Upcoming Event – Petrie-Flom Center Open House, 09/18/12

This year marks the start of the Petrie-Flom Center’s 8th year at Harvard Law School.  If you’re in town, please join us at our annual open house to meet our affiliates and learn more about some exciting new initiatives we’ll be launching.  We’ll have information on our events and programs scheduled for the upcoming semester, as well as information about the vast array of programs and organizations focusing on health policy, biotechnology, and bioethics across Harvard.

September 18, 2012
Petrie-Flom Center
23 Everett St. 
Third Floor Conference Room
Cambridge, MA 02138


Petrie-Flom Center Academic Fellowship – Call for Applications

The Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at Harvard Law School is currently accepting applications for the 2013-2015 Academic Fellowship Program.  The application deadline is November 16, 2012.

The Fellowship is a postdoctoral program designed to identify, cultivate and promote promising scholars early in their careers. Fellows are selected from among recent graduates, young academics and mid-career practitioners who are committed to spending two years in residence at the Center pursuing publishable independent research that is likely to make a significant contribution to the field of health law policy, medical innovation policy or bioethics. Our prior fellows have found employment as law professors at Harvard, UC Berkeley, BU, UCLA, Cornell, the University of Arizona, and the University of Illinois.

Please see the full call for further details regarding eligibility, stipend and benefits, and application requirements.

Congratulations to Our Greenwall Scholar, Glenn Cohen!

The Greenwall Foundation has selected Bill of Health co-editor, Glenn Cohen, to receive a Faculty Scholar Award in Bioethics for 2012-2015. 

This career development award is intended to enable outstanding junior faculty members to carry out original research that will help resolve important policy and clinical dilemmas at the intersection of ethics and the life sciences.  Congrats, Glenn!


Our First Foray into the World of Blogging

The Petrie-Flom Center at Harvard Law School is in an exciting phase of expansion.  One of our new initiatives is this blog, which we hope you’ll visit regularly for insightful commentary on current issues in health law policy, biotechnology, and bioethics.  Petrie-Flom affiliates will be blogging their thoughts here, as will a number of other leading experts from Harvard and beyond – introductions (and lots of them!) can be found below, or on the About Us page.  We’ll also be posting news and announcements from around the world, from upcoming conferences and calls for papers to job openings and funding opportunities.

Our aim is for this site to become your go-to place for all things related to health policy, biotech, and bioethics – from the legal perspective.  If there’s something you’d like to see here (or something you’d like to see done differently), please let us know.  We’re new at this whole blogging thing, so we’ve got a lot to learn.  But we hope you’ll bear with us as we bring together a bunch of great people for some really great (virtual) conversation.  On that note, please join in the conversation yourself – and comment, comment, comment!


So, What Is Petrie-Flom?

Although our bloggers come from all over the place, Bill of Health is housed within the Petrie-Flom Center at Harvard Law School.  So here’s a little but about us, in case you’re interested.

The Center is entering its 8th year, and has produced some fantastic scholars (and scholarship) to date in the fields of health law policy, biotechnology, and bioethics.  Our main programs have been fellowships for post-docs and students, as well as a variety of workshops, panel discussions, and conferences.  But we’re expanding now, into the blogging world and elsewhere.  If you’d like to learn more, check out our website and add yourself to our list serve for periodic updates.  And if you’re ever in Cambridge, please stop by to say hi!