Opportunities for Organ Donor Intervention Research

The National Academic Press, October 10, 2017
by By I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director) and members of the Committee on Issues in Organ Donor Intervention Research

The organ donation and transplantation system strives to honor the gift of donated organs by fully using those organs to save and improve the quality of the lives of their recipients. While most related… Read More

Pre-order now and get 30% off! Specimen Science

MIT Press, September 2017
by Edited by Holly Fernandez Lynch (Executive Director), Barbara E. Bierer, I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director), and Suzanne M. Rivera

Pre-order through MIT Press and receive 30% off using discount code MSPECIMEN30: Order now! This edited volume stems from a conference in 2015 that brought together leading experts to address key… Read More

Organ Donor Research: Overcoming Challenges, Increasing Opportunities

JAMA, October 10, 2017
by James F. Childress, reviewing report co-authored by I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

From the article: A substantial gap exists between the need for organ transplants and the number of transplants performed each year in the United States. In 2016, 27 630 organs were transplanted… Read More

Paternalism, reasonableness, and neutrality: a response to commentators

Journal of Medical Ethics, September 2017, Vol. 43 No. 9
by Frances Kamm (former Senior Fellow)

From the article (from the commentary on Frances Kamm's earlier article, "Advanced Care and End of Life Care: Some Cautionary Suggestions." I thank the commentators for their consideration of my views… Read More

Harold T. Shapiro Postdoctoral Research Associate in Bioethics
Princeton University

Deadline: November 13, 2017

General Description: The University Center for Human Values invites applications for the Harold T. Shapiro Postdoctoral Fellowship in Bioethics. The Shapiro Fellowship supports outstanding scholars studying… Read More

FDA Law SSRN Reading List - August 2017

Objective Intent Blog, September 14, 2017
by By Erika Lietzan, highlighting work by Rachel E. Sachs (Academic Fellow Alumna)

From the post:  Rachel Sachs, Administering Health Information (forthcoming in Cardozo Law Review).  Professor Sachs (Washington University, in St. Louis) explores the potential for… Read More

FDA Law SSRN Reading List - August 2017

Objective Intent Blog, September 14, 2017
by Erika Lietzan, highlighting work by Rachel E. Sachs (Academic Fellow Alumna)

From the post:  Rachel Sachs, Administering Health Information (forthcoming in Cardozo Law Review).  Professor Sachs (Washington University, in St. Louis) explores the potential for… Read More

The race for a Zika vaccine slows, a setback for efforts to head off future outbreaks

STAT, September 13, 2017
by Helen Branswell

The development of a type of Zika vaccine that authorities had hoped to usher to the market has proven more challenging than some scientists and pharmaceutical companies had expected, people involved in… Read More

Michael E. DeBakey Fellowship in the History of Medicine
The National Library of Medicine

Deadline: September 30, 2017

General Description: In February 2016, the National Library of Medicine received a generous gift from The DeBakey Medical Foundation to support enhanced access to the Michael E. DeBakey Archives… Read More

Fifth National Nursing Ethics Conference Call for Poster Abstracts
Ethics of Caring

Deadline: October 13, 2017

Conference Description: Please consider submitting a poster abstract for review to present at the National Nursing Ethics Conference. The Ethics of Caring is proud to host the fifth National Nursing Ethics… Read More

Bioinformatics and Data Science for Public Health
Silent Spring Institute

Deadline: Open until filled.

General Description: Silent Spring Institute seeks a versatile bioinformatician, data scientist, machine learning expert, or statistician to tackle big data problems in environmental health and cancer… Read More

Corporate Paralegal or Junior Attorney (entry level)
Addgene

Deadline: Open until filled.

General Information: Addgene is a thriving, non-profit organization that facilitates biomedical research and discovery. Addgene assists scientists by archiving their plasmid DNA samples and distributing… Read More

Science & Technology Policy Fellowships
American Association for the Advancement of Science

Deadline: November 01, 2017

General Information: The online application system is open from May 1 through November 1 for the fellowship class that begins the following September. We accept online application submissions only. Application… Read More

Call for Papers: 2018 Annual Health Law Conference: Diseases of Despair: The Role of Law and Policy
Center for Health Policy and Law, Northeastern University School of Law

Deadline: November 15, 2017

In 2015, Princeton professors Anne Case and Angus Deaton wrote a groundbreaking paper that revealed a shocking increase in midlife mortality among white, non-Hispanic Americans between 1999… Read More

Lasker Prizes Go to Planned Parenthood and Developers of HPV Vaccine

New York Times, September 6, 2017
by Heather Murphy

One of the nation’s most prestigious prizes in medicine will go to Planned Parenthood and two scientists who played a crucial role in developing the vaccine to combat HPV, a sexually transmitted… Read More

Clinical Ethics Fellowship
Center for Medical Ethics & Health Policy at Baylor College of Medicine

Deadline: November 13, 2017

General Description: This competitive 2-year fellowship offers the opportunity to train with the Center’s nationally renowned faculty and staff who lead premier Clinical Ethics Consultation… Read More

Postdoctoral Fellowship
Sydney Law School

Deadline: September 10, 2017

OVERVIEW The University of Sydney Law School Postdoctoral Fellowship aims to attract an outstanding early career researcher to the University of Sydney to contribute to and enhance the research strengths… Read More

Artificial Wombs and Abortion Rights

The Hastings Center Report, July 27, 2017
by I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

Abstract: In a study published in late April in Nature Communications, the authors were able to sustain 105- to 115-day-old premature lamb fetuses—whose level of development was comparable to that… Read More

Fulbright Visiting Research Chair in Health Law, Policy and Ethics
University of Ottowa, Centre for Health Law, Policy and Ethics

Deadline: August 01, 2017

OVERVIEW Hosted at the Centre for Health Law, Policy and Ethics, the Chairholder will join a vibrant and growing community of scholars who are working on cutting-edge issues in health… Read More

Greenwall Faculty Scholars Program in Bioethics
The Greenwall Foundation

Deadline: November 01, 2017

The Greenwall Faculty Scholars Program The Greenwall Faculty Scholars Program in Bioethics is a career development award to enable junior faculty members to carry out innovative bioethics research.  Each… Read More

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

Deadline: August 01, 2017

This position is available as part of the Stanford Training Program in Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications (ELSI) Research and at the Center for Integration of Research on Genetics and Ethics (CIRGE).… Read More

Meet The People Doing Poop Transplants The Government Doesn’t Want Them To

Buzzfeed, June 28, 2017
by Nidhi Subbaraman, quoting Rachel E. Sachs (Academic Fellow Alumna)

From the article: Some scientists and legal experts have suggested that poop be regulated like a tissue — something that was derived from the body, and therefore subject to less stringent… Read More

Turning to the States to Solve the National Problem of Drug Pricing

STAT News, June 20, 2017
by Meghana Keshavan, quoting Rachel E. Sachs (Academic Fellow Alumna)

From the article: Drug pricing is a national problem. So a nonprofit wants to help hand off some of that burden to the states. The National Academy for State Health Policy just launched a new center, called… Read More

Book Review: I Contain Multitudes - The Microbes Within us and a Grander View of Life

Journal of Law and the Biosciences, June 2017
by Rachel E. Sachs (Academic Fellow Alumna)

From the review by Rachel E. Sachs: Ed Yong's I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within us and a Grander View of Life is a thoughtful, readable, and even humorous look at the rapidly evolving… Read More

PFC Spotlight: Academic Fellow Alumnus Jeffrey Skopek

Petrie-Flom Center, June 15, 2017
by Petrie-Flom Center

Jeffrey Skopek was an Academic Fellow for the 2011-2014 academic years, during which he wrote extensively on anonymity, differentiating it from privacy in articles that reveal its importance… Read More

Quality Improvement/Assurance Manager
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Deadline: Open until filled

General Description: The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is recruiting to fill the position of Quality Improvement/Assurance Manager. The Office of Human Research Ethics (OHRE) is responsible… Read More

New Issue of the Journal of Law and the Biosciences

Journal of Law and the Biosciences (JLB), Vol. 4, No. 1, April 2017

The Journal of Law and the Biosciences, the open-access journal launched in 2014 by the Petrie-Flom Center and Harvard Law School in partnership with Duke University and Stanford University, has… Read More

Regulating Research with Biospecimens under the Revised Common Rule

The Hastings Center Report, May/June 2017
by Holly Fernandez Lynch (Executive Director) and Michelle N. Meyer (Academic Fellow Alumna)

From the paper: Since 2011, the research community had waited with bated breath as regulators contemplated for the first time bringing secondary research with nonidentifiable biospecimens under the Common… Read More

Reading the Fine Print in DNA Kits

NBC Boston, May 23, 2017
by Interview featuring I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

DNA kits are very popular these days with people wanting to know what countries their ancestors came from. But before seeking out the secrets of your family tree, make sure you read the fine print. Watch… Read More

Roster exemptions for players with concussions could draw vote from NFL owners

USA Today, May 22, 2017
by Tom Pelissero, citing Petrie-Flom's report

From the article: A short-term injured reserve for players diagnosed with a concussion was among 76 recommendations included in a Harvard Law School report — based on research funded by the NFL Players… Read More

Why Successful Post-Season Runs Make People Lose Their Minds About Concussions

Forbes, May 16, 2017
by Lee Igel, citing Petrie-Flom's report

From the article: Were either or both Crosby and Harden suffering the effects of a head injury, yet seeing game action? Appearances can be deceiving. In addition to medical personnel assessing a player's… Read More

How does the NFL stack up with health care?

ESPN, May 22, 2017
by Michael McCann, citing Petrie-Flom's report

Sports Illustrated legal analyst Michael McCann joins OTL to discuss the NFL's health care for its players. Watch video here! Read More

The White House budget director dropped a hint about how Trump could bring drug prices down

Washington Post, May 12, 2017
by Carolyn Y. Johnson, quoting Rachel Sachs (Academic Fellow Alumna)

From the artcile: Trump has repeatedly said that drug prices are too high but has often suggested that increased bidding would be the best way to bring down prices. It has been unclear how that… Read More

New FDA Chief Scott Gottlieb: Medication Reformer or Big Pharma Shill?

The Fix, May 18, 2017
by Paul Gaita, quoting Rachel Sachs (Academic Fellow Alumna)

From the article: Gottlieb's position has earned cautious approval from medical industry observers like Washington University associate professor Rachel Sachs, who wrote, "As someone who understands… Read More

The NFL May Make A Smart Change To Its IR Rules

Deadspin, May 17, 2017
by Dom Cosentino, citing Petrie-Flom's report

From the article: What the NFL could use is a short-term disabled list not unlike what exists in Major League Baseball. Right now, the NFL’s active and inactive lists function sort of like… Read More

Babies from skin cells? New fertility technology raises ethical questions

The Current, May 19, 2017
by Lara O'Brien and Karin Marley, interviewing I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

From the article: Women producing sperm. Or, for that matter, men producing eggs. Those could, in theory, be some of the results of a new reproductive technology that's looming on the horizon,… Read More

Revised ‘Common Rule’ Shapes Protections For Research Participants

Health Affairs, May 2017, Vol. 36, No. 5
by By Barbara E. Bierer, Mark Barnes, and Holly Fernandez Lynch (Executive Director)

From the article: Research with human participants funded by most federal agencies is governed by a set of rules and procedures designed to protect study participants while enabling the advancement of… Read More

Should We Study Human Embryos Beyond 14 Days?

NOVA Next, April 26, 2017
by Jenny Morber, quoting I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

From the article: [...] Some critics view calls to re-evaluate the 14-day rule as a pernicious moving of the goalposts. How meaningful can they be, the line of reasoning goes, if scientists want to change… Read More

Junior Research Scholar
Sports and Society Program, NYU School of Professional Studies

Deadline: May 12, 2017

JR. RESEARCH SCHOLAR: NYU School of Professional Studies, Sports and Society Program We are seeking a researcher for the NYU SPS Sports and Society Program.  It is an independent think tank based… Read More

Nonexceptionalism, Research Risks, and Social Media

American Journal of Bioethics, 17(5):W1-W3, 2017 (Published online April 21, 2017)
by Luke Gelinas (Research Ethics Fellow), Robin Pierce, Sabune Winkler, Glenn Cohen (Faculty Dir), Holly Fernandez Lynch (Executive Dir) & Barbara Bierer

We are grateful for the thoughtful commentaries on our target article “Using Social Media as a Research Recruitment Tool: Ethical Issues and Recommendations” (Gelinas et al. 2017),… Read More

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 promote the science. From the op-ed: Many aspects of Ms. Lacks’s story reflect genuine injustice: the… Read More

Bioethics Instructor or Assistant Professor
Division of Medical Ethics and Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, NYULMC

Deadline: Open until filled.

The Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (https://med.nyu.edu/child-adolescent-psychiatry/) at NYU Langone Medical Center and the Division of Medical Ethics in the Department of Population… 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 student in the Health Science and Technology combined program of Harvard and MIT. Then Academic Fellow… Read More

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)

Introduction Ensuring that clinical trials, once launched, successfully complete and generate useful knowledge is an important and indeed ethically imperative goal, given the risks and burdens borne by… Read More

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

Deadline: April 15, 2017

General Description The Institute of Ethics at Dublin City University is seeking a postdoctoral researcher for a 4-year fixed-term contract to work on the EnTIRE project and do research on issues… Read More

Senior Research Program Coordinator
Johns Hopkins University Berman Institute of Bioethics

Deadline: Open until filled

General Description The Berman Institute of Bioethics is seeking a Sr. Research Program Coordinator to work collaboratively with the PI on a robust research agenda focusing on pediatric palliative… Read More

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 a post-doctoral or early career researcher to visit the Ethox Centre. The value of the scholarship is… Read More

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: That’s why ethics review of human subject research matters. This NIH panel is an especially good model in both its composition — expertise in law, medicine, medical science,… Read More

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 Research & the Future of the 14-Day Rule," which convened experts in bioethics, stem cell research,… Read More

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: Non-economic damages (pain and suffering) are the most significant and variable components of liability. Our survey of 51 U.S. jurisdictions shows wide heterogeneity in whether attorneys… Read More

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: Just last month, a Harvard study concluded that “the intersection of club doctors’ dual obligations creates significant legal and ethical quandaries that can threaten player… Read More

Ethicist
Trillium Health Partners

Deadline: March 17, 2017

Job Description: Position: Ethicist  Status: Full Time  Dept/Health System: Ethics  Site: Trillium Health Partners  Hours of Work/Shifts: Primarily Monday to… Read More

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

Deadline: Open until filled.

Job Description: Harvard Catalyst | The Harvard Clinical and Translational Science Center facilitates clinical and translational research throughout the 27 Harvard Schools and Academic Healthcare Centers… Read More

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: The Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University is seeking applicants for up to 2 positions as Research Scholars in its Public Health Law and Policy (PHLP)… Read More

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: In this episode, Peter speaks with Chris Deubert, a Senior Law and Ethics Associate for the Law and Ethics initiative of the Football Players Health Study at Harvard University.… Read More

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

Deadline: Open until filled.

General Description: Professors Christopher Chabris and Michelle Meyer are seeking an outstanding researcher for a position as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Geisinger Health System. The postdoc will… Read More

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

Deadline: Open until filled.

General Description The Institute for Clinical and Economic Review (ICER) is an innovative, independent non-profit health care research organization dedicated to improving the application of evidence throughout… Read More

2018 Brocher Foundation Call for Proposals
Brocher Foundation, Switzerland

Deadline: May 07, 2017

Call for proposals for the 2018 events is launched! The Brocher Foundation offers to researchers the opportunity to organize a one and a half day multidisciplinary symposium or a two or three day… Read More

Research Associate - Healthcare
Harvard Business School

Deadline: Open until filled.

Duties & Responsibilities The Research Associate works directly with Professor Michael Porter as one of his principal, full-time research associates. The role will focus almost exclusively on… Read More

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 law program.  We are currently accepting applications for the 2017-2018 academic year for both… Read More

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 Center), located in Harvard Square, has an opening for a Harvard Law graduate student for a summer internship… Read More

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 applications for the position of Professor of Law and Medicine. This faculty line is jointly funded by both units… Read More

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 & Technology Post-doctoral Fellowship. This fellowship is intended for individuals with a doctoral degree… Read More

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 Farmed Animal Law & Policy for the 2017–2018 academic year. The Fellowships provide opportunities… Read More

Bioethics Research Assistant
Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics (SCBE)

Deadline: Open until filled.

Bioethics Research Assistant-Fixed Term - 72837 Description This is a fixed term position through April 30, 2018. Stanford University School of Medicine is seeking a Bioethics Research Assistant to perform… Read More

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 Implications (ELSI) Research and at the Center for Integration of Research on Genetics and Ethics… Read More

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, Ethics, and Law Program of Harvard Catalyst | The Harvard Clinical and Translational Science… Read More

Call for Papers
AMA Journal of Ethics

Deadline: Various.

The AMA Journal of Ethics® is an open-access, MEDLINE-indexed online journal of expert-solicited and peer-reviewed content that receives over one million visits annually (and growing). Our… Read More

NFL Team Doctors: In Whose Interest?

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

From the interview: Injured NFL players are treated by doctors employed by teams, but a Harvard study claims there is an inherent conflict of interest in that arrangement, which might mean putting players… Read More

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: On January 19, the day the final revisions to the Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects were published in the Federal Register, our essay “Public Engagement,… Read More

Advanced and end of life care: cautionary suggestions

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

Abstract: This article considers some clinical and population level approaches to advanced care of chronic conditions and end of life care. One approach aims to follow patient values and preferences about… Read More

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 Annual Health Law Year in P/Review event held at Harvard Law School on Monday, January 23rd, 2017. The… 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; Pharmaceutical drug costs impinge heavily on consumers’ consciousness, often on a monthly basis, and have become such a stress on the public that they came up repeatedly among both… Read More

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 assistant professor position for 2017-18. The position would primarily involve teaching courses in the Health… Read More

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

Deadline: Open until filled.

Job Description The Policy Surveillance Program is a national initiative funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to promote effective regulatory, legal and policy solutions to improve public health.… Read More

2017 Call for Proposals: Policies for Action: Policy and Law Research to Build a Culture of Health
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Deadline: March 10, 2017, 3:00 p.m. ET

Purpose Policies for Action: Policy and Law Research to Build a Culture of Health (P4A) was created to help build the evidence base for policies that can help build a Culture of Health. P4A seeks… Read More

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: Ideally, public health laws would be developed on a robust base of scientific, epidemiologic, and medical data and enacted independent of the various political forces at play. In reality,… Read More

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)

Abstract It is not uncommon for multiple clinical trials at the same institution to recruit concurrently from the same patient population. When the relevant pool of patients is limited, as it often is,… Read More

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: At the federal level in the United States, development of regulations is governed by the Administrative Procedure Act (APA), the statute by which Congress authorized various federal agencies… Read More

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 Programs Posting Number: 240704DP BCM Department: Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy Subsection: Location: Texas Medical Center, Houston Salary Range:… Read More

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

Deadline: Open until filled.

Research Associate Posting Number: 228945DP BCM Department: Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy Subsection: Location: Texas Medical Center, Houston Salary Range: Hiring up to $55,000 Commensurate… Read More

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

Deadline: February 17, 2017

Clinical Ethics Faculty Due to tremendous growth, the Center for Medical Ethics & Health Policy at Baylor College of Medicine is seeking an experienced candidate to join their faculty (rank and… Read More

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

Deadline: Open until filled.

GRADUATE STUDENT OPPORTUNITY Area of research: Psychiatric Interventions and Public Attitudes A Master’s or PhD scholarship opportunity is available at the National Core for Neuroethics, University… Read More

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 Associate Epidemiologist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Assistant Director of the Program On Regulation,… Read More

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 technique reaches the clinic At a glance: In-vitro gametogenesis is an experimental technique that allows… Read More

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: In their thoughtful article, “Tracking U.S. Professional Athletes: The Ethics of Biometric Technologies,” Katrina Karkazis and Jennifer Fishman do an excellent job of outlining… Read More

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/Senior Research Scholar. Description: This position offers a superb opportunity for an early career,… Read More

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 through the words and insights of the best scholars in the field. The content is valuable to readers with… 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 Research Scholars Program in Bioethics, for appointments commencing in summer/fall 2017.  This 1-2 year… Read More

PFC Spotlight: Student Fellow Alumnus Alexander Boni-Saenz

by Petrie-Flom Center

Alexander Boni-Saenz was a Student Fellow during the 2006-2007 academic year, while in his second year at Harvard Law School. For his Fellowship project, he researched long-term care insurance… Read More

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 outcomes research since 1994. The purpose of the two-year fellowships, currently administered through… Read More

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 and publish in the areas of health ethics and/or health law, and professionalism. The appointee… Read More

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 article on the multiple purposes of the individual mandate. Today, she is Professor of Law at the… Read More

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 noon Harvard Law School Room WCC 2036 Milstein East B/C 1585 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge Lunch will be provided.   More About Medical Experimentation: Personal… Read More

Global Health Graduate Student Research Seminars (Call for Harvard Student Submissions)
Harvard Global Health Institute

Deadline: November 15, 2016

The seminars bring together graduate students from across Harvard University to exchange research ideas in a multidisciplinary setting as they engage with challenging problems related to global health. Graduate… Read More

Cluster Randomized Trials: Ethics, Regulations, Statistics & Design

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

Description Please join Harvard Catalyst for a free half-day symposium on the topic of Cluster Randomized Trials: Ethics, Regulations, Statistics & Design. We will provide a general overview of Cluster… Read More

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 pleased to announce the Penn Fellowship in Advanced Biomedical Ethics, which is currently recruiting its fifth… Read More

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 deterrence and medical malpractice law, culminating in a publication in the University of Chicago Law Review.… Read More

Summer Undergraduate Program in Biomedical Ethics Research
Mayo Clinic

Deadline: January 13, 2017

General Description: The Mayo Clinic Biomedical Ethics Research Program seeks applicants for its 2016 Summer Undergraduate Program in Biomedical Ethics Research.  Each student will be placed with… Read More

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:  This is a tenure-track position with specialized training or expertise in health policy. Candidates should be able to demonstrate ability to teach core Health Sciences courses… Read More

PFC Spotlight: Student Fellow Alumna Heidi Williams

by Petrie-Flom Center

2015 MacArthur Foundation Fellow Heidi Williams was a Student Fellow for both the 2006-2007 and 2008-2009 academic years, while pursuing her PhD in Economics at Harvard University.… Read More

Faculty Director I. Glenn Cohen Joins National Academy of Sciences Committee

Petrie-Flom Center, September 26, 2016

I. Glenn Cohen, Faculty Director of Harvard Law School’s Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics and Robert Truog, Director of the Harvard Medical School Center for… Read More

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 completed an article on expert witness bias in technical cases which proposes a litigant-driven solution.… Read More

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: Reflecting on the contribution by Rahul Kumar to the symposium, I consider the following topics in relation to risks in research: (1) treating someone as a mere means; (2) aggregation; (3) different… Read More

Clinical Ethics Fellowship
Division of Medical Ethics at Weill Cornell Medicine

Deadline: November 15, 2016

General Description: The Division of Medical Ethics at Weill Cornell Medicine in New York City invites applications for a full-time 2-year fellowship position in clinical ethics to begin July 1, 2017. … Read More

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

Deadline: December 1, 2016

General Description: The University Center for Human Values invites applications for the Harold T. Shapiro Postdoctoral Fellowship in Bioethics for a possible opening in September 2017. The Shapiro… Read More

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. Abstract: In September, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, together with other federal agencies, announced proposed changes to the rules governing… Read More

Clinical Ethics Fellowship
The Center for Medical Ethics & Health Policy at Baylor College of Medicine and the Houston Methodist Hospital System Biomedical Ethics Program

Deadline: November 12, 2016

Description: The Center for Medical Ethics & Health Policy at Baylor College of Medicine and the Houston Methodist Hospital System Biomedical Ethics Program are seeking applicants for our full-time… Read More

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 Law, and Bioethics. Check out the event website to watch video of this and other presentations! Abstract:… Read More

Assistant Professors of Bioethics and Medical Humanities
Division of Medical Humanities in the College of Medicine at University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS)

Deadline: October 16, 2016

The Division of Medical Humanities in the College of Medicine at University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) seeks two dedicated, energetic individuals to join our team as full time, tenure-track… Read More

Post-Doctoral Fellow for Law and Ethics of Assistive Technology in Aging
University of Ottawa: Centre for Health Law, Policy and Ethics

Deadline: October 08, 2016

Brief Job Description: We are seeking a skilled and enthusiastic postdoctoral fellow (PDF) to pursue an innovative research program at the intersection of law/ethics/technology with a focus on aging. We… Read More

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 addressing recent legislation preventing the FDA from approving any research "in which a human embryo… Read More

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 associate for a new project looking at the integration of genome sequencing into clinical care of military… Read More

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: 2017 Petrie-Flom Center Annual Conference
Harvard Law School

Deadline: Due no later than December 2, 2016

The Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at Harvard Law School is pleased to announce plans for our 2017 annual conference, entitled: “Transparency in Health and… Read More

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

Deadline: August 5, 2016

General Description: Based within the Nuffield Department of Population Health, The Ethox Centre is an internationally recognised multidisciplinary bioethics research centre and is a vibrant and intellectually… Read More

Fulbright Visiting Research Chair in Health Law, Policy and Ethics
University of Ottawa Centre for Health Law, Policy and Ethics

Deadline: August 1, 2016

The University of Ottawa Centre for Health Law, Policy and Ethics is excited to announce that we are currently accepting applications for a Fulbright Visiting Research Chair for the upcoming academic year. … Read More

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: This chapter will examines places where law, religion, and reproductive technology conflict. It examines four particular intersections: The first involves religiously motivated denials of service,… Read More

Post-Doctoral Fellow in Bioethics Research
Geisinger Health System

Deadline: September 06, 2016

General Description: Geisinger Health System has an exciting opportunity for a post-doctoral fellow in bioethics research. The fellow will work directly with the Associate Director and engage in empirical… Read More

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

Deadline: September 7, 2016

General Description: IDRC is one of the world’s leaders in generating new knowledge to meet global challenges. We offer a number of research awards providing a unique opportunity to enhance research… Read More

Research Participant Recruitment & Retention Conference: Poster Submission
Johns Hopkins Institute for Clinical and Translational Research

Deadline: July 26, 2016

DESCRIPTION: This poster session emphasizes best practices and innovative strategies for research recruitment and retention. By showcasing the successful work done by research teams around the nation,… Read More

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 Biomedical Ethics. The Biomedical Ethics Research Program The Biomedical Ethics Research Program at Mayo… Read More

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 like to share your knowledge in a particular subject area? If so, we invite you to contribute to our third… Read More

Lecturer in Bioethics
Centre for Human Bioethics at Monash University

Deadline: August 22, 2016

The Centre for Human Bioethics (http://artsonline.monash.edu.au/bioethics) seeks to fill a continuing position as Lecturer to be taken up (preferably) by January 2017. As the lecturer, you will contribute… Read More

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 Rounds Evaluating Offers of Payment to Research Participants Holly Fernandez Lynch, JD, MBioethics Executive Director, Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics,… Read More

Call for Papers: Tenth Annual Symposium on Health Law and Policy
Beazley Institute for Health Law and Policy, Loyola University

Deadline: May 31, 2016

The Beazley Institute for Health Law and Policy at Loyola University Chicago School of Law and Annals of Health Law invite original research paper submissions on innovations in life sciences and stakeholder… Read More

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 the Petrie-Flom Center's 2016 annual conference, "Big Data, Health Law, and Bioethics," on… Read More

Call for Papers
The Rutgers Journal of Bioethics

Deadline: November 11, 2016

MISSION AND PURPOSE OF THE RUTGERS JOURNAL OF BIOETHICS As members of the Bioethics Society of Rutgers University, we hope to raise general awareness of issues in bioethics within the Rutgers community… Read More

Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Bioethics Research
The Cleveland Clinic

Deadline: June 15, 2016

The Cleveland Clinic invites applications for a Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Bioethics Research. This academic year Fellowship (September through June) will offer opportunities to advance one’s knowledge… Read More

Undergraduate Bioethics Essay Contest
Voices in Bioethics

Deadline: June 30, 2016

Calling all undergraduates! Have something to say about BIOETHICS? Submit an original, 1,500 word opinion-editorial focusing on a current bioethical issue of your choice that falls within one of the following… Read More

Call for Proposals: Innovations in Life Sciences and Stakeholder and Agency Responses
Beazley Institute for Health Law and Policy at Loyola University Chicago School of Law

Deadline: May 31, 2016

The Beazley Institute for Health Law and Policy at Loyola University Chicago School of Law and Annals of Health Law invite original research paper submissions on innovations in life sciences and stakeholder… Read More

Pediatrician for Pediatric Research Ethics
Office of Pediatric Therapeutics

Deadline: June 05, 2016

The Office of Pediatric Therapeutics (OPT), located in the FDA Office of the Commissioner, is seeking a pediatrician with experience in pediatric research ethics. OPT provides ethical expertise for… Read More

IRB Review Specialist
Massachusetts Eye and Ear

Deadline: February 02, 2016

POSITION SUMMARY The IRB Review Specialist, as member of the HSC, provides complex analytical and regulatory support of the confidential institutional review and approval process of all proposed human… Read More

2016 Global School Health Rights Litigation Course
O’Neill Institute and Harvard FXB

Deadline: June 1, 2016

Join the O’Neill Institute and Harvard FXB for the 2016 Global School Health Rights Litigation course from June 13th - 17th at Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, DC! This one-week… Read More

2016 Institute for the Study of Human Rights Summer Program
Columbia University

Deadline: May 12, 2016

ISHR’s summer program, developed in conjunction with Columbia University’s School of Professional Studies, emphasizes the interaction between human rights theory and practice and offers… Read More

Book Talk and Reception – Inspired: Lessons Learned from a Life of Adventure
Global Health Education and Learning Incubator

Deadline: April 21, 2016

Thursday, April 21, 2016, 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Harvard Coop, Level 3; 1400 Mass. Avenue Cambridge, MA 02138 Every life lived to the fullest is an adventure. It is also a lesson. Come along on a… Read More

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

Deadline: May 2, 2016

The Center for Bioethics at Harvard Medical School invites applications for the Postdoctoral Research Scholars Program in Bioethics, for appointments commencing in summer/fall 2016. This two-year… Read More

Post-Doctoral Research Positions
Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics

Deadline: April 15, 2016

The Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics (SCBE) announces two post-doctoral research positions. 1) One position is available as part of the Stanford Training Program in Ethical, Legal, and Social… Read More

Call for Papers: 2016 Health Law Scholars Workshop
Saint Louis University School of Law

Deadline: April 11, 2016

The Health Law Scholars Workshop is a collegial forum in which faculty new to health law and bioethics scholarship present works-in-progress and receive in-depth advice from experienced scholars and teachers… Read More

Research Associate
King's College London

Deadline: April 1, 2016

Salary Details: £32,600 to £38,896 per annum  Allowances: £2,323 London Allowance  Contract Type: Temporary/Fixed term  Contract Term: Full time … Read More

2016 Call for Proposals
Healthy Eating Research

Deadline: May 11, 2016

Healthy Eating Research has released its 2016 Call for Proposals (CFP). This CFP is for two types of awards aimed at providing advocates, decision-makers, and policymakers with evidence to reverse… Read More

Law, Policy and/or Ethics PhD Scholarship, Centre of Research Excellence in End of Life Care
Queensland University of Technology

Deadline: May 11, 2016

Centre of Research Excellence in End of Life Care: Law, Policy and/or Ethics PhD Scholarship A scholarship is available from the Centre of Research Excellence (CRE) in End of Life Care for a student… Read More

Are You Ready? The New Frontier in Clinical Research and the Evolving Common Rule

Boston Bar Association, March 7, 2016
by Holly Fernandez Lynch (Executive Director), Speaker

CLE - Are You Ready? The New Frontier in Clinical Research and the Evolving Common Rule Monday, March 7, 2016 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM Boston Bar Association - 16 Beacon Street, Boston, MA Description:… Read More

Incorporating ethical principles into clinical research protocols

Journal of Medical Ethics, January 25, 2016 (online first)
by Holly Fernandez Lynch (Executive Director) et al.

Abstract: A novel Protocol Ethics Tool Kit (‘Ethics Tool Kit’) has been developed by a multi-stakeholder group of the Multi-Regional Clinical Trials Center of Brigham and Women's Hospital… Read More

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

Deadline: May 01, 2016

The Center for Bioethics at Harvard Medical School invites applications for the Postdoctoral Research Scholars Program in Bioethics, for appointments commencing in summer/fall 2016. This two-year… Read More

2017 Brocher Foundation Residencies
Brocher Foundation, Geneva, Switzerland

Deadline: February 14, 2016

Our call for proposals for the 2017 residencies is still open! Don't miss this opportunity! The Brocher Foundation is located on the shores of the Geneva Lake, in Hermance… Read More

Research Assistant, Transparency Policy Project
Ash Center for Democratic Governance & Innovation, Harvard Kennedy School

Deadline: Open until filled.

Seeking a research assistant to help through the academic year and possibly longer with research, writing, and administration for the Ash Center’s Transparency Policy Project,  working at the… Read More

Clinical Bioethicist
Anne Arundel Medical Center

Deadline: Open until filled.

The Clinical Bioethicist will serve as an architect for the structure and development of the Bioethics Program supporting our Patient and Family Centered Care model. This position will lead the Bioethics… Read More

Call for Abstracts: Bioethics Conference
Western Michigan University’s Center for the Study of Ethics in Society

Deadline: December 16, 2015

Overview The theme of this conference, hosted by Western Michigan University’s Center for the Study of Ethics in Society, highlights uncertainty as a fundamental factor in bioethics.  Invited… Read More

Summer Undergraduate Minority Research Program
University of Pennsylvania

Deadline: February 1, 2016

The SUMR program is an endeavor by the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics (LDI) and the Health Care Management Department of the Wharton School to provide underrepresented minority undergraduate… Read More

Assistant Professor in Global Ethics and Feminist Philosophy
Michigan State University

Deadline: November 30, 2015

The Department of Philosophy and the Residential College in the Arts and Humanities at Michigan State University invite applications for a tenure system, academic year position at the rank of assistant… Read More

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Medicine
Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation (CORE) at Yale University

Deadline: December 10, 2015

The Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation (CORE) at Yale is looking to fill the position of post-doctoral fellow in medicine, under the mentorship of Dr. Joseph Ross. This research fellow… Read More

CALL FOR PAPERS: The Social Value of Research
Conflicts between science, society, and individuals, Journal of Bioethics Special Issue

Deadline: November 02, 2015

The Editors of Bioethics are pleased to announce a special issue in 2016 on the social value of research. Social value is widely accepted, but rarely questioned as a benchmark of ethical research. International… Read More

Conference Assistant
Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research (PRIM&R)

Deadline: December 08, 2015

Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research (PRIM&R), a 41-year-old, educational nonprofit organization based in Boston, dedicated to advancing the highest ethical standards in the conduct of research,… Read More

Education Specialist
Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research (PRIM&R)

Deadline: December 08, 2015

Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research (PRIM&R), a 41-year-old, educational nonprofit organization based in Boston, dedicated to advancing the highest ethical standards in the conduct of research,… Read More

Director of Programs
Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research (PRIM&R)

Deadline: December 08, 2015

Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research (PRIM&R), a 41-year-old, educational nonprofit organization based in Boston, dedicated to advancing the highest ethical standards in the conduct of research,… Read More

Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to Amend the Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects

by Department of Health and Human Services (and several other federal departments and agencies)

This Federal Register notice from September 2015 outlines proposed changes to the Common Rule. These proposals are not yet final. Read More

Special Section: Moving Forward in Animal Research Ethics

Cambridge Journals, October 2015

The articles in this special section address a range of issues relating to animal research, law, and bioethics. Read More

Heidi Williams wins MacArthur “genius grant”

MIT News, September 29, 2015
by Peter Dizikes, on Heidi Williams (Student Fellow Alumna)

From the article: MIT economist Heidi Williams, whose scholarly work looks at the effects of patent policies and technology on medical research and health care, has been granted a 2015 MacArthur Fellowship.… Read More

Associate Director of Research
Consortium on Law and Values in Health, Environment & the Life Sciences, University of Minnesota

Deadline: October 01, 2015

The University of Minnesota’s Consortium on Law and Values in Health, Environment & the Life Sciences is accepting applications for the position of Associate Director of Research, to play a key… Read More

Longitudinal Drug Studies in People with Dementia:  Ethical Challenges in Assessing Capacity and Get
Harvard Research Ethics Consortium, Harvard Medical School

Deadline: September 18, 2015

"Longitudinal Drug Studies in People with Dementia: Ethical Challenges in Assessing Capacity and Getting Consent" Friday September 18, 2015 from 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM EDT Harvard Medical School, Countway… Read More

Research Assistants, International Health and Drug Law
Multi-Regional Clinical Trials Center, Brigham & Women's Hospital

Deadline: November 03, 2015

The MRCT Center of BWH and Harvard is seeking one or two research assistants for the Multi-Regional Clinical Trials Center.  The Center is part of the Division of Global Health Equity. Work would… Read More

Call for Abstracts: 2016 Petrie-Flom Annual Conference: Big Data, Health Law, and Bioethics
Petrie-Flom Center, Harvard Law School

Deadline: December 01, 2015

The Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at Harvard Law School is pleased to announce plans for our 2016 annual conference, entitled: “Big Data, Health Law, and… Read More

Call For Papers: Beyond IRBs - Designing Ethical Review Processes for Big Data Research
Future of Privacy Forum

Deadline: October 25, 2015

The Future of Privacy Forum is hosting an academic workshop supported by the National Science Foundation to discuss ethical, legal, and technical guidance for organizations conducting research… Read More

What’s Trust Got to Do With It? Trust and the Importance of the Research-Care Distinction

American Journal of Bioethics, September 2015, Vol. 15, No. 9
by Emily Largent (Student Fellow alumna)

From the article: In a learning health care system, knowledge is an intended by-product of the patient–physician encounter. The integration of research and care within such systems holds the potential… Read More

Research Coordinator
National Core for Neuroethics, University of British Columbia

Deadline: August 19, 2015

Job ID: 21538 Location: Vancouver – Point Grey Campus Employment Group: Management & Professional (AAPS) Job Category: Research & Facilitation Classification Title: Research&Facilitation,… Read More

Project Director
Berman Institute of Bioethics

Deadline: October 13, 2015

General Description This position will serve as the Project Director for a new multi-year project focusing on ethics, pregnancy, and HIV/AIDS. Building on extensive empirical research with pregnant women… Read More

Sr. Research Specialist
Berman Institute of Bioethics

Deadline: October 13, 2015

General Description The Berman Institute of Bioethics is seeking a Sr. Research Specialist who will work collaboratively with the PI on a new two year program focusing on pediatric palliative care. Palliative… Read More

NYU Sports and Society seeking Post-Doctoral Research Scholar
NYU Sports and Society

Deadline: July 25, 2015

NYU Sports and Society is offering a 13 Month postdoctoral research scholar position (Aug 1 2015 - Aug 31 2016) for a recent recipient of a graduate degree to assist the NYU School of Professional Studies… Read More

ZIBC Zurich Intensive Bioethics Course 2015
University of Zurich & The Center for Bioethics, Harvard Medical School

Deadline: November 13, 2015

The Institute of Biomedical Ethics and History of Medicine of the University of Zurich in collaboration with the Center for Bioethics at Harvard Medical School will offer the first Intensive Bioethics… Read More

Funding Opportunity: Ethical Issues in Research on HIV/AIDS and its Co-Morbidities
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)

Deadline: January 07, 2016

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), National Institutes of Health is issuing a program announcement for grants on Ethical Issues in Research on HIV/AIDS and Its Co-Morbidities. … Read More

RWJF Commits $25 Million for Health Research
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF)

Deadline: May 19, 2015

May 19, 2015 —The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) announced an initial $25 million commitment over the next three years to fund innovative research on policies, laws, system interventions,… Read More

Senior Director for Research
Association of State and Territorial Health Officials

Deadline: June 03, 2015

The Senior Director for Research leads ASTHO’s work in the area of Public Health Services and Systems Research, including the ASTHO Profile Survey and workforce research projects.  The… Read More

Review of Human subjects research regulation: perspectives on the future

Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics, Vol. 36, Issue 2, April 2015
by Lydia Stewart Ferreira (Visiting Scholar)

Petrie-Flom Visiting Scholar Lydia Stewart Ferreira, currently Adjunct Professor at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law and Osgoode Hall Law School, recently published a review… Read More

Director of Bioethics
Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences

Deadline: May 21, 2015

Job Title: Director of Bioethics for Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS); Director of the Center for Bioethics within the Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research; and the… Read More

Call for Papers: “Binaries in Bioethics and Biolaw”
The Postgraduate Bioethics Conference 2015

Deadline: June 30, 2015

The Postgraduate Bioethics Conference is a prestigious annual conference aimed at doctoral researchers whose research involves bioethical analysis. Over the past eight years, it has become established… Read More

IRB Analyst
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Deadline: May 19, 2015

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Basic skills and knowledge of federal regulations pertaining to research, ICH GCP, and HIPAA  Basic knowledge of clinical research and familiarity with medical terminology… Read More

Clinical Ethicist
Memorial Health System

Deadline: May 20, 2015

Requisition Number: 295-394 Job Location: Springfield, Illinois, United States Position Type: Full-Time/Regular Hours of Work: Days Weekends (specify): As needed Exempt or Non-Exempt: Exempt… Read More

2015 Undergraduate STS Essay Prize Competition
Harvard Kennedy School

Deadline: April 03, 2015

For the fourth year, the Program on Science, Technology, and Society (STS) based at the Harvard Kennedy School will hold a competition for Harvard undergraduates doing independent, original research on… Read More

Project Manager
Penn Center for Community Health Workers

Deadline: May 02, 2015

Penn Center for Community Health Workers The Penn Center for Community Health Workers is a community-academic-health system partnership that is part of the University of Pennsylvania Health System.… Read More

Chief Business Officer
Penn Center for Community Health Workers

Deadline: July 17, 2015

Penn Center for Community Health Workers: The Center is a community-academic-health system partnership that is funded by the University of Pennsylvania Health System. The mission of the Center is… Read More

Senior Research Compliance Manager
Stem Cell & Regenerative Biology, Harvard University

Deadline: May 02, 2015

Auto req ID: 35089BR Business Title: Senior Research Compliance Manager School/Unit: Faculty of Arts and Sciences Location: USA - MA - Cambridge Time Status: Full-time Schedule: Monday through… Read More

Call for Participants: Making Sense of Clinical Translation: Ethical, Regulatory & Policy Challenges
Brocher Foundation, Geneva, Switzerland

Deadline: February 27, 2015

We hereby invite early career researchers to participate in a workshop on the ethical, regulatory and policy challenges for clinical translation on May 18-19, 2015. Ever more frequently, innovation policies… Read More

Research Ethics Education Assistant
The Environmental Protection Agency

Deadline: February 13, 2015

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is looking to hire a recent graduate or a current student in a science, policy, or a closely-related field to help plan and implement a cross-agency strategy for… Read More