REGISTER NOW! 2015 Annual Conference
Law, Religion, and Health in America

Saturday, May 09, 2015
Conferences
2014-2015
Wasserstein Hall, Milstein East BC
1585 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

Registration is now available online!

Conference Description

Religion and medicine have historica...

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After Hobby Lobby:
What Is Caesar's, What Is God's?

Thursday, May 07, 2015 4:00 - 6:00 PM
Conferences
2014-2015
Wasserstein Hall, Milstein East BC
Harvard Law School, 1585 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

Pre-Conference Session

As prelude to the 2015 Petrie-Flom Center Annual Conference, “La...

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Surgeon General Vivek Murthy On Gun Control, Vaccines And Science

NPR, April 27, 2015
by Scott Simon, interviewing Vivek Murthy

Surgeon General Vivek Murthy was officially sworn in this week. His confirmation was held up for mo...

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Inside The $35 Billion Addiction Treatment Industry

Forbes, April 27, 2015
by Dan Munro

The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependency estimates that over 23 million American...

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HIV home test kit goes on sale in UK:

BBC News, April 27, 2015
by Smitha Mundasad

The first legally approved HIV self-test kit that allows people to get a result in 15 minutes at ho...

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Britain’s National Health Service, Creaking but Revered, Looms Over Elections

New York Times, April 25, 2015
by Stephen Castle

LONDON — The room was bare and crowded, and as patients waited impassively to see a doctor, w...

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Bill Requiring Vaccination of Children Advances in California, but Hurdles Remain

New York Times, April 22, 2015
by Jennifer Medina

LOS ANGELES — A bill that would require nearly all children in California to be vaccinated by...

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Battle Over Florida Legislation Casts a Chill Over Gun Inquiries

JAMA, April 22, 2015
by Bridget M. Kuehn, MSJ

Early in his career, Louis B. St. Petery Jr, MD, a pediatrician in Tallahassee, Florida, attended t...

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Californians Can Now Pay Cash For Health Insurance At 7-Eleven

NPR, April 21, 2015
by Sarah Varney

The largest publicly run health plan in the nation, L.A. Care, will allow customers who do not have...

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Federal Panel Revisits Contested Recommendation On Mammograms

NPR, April 20, 2015
by Katherine Hobson

In 2009, I was among the scrum of reporters covering the controversial advice from the U.S. Prevent...

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Bill Would Give F.D.A. More Muscle on Cosmetics

New York Times, April 20, 2015
by Rachel Abrams

For decades, the Food and Drug Administration has had fewer than a dozen pages of instruc...

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The placebo effect might be totally misunderstood, and a new finding could spark ‘a revolution’

Business Insider, April 15, 2015
by Lisa Rapaport

(Reuters Health) -  Some people may be genetically programmed to feel better after taking plac...

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Nut So Fast, Kind Bars:

NPR, April 15, 2015
by Poncie Rutsch

If you're deciding between a candy bar and a fruit-and-nut bar, and health is top of mind, the...

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Senior Director for Research

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Senior Director for Research
Association of State and Territorial Health Officials

Deadline: Open until filled.

The Senior Director for Research leads ASTHO’s work in the area of Public Health Service...

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AMA Journal of Ethics Editor Position

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AMA Journal of Ethics Editor Position
American Medical Association

Deadline: Open until filled.

The AMA Journal of Ethics (JOE) is the American Medical Association's MEDLINE-indexed ethics pu...

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2015 INS Annual Meeting: Call for Abstracts

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2015 INS Annual Meeting: Call for Abstracts
International Neuroethics Society

Deadline: April 30, 2015

Call for Abstracts

Present your research to colleagues from around the world at the 2015 Internati...

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2015 Human Rights Summer Program

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2015 Human Rights Summer Program
Columbia University

Deadline: Vary based on session.

ISHR’s summer program, developed in conjunction with Columbia University’s School of Co...

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“Ending Institutional Corruption” conference, May 1-2

Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University, April 14, 2015

On Friday, May 1, and Saturday, May 2, several Petrie-Flom Center affiliates will participate in th...

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Study Finds Broad Rise in Medication Use by Those Newly Joining Medicaid

New York Times, April 14, 2015
by Katie Thomas

People newly covered by Medicaid drove a significant increase in prescription drug use in...

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Why Some Doctors Are Hesitant To Screen Smokers For Lung Cancer

NPR, April 13, 2015
by Anders Kelto

In February, Medicare announced that it would pay for an annual lung cancer screening test for cert...

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Uninsured Rate Drops To 11.9%, Poll Finds

Kaiser Health News, April 13, 2015

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

The...

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More Proof That the Richer You Are, the Healthier You’ll Be:

Bloomberg Business, April 13, 2015
by John Tozzi

No matter how much you earn, people who earn more than you are likelier to be healthier and live lo...

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Doctors Make House Calls On Tablets Carried By Houston Firefighters

NPR, April 9, 2015
by Carrie Feibel

[...] Previously, Hooper might have taken Carrington to the ER, just to be safe.

But now he h...

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Director of Bioethics

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Director of Bioethics
Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences

Deadline: Open until filled.

Job Title:

Director of Bioethics for Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS); Director of th...

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Gilead’s $1,000 Pill Is Hard for States to Swallow:

Wall Street Journal, April 8, 2015
by Joseph Walker

A pricey pill made by Gilead Sciences Inc. caused Medicaid spending on hepatitis C t...

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Kansas Limits Abortion Method, Opening a New Line of Attack

New York Times, April 7, 2015
by Erik Eckholm

Kansas on Tuesday became the first state to sharply restrict or alter the most common technique use...

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Study Warns of Diet Supplement Dangers Kept Quiet by F.D.A.

New York Times, April 7, 2015
by Anahad O'Connor

Popular weight-loss and workout supplements on sale in hundreds of vitamin shops across the nation...

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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 s...

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Religious colleges seek contraception mandate exception like for-profit companies

Washington Times, April 6, 2015
by Tom Howell Jr., quoting Holly F. Lynch (Executive Director)

From the article:

Corporations with religious objections have already been granted relief from Oba...

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Breast Milk Sold Online Contaminated With Cow’s Milk

NPR, April 7, 2015
by Michaeleen Doucleff

Selling breast milk is big business.

Each year tens of thousands of women post ads on websites, of...

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France moves to ban underweight models, ‘pro-ana’ websites

PBS Newshour, April 3, 2015
by Corinne Segal

The French National Assembly has passed two measures that would outlaw hiring underweight catwalk m...

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Cold Spring Harbor Lab, Seeking Human Subjects, Teams Up With Hospital System

New York Times, April 2, 2015
by Anemona Hartocollis

COLD SPRING HARBOR, N.Y. — Some of the world’s finest scientists live in a former whali...

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Contrived Threats v. Uncontrived Warnings:

University of Chicago Law Review, Vol. 83, No. 2, 2016
by Professor Einer Elhauge (Founding Director)

Professor Einer Elhauge has posted an updated version of his article, “Contrived Threats and...

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Johns Hopkins Sued For $1 Billion Over Unethical STD Study

BuzzFeed News, April 2, 2015
by Azeen Ghorayshi, quoting I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

More than 780 people filed a $1 billion lawsuit Wednesday against Johns Hopkins University over exp...

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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 l...

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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-dol...

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Margaret Hamburg Ends Six-Year Run As FDA Commissioner

NPR, April 1, 2015
by Robert Siegel, interviewing Margaret Hamburg

Margaret Hamburg ended her run this week as one of the longest serving Food and Drug Administration...

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Philomathia Research Associate in Law (Fixed Term)

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Philomathia Research Associate in Law (Fixed Term)
University of Cambridge

Deadline: May 01, 2015

Applications are invited for a Philomathia Postdoctoral Fellowship in Intellectual Property Law and...

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An Interview with I. Glenn Cohen on Selling Human Organs

Talks on Law, March 2015
by Joel Cohen interviewing I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

Faculty Director I. Glenn Cohen joins Joel Cohen from Talks on Law to discuss selling human organs....

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Clinical Trial Design

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Clinical Trial Design
Harvard Catalyst, Harvard Medical School

Deadline: April 01, 2015

Clinical Trial Design (CTD) is an opportunity for new clinical investigators who have an idea for d...

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Research Director

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Research Director
The Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics, Harvard University

Deadline: Open until filled.

Come work with us! The Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University invites applications...

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Faculty Position: Henry Rutgers Professor of Bioethics

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Faculty Position: Henry Rutgers Professor of Bioethics
Rutgers University

Deadline: Open until filled.

Rutgers University is pleased to announce its search for the first Henry Rutgers Professor of Bioet...

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Call for Abstracts

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Call for Abstracts
Australian Centre for Health Law Research, Queensland University of Technology

Deadline: April 24, 2015

Biosecurity in a Globalised World: The Adoption of the Revised International Health Regulations &nd...

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