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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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

Please join the Petrie-Flom Center for a conversation with the Boston office of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services…

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AGENDA NOW AVAILABLE: 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

Registration for the conference is open now! Register online. Conference Description Who: Clinical research sponsors, investigators, funders, regulators, trial participants, and…

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Information Research Specialist

Information Research Specialist
Legislative Branch, Library of Congress

Deadline: September 10, 2014

Job Title: Information Research Specialist (Health Policy and Medicine) Job Announcement Number:140222 SALARY RANGE: $75,621.00 to $98,305.00 / Per Year OPEN PERIOD: Wednesday, August 20, 2014 to Wednesday, September 10, 2014 SERIES & GRADE: GS-1410-12 POSITION…

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Health Acceleration Challenge

Health Acceleration Challenge
Forum on Health Care Innovation, Harvard Business School and Harvard Medical School

Deadline: September 29, 2014

We are thrilled to announce that the HBS- HMS Health Acceleration Challenge has gone live. Innovations must have credible, demonstrated evidence of their value proposition (such as cost savings, outcomes improvement, patient satisfaction, etc.); have a compelling…

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Bioethicist

Bioethicist
Program in Medicine & Human Values, California Pacific Medical Center

Deadline: Open until filled.

Primary Purpose The Bioethicist West Bay Region ("WBR"), under the supervision of the Director PMHV, the Senior Ethics Scholar and CPMC Bioethicist, will be the key provider of ethics expertise to Sutter West Bay Hospitals. …

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The AHCJ Reporting Fellowships on Health Care Performance

The AHCJ Reporting Fellowships on Health Care Performance
Association of Health Care Journalists

Deadline: October 01, 2014

The AHCJ Reporting Fellowships on Health Care Performance is a yearlong program allowing journalists to pursue a significant reporting project related to the U.S. health care system. It can be local or national in scope,…

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Full-Time Clinical Ethicist

Full-Time Clinical Ethicist
Los Angeles Ethics Center, University of California

Deadline: September 05, 2014

The University of California - Los Angeles Ethics Center serves the needs of the UCLA Health System's three hospitals, which rank among the best in the nation, and the full UCLA patient population. The volume…

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Mental Health Cops Help Reweave Social Safety Net in San Antonio

NPR, August 19, 2014
by Jenny Gold

[...] This sort of situation is not unusual: Across the country, jails hold 10 times as many people with serious mental illness as state hospitals do, according to a recent report from the Treatment Advocacy…

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Legal Marijuana for Parents, but Not Their Kids

New York Times, August 18, 2014
by Tara Parker-Pope

[...] Antidrug advocates say efforts to legalize marijuana have created new challenges as they work to educate teenagers and their parents about the unique risks that alcohol, marijuana and other…

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Who Has a Right to Pain Relief?

The Atlantic, August 18, 2014
by Rebecca Davis O'Brien

[...] The symposium called attention to a dilemma facing clinicians and American society at large—one that has unfolded in conference rooms, statehouses, and courts. The day’s roster of speakers, all…

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Gay Teen’s Eyes Rejected for Donation Due to FDA Policy

Newsmax TV, August 15, 2014
by Wanda Carruthers, quoting I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

From the article: [...] The FDA rule goes back to when HIV and AIDS epidemic started in the United States. The FDA maintained the policy was necessary due to "documented increased…

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Who Gets First Dibs On Transplanted Liver?

NPR, August 14, 2014
by Rob Stein

[...] "Either it's a jackpot and you have very, very easy access to a lifesaving liver — if you lived in Indiana or if you lived in Louisiana or Florida,"…

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Expanding waistlines will cause 3,500 more cancers each year, study finds:

The Guardian, August 13, 2014
by Sarah Boseley

[...] Dr Bhaskaran said he hoped the findings would help governments take "courageous action" to tackle the obesity. "It will require action in various different areas. We need to look…

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The Suburbs Made Us Fat:

The Atlantic, August 13, 2014
by James Hamblin

[...] Norman Garrick and Wesley Marshall are assistant professors of engineering at the University of Connecticut and Colorado University, respectively, and they are making names for themselves among the anti-cul-de-sac…

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Where Are the Nurses?

New York Times, August 13, 2014
by Paula Span

They’re called “nursing homes,” so most of us assume that they have nurses — registered nurses — on the premises. But not all the time. In some facilities, not even…

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Suicide contagion and social media:

Washington Post, August 12, 2014
by Caitlin Dewey

On Monday night, as fans around the world began to grieve Robin Williams’s death, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences — best known, in many circles, as the people behind…

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Ethical to use untested Ebola drugs, says WHO:

BBC News, August 12, 2014

The WHO said it was ethical in light of the scale of the outbreak and high number of deaths - more than 1,000 people have died in West Africa. The…

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The Question Doctors Can’t Ask:

The Atlantic, August 11, 2014
by James Hamblin

When police in Texas City, Texas, arrived at a suburban apartment on August 7, they found an eight-year-old boy who was seriously injured. He had been shot in the face,…

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In Ambitious Bid, Walmart Seeks Foothold in Primary Care Services

New York Times, August 7, 2014
by Rachel Abrams

Welcome to Walmart. The nurse will be right with you. Walmart, the nation’s largest retailer, has spent years trying to turn some of its millions of customers into patients, offering…

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29 States Seek Tighter E-Cigarette Regulations

New York Times, August 8, 2014
by Elizabeth A. Harris

Twenty-nine state attorneys general on Friday urged the Food and Drug Administration to strengthen its proposed regulations on electronic cigarettes, a business that has exploded into a $2.5 billion industry…

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WHO: Ebola ‘an international emergency’

BBC News, August 8, 2014

The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the spread of Ebola in West Africa an international health emergency. WHO officials said a coordinated international response was essential to stop and…

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Medical ethicists to meet on use of experimental Ebola drugs:

Al Jazeera America, August 8, 2014
by Courtney Brooks

Medical ethicists will meet next week to discuss the use of experimental medicines in the West Africa Ebola outbreak. The World Health Organization (WHO) announced the talks in the wake…

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Obama Signs $16.3B Overhaul Of Vets’ Health Care System

Kaiser Health News, August 8, 2014

Military veterans who have been suffering long waiting times for medical care or live significant distances from VA facilities should be able to turn to private doctors almost immediately as a result of…

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California Experiments With Fast-Tracking Medical School

NPR, August 7, 2014
by Pauline Bartolone

Some doctors in the state of California will soon be able to practice after three years of medical school instead of the traditional four. The American Medical Association is providing…

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Internship

Internship
Global Access to Medicines Program, Public Citizen

Deadline: Open until filled.

Public Citizen is now accepting applications for fall 2014 internships at its Washington, D.C. – Dupont Circle office. Internships are unpaid, though we are happy to support applications for academic credit or other pursuits. Public…

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US big-data health network launches aspirin study

Nature, August 6, 2014
by Sara Reardon, quoting I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

From the article: One of the largest big-data experiments in health care has set its first research target. The leaders of the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) in Washington DC…

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Associate Position

Associate Position
The O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law, Georgetown Law

Deadline: August 22, 2014

The O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law seeks a candidate to serve as an O’Neill Institute Associate to work on domestic and global health law and policy projects. The O’Neill Institute is…

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In New Calculus on Smoking, It’s Health Gained vs. Pleasure Lost

New York Times, August 6, 2014
by Sabrina Tavernise

WASHINGTON — Rarely has the concept of happiness caused so much consternation in public health circles. Buried deep in the federal government’s voluminous new tobacco regulations is a little-known cost-benefit calculation that…

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Senior Analyst of State Health Policy

Senior Analyst of State Health Policy
Association of State and Territorial Health Officials

Deadline: Open until filled.

The Senior Analyst of State Health Policy works with the Director of State Health Policy and members to develop the organization’s state public health policy agenda which may include state legislative, statutory, regulatory and executive…

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Director of IRB Administration

Director of IRB Administration
Committee on the Use of Human Subjects, Faculty of Arts & Sciences, Harvard University

Deadline: Open until filled.

Duties & Responsibilities:  Reporting to the FAS Associate Dean for Research Administration, the Director is responsible for leadership of the human subjects research protection program and oversight of human subject studies conducted at Harvard University…

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IRB Analyst I

IRB Analyst I
Department of Human Subjects Research (IRB Office), Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Deadline: Open until filled.

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia has a position available within the Department of Human Subjects Research (IRB Office) as an IRB Analyst I. The IRB Analyst I (33911) is responsible for staffing the Committee…

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First federal gluten-free regulation takes effect

Los Angeles Times, August 1, 2014
by Mary Macvean

Regulations that tell consumers just what it means when a product is labeled “gluten free” take effect on Friday — a “major milestone,” says one of the leading experts on…

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Health Law Calls For Some Workers To Be Automatically Enrolled In Coverage

Kaiser Health News, August 5, 2014
by Michelle Andrews

Newly hired employees who don’t sign up for health insurance on the job could have it done for them under a health law provision that may take effect as early…

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Cleveland’s Early Medicaid Expansion Paying Off

Kaiser Health News, August 5, 2014
by Sarah Jane Tribble

Carmen Smith remembers the day about a year ago she gained Medicaid coverage. "It was like Christmas Day, it was like getting a gift from Santa Claus!" she says. "People…

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The Recovering Americans and the ‘Top Secret’ Ebola Treatment:

Atlantic, August 4, 2014
by James Hamblin

Because Kent Brantly is a physician who has watched people die of Ebola, there was an especially chilling prescience to his assessmentlast week, between labored breaths: "I am going to die."…

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One Step To Combat Obesity: Make Stairs More Attractive

NPR, August 4, 2014
by Flora Lichtman

If there's a single invention that helped shape New York City, literally, it might be the elevator. Along with steel frame construction, the elevator allowed New York City to grow…

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Toledo mayor lifts water use ban after contamination:

Al Jazeera America, August 4, 2014

A water ban that had hundreds of thousands of people in Ohio and Michigan scrambling for drinking water has been lifted, Toledo's mayor announced Monday. Ohio's fourth-largest city had warned…

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Newly Insured, Many Now Face Learning Curve

New York Times, August 2, 2014
by Abby Goodnough

PHILADELPHIA — Advocates of the Affordable Care Act, focused until now on persuading people to buy health insurance, have moved to a crucial new phase: making sure the eight million Americans who…

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Senate OK’s $16b spending bill to improve VA health system

Boston Globe, August 1, 2014
by Matthew Daly

WASHINGTON — Congress has passed a landmark bill to help veterans avoid long waits for health care and fix other problems at the Department of Veterans Affairs. The Senate easily…

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Ebola crisis:

BBC News, August 1, 2014

The head of the World Health Organization and leaders of West African nations affected by the Ebola outbreak are to announce a new $100m (£59m; 75m euro) response plan. They…

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Johnson & Johnson Praised for Taking Uterine Surgery Tools Off Market

New York Times, July 31, 2014
by Katie Thomas

Johnson & Johnson, which has come under withering criticism for its response to problems with some of its medical devices, won cautious praise from critics on Thursday for its decision…

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F.D.A. Acts on Lab Tests Developed In-House

New York Times, July 31, 2014
by Andrew Pollack

The Food and Drug Administration announced on Thursday that it would start regulating medical laboratory testing, saying that tests used to make important treatment decisions must be vetted and validated…

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Why Psychologists’ Food Fight Matters

Slate, July 31, 3014
by Michelle N. Meyer (Academic Fellow alumna) and Christopher Chabris

From the article: Psychologists are up in arms over, of all things, the editorial process that led to the recent publication of a special issue of the journal Social Psychology. This may seem like…

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US tries to calm fears as Ebola virus spreads:

Al Jazeera America, July 29, 2014

U.S. health officials are monitoring the Ebola outbreak in Africa but said the risk of the deadly disease spreading to the United States is remote. The Centres for Disease Control…

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Taliban In Pakistan Derail World Polio Eradication

NPR, July 28, 2014
by Jason Beaubien

Last January Salma Jaffar was shot while she was going door to door in Karachi, giving children drops of the polio vaccine. "Even when they took out the pistol, I…

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Good News for Boomers:

Kaiser Health News, July 28, 2014
by Julie Rovner

Medicare’s Hospital Insurance Trust Fund, which finances about half the health program for seniors and the disabled, won’t run out of money until 2030, the program’s trustees said Monday. That’s…

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New York Debates Whether Housing Counts As Health Care

NPR, July 28, 2014
by Amanda Aronczyk

[...] Now Encarnacion lives in a studio apartment, which she has decorated with stuffed animals and Christmas lights. And though the place is small, she likes to think of it…

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Ebola outbreak:

BBC News, July 28, 2014

Most border crossings in Liberia have been closed and communities hit by an Ebola outbreak face quarantine to try to halt the spread of the virus. Screening centres are also…

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