Cohen promoted to professor of law at Harvard

first_imgFollowing 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.”Read more on the Harvard Law School website. Read Full Storylast_img read more

Heavy Rains to Cause Road ‘Ponding,’ Snarl Tuesday Evening Rush Hour Commute

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Heavy rainfall may help to ease a drought affecting much of Long Island, but it’s also expected to cause large puddles on roadways, leading to Tuesday evening rush-hour traffic delays, forecasters say.Moderate to heavy precipitation that began Tuesday morning is expected to continue through Wednesday night, bringing with it fog and strong wind gusts at times—in addition to more water on roadways than some storm-water drains can handle, forecasters said.“Poor drainage areas will see significant ponding take place which may be exacerbated by leaves clogging the drains,” Upton-based National Weather Service (NWS) meteorologists said in a special weather statement.“Expect travel delays from the ponding on area roads and be careful of hydroplaning,” the statement continued. “The evening rush hour will still see significant travel delays due to the rain and ponding on the roadways.”The rain is forecast to taper off from west to east around sunset, the agency said. But there is a 100-percent chance that heavy rains will resume after 3 p.m. Wednesday before skies clear up for the rest of the week.last_img read more