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Penn Medicine Neuroscientist Highlights How Scientists Can Reduce Their Carbon Footprint

Thu, 31 Mar 2016 14:30:00 GMT

A neuroscientist from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, with a colleague from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, authored an essay calling for scientists to do what they can to reduce their carbon footprint while engaging in professional activities, such as fly less often to distant professional society meetings, urge those societies to meet less often, and make greater use of electronic communication to web conference.

Invitation to Cover: Balancing Act: Conflict of Interest and Scientific Discovery

Wed, 27 May 2015 13:15:00 GMT

How can academic medical centers best manage the emerging issue of conflict of interest among scientists and physicians working to develop the next generation of treatments and cures? How do academic conflict of interest policies affect the process of scientific discovery? Exploring these questions and related issues will be at the heart of the "Conflict of Interest and Scientific Discovery" symposium organized by the Institute for Translational Medicine and Therapeutics at the University of Pennsylvania's Perelman School of Medicine. 

PENN Psychiatry Presents: 'The Vulcanization of the Human Mind: Neuroimaging, Decision-Making, and Ethics'
The University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine's Department of Psychiatry and the Psychoanalytic Center of Philadelphia will host 'The Vulcanization of the Human Mind: Neuroimaging, Decision-Making, and Ethics,' a panel discussion exploring how humans make complex decisions involving risk, reward, danger and right and wrong.

Leading Penn Bioethicist Challenges Scientists
In the first-ever article on bioethics to appear in Cell, Paul Root Wolpe, PhD, one of the nation’s leading bioethicists challenges scientists to proactively engage the public in discussions.