Committees

Executive Committee

The Executive Committee of the Board is responsible for deliberating on key issues facing the Society and formulating and advancing strategic initiatives to be carried out by other committees and task forces. Committee members include the current President and members of the Board.

Chair

  • Joseph J. Fins, Weill Cornell Medical College (USA)

Members

  • Philipp Kellmeyer, University Medical Center Freiburg (Germany)
  • Debra JH Mathews, Johns Hopkins University (USA)
  • Eric Racine, Montreal Clinical Research Institute (Canada)
  • Arleen Salles, Uppsala University (Sweden)
  • Ilina Singh, University of Oxford (United Kingdom)
  • Paul Root Wolpe, Emory University (USA)

Governance Committee

The Governance Committee is responsible for maintaining a viable leadership structure, recommending updates to the bylaws and terms of reference, and overseeing the succession planning process for President, President-Elect, Board members, committee chairs, and other Society leadership positions. Committee members are selected from current members of the Board.

Chair

  • Paul Root Wolpe, Emory University (USA)

Members

  • Laura Cabrera, Pennsylvania State University (USA)
  • Karen Herrera Ferrá, Asociación Mexicana de Neuroética (Mexico)
  • Debra JH Mathews, Johns Hopkins University (USA)
  • Roland Nadler, University of British Columbia (Canada)

Nominating Committee

The Nominating Committee recommends individuals to serve on the Board of Directors and for the office of President, President-elect/Vice President and Secretary/Treasurer. The committee also reviews nominations provided by the membership before the election.

Chair

  • Arleen Salles, Uppsala University (Sweden)

Members

  • Winston Chiong, University of California, San Francisco (USA)
    Martha Farah, University of Pennsylvania (USA)
  • L. Syd M Johnson, SUNY Upstate Medical University (USA)
  • Cynthia Kubu, Cleveland Clinic (USA)
  • Marcello Ienca, ETH Zurich (Switzerland)
  • Cynthia Kubu, Cleveland Clinic (USA)
  • Nicole Martinez-Martin, Stanford University (USA)
  • Olivia Matshabane, University of Cape Town / NIH (South Africa) – Student/Postdoc Representative 
  • Laura Specker Sullivan, Fordham University (USA)

Program Committee (2022)

The Program Committee is responsible for the annual meeting, including identifying suitable topics and speakers, reviewing suggestions, and reviewing abstract and poster submissions from the Society's membership. Members of the committee are responsible for finding a suitable venue, managing event advertisement/promotion, and media outreach. The following following co-chairs will lead efforts to plan the 2022 INS Annual Meeting. 

Co-Chairs

  • Eric Racine, Montreal Clinical Research Institute (Canada)
  • Jayashree Dasgupta, Samvedna Senior Care (India)
  • Michael Young, Massachusetts General Hospital (USA)

Members

  • Paul Appelbaum, Columbia University Medical Center (USA)
  • Katherine Bassil, Maastricht University (Netherlands)
  • Matthew Baum, Harvard University (USA)
  • Turhan Canli, Stony Brook University (USA)
  • Karen Davis, Krembil Brain Institute / University of Toronto (Canada)
  • Lesley Fellows, McGill University (Canada)
  • Paul Ford, Cleveland Clinic (USA)
  • Cynthia Forlini, Deakin University (Australia)
  • Steve Hyman, Harvard University / Broad Institute of Harvard & MIT (USA)
  • Karen Herrera Ferrá, Asociación Mexicana de Neuroética (Mexico)
  • Fabrice Jotterand, Medical College of Wisconsin (USA)
  • Olivia Matshabane, University of Cape Town / National Institutes of Health (South Africa)
  • Patrick McDonald, University of Manitoba / Neuroethics Canada (Canada)
  • Violet Naanyu, Moi University (Kenya)
  • Daniela Ovadia, University of Pavia (Italy)
  • Anna Wexler, University of Pennsylvania (USA)

Engagement & Outreach Committee

The Engagement & Outreach Committee provides advice, recommendations and guidance to the Board with respect to both short- and long-term engagement and outreach strategies.

Co-Chairs

  • Philipp Kellmeyer, University Medical Center Freiburg (Germany)
  • Laura Specker Sullivan, Fordham University (USA)

Members

  • Katherine Bassil, Maastricht University (Netherlands)
  • Nicole Martinez-Martin, Stanford University (USA)
  • Andreas Schönau, University of Washington (USA / Germany)
  • Adam Steiner, Minnesota State University Mankato (USA)
  • John Noel M. Viaña, Australian National University (Australia)
  • Anna Wexler, University of Pennsylvania (USA)

Membership Committee

Co-Chairs

  • Adrian Carter, Monash University (Australia)
  • Debra Mathews, Johns Hopkins University (USA)

Members

  • Tom Buller, Illinois State University (USA / UK)
  • Stephanie Hare, University of Maryland School of Medicine (USA)
  • Muriel Leuenberger, University of Oxford (UK)
  • Julie Moonga, King's College London (UK)
  • Armani Porter University of Chicago (USA)

Student/Postdoc Committee

The Student/Postdoc Committee represents early career members of the INS, their interests, and makes recommendations to the Board regarding initiatives affecting students and postdoc members. The committee currently manages an annual essay contest and contributes to the development of mentoring activities for Society members. A member of the Student/Postdoc Committee serves as a student representative on other INS committees. An established INS member serves as a faculty mentor to the committee. Learn more about each of the committee's current members.

Chair

  • Olivia Matshabane, University of Cape Town / U.S. National Institutes of Health (South Africa)

Members

  • Diego Borbón, Universidad Externado de Colombia (Colombia)
  • Juhi Farooqui, Carnegie Mellon University (USA)
  • Rachel Landrum, Louisiana State University (USA)
  • Vedat Menderes Özçiftci, Hacettepe University (Turkey)
  • Natalia Montes, University of Washington (USA)
  • Oluyinka Oyeniji, De Montfort University (United Kingdom / Nigeria)
  • Sunidhi Ramesh, Sidney Kimmel Medical College (USA)
  • Ian Stevens, University of Tasmania (Australia)
  • Katharina Trettenbach, University of Tübingen / University of Potsdam (Germany)
  • Kate Webb, McLean Hospital / Harvard Medical School (USA)

Mentor

  • Veljko Dubljević, North Carolina State University (USA)

Staff

  • Karen Graham, INS Executive Director
  • Robert Beets, INS Communications Director

Task Forces

Diversity & Inclusion Task Force

The Diversity & Inclusion Task Force aims to contribute meaningful and measurable progress advancing diversity and justice within our communities, throughout the sciences and humanities, and around the world. Task force members, in coordination with leadership and staff, will lead efforts to determine how best the Society can foster a climate of inclusion, create resources for marginalized people, and dismantle unjust systems both in neuroethics and the neurosciences more broadly.

Members of the INS and the neuroethics community are encouraged to share stories and experiences of exclusion. Email members of the task force at: [email protected]

Chair

  • Tim Brown, University of Washington (USA)

Members

  • Jayashree Dasgupta, Samvedna Senior Care / Sangath (India)
  • Nicole Martinez-Martin, Stanford University (USA)
  • Rosemary Musesengwa, University of Oxford (United Kingdom)
  • Laura Specker Sullivan, Fordham University (USA)

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