HMS Center for Bioethics Director, Robert Truog, Joins National Academy of Sciences Committee

Faculty Director of the Petrie-Flom Center, I. Glenn Cohen and HMS Center for Bioethics Director, Robert Truog, to Advise on Issues in Organ Donor Intervention Research

The Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at Harvard Law School

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 Bioethics, have been invited to serve on the new National Academy of Sciences committee on Issues in Organ Donor Intervention Research. The committee, launched this month by the Institutes of Medicine Board on Health Sciences Policy, will bring together leading experts in law, medicine, public health, biomedical research, and bioethics to address ethical, policy, regulatory, and operational issues impacting the conduct of research involving deceased organ donors. The committee will address gaps, barriers, and opportunities for clinical research involving deceased donors that aims to increase the quality and quantity of donated organs available for transplantation, with particular attention to interventions administered to the donor and thus potentially affecting all of the donor’s organs. 

Read the full article at The Petrie-Flom Center website.