Economics (I. Glenn Cohen, Holly Fernandez Lynch, Christopher T. Robertson,… Read More

Rights, Nudging, and the Good of Others

16 American Journal of Bioethics 11, Published online October 17, 2016
by Luke Gelinas (Petrie-Flom/Harvard Catalyst Fellow in Clinical Research Ethics)

Luke Gelinas, the Petrie-Flom/Harvard Catalyst Fellow in Clinical Research Ethics, has a new article commentary out in the American Journal of Bioethics responding to a new article (in the same… Read More

Issues With Tissues

16 American Journal of Bioethics 11, Published online October 17, 2016
by Emily Largent (Student Fellow Alumna)

Student Fellow Alumna Emily Largent has a new article commentary out in the American Journal of Bioethics, in which she responds to a new article (in the same issue) on The ethics of organ donor registration… Read More

Professor offers basics of bioethics and the law in 90 minutes

Harvard Gazette, September 20, 2016
by Deborah Blackwell, reviewing lecture by I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

On September 13, 2016, Petrie-Flom Faculty Director I. Glenn Cohen delivered a lecture at the Harvard Ed Portal as part of his online EdX course "Bioethics: The Law, Medicine, and Ethics of Reproductive… Read More

FDA Regulations Limit Blood Donations From Gay Men

CBS San Francisco, June 14, 2016
by Holly Quan, featuring I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

Excerpt from the article: On World Blood Donation Day and in the wake of the Orlando mass shooting, a leading bioethicist Tuesday called for a change in the FDA’s policy regulating blood donations… Read More

After The Orlando Massacre, Many In The LGBTQ Community Are Turned Away From Giving Blood

Greater Boston (WGBH), June 14, 2016
by Nikki Blank, interviewing I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

Excerpt from interview: Early in the 1980's, there was a lifetime ban or deferral for any man who had ever had sex with another man. Even once. But in May, the FDA released new recommendations… Read More

2016 Global School Health Rights Litigation Course
O’Neill Institute and Harvard FXB

Deadline: June 1, 2016

Join the O’Neill Institute and Harvard FXB for the 2016 Global School Health Rights Litigation course from June 13th - 17th at Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, DC! This one-week… Read More

J-PAL Health Care Delivery Innovation Competition
MIT

Deadline: June 17, 2016

The J-PAL Health Care Delivery Innovation Competition will support visionary health care leaders in rigorously evaluating programs that deploy health and social services to improve health outcomes and… Read More

2016 Institute for the Study of Human Rights Summer Program
Columbia University

Deadline: May 12, 2016

ISHR’s summer program, developed in conjunction with Columbia University’s School of Professional Studies, emphasizes the interaction between human rights theory and practice and offers… Read More

Power, Suffering, and the Struggle for Dignity

University of Pennsylvania Press, December 2015
by Alicia Ely Yamin (Global Health and Human Rights Initiative Fellow Alumna)

“A brilliant, highly readable, and moving book.” -Philip Alston, UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and Extreme Poverty “This book deftly illustrates the core purpose of a human… Read More

Petrie-Flom Welcomes New Harvard Catalyst Fellow in Clinical Research Ethics

Petrie-Flom Center, August 17, 2015

We are pleased to announce our newest addition, Luke Gelinas, who will be serving as the first Petrie-Flom Center/Harvard Catalyst Fellow in Clinical Research Ethics. Luke earned his PhD in Philosophy… Read More

Funding Opportunity: Ethical Issues in Research on HIV/AIDS and its Co-Morbidities
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)

Deadline: January 07, 2016

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), National Institutes of Health is issuing a program announcement for grants on Ethical Issues in Research on HIV/AIDS and Its Co-Morbidities. … Read More

This is Your Brain on Human Rights: Moral Enhancement and Human Rights

Law and Ethics of Human Rights, Vol 9, Issue 1, pp. 1-41 (2015) Symposium, Human Rights and Human Minds, 2015
by I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

Faculty Director I. Glenn Cohen has authored a new paper on the use of moral enhacement to increase the respect for human rights. Abstract: It seems fair to say that human rights law takes the… Read More

Lecturer in Discipline: Bioethics
Columbia University

Deadline: July 01, 2015

Requisition Number: 0005660   Field(s) of Specialization: Bioethics   Position Title: Lecturer in Discipline   Department: 4610- SCE Continuing Education   Department Number: 4610  … Read More

HHS rewrites Obamacare rules

The Washington Times, May 11, 2015
by Tom Howell Jr., quoting Holly Fernandez Lynch (Executive Director)

From the article: The Obama administration on Monday ordered all insurers to provide IUDs, the contraceptive patch and other birth control free of out-of-pocket charge to all women, thereby rewriting… Read More

Call for Papers: 2016 American Journal of Law & Medicine Symposium
Boston University School of Law

Deadline: May 15, 2015

Global Infectious Diseases: New Challenges and Solutions Infectious diseases were once relegated to the dustbin of history, but today emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases threaten health and health… Read More

2015 Human Rights Summer Program
Columbia University

Deadline: May 14, 2015

ISHR’s summer program, developed in conjunction with Columbia University’s School of Continuing Education, emphasizes the interaction between human rights theory and practice and offers… Read More

Johns Hopkins Faces Lawsuit Over Global STD Research

The Kojo Nnamdi Show, April 7, 2015
by Kojo Nnamdi, interviewing Holly F. Lynch (Executive Director)

Between 1945 and 1956, American researchers knowingly exposed hundreds of Guatemalan villagers to sexually transmitted diseases without their knowledge. President Obama has formally apologized for the… Read More

Johns Hopkins Sued for Guatemala Experiments

The Scientist, April 2, 2015
by Tracy Vence, quoting I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director) and Holly F. Lynch (Executive Director)

From the article: Johns Hopkins University and other institutions are facing an up-to-$1 billion lawsuit brought by nearly 800 research participants and their families regarding experiments conducted… Read More

Hopkins faces $1B lawsuit over role in government study that gave subjects STDs

The Baltimore Sun, April 1, 2015
by Scott Dance, quoting Holly F. Lynch (Executive Director) and I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

From the article:  Nearly 800 former research subjects and their families filed a billion-dollar lawsuit Wednesday against the Johns Hopkins University, blaming the institution for its role in… 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

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

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

Deadline: February 25, 2015

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. Read More

FDA plans to end prohibition on blood donation by gay men, with conditions

PBS News Hour, December 23, 2014
by Gwen Ifill, interviewing I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

"[...] the ban that we had in place was really outdated. It dates back to 1983, the early days of the HIV crisis, and a few things have changed since then. First of all our ability to test and test quickly… Read More

F.D.A. Easing Ban on Gays, to Let Some Give Blood

New York Times, December 23, 2014
by Sabrina Tavernise, quoting I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

[...] “This is a major victory for gay civil rights,” said I. Glenn Cohen, a law professor at Harvard who specializes in bioethics and health. “We’re leaving behind the old view… Read More

FDA Announces Plans to End Lifetime Ban on Gay Men Donating Blood

Vice News, December 23, 2014
by Colleen Curry, quoting I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

[...] Harvard Law School bioethics and the law professor I. Glenn Cohen told VICE News that while he thought the FDA's proposed policy change is a good first step, it does not go far enough. According… Read More

US lifts ban on gay men donating blood — as long as they don’t have sex with other men

Vox, December 23, 2014
by Sarah Kliff and Julia Belluz, quoting I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

[...] Glenn Cohen, a Harvard Law professor who wrote about the blood donor rule in JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association, sees a one-year deferral as an interim step, but thinks it's… Read More

FDA Advisors Not Sold on Lifting Ban on Gay Men Giving Blood

Philly.com, December 3, 2014
by Dennis Thomson, quoting I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

[...] The FDA first adopted the policy at the dawn of the AIDS crisis. However, changing times and technological advances have rendered the decades-old ban obsolete, according to Glenn Cohen, who directs… Read More

Decades-old ban on blood donations from gay men to be revisited

MSNBC, December 1, 2014
by Andrea Mitchell interviewing I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

Petrie-Flom Faculty Director I. Glenn Cohen, who co-wrote the argument against the ban on gay male blood donation in the Journal of the American Medical Association, joins NBC's Andrea Mitchell… Read More

Will FDA Lift Gay Blood Donor Ban?

NewsMax Health, December 1, 2014
by Quoting I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

[...] "They really are out of step with the rest of the world," Glenn Cohen, a Harvard Law School professor, told the Post. In a recent article in the Journal of the American Medical Association,… Read More

Government could ease 31-year-old ban on blood donations from gay men

Washington Post, November 29, 2014
by Brady Dennis, quoting I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

[...] “They really are out of step with the rest of the world,” said Glenn Cohen, a Harvard Law School professor who with two colleagues recently argued in the Journal of the American Medical… Read More

FDA weighs lifting ban on blood donations from gay men

The Hill, November 28, 2014
by Sarah Ferris, quoting I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

[...] “The public health rationale for this ban has kind of been packed away,” said Glenn Cohen, a medical ethics professor at Harvard Law School who criticized the ban in an article recently… Read More

Reconsideration of the Lifetime Ban on Blood Donation by Men Who Have Sex With Men

JAMA, July 23, 2014
by I. Glenn Cohen, JD (Faculty Director); Jeremy Feigenbaum, JD; Eli Y. Adashi, MD, MS

Faculty Director I. Glenn Cohen has co-authored a new Viewpoint piece in the July 23/30, 2014 issue of JAMA, arguing for the end of the FDA's lifetime ban on blood donation by men who have sex with… Read More

The Nuremberg Code

This early and historically significant statement, crafted in response to the abuses of Nazi experimentation with humans during World War II, outlines the principles of research ethics. Read More