National Core for Neuroethics at UBC

Summary

The National Core for Neuroethics is an interdisciplinary research group dedicated to tackling the ethical, legal, policy and social implications of frontier technological developments in the neurosciences.

The Core’s major research projects are focused on high impact, high visibility areas including cognitive enhancement, ethics in neurodegeneration and regenerative medicine, international and cross-cultural challenges in brain research, neuroimaging in the private sector, and the ethics of personalized medicine,.

The National Core for Neuroethics is an interdisciplinary research group dedicated to tackling the ethical, legal, policy and social implications of frontier technological developments in the neurosciences. Our objective is to align innovations in the brain sciences with societal, cultural and individual human values through high impact research, education and outreach.

The Core’s major research  projects are focused on high impact, high visibility areas including cognitive enhancement, ethics in neurodegeneration and regenerative medicine, international and cross-cultural challenges in brain research, neuroimaging in the private sector, and the ethics of personalized medicine.

 

 

Web Information

National Core for Neuroethics at UBC website: http://neuroethics.med.ubc.ca/

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/NeuroethicsUBC  BRAIN 2015 post

Twitter@NeuroethicsUBC

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/neuroethicsubc

Contact Information

Email: info.neuroethics@ubc.ca

Phone: 604 822 7920

Address: 2211 Wesbrook Mall
Koerner Pavilion, Room S124
Vancouver, BC Canada V6T 2B5

 

About

The National Core for Neuroethics is an interdisciplinary research group dedicated to tackling the ethical, legal, policy and social implications of frontier technological developments in the neurosciences. Our objective is to align innovations in the brain sciences with societal, cultural and individual human values through high impact research, education and outreach.

The Core’s major research  projects are focused on high impact, high visibility areas including cognitive enhancement, ethics in neurodegeneration and regenerative medicine, international and cross-cultural challenges in brain research, neuroimaging in the private sector, and the ethics of personalized medicine, among others. For an overview of our recent work, please see our most recent Annual Report here.

We are located  at the University of British Columbia Hospital in Vancouver, Canada.

 

News

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UBC Medicine Back to School 2015: Genetic Counselling, Karen Jacob

Core Alumna, Karen Jacob, featured at UBC Faculty of Medicine’s Back to School 2015 special. Read more about her here. Click the title to read more.

If You Could Take a Pill to Improve Your Creativity, Would You?

Research led by Dr. Laura Cabrera featured in a recent article, “If You Could Take a Pill to Improve Your Creativity, Would You?”, by io9 We Come From the Future blog.

Work Learn Students: Tanya’s Story

UBC Work Learn features Core’s Tanya Feng and her experience as a Work Learn Student at the Core! Click the title to read more.

This Device Brings ‘Brave New World’ to Life

The Daily Beast quotes Core’s Dr. Peter B. Reiner on the implications of recent implant delivering drugs to the brain wirelessly. Click the title to read more.

Is the idea of the postdoc position obsolete in today’s scientific landscape?

Cody Lo and other young scientists respond to the role of postdocs in today’s research environment at the recent issue of NextGen VOICES by Science Magazine. Click the title to read more.

Howe ‘doing well’ after stem cell treatments

Gordie Howe’s family says he has gone ‘for daily walks and helps out around the house’ at his son Murray’s home in Ohio since undergoing a second stem cell treatment this month. Click the title to read more.

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