Welcoming Fellow-In-Residence Jacob Sherkow

by Petrie-Flom Center

Along with our partners at the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University, the Petrie-Flom Center is thrilled to announce our new jointly hosted Fellow-in-Residence, Jacob Sherkow. Jacob… Read More

World Health Organization advisers call for registry of studies on human genome editing

STAT, March 19, 2019
by Sharon Begley

A World Health Organization advisory committee on editing human DNA will ask the United Nations agency to establish a global registry of all such research, recommend that editors of scientific journals… Read More

Differential payment to research participants in the same study: an ethical analysis

BMJ, March 7, 2019
by by Govind Persad, Holly Fernandez Lynch (Former Executive Director), Emily Largent (Student Fellow Alumna)

From the abstract:  Recognising that offers of payment to research participants can serve various purposes—reimbursement, compensation and incentive—helps uncover differences between participants,… Read More

Preclinical Alzheimer Disease and the Dawn of the Pre-Caregiver

JAMA Neurology , March 11, 2019
by by Emily A. Largent (Student Fellow Alumna) and Jason Karlawish

From the paper:  A couple recently came to our memory center for a research visit. The husband is a participant in a clinical trial evaluating the efficacy of a drug to prevent the onset of dementia… Read More

Patients as Research Partners

Citizen Science: Theory and Practice, March 2019
by Elise Smith, Jean-Christophe Bélisle-Pipon (Visiting Scholar), David Resnik

From the abstract:  Citizen Science refers to the consultation, participation, engagement or involvement of the general public in research. Rationales for this interaction include increased public… Read More

Reducing Maternal Mortality

New York Times, March 5, 2019
by Emily Kumler Kaplan

Women in the United States face a far greater risk of dying from childbirth complications than in many other wealthy countries. Now the federal government has taken a step toward addressing the… Read More

UK patient ‘free’ of HIV after stem cell treatment

BBC News, March 5, 2019

A UK patient's HIV has become "undetectable" following a stem cell transplant - in only the second case of its kind, doctors report in Nature. The London patient, who was being treated for cancer,… Read More

Pharmaceutical Company CEOs Face Grilling In Senate Over High Drug Prices

NPR, February 26, 2019
by Alison Kodjak

The leaders of seven drug industry giants were forced to defend their industry's prices and business practices on Capitol Hill on Tuesday, as lawmakers criticized them for failing to put patients before… Read More

Evaluating New Rules on Transparency in Cancer Research and Drug Development

JAMA Oncology, February 21, 2019
by by Thomas J. Hwang, Kerstin N. Vokinger, and Rachel E. Sachs (Academic Fellow Alumna)

From the article: "Transparency in the development of new medicines has the potential to improve the efficiency and quality of clinical research by allowing investigators and companies to learn from successes… Read More

FDA: Young-blood transfusions provide ‘no proven clinical benefit’ for aging, Alzheimer’s

STAT, February 19, 2019
by Rebecca Robbins

he quest to rejuvenate aging people with the blood of young donors has generated paying customers, captured the popular imagination, and, now, prompted a warning from the Food and Drug Administration.… Read More

What’s the future of human gene editing?

Genetic Literacy Project, February 19, 2019
by by Naomi Scheinerman, quoting I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

From the article: "In the legislative realm, the US Congress is poised to renew its ban on creating CRISPR babies, as well as “three-parent babies” that are used to prevent mitochondrial… Read More

World Health Organization Forms Committee To Guide Editing Of Human Genes

NPR, February 14, 2019

The World Health Organization Thursday announced the formation of an international committee aimed at establishing uniform guidelines for editing human DNA in ways that can be passed down to future generations.… Read More

Can You Sue An Algorithm For Malpractice?

Forbes AI, February 11, 2019
by by Forbes AI, interviewing W. Nicholson Price (Academic Fellow Alumnus)

From the article: "What’s in the box? The “black box,” that is. Increasingly, doctors are relying on sophisticated, and at times inscrutable, algorithms to make healthcare recommendations—a… Read More

A User-Focused Transdisciplinary Research Agenda for AI-Enabled Health Tech Governance

AI-Health Working Group White Paper, January, 2019
by David Arney, Max Senges, Sara Gerke et al

From the abstract:   AI-enabled health technology holds significant promise for improving health outcomes and clinical workflows. However, it also generates challenges for health data governance… Read More

Association Between Financial Incentives and Participant Deception About Study Eligibility

JAMA, January 25, 2019
by by Holly Fernandez Lynch (Former Executive Director) et al, and Emily Largent (Student Fellow Alumna)

From the article: "Question: Is payment associated with participant deception about research eligibility and, if so, is higher payment associated with more deception? Findings: In this randomized… Read More

In Fast-Aging Japan, Elder Care Is a High-Tech Pursuit

Wall Street Journal, January 12, 2019
by Suryatapa Bhattacharya

This article is behind a paywall. Harvard affiliates can access the full text via Hollis. [...] In a country with one of the world's fastest-growing elderly populations and a tight labor market,… Read More

Congress is about to renew its ban on creating CRISPR babies in the US

MIT Technology Review, January 10, 2019
by by Antonio Regalado, quoting I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

From the article: "By blocking any-and-all DNA changes to an embryo, I. Glenn Cohen, a professor at Harvard Law School, says American legislation has taken a "meat axe" approach when what's… Read More

Perspectives on Gene Editing

Harvard Gazette, January 9, 2019
by by Mary Todd Bergman, quoting I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

From the article: "Progress in this field has been so rapid that the dialogue around potential ethical, societal, and safety issues is scrambling to catch up. This disconnect was brought into stark relief… Read More

‘Left behind’

STAT, January 8, 2019
by Apoorva Mandavili, with photos by Michael Starghill Jr.

[...] Vergel, 59, attributes most of these conditions to his low CD4 count, a key marker of immune function in HIV-positive people. He is what’s known as an immunologic non-responder (INR) —… Read More

New treatments for peanut allergies sound promising, but questions remain

Washington Post, January 6, 2019
by by Shefali Luthra, quoting W. Nicholson Price (Academic Fellow Alumnus)

From the article: "What’s new is the addition of labor, standardization and federal oversight — which companies then say demonstrates increased value. It highlights a pattern I’ve… Read More

New treatments for peanut allergies sound promising, but questions remain

Washington Post, January 6, 2019
by by Shefali Luthra, quoting W. Nicholson Price (Academic Fellow Alumnus)

From the article: "What’s new is the addition of labor, standardization and federal oversight — which companies then say demonstrates increased value. It highlights a pattern I’ve… Read More

Prescription Drug Policy

Health Affairs blog, January 3, 2019
by by Rachel Sachs (Academic Fellow Alumna)

From the article:  This past year was once again filled with health policy news. Unlike 2017's congressional efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), 2018's news focused… Read More

Carpus Dicit: Special Report

Harvard Medicine, Winter 2019
by by Monique Brouillette, quoting I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

From the article: "For I. Glenn Cohen, the James A. Attwood and Leslie Williams Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, the degree of worry over our data should vary depending on which data are being considered.… Read More

A Method for Approximating Future Entry of Generic Drugs

Value in Health, December, 2018
by by Reed F. Beall, Jonathan J. Darrow (Student Fellow Alumnus), and Aaron S. Kesselheim

From the abstract:  Objectives To develop and test a method for approximating generic entry of top-selling drugs. Methods The procedure involved 1) identifying products’ key patents as those… Read More

Big data and black-box medical algorithms

Science Translational Medicine, December 12, 2018
by by W. Nicholson Price (Academic Fellow Alumnus)

From the article: "Machine-learning algorithms have been predicted to come into widespread use in the areas of prognosis, radiology, and pathology within the next few years, and diagnosis within the next… Read More

Of Parachutes and Participant Protection:

Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics, December 12, 2018
by by Holly Fernandez Lynch (Former Executive Director), Stuart Nicholls, Michelle N. Meyer, and Holly A. Taylor

From the abstract:  There are several reasons to believe that Institutional Review Boards (IRBs) and Human Research Protection Programs (HRPPs) contribute to ethical research and the protection of… Read More

Access to Personal Information for Public Health Research: Transparency Should Always Be Mandatory

Canadian Journal of Bioethics, December 7, 2018
by by Jean-Christophe Bélisle-Pipon (Visiting Researcher)

From the article: "In Québec, the Act Respecting Access to Documents Held by Public Bodies and the Protection of Personal Information provides an exception to transparency to most public… Read More

On Repugnance, Distribution, and the Global Kidney Exchange: Comment

Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics (JITE), November 27, 2018
by I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

From the article:  Krawiec opens the article by quoting Alvin Roth’s framing of repugnance as a “distaste for certain kinds of transactions [that] can be a real constraint on markets and… Read More

Machine learning in medicine: Addressing ethical challenges

PLOS Medicine, November 6, 2018
by Effy Vayena, Alessandro Blasimme, and I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

From the article:  A recent United Kingdom survey reports that 63% of the adult population is uncomfortable with allowing personal data to be used to improve healthcare and is unfavorable to artificial… Read More

Consortium Seeks to Evaluate, Enhance HRPP Effectiveness

AAHRPP Advance, October 23, 2018
by AAHRPP featuring work by Holly Fernandez Lynch (Former Executive Director) and colleagues

From the article: What are the outcomes of an effective HRPP? Can they be empirically evaluated—and, if so, can that data help drive best practices? Those are just some of the questions being tackled… Read More

Conflicts of interest and the (in)dependence of experts advising government on immunization policies

Vaccine, October 22, 2018
by Jean-Christophe Bélisle-Pipon (Visiting Scholar), Louise Ringuette, Anne-Isabelle Cloutier, Victoria Doudenkova, and Bryn Williams-Jones

From the article: There has been increasing attention to financial conflicts of interest (COI) in public health research and policy making, with concerns that some decisions are not in the public interest.… Read More

Response to Open Peer Commentaries on “The Ethics of Smart Pills and Self-Acting Devices

American Journal of Bioethics, Volume 18, October 2018
by Craig M. Klugman, Laura B. Dunn, Jack Schwartz and I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

From the article:  We thank all of the insightful authors who wrote open peer commentaries to further the conversation about digital medicine that we raised in our article, “The Ethics of Smart… Read More

Patient‐Engaged Research: Choosing the “Right” Patients to Avoid Pitfalls

Hastings Center Report, October 11, 2018
by Emily A. Largent, Holly Fernandez Lynch, Matthew S. McCoy

From the article: To ensure that the information resulting from research is relevant to patients, the Patient‐Centered Outcomes Research Institute eschews the “traditional health research”… Read More

Early career researchers’ perspectives and roles in patient-oriented research

Research Involvement and Engagement, October 9. 2018
by Geneviève Rouleau, Jean-Christophe Bélisle-Pipon (Visiting Researcher), et al.

Complete author list:  Geneviève Rouleau, Jean-Christophe Bélisle-Pipon, Stanislav Birko, Philippe Karazivan, Nicolas Fernandez, Karine Bilodeau, Yi-Sheng Chao,… Read More

Oversight of Patient-Centered Outcomes Research: Recommendations From a Delphi Panel

Annals of Internal Medicine, September 25, 2018
by Luke Gelinas (Senior Fellow), Joel S. Weissman, Holly Fernandez Lynch, Avni Gupta, Ronen Rozenblum, Emily A. Largent,I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

From the abstract:  A key aim of patient-centered outcomes research (PCOR) is to generate data that are important to patients by deliberately and extensively involving them in all aspects of research,… Read More

The Ethics of Smart Pills and Self-Acting Devices

American Journal of Bioethics, September 20, 2018
by Craig M. Klugman, Laura B. Dunn, Jack Schwartz, and I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

From the abstract:  Digital medicine is a medical treatment that combines technology with drug delivery. The promises of this combination are continuous and remote monitoring, better disease management,… Read More

Smart pills can transmit data to your doctors, but what about privacy?

New Scientist, September 19, 2018
by I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director) and Alex Pearlman (Communications Manager)

From the article:  Abilify MyCite, a pill-app combination that can be used to track the ingestion of drugs for bipolar disorder and schizophrenia, was the first such product approved by the US Food… Read More

Listening to NFL Players On Mental Health

Journal of Clinical Sport Psychology, Volume 12 Issue 3, September 2018
by Sarah A. McGraw, Christopher R. Deubert, Holly Fernandez Lynch, Alixandra Nozzolillo, Lauren Taylor, I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

When it comes to their careers, current and former NFL players express satisfaction – and frustrations – about their lives both on and off the field. “Life on an Emotional Roller Coaster:… Read More

Petrie-Flom Welcomes 2018-2019 Student Fellows

Petrie-Flom Center, September 10, 2018

We are so excited to welcome a new crop of Student Fellows to the Petrie-Flom Center family. These six students are a fantastic cohort of health law policy, biotechnology, and bioethics scholars who join… Read More

Petrie-Flom Welcomes New Precision Medicine Fellow!

Petrie-Flom Center, August 16, 2018

We are excited to announce that Sara Gerke is joining the Petrie-Flom Center's Project on Precision Medicine, Artificial Intelligence, and Law (PMAIL) as our Precision Medicine Fellow. As the Fellow,… Read More

Drug Approval in a Learning Health System

Minnesota Law Review, Forthcoming, July 30, 2018
by W. Nicholson Price (Academic Fellow Alumnus)

From the article: The current system of FDA approval seems to make few happy. Some argue FDA approves drugs too slowly; others too quickly. Many agree that FDA—and the health system generally—should… Read More

Bioethics and Public Health Law

Wolters Kluwer, Fourth edition, 2018
by Mary Anne Bobinski, David Orentlicher, I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director), Mark A. Hall

From the description:  Financial and ethical issues are integrated into this concise and engaging treatment of Bioethics and Public Health Law. The complex relationship between patients,… Read More

When clinical trials compete

BMJ, January 20, 2017
by Luke Gelinas, Holly Fernandez Lynch, Barbara E Bierer, I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

From the 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,… Read More

Understanding the Development Challenges Associated with Emerging Non-Traditional Antibiotics

Duke-Margolis Center for Heath Policy, June 14, 2018
by Webcast featuring Jonathan J. Darrow (Student Fellow Alumnus)

From the webcast: Convened by the Duke-Robert J. Margolis, MD, Center for Health Policy at Duke University and supported by a cooperative agreement with FDA, this public event will focus on the range of… Read More

“What Is PER?” Patient Engagement in Research as a Hit

Canadian Journal of Bioethics / Revue canadienne de bioéthique, July 6, 2018, Vol 1, Issue 2
by By Jean-Christophe Bélisle-Pipon (Visiting Researcher), Claudio Del Grande, and Geneviève Rouleau

From the paper: Engaging patients in research conduct and agenda setting is increasingly considered as an ethical imperative, and a way to transcend views of patients as passive subjects by fostering their… Read More

Medical Legal Partnership Research Associate
Solomon Center for Health Law and Policy at Yale Law School

Deadline: Open until filled.

General DescriptionThe Solomon Center for Health Law and Policy at Yale Law School seeks applications for a quantitative research associate to contribute to a critical gap in the legal and biomedical scholarly… Read More

Center for Public Health Law Research Fellow
Center for Public Health Law Research, Temple University

Deadline: Open until filled.

General DescriptionThe Center for Public Health Law Research (CPHLR) supports the widespread adoption of scientific tools and methods for mapping and evaluating the impact of law on health. The Center… Read More

Postdoctoral position in Biomedical Innovation Law with a focus on Biologics
Collaborative Research Program in Biomedical Innovation Law (CeBIL)

Deadline: May 22, 2018 11:59 GMT

The Faculty of Law (Faculty), University of Copenhagen, is seeking applications for position as postdoc. The position is part of the research project CeBIL and is for a duration of 3 (three) years. Start… Read More

Researchers highlight the need to reconsider mitochondrial replacement moratorium

News Medical Life Sciences, March 28, 2018
by News Medical Life Sciences, citing I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

From the article: Mothers with mitochondrial DNA mutations often give birth to children who face incurable and fatal illnesses. But a much-studied form of mitochondrial replacement (MR) could prevent the… Read More

Harvard Law School Program of Study: Law, Science, & Technology Student Advisory Lunch

by Moderated by Carmel Shachar (Executive Director)

Thursday March 22, 201812:00-1:00pmLangdell 225 North classroom, Harvard Law School  This advisory lunch will provide information about courses and experiential opportunities for students interested… Read More

Risk and Resilience in Health Data Infrastructure

Colorado Technology Law Journal, Volume 16, Issue 1 (2017)
by W. Nicholson Price II (Academic Fellow Alumnus)

From the journal article: Today’s health system runs on data. However, for a system that generates and requires so much data, the health care system is surprisingly bad at maintaining, connecting,… Read More

Early-career researchers’ views on ethical dimensions of patient engagement in research

BMC Medical Ethics BMC series, 2018 19:21
by Jean-Christophe Bélisle-Pipon (Visiting Researcher) Geneviève Rouleau and Stanislav Birko

From the Article: Increasing attention and efforts are being put towards engaging patients in health research, and some have even argued that patient engagement in research (PER) is an ethical imperative.… Read More

Payments to Study Participants: Experts Discuss Potential Framework

RAPS, February 27, 2018
by Michael Mezher, featuring NEJM article produced as part of the Harvard Catalyst Project

Members 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 Poster Abstracts: Harvard Annual Bioethics Conference
Harvard Medical School Center for Bioethics

Deadline: February 26, 2018 5:00 PM EST

Harvard Annual Bioethics Conference, April 11-13, 2018 Defining Death: Organ transplantation and the 50-year legacy of the Harvard report on brain death Program BackgroundThe 2018 Annual Bioethics… Read More

Cancer Survivorship Research Funding Opportunity
Perini Family Survivorship Center at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute

Deadline: Open until filled.

General DescriptionThe Perini Family Survivorship Center at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute invites members of the DF/HCC and Harvard Medical community to apply for a two year Fellowship in Cancer Survivorship… Read More

Research and Communications Associate
Petrie-Flom Center, Harvard Law School

Deadline: This position has been filled.

Duties & ResponsibilitiesReporting to the Petrie-Flom Center’s Administrative Director and working closely with the Center’s Executive Director, Faculty Director, and other staff, the Research… Read More

KL2/Catalyst Medical Research Investigator Training (CMeRIT)
Harvard Catalyst

Deadline: March 28, 2018 5 PM

General Description:KL2/Catalyst Medical Research Investigator Training (CMeRIT) Request for Applications (RFA) The KL2/Catalyst Medical Research Investigator Training (CMeRIT) award provides two years… Read More

Petrie-Flom Center launches Project on Precision Medicine, Artificial Intelligence, and the Law

Harvard Law Today, January 31, 2018
by Q & A with I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

The Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at Harvard Law School and the Center for Advanced Studies in Biomedical Innovation Law (CeBIL) at the University of… Read More

The Petrie-Flom Center Launches the Innovative Funding Models in Translational Research Project

The Petrie-Flom Center, January 29, 2018

January 30, 2018 - The Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at Harvard Law School is launching the Innovative Funding Models in Translational Research Project to… Read More

Health Economist
Institute for Clinical and Economic Review (ICER)

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

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

Deadline: March 30, 2018

The Harvard Medical School Center for Bioethics invites applications for the Postdoctoral Research Scholars Program in Bioethics, for appointments commencing in summer/fall 2018. This 1-2 year program… Read More

Research Fellow for Precision Medicine
Petrie-Flom Center, Harvard Law School

Deadline: Position has been filled.

Duties & ResponsibilitiesThis is a newly created full-time term appointment for a post-doctoral employee needed to support the work of the Petrie-Flom Center on a sponsored research project in collaboration… Read More

The Petrie-Flom Center Launches New Project

Petrie-Flom Center, January 23, 2018

The Project on Precision Medicine, Artificial Intelligence, and the Law will seek to better understand the frontiers of big data in health care diagnostics, through interdisciplinary analysis of important… Read More

It’s time to levy penalties for failing to report clinical trial results

STAT, January 17, 2018
by Holly Fernandez Lynch (Academic Fellow Alumna and former Executive Director)

From the article: I started my first job as an attorney in the fall of 2007, days after President George W. Bush signed the Food and Drug Administration Amendments Act (FDAAA) into law. As part… Read More

Scholars Strategy Network 2018-2020 Postdoctoral Fellowship
Scholars Strategy Network

Deadline: February 23, 2018

The Scholars Strategy Network is opening applications for the second cohort of its two-year Postdoctoral Fellowship to support early-career scholars in any discipline who wish to engage in research and… Read More

Communications Associate
Association for Community Affiliated Plans (ACAP)

Deadline: Open until filled.

POSITION SUMMARY                             The Association… Read More

Full Professor for Quantitative Methods in Public Health and Health Services Research
UMIT - University for Health Sciences, Medical Informatics and Technology in Tirol, Austria

Deadline: January 31, 2018

General Description:UMIT - University for Health Sciences, Medical Informatics and Technology is an accredited private university owned by the Federal State of Tyrol and the University of Innsbruck with… Read More

NOW AVAILABLE! Big Data, Health Law, and Bioethics

Cambridge University Press, March 2018
by Edited by I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director), Holly Fernandez Lynch (former Executive Director), Urs Gasser, and Effy Vayena

This edited volume stems from the Petrie-Flom Center’s 2016 annual conference, which brought together leading experts to identify the various ways in which law and ethics intersect with… Read More

Harvard Forum: Should Older Politicians And Judges Be Tested For Mental Decline?

WBUR, November 17, 2017
by Carey Goldberg, describing the "Dementia and Democracy" event

This article describes the event "Dementia and Democracy: America's Aging Judges and Politicians," held on November 15, 2017 at Harvard Law School.  The speculation spreads every… Read More

Associate Professor in Biomedical Innovation Law (CeBIL)
Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen

Deadline: December 04, 2017

General DescriptionThe Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen, is seeking applications for a position as Associate Professor in Biomedical Innovation Law. The position includes research-, teaching- and… Read More

Deputy Director of new Collaborative Research Programme in Biomedical Innovation Law (CeBIL)
Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen

Deadline: December 04, 2017

General DescriptionThe Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen hereby invites applications for the position as Deputy Director of a new Collaborative Research Programme in Biomedical Innovation Law… Read More

Policy Analyst
School of Public Health, Health Policy & Mgmt at Boston University

Deadline: Open until filled.

POLICY ANALYST, School of Public Health, Health Policy & MgmtTracking Code 9098/J2517  Job DescriptionThe Policy Analyst supports PEPReC (Partnered Evidence-based Policy Resource Center- U.S.… Read More

Desperate Quest For Herpes Cure Launched ‘Rogue’ Trial

Kaiser Health News, October 19, 2017
by Marisa Taylor, quoting Holly Fernandez Lynch (Former Executive Director, Academic Fellow Alumna)

From the article: As 20 Americans and Brits flew to a Caribbean island for a controversial herpes vaccine trial, many of them knew there were risks. The lead U.S. researcher, William Halford, openly acknowledged… Read More

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

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

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 prevention.… 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

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

OVERVIEWThe 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

OVERVIEWHosted 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 ProgramThe 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

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

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

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 ProgramWe are seeking a researcher for the NYU SPS Sports and Society Program.  It is an independent think tank based at… 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 DescriptionThe 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 of… Read More

Senior Research Program Coordinator
Johns Hopkins University Berman Institute of Bioethics

Deadline: Open until filled

General DescriptionThe 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 DescriptionThe 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 & ResponsibilitiesThe Research Associate works directly with Professor Michael Porter as one of his principal, full-time research associates. The role will focus almost exclusively on Professor… 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 DescriptionThis 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 DescriptionThe 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

PurposePolicies 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 to… 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 ProgramsPosting 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 AssociatePosting 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 FacultyDue 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 OPPORTUNITYArea 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)

DescriptionPlease 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 a… 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