King v. Burwell and the Future of the Affordable Care Act:
A Conference

Wednesday, April 01, 2015 8:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Conferences
2014-2015
Wasserstein Hall, Milstein East B
Harvard Law School, 1585 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

This Term, in King v. Burwell, the Supreme Court will consider whether the Affordable Care Act permits the government to extend…

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Book Launch: Identified versus Statistical Lives:
An Interdisciplinary Approach

Wednesday, March 11, 2015 12:00 PM
Lectures and Panels
2014-2015
Harvard Law School Library, Langdell Hall
1557 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

Identified versus Statistical Lives: An Interdisciplinary Approach is an edited volume that grew out of the 2012 conference "Identified versus Statistical…

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UPDATED AGENDA: Third Annual Health Law Year in P/Review

Friday, January 30, 2015 7:45 AM - 5:00 PM
Conferences
2014-2015
Wasserstein Hall, Milstein East AB
1585 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA

Please join us for the Third Annual Health Law Year in P/Review symposium, with leading experts discussing major developments during…

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Cigarette package law to be voted on by MPs before election:

BBC News, January 22, 2015

It follows a series of public consultations on the issue. Public Health Minister Jane Ellison told MPs the move was likely to have a positive impact on public health, particularly…

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Scientists Work to Contain Modified Organisms to Labs

New York Times, January 21, 2015
by Andrew Pollack

Could genetically modified bacteria escape from a laboratory or fermentation tank and cause disease or ecological destruction? This is not known to have occurred. But two groups of scientists reported…

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California Prisons Aim To Keep Sex Between Inmates Safe, If Illegal

NPR, January 21, 2015
by George Lavender

There's an inconspicuous metal box mounted on the wall of the gym at San Francisco County Jail No. 4. When Kate Monico Klein turns a knob, the machine releases a…

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Complexities of Choosing an End Game for Dementia

New York Times, January 19, 2015
by Paula Span

[...] Dementia, though a terminal diagnosis, presents unique obstacles for those who want some control over the way they die. It generally kills slowly, over years, and “there is often…

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What’s Most Likely To Kill You? Hint:

NPR, January 19, 2015
by Jason Beaubien

Noncommunicable diseases have become the leading killers around the globe. In 2012, two-thirds of all deaths worldwide were the result of conditions such as heart disease, cancer, diabetes and respiratory…

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After Aurora Shooting, A ‘New Way Of Responding’ To Mental Crises

NPR, January 19, 2015
by Grace Hood

[...] Finding the right resources becomes more difficult if your emergency happens at nine at night. Or on a Saturday. Or if you're a grad student living alone off campus.…

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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…

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Outbreak: Developing New Medical Products for Epidemics,
A lecture by Peter Hutt

Thursday, January 15, 2015 12:30 PM
Lectures and Panels
2014-2015
Hauser Hall 102
1575 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA

The recent outbreak of Ebola has called attention to the substantial difficulties associated with developing and testing new products for…

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Gilead’s India Patent Snag May Spur More Low-Cost Sovaldi Copies

Bloomberg, January 15, 2015
by Ketaki Gokhale

The Indian patent office’s rejection of a key patent for Gilead Sciences Inc. (GILD)’s Hepatitis C treatment Sovaldi may pave the way for more low-cost copies in the country, potentially aiding…

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Mayor de Blasio and Rabbis Near Accord on New Circumcision Rule

New York Times, January 14, 2015
by Sharon Otterman

In November last year, a newborn boy in Brooklyn was brought to his pediatrician’s office because he was being unusually fussy after feedings. The doctor discovered a cluster of lesions…

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Health-Law Test To Cut Readmissions Lacks Early Results

Kaiser Health News, January 14, 2015
by Jay Hancock

Obama administration officials have warned that ambitious experiments run by the health law’s $10 billion innovation lab wouldn’t always be successful. Now there is evidence their caution was well placed.…

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Johnson & Johnson Will Make Clinical Data Available to Outside Researchers

New York Times, January 14, 2015
by Katie Thomas

The health care giant Johnson & Johnson has agreed to make detailed clinical trial data on its medical devices and diagnostic tests available to outside researchers through a collaboration with Yale University, making…

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Editor

Editor
The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO)

Deadline: March 15, 2015

The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) is seeking an editor for its new open-access journal. This new, online-only, open-access journal will provide practical and clinical information for the radiation oncology community and complement ASTRO’s…

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Call for Applications: Non-Stipendiary Fellowships

Call for Applications: Non-Stipendiary Fellowships
Program on Science, Technology and Society, Harvard Kennedy School

Deadline: January 31, 2015

The Program on Science, Technology and Society at Harvard Kennedy School welcomes applications to its non-stipendiary pre- and postdoctoral fellowship program for AY 2015-2016. Predoctoral fellowships are most appropriate for Ph.D. students in STS or…

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Research Project Grant Funding Opportunity

Research Project Grant Funding Opportunity
National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Deadline: January 19, 2015

Funding Opportunity Title: Empirical Research on Ethical Issues Related to Central IRBs and Consent for Research Using Clinical Records and Data (R01) Activity Code: R01 Research Project Grant Announcement Type: Reissuance of RFA-OD-14-002 Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA)…

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2015-2016 Fellows-in-Residency Program

2015-2016 Fellows-in-Residency Program
Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics, Harvard University

Deadline: January 30, 2015

The Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University invites applications for a new fellows-in-residency program under the direction of Professor Danielle Allen. The new program will bring together a small group of Fellows…

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Call for Proposals: 2016 Brocher Foundation Residencies

Call for Proposals: 2016 Brocher Foundation Residencies
Brocher Foundation

Deadline: March 01, 2015

THE BROCHER RESIDENCIES The Brocher Foundation offers visiting researchers the opportunity to come at the Brocher Centre in a peaceful park on the shores of Lake Geneva, to write a book, articles, an essay or a…

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Call for Postdoctoral Fellowship Applications

Call for Postdoctoral Fellowship Applications
Program On Regulation, Therapeutics, And Law (PORTAL), Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital

Deadline: February 20, 2015

The Division of Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomics at Brigham and Women's Hospital Department of Medicine and Harvard Medical School invites its 2015 round of applications for postdoctoral fellows in pharmaceutical law and health services research. Current…

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U.S. Funding of Health Research Stalls As Other Nations Rev Up

NPR, January 13, 2015
by Richard Harris

Though the United States is still leading the world in research related to diseases, it is rapidly losing its edge, according to an analysis in the American Medical Association's flagship journal JAMA. If…

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Job and Internship Openings

Job and Internship Openings
The Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation, Harvard Law School

Deadline: Open until filled.

The Harvard Law School Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation (CHLPI) is seeking summer interns for its 2015 summer clinic semester in its Health Law and Policy Clinic and its Food Law and Policy Clinic. More…

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Supreme Court Battle Brewing Over Medicaid Fees

Kaiser Health News, January 12, 2015
by Phil Galewitz

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. — Rita Gorenflo’s 7-year-old son Nathaniel was in severe pain from a sinus infection. But since the boy was covered by Medicaid, she couldn’t immediately find…

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Bill Gates Raises A Glass To (And Of) Water Made From Poop

NPR, January 10, 2015
by Linda Poon

In places where fresh water is hard to come by, how do you come up with clean drinking water? Easy — get the water from poop. It's a scientifically sound…

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In Africa, a Decline in New Ebola Cases Complicates Vaccine Development

New York Times, January 9, 2015
by Andrew Pollack

As authorities and drug companies hurriedly prepare to begin testing Ebola vaccines in West Africa, they are starting to contemplate a new challenge: whether an ebbing of the outbreak could make it…

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Why is it easier to study heroin than marijuana?

Al Jazeera America, January 9, 2015
by Jacob Ward

An enormous number of people are using marijuana. Nearly 20 million people say they've used it in the prior month, according to the 2012 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, making…

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Potent edibles:

Al Jazeera America, January 8, 2015
by Lori Jane Gliha

[...] Barbara Brohl, executive director of the Colorado Department of Revenue State Licensing Authority, signed a series of emergency rules in July affecting retail edible marijuana products' sales, labeling and packaging to…

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Courts wrestle with wave of new state abortion laws

Politico, January 8, 2015
by Paige Winfield Cunningham, quoting I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

[...] As courts weigh the legal challenges to these laws, they’re being asked to spell out exactly how far states can go in regulating abortion and what requirements go too…

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FDA Advisory Panel Backs First Potential ‘Copycat’ Drug

Kaiser Health News, January 8, 2015

KHN Morning Briefing: Summaries of health policy coverage from major news organizations. If the government accepts the recommendation, it could mean millions in savings for consumers who need expensive drugs.…

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Antibiotics:

BBC News, January 7, 2015
by James Gallagher

The decades-long drought in antibiotic discovery could be over after a breakthrough by US scientists. Their novel method for growing bacteria has yielded 25 new antibiotics, with one deemed "very…

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Research Assistant on School Food Interventions

Research Assistant on School Food Interventions
Harvard Law School

Deadline: Open until filled.

Seeking an HLS research assistant with excellent writing, editorial and organizational skills to participate in the final stages of preparing a national policy toolkit on school food interventions for publication. This position will commence in January…

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Texas Abortion Clinic Rules Tested in Appeals Court

New York Times, January 7, 2015
by Erik Eckholm

NEW ORLEANS — Lawyers for abortion clinics squared off with Texas state attorneys in a federal appeals court here on Wednesday, arguing over the constitutionality of stringent abortion clinic rules that would…

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Legal Patent Intern

Legal Patent Intern
Public Citizen

Deadline: Open until filled.

Public Citizen is a non-partisan public interest group with more than 300,000 members and activists. Key areas of organizational focus include pharmaceutical drug safety and consumer health, among others.  Public Citizen's Global Access…

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Salzburg Global Seminar / Lloyd N. Cutler Fellows in International Law

Salzburg Global Seminar / Lloyd N. Cutler Fellows in International Law
Harvard Law School

Deadline: January 07, 2015

Harvard Law School is accepting applications for the 2014-15 Salzburg Lloyd N. Cutler Fellows Program. Five students will be selected to participate. The Salzburg Cutler Fellows Program brings together 50 of the nation’s top law…

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OHRP Soliciting SACHRP Members Nominations

OHRP Soliciting SACHRP Members Nominations
The Office for Human Research Protections

Deadline: February 12, 2015

The Office for Human Research Protections is seeking nominations of qualified candidates to be considered for appointment as members of the Secretary¹s Advisory Committee on Human Research Protections (SACHRP). SACHRP provides advice and recommendations to…

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India’s deadly medicine:

Al Jazeera America, January 6, 2015

India has seen a dangerous surge in the abuse of prescription drugs. Pharmacies are selling cocktails of medical-grade drugs to addicts for up to a tenth of the cost of…

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Bioethics Program Manager

Bioethics Program Manager
University of California, San Francisco

Deadline: Open until filled.

CT2G invites applications for the position of Bioethics Program Manager. UCSF is creating a new, inter-disciplinary bioethics program that will span the university’s professional schools and academic programs. We seek a Program Manager to help create…

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Research Assistant

Research Assistant
The Hastings Center

Deadline: February 08, 2015

The Hastings Center seeks applicants for the two-year position of Research Assistant, beginning in the summer of 2015. Job Description: The Hastings Center’s two Research Assistants provide support to our projects, research scholars. Over the…

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Public Health Advisor

Public Health Advisor
Department Of Health And Human Services, Office of the Secretary of Health and Human Services

Deadline: January 07, 2015

SALARY RANGE: $63,091.00 to $116,901.00 / Per Year OPEN PERIOD: Wednesday, December 17, 2014 to Wednesday, January 7, 2015 SERIES & GRADE: GS-0685-11/13 POSITION INFORMATION: Full Time - Permanent PROMOTION POTENTIAL:13 DUTY LOCATIONS: Many vacancies in the following…

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Paid Summer Internships for Undergraduate Students

Paid Summer Internships for Undergraduate Students
The University of Pennsylvania’s Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics

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 one…

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Interview with Faculty Director I. Glenn Cohen about “Patients with Passports”:

Jefferson Public Radio (Oregon), January 5, 2015
by Geoffrey Riley and Charlotte Duren

If your doctor won't recommend a medical procedure you want, you can go to another doctor.  But would you travel to another country for the procedure?  And how about if…

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Needle Exchange Program Creates Black Market In Clean Syringes

NPR, January 3, 2015
by Emma Jacobs

On Friday afternoons, several dozen people line up in the narrow hallway of Prevention Point Philadelphia. The men and women, all ages, hold paper and plastic bags full of used…

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Rural Doctor Launches Startup To Ease Pain Of Dying Patients

NPR, January 3, 2015
by April Dembosky

[...] By the time Fratkin leaves the Hoopa Valley, he's spent half a day with one patient. This is something the hospital in Eureka just couldn't afford to have him…

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Drug-resistant tuberculosis patients face dwindling treatment options:

Al Jazeera America, December 29, 2014
by Katya Cengel

[...] Once the leading cause of death in the United States, tuberculosis rates in the U.S. have been in decline for decades. Effective drug treatments in the 1940s all but…

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I. Glenn Cohen discusses the Ebola crisis

America's Forum, NewsMax TV, December 23, 2014

Harvard Law professor and medical ethics expert talks about how the Ebola crisis is just one example of how Americans and other travelers are at risk for deadly disease when…

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Research Assistant: International Health and Drug Law

Research Assistant: International Health and Drug Law
Multi-Regional Clinical Trials Center at Harvard

Deadline: Open until filled

Mark Barnes is seeking one or two research assistants for the Multi-Regional Clinical Trials Center at Harvard (Harvard MRCT), of which he is faculty co-chair. Harvard MRCT is part of the Harvard Global Health Institute. …

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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…

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