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.
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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.
The Neuroethics Scholars Program
*NEW* Congratulations to our 2013 Scholar, Jennifer Sarrett!
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.
Information Session: May 30, 2012 Information Session @ the Center for Ethics Rm 150
Deadline for all applications materials: June 15, 2012
Duration of fellowship: August 31, 2012-August 30, 2013
The call for applications is now closed. To view our Fall 2012 call for applications, please click here. To keep up with latest Neuroethics Program opportunities, please subscribe here.
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
- Jan 29*: Julia Marshall and Scott Lilienfeld facilitate a discussion on "Does neural 'evidence' unduly prejudice jurors' decision-making?"
- Feb 20: Jennifer Mascaro facilitate 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: TBD
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org to attend. Lunch is provided. Seating is limited. Events for Fall 2014 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.
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 email@example.com 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
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, Neuroethics Program
Neuroethics Scholars Program Fellows
We've recently started an Ambassador's opportunity. 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.
Irina Lucaciu (Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology) email@example.com
Georgia State University:
Caitlin McCoyd (Philosophy) firstname.lastname@example.org
Interested in contributing content to the blog? Contact us at email@example.com.