With Health Care For 9 Million Children On The Line, Congress Barrels Toward Shutdown

Kaiser Health News, January 19, 2018

KHN Morning Briefing: Summaries of health policy coverage from major news organizations The House passed the short-term funding bill after threats from the Freedom Caucus died down, but it appears… Read More

What if CHIP Funds Run Out? Here’s What 6 Families Would Do

New York Times, January 10, 2018
by Fahima Haque

The Children’s Health Insurance Program, better known as CHIP, covers nearly nine million children whose parents earn too much for Medicaid, but not enough to afford other coverage. But the program,… Read More

Long-Term Solution For CHIP Funding On Docket As Congress Returns To Jam-Packed Schedule

Kaiser Health News, January 2, 2018

KHN Morning Briefing: Summaries of health policy coverage from major news organizations Right before the Christmas break, Congress plowed $3 billion into the Children's Health Insurance… Read More

‘What Are We Going to Do About Tyler?’

ProPublica, December 28, 2017
by Sarah Smith, photos by Mike Belleme

[...] Tyler didn’t fall through any cracks. Mississippi didn’t lose track of him. A review of available records suggests that Mississippi may well have the worst record of any state for prolonged… Read More

E.P.A. Wanted Years to Study Lead Paint Rule. It Got 90 Days.

New York Times, December 27, 2017
by Lisa Friedman

WASHINGTON — A federal appeals court on Wednesday ordered the Environmental Protection Agency to revise its nearly 17-year-old standard for dangerous levels of lead in paint and dust within one year,… Read More

Hospitals Find Asthma Hot Spots More Profitable To Neglect Than Fix

Kaiser Health News, December 6, 2017
by Jay Hancock and Rachel Bluth and Daniel Trielli

[...] Residents of this area visit hospitals for asthma flare-ups at more than four times the rate of people from the city’s wealthier neighborhoods, according to data analyzed by Kaiser Health… Read More

States Sound Warning That Kids’ Health Insurance Is At Risk

NPR, November 30, 2017
by Selena Simmons-Duffin and Ashley Lopez, KUT

This week, Colorado became the first state to notify families that children who receive health insurance through the Children's Health Insurance Program are in danger of losing their coverage.… Read More

Texas parents wait in limbo as policymakers struggle to save Children’s Health Insurance Program

TexasTribune, November 30, 2017
by Matthew Choi and Claire Allbright

It’s been two months since inaction in Congress put health insurance for more than 400,000 Texas children in jeopardy, and for people like Raquel Cruz, the uncertainty is taking a toll.… Read More

Colorado Warns Residents Congress Is About to Let Children’s Health Insurance Funding Run Out

Slate, November 27, 2017
by Ben Mathis Lilley

Colorado has notified residents that the federally funded Children's Health Insurance Program will shut down in early 2018 if Congress doesn't act to renew funding that expired on Sept. 30; the… 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

Second Chance Kids

Frontline, PBS, May 2, 2017
by Featuring Robert Kinscherff (Senior Fellow in Law and Applied Neuroscience)

On May 2, 2017, PBS's Frontline aired "Second Chance Kids," an exploration of the fight over the fate of juveniles in prison for murder, following a landmark Supreme Court ruling. Robert… Read More

Bioethics Instructor or Assistant Professor
Division of Medical Ethics and Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, NYULMC

Deadline: Open until filled.

The Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (https://med.nyu.edu/child-adolescent-psychiatry/) at NYU Langone Medical Center and the Division of Medical Ethics in the Department of Population… Read More

EpiPen Maker Quietly Steers Effort That Could Protect Its Price

New York Times, September 16, 2016
by Eric Lipton and Rachel Abrams, quoting Rachel E. Sachs (Academic Fellow Alumnus)

[...] The idea being advanced is simple: If the EpiPen makes the federal preventive list, most Americans would have no insurance co-pay when getting the product. That means they could obtain… Read More

Pediatrician for Pediatric Research Ethics
Office of Pediatric Therapeutics

Deadline: June 05, 2016

The Office of Pediatric Therapeutics (OPT), located in the FDA Office of the Commissioner, is seeking a pediatrician with experience in pediatric research ethics. OPT provides ethical expertise for… Read More

Scholars Discuss Role of Neuroscience in Youth Criminal Justice

Harvard Crimson, September 29, 2015
by Jonah S. Lefkoe

Check out the Harvard Crimson's summary of our first event of the year, "From Trouble Teens to Tsarnaev: Promises and Perils of Adolescent Neuroscience and the Law."  This event was part… Read More

Review of Human subjects research regulation: perspectives on the future

Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics, Vol. 36, Issue 2, April 2015
by Lydia Stewart Ferreira (Visiting Scholar)

Petrie-Flom Visiting Scholar Lydia Stewart Ferreira, currently Adjunct Professor at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law and Osgoode Hall Law School, recently published a review… Read More

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… Read More

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. [...] Panel… Read More

Senior Fellow for Law & Neuroscience Amanda Pustilnik Guest Lecturing in HLS Seminar

Petrie-Flom, January 21, 2015

As part of her work with the Petrie-Flom Center and Center for Law Brain and Behavior at MGH's Project on Law and Applied Neuroscience, Senior Fellow Amanda C. Pustilnik will be a regular guest lecturer… Read More

Two Full-Time Faculty Positions
Treuman Katz Center for Pediatric Bioethics, University of Washington Seattle

Deadline: December 15, 2014

The Treuman Katz Center for Pediatric Bioethics, Seattle Children’ Research Institute and the Division of Bioethics, Department of Pediatrics, University of Washington School of Medicine invite applications… Read More

Call for Papers: Emerging Family Law Scholars Workshop
Family Law and Policy Program, University of Illinois College of Law

Deadline: December 01, 2014

The Family Law and Policy Program at the University of Illinois College of Law—in conjunction with the University of Minnesota Law School, the Brooklyn Law School, and the University of South Carolina… Read More

Part-Time Clinical Ethicist
Office of Ethics, Boston Children's Hospital

Deadline: October 31, 2014

The Office of Ethics at Boston Children's Hospital is immediately seeking a part-time Clinical Ethicist (ReqId: 33741BR). At BCH, each Clinical Ethicist provides formal and informal ethics consultations,… Read More

Human Subjects Research Regulation

MIT Press, August 2014
by I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director) and Holly Fernandez Lynch (Executive Director), eds.

Human Subjects Research Regulation: Perspectives on the Future (MIT Press 2014), co-edited by Petrie-Flom Center Faculty Director, I. Glenn Cohen, and Executive Director, Holly Fernandez Lynch, stems from… Read More

Delaying Pregnancy and Parenthood

The Forum at the Harvard School of Public Health, May 21, 2014
by Featuring I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

In a new report, the National Center for Health Statistics at the CDC has confirmed that the average age at which American women deliver their first babies has increased in the last 40 years. The… Read More