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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Police Need More Training to Deal with Mentally Ill, L.A. County Told

Los Angeles Times, October 29, 2014
by Abby Sewell

A onsultant hired to find a way to divert the mentally ill from Los Angeles County's jail system found that not enough law enforcement officers were trained to handle people…

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Soda Makers Battle Proposed Taxes In Berkeley, San Francisco

Kaiser Health News, October 29, 2014
by Sarah Varney

Again and again in the United States, anti-obesity crusaders have been stymied wherever they’ve tried to impose new laws on soda sales: in New York, ex-Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s plan to…

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2015 California Health Journalism Fellowship

2015 California Health Journalism Fellowship
Reporting on Health, University of Southern California

Deadline: December 01, 2014

When: March 1-5, 2015 Where: Los Angeles As its enters its second year, Obamacare promises to continue to be one of the biggest stories for California news media. The…

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In a First, Mass. Town May Prohibit Tobacco Sales

Boston Globe, October 28, 2014
by Kay Lazar

The Central Massachusetts town of Westminster would become the first community in the state, and perhaps the nation, to ban all tobacco sales under a proposal made public Monday that regulators…

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Tobacco Product Regulatory Science Position

Tobacco Product Regulatory Science Position
Georgia State University College of Law

Deadline: December 01, 2014

Georgia State University College of Law currently seeks qualified applicants for a tenure‐track Assistant/Associate/Full Professor specializing in tobacco product regulatory science. This position is part of a university‐wide interdisciplinary hiring initiative.

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New Class of Abortion Providers Helps Expand Access in California

Los Angeles Times, October 23, 2014
by Lee Romney

[...] Although state legislatures across the country have passed laws in record numbers over the last four years setting restrictions on abortions — undermining Roe vs. Wade, the 1973 Supreme…

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Ebola Vaccine, Ready for Test, Sat on the Shelf

New York Times , October 23, 2014
by Denise Grady

Almost a decade ago, scientists from Canada and the United States reported that they had created a vaccine that was 100 percent effective in protecting monkeys against the Ebola virus. The results…

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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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Hospitals’ Struggles To Beat Back Familiar Infections Began Before Ebola Arrived

Kaiser Health News, October 21, 2014
by Jordan Rau

While Ebola stokes public anxiety, more than one in six hospitals — including some top medical centers — are having trouble stamping out less exotic but sometimes deadly infections, federal…

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Dangerous Dietary Supplements Return to Store Shelves

New York Times, October 21, 2014
by Anahad O'Connor

The Food and Drug Administration frequently recalls dietary supplements that are found to contain banned substances. But a new study suggests that many of these products return to store shelves…

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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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Freezing Eggs to Put off Pregnancy - Clever Business Move but Not Magic Bullet: Experts

Ria Novosti, quoting I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director), October 20, 2014

From the article: [...] Although companies consider their offer to freeze eggs to be a benefit for female employees, Glenn Cohen, a Professor of Law at Harvard University, believes there…

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Prisons Balk at Sovaldi’s $84,000 Cost for Hepatitis C Treatment

San Francisco Chronicle, October 20, 2014
by Stephanie M. Lee and Joe Garofoli

In San Francisco’s jails, no inmates with hepatitis C are receiving Sovaldi, the breakthrough pill that can cure most patients in an unprecedented amount of time. In California’s prisons, the…

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First Two Chapters of “Patients with Passports: Medical Tourism, Law, and Ethics” Available for Free

Social Science Research Network, October 19, 2014
by I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

Patients with Passports: Medical Tourism, Law, and Ethics (Oxford University Press, 2014) is the first comprehensive legal and ethical analysis of medical tourism. Examining both the legal and ethical issues raised by medical…

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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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​Nudging the FDA

The American Interest, October 17, 2014
by W. Nicholson Price II (Academic Fellow alumna) and I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

From the article: [...] The FDA’s regulation of drugs is frequently the subject of policy debate, with arguments falling into two camps. On the one hand, a libertarian view of patients…

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Egg freezing message: Lean in, and save the kids for later

The Boston Globe, October 16, 2014
by Joanna Weiss, quoting I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

From the article: [...] Glenn Cohen, a professor at Harvard Law School, worries that an egg-freezing perk could function as a sorting mechanism, too. Soon, he fears, we’ll be able…

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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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