Following a vote of the Harvard Law School faculty, I. Glenn Cohen, a leading expert on the intersection of health care, bioethics and the law, will be promoted from assistant professor to tenured professor of law, effective July 1. Cohen has served as an assistant professor since 2008, and as co-director of the Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics since 2009.

During his time at HLS, Cohen has taught courses in bioethics, health law and civil procedure. His current projects relate to reproduction/reproductive technology, to comparing the way law and medicine deal with similar ethical issues facing the professions, and to medical tourism – the travel of patients who are residents of one country, the “home country,” to another country, the “destination country,” for medical treatment. His past work has included projects on end-of-life decision-making, FDA regulation, research ethics and commodification.

“Having been a student, fellow, and assistant professor at HLS, I am incredibly grateful for the opportunities the school has given me and the mentorship and support from the Dean and my colleagues,” Cohen said. “Harvard remains one of (if not the) key hubs for doing work on health care and bioethics, so I am incredibly excited to continue to mentor students, connect with colleagues, and launch new projects at the law school and across the University.”

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