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

The "Identified versus Statistical Lives: An Interdisciplinary Approach" book talk and discussion will feature: I. Glenn Cohen, co-editor, Petrie-Flom Faculty…

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REGISTER NOW: Third Annual Health Law Year in P/Review

Friday, January 30, 2015 8:00 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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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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Charges in pharmacy case indicate US sees crime ring:

Boston Globe, December 18, 2014
by Milton J. Valencia

Federal prosecutors allege that the pharmacists who ran the New England Compounding Center essentially ran the company like a criminal enterprise, engaging in a conspiracy to defraud customers with shoddy…

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10th Annual Fellowship: May 2015

10th Annual Fellowship: May 2015
The Journalist Law School, Loyola Law School

Deadline: February 16, 2015

The Journalist Law School at Loyola Law School, Los Angeles is now accepting applications for its 10th-annual fellowship scheduled for May 2015. Applications for the program, which is free to journalists, are due by Feb. 16,…

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Even With Coverage Expansion, Access To Mental Health Services Poses Challenges

Kaiser Health News, December 18, 2014
by Lisa Gillespie

Even though more Americans have access to health insurance because of the health law, getting access to mental health services can still be challenging. A new report concludes that despite the 2008…

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Education and Development Fellowship

Education and Development Fellowship
Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE), Division of Education and Development

Deadline: Open until filled.

An Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) education and development fellowship opportunity is currently available in the Division of Education and Development (DED) within the Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP) of the…

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2015-2016 Fellowship in Medical Ethics

2015-2016 Fellowship in Medical Ethics
The Center for Bioethics at Harvard Medical School

Deadline: March 02, 2015

The Center for Bioethics at Harvard Medical School supports research and teaching on ethical issues in medicine, health, and healthcare policy and practice.  The Fellowship in Medical Ethics is open to physicians, nurses, lawyers, social…

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Citing Health Risks, Cuomo Bans Fracking in New York State

New York Times, December 17, 2014
by Thomas Kaplan

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s administration announced on Wednesday that it would ban hydraulic fracturing in New York State because of concerns over health risks, ending years of debate over a method…

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Managed Care Plans Make Progress In Erasing Racial Disparities

NPR, December 17, 2014
by Lisa Aliferis

Years of efforts to reduce the racial disparities in health care have so far failed to eliminate them. But progress is being made in the western United States, due largely…

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Congress To Nutritionists:

NPR, December 15, 2014
by Dan Charles

A government-appointed group of top nutrition experts, assigned to lay the scientific groundwork for a new version of the nation's dietary guidelines, decided earlier this year to collect data on the environmental…

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Traveling patients, traveling disease:

OUPblog, December 14, 2014
by I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

Many in the media and academia (myself included) have been discussing the Ebola crisis, and more specifically, the issues that arise as Ebola has traveled with infected patients and health…

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China’s E-Cigarette Boom Lacks Oversight for Safety

New York Times, December 13, 2014
by David Barboza

SHENZHEN, China — In a grimy workshop, among boiling vats of chemicals, factory workers are busy turning stainless steel rods into slender tube casings, a crucial component of electronic cigarettes.…

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Drastic drop in global malaria deaths:

Al Jazeera America, December 9, 2014

Malaria deaths have dropped dramatically since 2000 and cases are falling steadily thanks to more people being diagnosed and treated, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday. Yet progress…

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Food allergy laws enforced in restaurants and takeaways

BBC News, December 11, 2014
by Smitha Mundasad

Restaurants and takeaways across Europe will be required by law to tell customers if their food contains ingredients known to trigger allergies. Staff must provide information on 14 everyday allergens…

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17th Annual Health Law Writing Competition

17th Annual Health Law Writing Competition
Epstein Becker Green

Deadline: January 25, 2015

Epstein Becker Green is pleased to announce its 17th Annual Health Law Writing Competition. The competition is designed to encourage the preparation of scholarly papers on current topics of interest relating to health…

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Call for Proposals: Healthy Eating Research

Call for Proposals: Healthy Eating Research
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Deadline: January 07, 2015

The Healthy Eating Research Program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has released a Special Solicitation Call for Proposals (CFP). This CFP focuses on childhood obesity prevention efforts in two settings: Healthy Food Retail…

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Call for Abstracts: NACCHO Annual 2015 - Envisioning the Future: Creating Our Path

Call for Abstracts: NACCHO Annual 2015 - Envisioning the Future: Creating Our Path
National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO)

Deadline: December 21, 2014

The deadline to submit abstracts for the NACCHO Annual 2015 conference is Sunday, December 21, 2014, 11:59 PM PST. Submissions addressing all aspects of public health including public health practice, infrastructure, and foundational…

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Workshop: Covering Ebola and the Next Killer Contagion

Workshop: Covering Ebola and the Next Killer Contagion
The Association of Health Care Journalists and the Poynter Institute

Deadline: December 18, 2014

The Association of Health Care Journalists and the Poynter Institute invite journalists from all media, local and national to apply for this two-day, in-depth workshop. Apply now to join leading…

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Life Science Milestone Achievement Program (MAP)

Life Science Milestone Achievement Program (MAP)
Massachusetts Life Sciences Center

Deadline: February 02, 2015

Created to address the need of early-stage life sciences companies to reach critical value-creating milestones, the program's goals are to fill a gap in the existing funding environment and enable companies to attract…

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Request for Public Commentary on Public Health Emergency Response to Ebola

Request for Public Commentary on Public Health Emergency Response to Ebola
Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues

Deadline: February 06, 2015

Request for Public Commentary At its meeting on November 6, 2014, the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues (Bioethics Commission) began its consideration of the complex ethical landscape of…

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2015-2016 Fellowship

2015-2016 Fellowship
O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law, Washington, DC

Deadline: February 15, 2015

The O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law is seeking exceptionally qualified candidates to serve as O’Neill Institute Fellows. Housed at Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, DC., the O’Neill Institute is…

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Health Policy Attorney

Health Policy Attorney
Legal Action Center

Deadline: Open until filled.

The Legal Action Center (LAC) seeks a Health Policy Attorney in its New York office to work on cutting edge legal and policy issues related to health care privacy and access to care, particularly addiction…

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Scientists Often Skip A Simple Test That Could Verify Their Work

NPR, December 10, 2014
by Richard Harris

There's a simple test that scientists could use to make sure the cells they're studying in the lab are what they think they are. But most of the time, academic…

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Health Journalism 2015: Fellowships

Health Journalism 2015: Fellowships
Association of Health Care Journalists

Deadline: March 02, 2015

AHCJ, with the support of several health foundations, is able to offer a number of fellowships to health journalists. The application deadline for the following fellowships is March 2, 2015:

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Call for Abstracts: Montreal Neuroethics Conference for Young Researchers 2015

Call for Abstracts: Montreal Neuroethics Conference for Young Researchers 2015
Institut de recherches cliniques de Montréal (IRCM)

Deadline: January 19, 2015

The Montreal Neuroethics Conference for Young Researchers 2015 will be held in Montréal, Québec, on April 17th, 2015 at Institut de recherches cliniques de Montréal (IRCM), Montréal, Quebec. This one-day international conference is…

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Nursing Homes Rarely Penalized For Oversedating Patients

NPR, December 9, 2014
by Ina Jaffe

Antipsychotic drugs have helped many people with serious mental illnesses like schizophrenia or bipolar disorder. But for older people with Alzheimer's or other forms of dementia, they can be deadly.…

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‘Superbugs’ Kill India’s Babies and Pose an Overseas Threat

New York Times, December 3, 2014
by Gardiner Harris

AMRAVATI, India — A deadly epidemic that could have global implications is quietly sweeping India, and among its many victims are tens of thousands of newborns dying because once-miraculous cures no…

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

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

Deadline: Open until filled.

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 AM January…

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Health Case Competition Mixer

Health Case Competition Mixer
Harvard Innovation Lab

Deadline: December 10, 2014

Are you interested in a little friendly competition?  Harvard was selected to participate in this year's Emory Global Health Case Competition, and the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) is hosting its own…

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Bioethics Funding Opportunity: Making a Difference in Real-World Bioethics Dilemmas

Bioethics Funding Opportunity: Making a Difference in Real-World Bioethics Dilemmas
The Greenwall Foundation

Deadline: January 12, 2015

New Bioethics Program, Spring 2015 Making a Difference in Real-World Bioethics Dilemmas The Greenwall Foundation will fund a bioethics grants program, Making a Difference in Real-World Bioethics Dilemmas to support research…

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Two Full-Time Faculty Positions

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 for TWO full-time faculty positions.  One…

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FDA Advisors Not Sold on Lifting Ban on Gay Men Giving Blood

Philly.com, December 3, 2014
by Dennis Thomson, quoting I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

[...] The FDA first adopted the policy at the dawn of the AIDS crisis. However, changing times and technological advances have rendered the decades-old ban obsolete, according to Glenn Cohen,…

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FDA Revamps System Explaining the Risks of Medicines During Pregnancy

New York Times, December 3, 2014
by Sabrina Tavernise

The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday changed how drug companies are required to present the risks of taking medicine during pregnancy and while breast-feeding, replacing a system that officials described as confusing and outdated…

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VA Whistleblowers Honored as Public Servants of the Year

Washington Post, December 3, 2014
by Joe Davidson

[...] The Office of Special Counsel (OSC) honored three Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) whistleblowers Wednesday, all physicians who had key roles in uncovering major issues at VA facilities. Because…

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Truvada, A Pill to Fight HIV, Stirs Controversy Among Gays

Los Angeles Times, December 3, 2014
by Eryn Brown and Adolfo Flores

"We want to bring HIV to its knees, and this will help," said Mario Perez, who directs the county's prevention program. But the concept of using the pill — known…

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Decades-old ban on blood donations from gay men to be revisited

MSNBC, December 1, 2014
by Andrea Mitchell interviewing I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

Petrie-Flom Faculty Director I. Glenn Cohen, who co-wrote the argument against the ban on gay male blood donation in the Journal of the American Medical Association, joins NBC's Andrea Mitchell to…

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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…

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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…

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Government could ease 31-year-old ban on blood donations from gay men

Washington Post, November 29, 2014
by Brady Dennis, quoting I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

[...] “They really are out of step with the rest of the world,” said Glenn Cohen, a Harvard Law School professor who with two colleagues recently argued in the Journal…

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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…

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No faith in health reform:

Crain's: New York Business, November 23, 2014
by Caroline Lewis, quoting I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

[...] Under the health-care-sharing ministry model, before coverage kicks in, a household pays a monthly fee that "is matched with another's eligible medical bills," according to Christian Care Ministry's website,…

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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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Massachusetts Town Votes to End Bid for Tobacco Ban

New York Times, November 19, 2014
by Katharine Q. Seelye

In the face of a revolt by townspeople, the Board of Health in Westminster, Mass., voted Wednesday to drop a proposal to ban the sale of all tobacco andnicotine products. The ban would…

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Massachusetts Town Mulls Nation’s First Total Tobacco Ban

PBS NewsHour, November 16, 2014
by William Brangham

The town of Westminster, Mass., could become the first in the nation to ban the sale of tobacco products if a proposal from the city's board of health passes in…

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Obamacare, back on trial

Harvard Gazette, November 14, 2014
by Christina Pazzanese, interviewing Einer Elhauge (Founding Faculty Director)

From the article: In a move that caught many observers off guard, the U.S. Supreme Court last week announced it would review one of four cases currently challenging provisions of the Patient…

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Web of Incentives in Fatal Indian Sterilizations

New York Times, November 12, 2014
by Ellen Barry and Suhasini Raj

[...] When Ms. Nirmalkar arrived at the “sterilization camp” on Saturday, she found a clinic streaked with cobwebs, its hallways covered by a film of dust, so long abandoned that…

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