Inform, Engage, Activate.
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. To keep up with latest Neuroethics events and opportunities, please subscribe here to the Neuroethics Listserv.
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Inform, Engage, Activate.
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.
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
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.
The application deadline for Neuroethics Travel Awards is now closed. More information on our last call for travel award applications here.
To keep up with latest Neuroethics events and opportunities, please subscribe here to the Neuroethics Listserv.
(Stay tuned for Zombethics! October 2017) 2015 event: Zombies and Zombethics! Really most sincerely dead: Zombies, Vampires, and Ghosts, Oh My!
April 28, 2017: Neuroscience Graduate Student Neuroethics Symposium...Details TBD
March 3-4, 2017: Partners in Treatment Innovation for Functional Neurological Disorders: Patients, Families, and Providers. Second conference of the Mark and Barbara Klein Mind-Body Conference Series at Emory. Register here.
Neuroethics and Neuroscience in the News Spring 2017
Jan 25: Preclinical/Prodromal Detection: An online Psychosis Calculator?—Elaine Walker
Feb 22: Brain Computer Interfaces, Memory Enhancement and Identity—Cory Inman
March 15: Virtual Reality Ethics—Barbara Rothbaum
April 5: Neuroprediction of Recidivism—Eyal Aharoni
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org to attend. Refreshments will be provided. Seating is limited. Events for Fall 2016 will be held in the Center for Ethics Room 162 from 2:30-3:30pm*. Please note the new time.
Neuroethics and Neuroscience in the News Fall 2016
Nov 16: Dr. Jennifer Felger facilitates a discussion on "Inflammation might be causing depression": Stigma of mental illness, reductionism, and (mis-)representations of science
Dec 7: Dr. Cory Inman facilitates a discussion on brain stimulation and memory.
Neuroethics and Neuroscience in the News Spring 2016
Neuroethics and Neuroscience in the News Fall 2015
Neuroethics and Neuroscience in the News (formerly Neuroethics Journal Club) Spring 2015
Jan 29*: Julia Marshall and Scott Lilienfeld facilitate a discussion on "Does neural 'evidence' unduly prejudice jurors' decision-making?"
Feb 20: Jennifer Mascaro facilitates a discussion on her article, "Testicular volume is inversely correlated with nurturing ‐ related brain activity in human fathers"
March 18: John Banja and Ryan Purcell facilitate a discussion on cognitive enhancement, "Enhancing motivation, performance, or both?"
April 22: Constance Shreckengost facilitates a discussion on sugar and the brain and this headline "Sugar doesn’t just make you fat—it can also trigger depression, anxiety and stress"
MAB505 Contemporary Issues in Neuroethics 2015 graduate course. Enrollment is now closed. The course will be offered again in Spring 2017.
General Contact Info
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Paul Root Wolpe, PhD: Director, Center for Ethics
Karen S. Rommelfanger, PhD: Program Director, Neuroethics Program
Gillian Hue, PhD: Program Associate and Undergraduate Liaison, Neuroethics Program
We accept undergraduate interns (through Federal Work Study) periodically for the Neuroethics Program and undergraduate and graduate editorial interns for AJOB Neuroscience. Please contact us as email@example.com for more information.
Somnath Das (NBB and Chemistry, Emory)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org Privileges include priority seating at events and opportunity to write for The Neuroethics Blog.
Interested in contributing content to the blog? Contact us at email@example.com.