Neuroethics Program

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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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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

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*NEW* Congratulations to our 2013 Scholar, Jennifer Sarrett!

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

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.

Important Dates:

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.

Current Fellows

Cyd Cipolla

Kristina Gupta

Jennifer Sarrett

Jason Shepard

Riley Zeller-Townsen


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Neuroethics Journal Club Spring 2014
  • Jan 21: Jen Sarrett facilitates a discussion on Attention to eyes is present but in decline in 2-6-month-old infants later diagnosed with autism. Jones and Klin, Nature, 2013

  • Feb 18: Brian Dias facilitates a discussion on his manuscript Parental olfactory experience influences behavior and neural structure in subsequent generations. Dias and Ressler, Nature Neuroscience, 2013

  • March 18: Ryan Purcell facilitates a discussion on The will to persevere induced by electrical stimulation of the human cingulate gyrus. Parvizi et al, Neuron, 2013

  • Apr 15: Jordan Kohn facilitates a discussion on Yogic Meditation and NFkappa-B adn IRF-related transcriptome dynamic in leukocytes of family dementia caregivers. Black et al, Psychoneuroendocrinology, 2012

Please RSVP to by the Friday preceding the Tues. Journal Club you'd like to attend. Lunch is provided. Seating is limited. Journal Clubs for Spring 2014 will be held in the Center for Ethics Room 102 from 11:45-12:45pm.

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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

Cyd Cipolla

Kristina Gupta

Jason Shepard

Jennifer Sarrett

Riley Zeller-Townsen

Neuroethics Interns (Spring 2013)

Julia Marshall

Caitlin McCoyd

Neuroethics Ambassadors

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 Privileges include priority seating at events and opportunity to write for The Neuroethics Blog.


     Irina Lucaciu (Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology)

GA Tech:

      Anish Joseph (Biomedical Engineering)

      Emily Young (Biomedical Engineering)

Georgia State University:

       Caitlin McCoyd (Philosophy)


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