Science Needs Your Cells

New York Times, April 21, 2017
by Holly Fernandez Lynch (Executive Director) and Steven Joffe

>Biospecimens are essential to medical progress, but just medical waste to patients. Let's promot... Read More

PFC Spotlight: Student Fellow Alumnus Matthew Baum

Petrie-Flom Center, April 13, 2017

>Matthew Baum was a Student Fellow for the 2013-2014 academic year, as a second year MD-PhD...

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Institutions as an Ethical Locus of Research Prioritisation

Journal of Medical Ethics, April 11, 2017 (Online)
by Luke Gelinas (Fellow in Clinical Research Ethics), Holly Fernandez Lynch (Executive Director), Barbara Bierer, I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

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Ensuring that clinical trials, once launched, successfully complete and generate usefu...

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Four-year Post Doctoral Research Position
Institute of Ethics (Dublin City University)

Deadline: April 15, 2017

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The Institute of Ethics at Dublin City University is seeking a postdoctoral res...

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Senior Research Program Coordinator
Johns Hopkins University Berman Institute of Bioethics

Deadline: Open until filled

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The Berman Institute of Bioethics is seeking a Sr. Research Program Coordinator...

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Caroline Miles Visiting Scholarship
The Ethox Centre at the University of Oxford

Deadline: April 24, 2017

The Caroline Miles Visiting Scholarship is funded by the Ethox Foundation and is awarded annually to...

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In Pausing Human Research On Zika, Medical Ethicists Acknowledge A Dark Past

WBUR, March 21, 2017
by Paul C. McLean, quoting Holly Fernandez Lynch (Executive Director)

From the article

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That’s why ethics review of human subject research matters. This NIH panel...

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Addressing the ethical issues raised by synthetic human entities with embryo-like features

eLife, March 21, 2017
by John Aach, Jeantine Lunshof, Eswar Iyer, and George M. Church

On November 7, 2016, the Petrie-Flom Center hosted the conference "The Ethics of Early Embryo Resear...

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Trump Slashes Health Spending In Federal Budget Plan

Kaiser Health News, March 16, 2017

KHN Morning Briefing: Summaries of health policy coverage from major news organization

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The ad...

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Time is Money: An Empirical Assessment of Non-Economic Damages Arguments

Washington University Law Review, Forthcoming; U Denver Legal Studies Research Paper No. 16-21; Arizona Legal Studies Discussion Paper No. 16-12, March 2, 2017
by John E. Campbell, Bernard Chao, and Christopher T. Robertson (Academic Fellow Alumnus)

From the abstract

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Non-economic damages (pain and suffering) are the most significant and variable...

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NFL’s medical structure puts profits before players’ health. That must change.

Washington Post, March 9, 2017
by Sally Jenkins, citing Football Players Health Study

From the article

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Just last month, a Harvard study concluded that “the intersection of club d...

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Ethicist
Trillium Health Partners

Deadline: March 17, 2017

Job Description

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Position: Ethicist 
; Status: Full Time 
; Dept/Health System:&nbs...

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Project Manager - SMART IRB
The Harvard Clinical and Translational Science Center, Harvard Medical School

Deadline: Open until filled.

Job Description

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Harvard Catalyst | The Harvard Clinical and Translational Science Center facilitat...

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Research Scholar Positions in Public Health Law & Policy
Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University

Deadline: March 31, 2017, 5 PM MST

Position Announcement

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The Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University is...

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Podcast: NFL Player Health with Chris Deubert

Sports Law Biz Blog, March 6, 2017
by Peter Ott, interviewing Christopher R. Deubert (Senior Law & Ethics Associate)

From the blog

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In this episode, Peter speaks with Chris Deubert, a Senior Law and Ethics...

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Postdoctoral Research Position in Behavioral Science of Ethics and Decision-Making
Geisinger Health System

Deadline: Open until filled.

General Description

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Professors Christopher Chabris and Michelle Meyer are seeking an outstanding r...

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Research Associate, Health Technology Assessment
Institute for Clinical and Economic Review

Deadline: Open until filled.

General Descriptio

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The Institute for Clinical and Economic Review (ICER) is an innovative, indepen...

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Reports Of Medical Breakthroughs Often Don’t Prove Out

NPR, March 6, 2017
by Richard Harris

When you pick up a newspaper and read a story about the latest results on breast cancer, autism, dep...

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2018 Brocher Foundation Call for Proposals
Brocher Foundation, Switzerland

Deadline: May 07, 2017

Call for proposals for the 2018 events is launched

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The Brocher Foundation offers to rese...

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Research Associate - Healthcare
Harvard Business School

Deadline: Open until filled.

Duties & Responsibilitie

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The Research Associate works directly with Professor Michael Porter a...

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New LLM in Health Law
University of Ottawa

Deadline: Various.

The University of Ottawa is pleased to announce a new concentration in health law in our masters of...

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Summer Internship
Multi-Regional Clinical Trials Center of Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard

Deadline: Open until filled.

The Multi-Regional Clinical Trials Center of Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard (MRCT Ce...

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Professorship of Law and Medicine
Penn State Law and College of Medicine

Deadline: Open until filled.

Penn State Law (University Park) and the Penn State College of Medicine (Hershey) invite application...

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Duke Law, Science & Technology Post-Doctoral Fellowship
Duke Initiative for Science & Society

Deadline: March 20, 2017, 5 PM

Duke Initiative for Science & Society invites applications for the 2017-2018 Law, Science &...

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Farmed Animal Law & Policy Fellowship 2017-2018
Harvard Law School

Deadline: March 25, 2017

Harvard Law School's Animal Law & Policy Program is inviting applications for Fellowships in...

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Deadly, Drug-Resistant ‘Superbugs’ Pose Huge Threat, W.H.O. Says

New York Times, February 27, 2017
by Donald G. McNeil, Jr.

The World Health Organization warned on Monday that a dozen antibiotic-resistant &ldq...

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Advice From Patients On A Study’s Design Makes For Better Science

NPR, February 24, 2017
by Richard Harris

[...] The study has been recruiting patients at a record pace. In its first three months it enr...

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Arny and Anne Porath Senior Fellowship in Clinical Ethics
UCLA Ethics Center

Deadline: March 6, 2017 9 AM (PST)

The UCLA Ethics Center is seeking motivated and highly-qualified applicants for a one-year Arny...

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Bioethics Research Assistant
Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics (SCBE)

Deadline: Open until filled.

Bioethics Research Assistant-Fixed Term - 7283

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This is a fixed term position through...

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Post-Doctoral Research Position
Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics (SCBE)

Deadline: March 15, 2017

This position is available as part of the Stanford Training Program in Ethical, Legal, and Social Im...

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Using Social Media as a Research Recruitment Tool: Ethical Issues and Recommendations

The American Journal of Bioethics, Volume 17, 2017 - Issue 3
by Luke Gelinas, Robin Pierce, Sabune Winkler, I. Glenn Cohen, Holly Fernandez Lynch, and Barbara Bierer

>Part of the Petrie-Flom Center's ;collaboration with the Regulatory Foundations, E... Read More

Mitochondrial Replacement Therapy

JAMA Forum, February 14, 2017
by Eli Y. Adashi and I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

From the article

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Mitochondrial replacement therapy, an experimental approach that takes aim at mat...

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Call for Papers
AMA Journal of Ethics

Deadline: Various.

The AMA Journal of Ethics® is an open-access, MEDLINE-indexed online journal of expert...

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NFL Team Doctors: In Whose Interest?

Radio Health Journal, February 5, 2017
by Nancy Benson, interviewing I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

From the interview

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Injured NFL players are treated by doctors employed by teams, but a Harvard stu...

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Common Rule Revisions: Impact of Public Comment, and What’s Next?

The Hastings Center Blog, February 8, 2017
by By Holly Fernandez Lynch (Executive Director), I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director) and Barbara E. Bierer

From the blog post

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On January 19, the day the final revisions to the Federal Policy for...

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Advanced and end of life care: cautionary suggestions

Journal of Medical Ethics, February 7, 2017 (online)
by Frances Kamm (former Senior Fellow)

>Abstract

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This article considers some clinical and population level approaches to advanced care of...

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A New Day For Oversight Of Human Subjects Research

HealthAffairs, February 6, 2017
by Holly Fernandez Lynch (Executive Director)

>Editor’s note: This post is part of a series stemming from the ;Fifth Annua... Read More

What Experts in Law and Medicine Have to Say About the Cost of Drugs

The Health Care Blog, February 2, 2017
by Andy Oram, on PFC's 5th Annual Health Law Year in P/Review Conference

From the article

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Pharmaceutical drug costs impinge heavily on consumers’ consciousness, ofte...

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Visiting Health Law Position
Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Deadline: February 24, 2017

The Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law invites applications for a visiting assistan...

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Policy Surveillance Summer Internship
Temple University’s Center for Public Health Law Research at the Beasley School of Law

Deadline: Open until filled.

Job Descriptio

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The Policy Surveillance Program is a national initiative funded by the Robert Wood...

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Do ethics demand evaluations of public health laws?

Journal of Health Care Law Policy, 2016, Vol. 19, Issue 1
by Kerri McGowan Lowrey, Stephanie R. Morain, and Christine M. Baugh (Student Fellow Alumna)

From the article

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Ideally, public health laws would be developed on a robust base of scientific, ep...

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When clinical trials compete: prioritising study recruitment

Journal of Medical Ethics, January 20, 2017 (online)
by Luke Gelinas (Clinical Research Ethics Fellow), Holly Fernandez Lynch (Executive Director), Barbara E. Bierer, and I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

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It is not uncommon for multiple clinical trials at the same institution to recruit concurr...

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Public Engagement, Notice-and-Comment Rulemaking, and the Common Rule

IRB: Ethics & Human Research, January-February 2017, Vol. 39, Issue 1
by Holly Fernandez Lynch (Executive Director), I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director), and Barbara E. Bierer

Abstract

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At the federal level in the United States, development of regulations is governed by the...

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Project Leader – Academic and Clinical Programs
Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy, Baylor College of Medicine

Deadline: Open until filled.

Project Leader – Academic and Clinical Program

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Posting Number: 240704D
P BCM Department: Cent...

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Research Associate
Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy, Baylor College of Medicine

Deadline: Open until filled.

Research Associat

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Posting Number: 228945D
P BCM Department: Center for Medical Ethics and Health Po...

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Clinical Ethics Faculty (open rank)
The Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy, Baylor College of Medicine

Deadline: February 17, 2017

Clinical Ethics Facult

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Due to tremendous growth, the Center for Medical Ethics & Health Policy...

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Graduate Student Opportunity
National Core for Neuroethics, University of British Columbia

Deadline: Open until filled.

GRADUATE STUDENT OPPORTUNIT

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Area of research: Psychiatric Interventions and Public Attitude

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A Ma...

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PFC Spotlight: Faculty Affiliate Ameet Sarpatwari

The Petrie-Flom Center, January 12, 2017

>Ameet Sarpatwari, J.D., Ph.D., is an Instructor in Medicine at Harvard Medical School, an Assoc...

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The Promise and Peril of Emerging Reproductive Technologies

Science Translational Medicine, January 11, 2017, Vol. 9, Issue 372
by By I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director), George Q. Daley, and Eli Y. Adashi

>Harvard scientists call for proactively addressing legal, ethical challenges before an experimental...

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The Legality of Biometric Screening of Professional Athletes

The American Journal of Bioethics , 2017, Vol. 17, Issue 1
by Jessica L. Roberts, I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director), Christopher R. Deubert (Senior Law & Ethics Associate) & Holly Fernandez Lynch (Executive Direc

From the article

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In their thoughtful article, “Tracking U.S. Professional Athletes: The Ethi...

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Research Scholar/Senior Research Scholar
The Hastings Center

Deadline: February 28, 2017

The Hastings Center seeks applications and nominations for a full-time position of Research Scholar/...

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The Oxford Handbook of U.S. Healthcare Law

The Oxford Handbooks, July 2016 (online), January 2017 (print)
by Edited by I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director), Allison K. Hoffman (Academic Fellow Alumna), and William M. Sage

>Abstract: ;The Oxford Handbook of U.S. Health Law covers the breadth and depth of health law thr... Read More

Postdoctoral Research Scholars Program in Bioethics
Harvard Medical School Center for Bioethics

Deadline: March 31, 2017

The Harvard Medical School Center for Bioethics invites applications for the Postdoctoral Resea...

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Applied Health Economics & Outcomes Research Fellowship 2017-2019
Thomas Jefferson University

Deadline: Open until filled.

Thomas Jefferson University has offered industry-sponsored fellowships in health economics and outco...

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Lecturer in Health Ethics, Law And Professionalism
Deakin Business School and Deakin School of Medicine

Deadline: December 04, 2016

The Lecturer in Health Ethics, Law and Professionalism will be required to teach, undertake research...

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PFC Spotlight: Academic Fellow Alumna Allison Hoffman

November 10, 2016
by Petrie-Flom Center

>Allison Hoffman was an Academic Fellow from 2008-2010, during which time she completed an artic...

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EVENT POSTPONED: HLS Library Book Talk: Charles Fried on Medical Experimentation

Harvard Law School, TBD
by featuring I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at noo

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Harvard Law School Room WCC 2036 Milstein East B/

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1585 Massac...

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Cluster Randomized Trials: Ethics, Regulations, Statistics & Design

Harvard Catalyst, November 3, 2016, 1:00 - 4:00pm
by featuring Holly Fernandez Lynch (Executive Director)

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Please join Harvard Catalyst for a free half-day symposium on the topic of Cluster Rand...

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Penn Fellowship in Advanced Biomedical Ethics
Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy at the UPenn Perelman School of Medicine

Deadline: December 5, 2016

The Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy at the UPenn Perelman School of Medicine is pleas...

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PFC Spotlight: Academic Fellow Alumnus Michael Frakes

Petrie-Flom Center, October 21, 2016

>Michael Frakes was an Academic Fellow from 2009-2011, during which time he researched dete... Read More

Summer Undergraduate Program in Biomedical Ethics Research
Mayo Clinic

Deadline: January 13, 2017

General Description

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The Mayo Clinic Biomedical Ethics Research Program seeks applicants for its 20...

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Assistant Professor of Health Sciences, Tenure-Track
California State University-East Bay: College of Science: Nursing & Health Sciences

Deadline: Open until filled.

DUTIES OF THE POSITION: 

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This is a tenure-track position with specialized training or expertis...

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PFC Spotlight: Student Fellow Alumna Heidi Williams

by Petrie-Flom Center

>2015 MacArthur Foundation Fello;Heidi Williams was a Student Fellow for both th...

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PFC Spotlight: Academic Fellow Alumnus Christopher Robertson

Petrie-Flom Center, September 22, 2016

>Christopher T. Robertson was an Academic Fellow from 2008-2010, during which time Christopher c...

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The morality of risks in research: reflections on Kumar

Journal of Medical Ethics, September 19, 2016 (online first)
by Frances M. Kamm (Senior Fellow alumna)

Abstract

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Reflecting on the contribution by Rahul Kumar to the symposium, I consider the following...

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Clinical Ethics Fellowship
Division of Medical Ethics at Weill Cornell Medicine

Deadline: November 15, 2016

General Description

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The Division of Medical Ethics at Weill Cornell Medicine in New York City invi...

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The Harold T. Shapiro Postdoctoral Fellowship in Bioethics
University Center for Human Values at Princeton University

Deadline: December 1, 2016

General Description

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The University Center for Human Values invites applications for the...

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Federal Government’s Proposed Expansion of Regulation of Biospecimen Research Should Be Reconsidered

Biopreservation and Biobanking, September 2016
by Christopher T. Robertson and Jonathan D. Loe

>Note: The full article is behind a paywall

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Abstract

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In September, the U.S. Department of Health...

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Big Data Neglects Populations Most in Need of Medical and Public Health Research and Interventions

Arizona Legal Studies Discussion Paper, No. 16-26, August 18, 2016
by Sarah E. Malanga, Jonathan D. Loe, Christopher T. Robertson (Academic Fellow alumnus), and Kenneth S. Ramos

Originally presented as a paper at the 2016 Petrie-Flom Center Annual Conference: Big Data, Health L...

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The FDA is prohibited from going germline

Science, August 5, 2016
by I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director) and Eli Y. Adashi

Petrie-Flom Faculty Director I. Glenn Cohen has co-authored a new article in Science magazine&n...

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Project Coordinator and Research Associate
ELSI, Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy, Baylor College of Medicine

Deadline: October 03, 2016

Our ELSI Research Program, led by Dr. Amy McGuire, is seeking a project coordinator and a research a...

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Research Fellow in Ethics and Maternal and Child Health
Nuffield Department of Population Health at University of Oxford

Deadline: August 5, 2016

General Description

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Based within the Nuffield Department of Population Health, The Ethox Centre is...

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Religion and Reproductive Technology

In Law, Religion, and Health in the United States (Holly Fernandez Lynch, I. Glenn Cohen, Elizabeth Sepper, eds.), forthcoming 2017, Cambridge University Press, 2017 (forthcoming)
by I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

Abstract

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This chapter will examines places where law, religion, and reproductive technology confli...

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Post-Doctoral Fellow in Bioethics Research
Geisinger Health System

Deadline: September 06, 2016

General Description

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Geisinger Health System has an exciting opportunity for a post-doctoral fellow...

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Research Award: Advisory Committee on Research Ethics
IRDC (International Development Research Centre)

Deadline: September 7, 2016

General Description

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IDRC is one of the world’s leaders in generating new knowledge to meet g...

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Faculty Position in Biomedical Ethics
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

Deadline: September 05, 2016

The Biomedical Ethics Research Program is seeking candidates for an Open-Rank Faculty Position in Bi...

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2016 PRIM&R’s Call for Webinar Proposals
PRIM&R (Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research)

Deadline: December 31, 2016

Do you have an idea for a webinar that would be appropriate for the PRIM&R audience? Would you l...

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Evaluating Offers of Payment to Research Participants

Dana Farber Cancer Institute Ethics Grand Rounds, June 15, 2016
by Holly Fernandez Lynch (Executive Director) & Emily Largent (Student Fellow alumna)

DFCI Ethics Grand Round

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Evaluating Offers of Payment to Research Participant

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Holly Fernandez Lyn...

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Correlations and Research Results

EMR & EHR, May 26, 2016
by Andy Oram

Andy Oram, an editor specializing in open source, software engineering, and health IT, attended...

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