NHS patients to be asked about sexuality

BBC News, October 15, 2017

Health professionals in England are to be told to ask patients aged 16 or over about their sexual orientation, under new NHS guidelines. NHS England said no-one would be forced to answer the question but… Read More

Why Price’s conservative imprint on HHS is likely to endure

Politico, October 3, 2017
by Paul Demko, David Pittman, and Brianna Ehley

Tom Price may be gone as Health and Human Services secretary, but his efforts to put a conservative stamp on the $1.1 trillion agency, from promoting faith groups to scrapping Obamacare implementation,… Read More

Movie’s Ads Protest Rules Restricting Gay Men From Donating Blood

New York Times, September 24, 2017
by Brooks Barnes

LOS ANGELES — The last “Saw” movie, released by Lionsgate in 2010, was advertised as “the final chapter.” But you didn’t think a franchise with roughly $1 billion in… Read More

Anger as Brazilian judge backs anti-gay ‘therapy’

BBC News, September 20, 2017

Brazilian activists and celebrities have condemned a court ruling that approves a "cure" for gay people. Waldemar de Carvalho, a federal judge in the capital Brasilia, backed a psychologist who had her… Read More

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 National LGBT Bar Association as one of their 2016 “Best LGBT Lawyers Under 40!”… 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

Blood Illuminated: Panel Discussion of FDA Blood Ban From Gay and Bisexual Men

YouTube Video of Event at Katzen Arts Center, American University, October 6, 2015
by I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

From a description of the event on Out Magazine: Dating back to a policy enacted during the height of the AIDS crisis, for three decades men who have sex with men (MSM) have been banned from giving blood… Read More

Faculty Director I. Glenn Cohen: New Blood-Donor Policy, Same Gay Stigma

New York Times, May 21, 2015
by I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director) and Eli Y. Adashi

Faculty Director I. Glenn Cohen has co-authored an op-ed for the New York Times on the FDA's new blood donor policy. From the piece: LAST week, the Food and Drug Administration released highly… 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

Course: “Leadership Development in Global Health: Politics, Public Health, and the Right to Health”
Harvard School of Public Health

Deadline: January 28, 2015

SPRING 1 GHP 552-1: Leadership Development in Global Health: Politics, Public Health and the Right to Health Instructor: Dr. Leslie Ramsammy, Minister of Agriculture of Guyana Wednesdays, 8:30 AM-10:20… 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

US FDA to Consider Lifting Ban on Gay Men Donating Blood

International Business Times, November 30, 2014
by Hannah Osborne, quoting I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

[...] Speaking of the forthcoming discussion, Glenn Cohen, a medical ethics professor at Harvard Law School, said: "It's a little crazy that you can shed blood for your country, but you can't… 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

Advocacy Coordinator
MergerWatch, New York City

Deadline: October 15, 2014

MergerWatch is seeking a dynamic individual to join our staff as Advocacy Coordinator. This individual will report directly to the MergerWatch Director.  Key areas of responsibility Provide information,… Read More