SAVE THE DATE: Third Annual Health Law Year in P/Review

Friday, January 30, 2015 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Conferences
2014-2015

At our Third Annual Health Law Year in P/Review, we will welcome experts discussing major developments during 2014 and what to watch…

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Book Launch: Patients with Passports: Medical Tourism, Law, and Ethics

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 12:00 PM
Lectures and Panels
2014-2015
Harvard Law School Library, Langdell Hall, Caspersen Room
1557 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

I. Glenn Cohen's new book Patients with Passports: Medical Tourism, Law, and Ethics  (Oxford University Press, 2014) is the first comprehensive…

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Screening of Fed Up

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 4:30 - 6:30 PM
Lectures and Panels
2014-2015
Ames Courtroom, Austin Hall
Harvard Law School, 1575 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138

Documentary Synopsis:Everything we’ve been told about food and exercise for the past 30 years is dead wrong. Fed Up is the film…

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Paid Summer Internship in Health Services Research

Paid Summer Internship in Health Services Research
Summer Undergraduate Minority Research Program, University of Pennsylvania

Deadline: February 01, 2015

The University of Pennsylvania’s Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics (LDI) offers paid summer internships for underrepresented minority undergraduates, or any other undergrads interested in exploring the field of health services research.  LDI is…

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Practice Associate

Practice Associate
Medicaid Accountable Care Organization Demonstration Project, Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers

Deadline: December 01, 2014

Overview The Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers is a 501c3 that is engaged in a three year Medicaid Accountable Care Organization Demonstration Project. Through the ACO, the Coalition is working to…

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Emerging Issues and New Frontiers for FDA Regulation

Monday, October 20, 2014 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Conferences
2014-2015
Washington, DC

The Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at Harvard Law School and the Food and Drug Law Institute are pleased to…

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Beyond Brittany: Assisted Suicides Happen in Every State, Insiders Say

NBC News, October 18, 2014
by Bill Briggs, quoting I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

From the article:  [...] Indeed, one of the three choices for terminally ill Americans seeking a physician’s aid to end their lives is to “get illegal assistance in your home…

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Facebook and Apple Are Now Paying for Egg Freezing

HuffPost Live, October 15, 2014
by Nancy Redd, interviewing I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

In this segment of HuffPost Live, host Nancy Redd interviews Faculty Director I. Glenn Cohen to discuss the recent news that Facebook and Apple will now offer their employees the…

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Can Big Data Cure Cancer?

U.S. News, October 15, 2014
by Lindsey Cook, quoting I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

From the article:  In some ways, the learning health system has been around since the beginning of medicine, says Glenn Cohen, a professor specializing in health law policy at Harvard…

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Full or Part-Time Bioethics Junior Faculty Member

Full or Part-Time Bioethics Junior Faculty Member
Center for Bioethics, Harvard Medical School

Deadline: November 07, 2014

Harvard Medical School’s new Center for Bioethics is pleased to announce a Request for Applications to recruit one or more faculty members for junior appointments as instructor, assistant professor, or associate professor with…

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Associate Director for Research

Associate Director for Research
Center for Bioethics, Geisinger Health System

Deadline: Open until filled.

Geisinger’s initiatives in bioethics are entering a new phase of growth, spurred in part by the system’s embrace of the IOM’s concept of a learning health care system—a phase that will include both…

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Apple, Facebook Will Pay for Employees to Freeze Their Eggs

ABC World News, October 14, 2014
by Alyssa Newcomb and Catherine Cole, quoting I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

From the article: [...] Glenn Cohen, a professor at Harvard Law School and an expert in the intersection of bioethics and law, said the perk could be perceived in several…

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What About Ebola’s Impact on Insurers?

CBS, October 14, 2014
by Bruce Kennedy

Along with all the concerns regarding the ongoing Ebola epidemic, here's one many people probably haven't considered: What about health care and life insurance costs if the disease were to…

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Dallas Residents Still Trust Texas Health Presbyterian

The Atlantic, October 10, 2014
by Olga Khazan

[...] So why are people so sympathetic to a hospital that made an egregious—and possibly fatal—error involving a highly contagious virus? Whether deserved or not, medical workers are often crested…

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2015-2016 Law & Biosciences Post-Doctoral Fellowship Program

2015-2016 Law & Biosciences Post-Doctoral Fellowship Program
Science & Society, Duke University

Deadline: February 01, 2015

The Fellowship The Law & Biosciences Fellowship is a residential fellowship that provides an opportunity to become involved in the activities of Science & Society and Duke University, while pursuing independent…

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Student Contractor

Student Contractor
Program in Human Research Ethics and Oversight (PHREO), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Deadline: October 31, 2014

The Program in Human Research Ethics and Oversight (PHREO) at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) oversees the ethics of all research involving human participants that is conducted by EPA scientists or funded…

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Jeanne Shaheen says Scott Brown backed bill to let employers use religious opt-out on mammograms

PolitiFact, October 10, 2014
by Louis Jacobson, quoting Holly Fernandez Lynch (Executive Director)

From the article:  [...] Holly Fernandez Lynch, a Harvard bioethicist and author of Conflicts of Conscience in Health Care: An Institutional Compromise, called the claim "technically true" but "a bit…

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Death of Thomas Eric Duncan in Dallas Fuels Alarm Over Ebola

New York Times, October 8, 2014
by Manny Fernandez and Dave Philipps

[...] The death Wednesday morning of Mr. Duncan, 42, the Liberian man at the center of a widening public health scare and the first person with a case of Ebola…

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Doctors Who Don’t Know How to Talk About Death

The Atlantic, October 7, 2014
by Atul Gawande

I learned about a lot of things in medical school, but mortality wasn’t one of them. Although I was given a dry, leathery corpse to dissect in my first term,…

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Petrie-Flom Center Annual Open House - 2014

Monday, October 06, 2014 5:30 - 7:00 PM
Lectures and Panels
2014-2015
Wasserstein Hall, Milstein West AB
1585 Massachusetts Ave., 2nd floor, Cambridge, MA

Come learn more about what the Petrie-Flom Center does and how you can get involved at this gathering for faculty, colleagues,…

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Newsmax Panel: Experimental Ebola Drugs Have Run Out

Newsmax TV, October 6, 2014
by America's Forum, interviewing I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

From the article: [...] The Liberian man diagnosed with Ebola in Dallas is not receiving an experimental drug because there is a dearth of supply, according to Harvard law professor…

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Braley, Ernst debate anti-abortion legislation impact

PolitiFact, September 30, 2014
by Lauren Carroll, quoting I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

From the article: [...] In-vitro fertilization practices -- when a child is conceived in a lab outside of the body -- could also be affected. In-vitro fertilization specialists often create multiple…

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New Publications from Faculty Director I. Glenn Cohen

Petrie-Flom Center, 2014
by I.Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

"Las recientes controversias sobre la tecnología reproductiva en los Estados Unidos", in Glenn Cohen and Ester Farnos Amorós, Derecho y tecnologías reproductivas, Fundación Coloquio Jurídico Europeo, Madrid, 2014, pp. 11-98 (trans. Pablo…

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Deans’ Food System Challenge on Monday, October 27th

Deans’ Food System Challenge on Monday, October 27th
Harvard Innovation Lab

Kickoff Event: Monday, October 27th, 2014, 6:00 PM Location: Harvard Innovation Lab, 125 Western Avenue, Boston, MA Through the 2015 Deans’ Food System Challenge, creative and entrepreneurial students…

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The New Model of Interest Group Representation in Patent Law

Yale Journal of Law and Technology, October 1, 2014
by Rachel Sachs (Academic Fellow)

From the article: Traditional public choice theory postulates that interest group representation is primarily responsible for the passage of legislation in a variety of areas. Intellectual property scholars have largely…

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The Birth Control Shift

The Atlantic, October 1, 2014
by James Hamblin

As of this week, IUDs and implantable devices are almost unanimously the first-line recommendation for medical contraception in young women. According to an important new study that will appear in tomorrow's New England…

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U.S. Will Increase Production of the Ebola Drug ZMapp, but May Not Meet Demand

New York Times, October 1, 2014
by Andrew Pollock

Federal officials are planning to sharply increase production of ZMapp, which is viewed by many experts as the most promising experimental drug for treating people infected with Ebola in West…

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A Conversation with the HHS Office of the Inspector General

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 12:00 PM
Lectures and Panels
2014-2015
Wasserstein Hall, Room 3018
1585 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

A conversation with the Boston office of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General (OIG), Office…

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Faculty Postion: Bioethics

Faculty Postion: Bioethics
New York University Abu Dhabi

Deadline: Open until filled.

New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) is currently inviting applications for a tenured or tenure-track position at any level (assistant, associate, or full professor) in bioethics. Applicants must have a Ph.D. or…

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Faculty Position: Division of Medical Ethics

Faculty Position: Division of Medical Ethics
The Division of Medical Ethics in the Department of Population Health of NYU School of Medicine

Deadline: Open until filled.

The Division of Medical Ethics in the Department of Population Health of NYU School of Medicine seeks to recruit an Assistant Professor (Research) on the non-tenure track or Post Doctoral Fellow for a…

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FDA Cracks Down on Unproven Ebola Cures

On Sept. 23, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a warning letter to Rima Laibow and Ralph Fucetola of Natural Solutions Foundationinforming them that the company’s products, including Silver Sol Nano Silver…

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2015 Summer Ethics Fellowship for Medical Students

2015 Summer Ethics Fellowship for Medical Students
The Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics (FASPE)

Deadline: December 23, 2014

The Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics (FASPE) seeks applications for its 2015 medical fellowships. FASPE Medical, a component of a larger program that works with students in various…

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Open Rank, Tenure-Track or Tenured Position

Open Rank, Tenure-Track or Tenured Position
Department of Philosophy at Carnegie Mellon University

Deadline: November 01, 2014

The Department of Philosophy at Carnegie Mellon University has an open rank, tenure-track or tenured position available, with a preference for junior candidates, beginning August 2015. The Department invites applications from scholars in any branch…

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Clinical Director

Clinical Director
Clinical Ethics Consultation Service, Texas Children’s Hospital

Deadline: Open until filled.

The Baylor College of Medicine Center for Medical Ethics & Health Policy has recently partnered with Texas Children’s Hospital, one of the nation’s top children’s hospitals, to create a more enhanced clinical…

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Full-Time Clinical Ethicist

Full-Time Clinical Ethicist
Center for Medical Ethics & Health Policy, Baylor College of Medicine

Deadline: Open until filled.

The Baylor College of Medicine Center for Medical Ethics & Health Policy is seeking to hire a full-time clinical ethicist to join faculty and staff who lead a large (~450 consults/year) consultation…

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Clinical Ethics Fellowship

Clinical Ethics Fellowship
Center for Medical Ethics & Health Policy, Baylor College of Medicine

Deadline: Open until filled.

The Center for Medical Ethics & Health Policy at Baylor College of Medicine and the Houston Methodist Hospital System Biomedical Ethics Program are seeking applicants for our full-time clinical ethics fellowship, now in…

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Pediatric Ethics and Genomics Fellowship

Pediatric Ethics and Genomics Fellowship
Children’s Mercy Bioethics Center and the Center for Pediatric Genomic Medicine

Deadline: December 15, 2014

Children’s Mercy Hospital and Clinics invites applications for a one-year fellowship in Pediatric Ethics and Genomics. This fellowship will be supervised by faculty at the Children’s Mercy Bioethics Center and the…

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Soda Makers Coca-Cola, PepsiCo and Dr Pepper Join in Effort to Cut Americans’ Drink Calories

New York Times, September 23, 2014
by Stephanie Strom

The three largest soda companies — Coca-Cola, PepsiCo and the Dr Pepper Snapple Group — have pledged to cut the number of sugary drink calories that Americans consume by one-fifth…

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Ebola Cases Could Reach 1.4 Million Within 4 Months, CDC Estimates

New York Times, September 23, 2014
by Denise Grady

Yet another set of ominous projections about the Ebola epidemic in West Africa was released Tuesday, in a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that gave worst-…

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Birth Control Without a Prescription

The Atlantic, September 19, 2014
by Olga Khazan

Let it never be said that Republicans are fighting a Forever War on contraception. In several states, Republican candidates are calling for more birth control—on demand and sold right next to the…

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Research Ethics: Assistant or Associate Professor

Research Ethics: Assistant or Associate Professor
Children's Ethics Center, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

Deadline: Open until filled.

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC) invites applications for a faculty position in clinical ethics at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor.  The faculty member will be expected to develop a…

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Post-Trial Responsibilities:
Ethics and Implementation

Thursday, September 18, 2014 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Conferences
2014-2015
Wasserstein Hall, Milstein East AB
1585 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

Driving Directions

Please make sure to read the Hypothetical Post-Trial Scenarios prior to the event. Conference Description Who: Clinical research sponsors, investigators, funders, regulators, trial…

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Harvard Law Professor: Medicalization of Death is Problematic

Newsmax TV, September 17, 2014
by Courtney Coren, interviewing I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

From the interview: [...] Cohen: The idea here is that we think that execution is the state ending someone's life, and we don't want to make that look like a medical…

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US to Announce Major Increase in Aid to Fight Ebola

Washington Post, September 15, 2014
by Lena H. Sun

President Obama plans to announce a significant boost in the U.S. response to the worst Ebola outbreak in history in West Africa, including more involvement of the U.S. military, according…

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Maker of Hepatitis C Drug Strikes Deal on Generics for Poor Countries

New York Times, September 15, 2014
by Gardiner Harris

The maker of one of the costliest drugs in the world announced on Monday that it had struck agreements with seven Indian generic drug makers to sell lower-cost versions of…

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Changing Tack, GOP Candidates Support Over-The-Counter Birth Control

NPR, September 12, 2014
by Mara Liasson

A string of Republican candidates for Senate are supporting an issue usually associated with Democrats: easier access to contraception. They're supporting it on the road and in ads, like one…

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The New Demographics of Suicide

The Atlantic, September 11, 2014
by Tanya Basu

The World Health Organization (WHO) released a report this week that has piqued the interest of the public health community for its surprising findings on who commits suicide. One dramatic trend the…

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GLOBAL: New medical tourism book from Glenn Cohen

International Medical Travel Journal, discussing I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director), September 10, 2014

From the article:  [...] Glenn Cohen's new book "Patients with Passports: Medical Tourism, Law, and Ethics" is from Oxford University Press. It claims to be the first comprehensive legal and ethical analysis…

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