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JUNE 14, 2007
 

Penn Medical Ethics Professor Appointed to National Research Council Committee

   
> Jonathan Moreno, PhD, has been appointed to the National Research Council (NRC) “Committee on Military and Intelligence Methodology for Emergent Physiological and Cognitive/Neural Science Research in the Next Two Decades.”
> The committee will develop approaches to identification of trends in physiological and cognitive/neural science research that may help the U.S. Intelligence Community anticipate the state of such research internationally in the year 2027.
> Dr. Moreno, who is Professor of Medical Ethics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, the David and Lyn Silfen University Professor, and Professor of the History and Sociology of Science at the Penn, was nominated for his expertise in neuroethics and bioethics.

(PHILADELPHIA) – Jonathan Moreno, PhD, has been appointed to the National Research Council (NRC) “Committee on Military and Intelligence Methodology for Emergent Physiological and Cognitive/Neural Science Research in the Next Two Decades.”  Dr. Moreno, who is Professor of Medical Ethics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, the David and Lyn Silfen University Professor, and Professor of the History and Sociology of Science at the Penn, was nominated for his expertise in neuroethics and bioethics.

According to the NRC, the committee will develop approaches to identification of trends in physiological and cognitive/neural science research that may help the U.S. Intelligence Community anticipate the state of such research internationally in the year 2027 and, especially, to help prepare for possible implications affecting future U.S. warfighting capabilities.

Dr. Moreno is an elected member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies, where he has served on numerous boards and committees.  He is also a Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress in Washington, D.C. and a Visiting Professor of Biomedical Ethics at the University of Virginia. From 1998 to 2006, Dr. Moreno held the Emily Davie and Joseph S. Kornfeld Chair in Biomedical Ethics at the University of Virginia. He co-chaired the Committee on Guidelines for Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research, has served as a senior staff member for two presidential advisory committees, and has given invited testimony for both houses of Congress. Dr. Moreno has published more than 250 papers, reviews and book chapters, and is a member of several editorial boards. Dr. Moreno’s most recent book is Mind Wars: Brain Research and National Defense (Dana Press, 2006).  He is a frequent guest on news and information programs and is often cited and quoted in major national publications.

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