Board of Directors
Barbara Sahakian, INS PRESIDENT, University of Cambridge
Judy Illes, INS PRESIDENT-ELECT, University of British Columbia
Steven Hyman, INS PAST PRESIDENT, Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT
Moheb Costandi, Neuroscience Writer
Nita Farahany, Duke Law School
Joe Fins, Weill Cornell Medical College
Mark Frankel, American Association for the Advancement of Science
Hank Greely, Stanford University
Husseini Manji, Johnson & Johnson
Debra JH Mathews, Johns Hopkins University
Helen Mayberg, Emory University
Ed Rover, Dana Foundation
Ilina Singh, University of Oxford
Dan Stein, University of Cape Town
Paul Root Wolpe, Emory University
Matthew Baum, INS Student Representative, Harvard University
Meet the Recently Elected INS Board Members
We are pleased to introduce six members recently elected to the INS Board:
New INS Board Members
Debra JH Mathews, PhD, MA, is the Assistant Director for Science Programs at the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics, with a secondary appointment in the Institute of Genetic Medicine, and Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics, in the School of Medicine. Dr. Mathews's academic work focuses on ethics and policy issues raised by emerging biotechnologies, with particular focus on genetics, stem cell science, and neuroscience.
Ilina Singh, MA, EdD, Ilina Singh is Professor of Neuroscience & Society at the University of Oxford, where she holds a joint appointment between the Department of Psychiatry and the Faculty of Philosophy (Oxford Centre for Neuroethics and Oxford UehiroCentre for Practical Ethics). Her work examines the psychosocial and ethical implications of advances in biomedicine and neuroscience for young people and families.
Dan Stein, M.D., Ph.D, DPhil is Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health at the University of Cape Town. He works on the psychobiology and management of the anxiety, obsessive-compulsive and related, and trauma and stressor-related disorders. He is interested in philosophical aspects of psychopharmacology, and in neuroethics in the context of global mental health.
Re-elected INS Board Members
Nita Farahany, J.D., Ph.D. is a leading scholar of the ethical, legal, and social implications of biosciences and emerging technologies, particularly those related to neuroscience and behavioral genetics. She is the Director of Duke Science & Society, the Duke MA in Bioethics & Science Policy, and a Professor of Law & Philosophy. In 2010, Farahany was appointed by President Obama to the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues, and continues to serve as a member. Nita has served on the INS board since 2012.
Mark Frankel, Ph.D. is Director, Scientific Responsibility, Human Rights and Law Program at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). His areas of interest include research ethics, neuroscience and the law, and social responsibilities of scientists. Mark has served on the INS board since 2012, and as a member of the Annual Meeting Program Committee initiated and organized the first public meeting segment of the INS Annual Meeting in 2013, which he did again in 2014.
Edward F. Rover, J.D. is Chairman and CEO of the Dana Foundation. The Dana Foundation is a private philanthropic organization that supports brain research through grants and educates the public about the successes and potential of brain research. Until December 31, 2003, he was a senior partner at White & Case, L.L.P. in New York where he was active in the representation of tax-exempt organizations. Ed has served on the INS board since 2012.
Thanks to the Nominating Committee, who makes an extensive canvas of candidates each year and sends at least two candidates for each open slot to the Board of Directors. The directors make the final selection by secret ballot.
Special thanks to past board members Verity Brown, Turhan Canli and Julian Savulescu for their service on the INS board. Turhan is a founder of the International Neuroethics Society and has served since inception, Savulescu is a long-time active board member, and Brown has been on the board since 2012.
The INS Boards consists of 15 members with staggered 3-year terms, five member's terms expiring each year. In 2016, the terms of the following board members will expire: Hank Greely, Steve Hyman, Judy Illes, Dan Stein (one-year term beginning in 2015 to complete the term of Julian Savulescu) and Paul Root Wolpe.
1. The 15 members of the Board of Directors will have three-year terms, in staggered order. Terms will end on the last day of February of each year. The Board of Directors should have a diverse membership, broadly reflecting the diversity of the Society's membership, especially with respect to geography.