Neuroethics Program

Inform, Engage, Activate.


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Welcome to Emory University's Neuroethics Program. The Neuroethics Program is an interdisciplinary, inter-departmental group of scholars interested in the intersection of neuroscience, ethics, and society. The Program aims to become a center of excellence that informs responsible applications of neuroscience in research, the clinic, and society as well as engages and activates our community in neuroethics discourse.

 

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Vision

The Neuroethics Program aspires to create and support a community of scholars to collaboratively explore the ethical and social implications of neuroscience and emerging neurotechnologies.

Mission

The Neuroethics Program has 3 primary initiatives:

Education and Outreach
- Create innovative educational resources in neuroethics.
- Disseminate neuroethics curricula and instructional materials to students, staff, and faculty at Emory and at other universities.
- Provide fellowships and other opportunities for training and education in neuroethics.
- Create public programs to educate the community about neuroethical issues.

Research and Scholarship
- Promote innovative research at the intersection of neuroscience and ethics, and generate and disseminate scholarly interdisciplinary work.
- Provide fellowships for doctoral research, and host conferences and workshops facilitating neuroethics discourse and scholarship.

Advising and Consulting
- Provide neuroethics consultations for policy and lawmakers, corporate and not-for-profit organizations, and scientists and clinical service providers.

We are currently working on creating more opportunities for training and support outside of the classroom setting. To keep up with latest Neuroethics Program opportunities, please subscribe here.

The Neuroethics Scholars Program

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The Neuroethics Program of the Emory Center for Ethics is proud to offer competitive Neuroethics Scholars Program Fellowships. The program is open to Emory graduate students in any discipline who want to develop their interests at the intersection of neuroscience and ethics.

Sponsored by the Emory Center for Ethics and its Neuroethics Program, and funded by the Emory Neurosciences Initiative, the Neuroethics Scholars Program is an unprecedented opportunity for Emory graduate students to become active in the national Neuroethics community. The call for applications is now closed. To view our Fall 2012 call for applications, please click here

Past Fellows

Cyd Cipolla

Kristina Gupta

Jennifer Sarrett

Jason Shepard

Riley Zeller-Townsen


Travel Awards

The application deadline for Neuroethics Travel Awards is now closed. More information on our last call for travel award applications here


Events

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To keep up with latest Neuroethics events and opportunities, please subscribe here to the Neuroethics Listserv.

Neuroethics and Neuroscience in the News (formerly Neuroethics Journal Club) Spring 2015

Please RSVP to akear@emory.edu to attend. Lunch is provided. Seating is limited. Events for Spring 2015 will be held in the Center for Ethics Room 162 from 12-1pm unless otherwise noted*. * NOTE: The Jan 29th event will be held from 11:45am-12:45p in Center for Ethics Room 102.

MAB505 Contemporary Issues in Neuroethics 2015 graduate course. Enrollment is now closed.

Neuroethics Book Club 2014

Oct 20: Author Heidi Ravven discusses her book, "The Self Beyond Itself". A discussion on the new brain science, ethics and free will.

Please RSVP to akear@emory.edu by 10/15/2014 to save your seat. Lunch will be served

Annual Symposium 2014 (stay tuned for 2015)

Oct 31: Zombies and Zombethics! Our Fearful Fascination of the Other

Contact Us

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General Contact Info

neuroethics@emory.edu

Check back for news and updates or join the Neuroethics Listserv.

People

Paul Root Wolpe, PhD:  Director, Center for Ethics  

Karen S. Rommelfanger, PhD: Program Director, Neuroethics Program 

Gillian Hue, PhD:  Program Associate, Neuroethics Program 


Neuroethics Interns

We accept undergraduate interns periodically. Please contact us as neuroethics@emory.edu for more information.

Neuroethics Ambassadors

Ambassadors are designated members from a variety of departments who assist in connecting their peers to the Emory Neuroethics Program and upcoming events. Want to be an ambassador for your program? Please contact neuroethics@emory.edu Privileges include priority seating at events and opportunity to write for The Neuroethics Blog.

 

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Interested in contributing content to the blog? Contact us at neuroethics@emory.edu.