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The Use and Ethical Issues of Neuroprosthetics to Treat Brain Injury

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Amy Zellmer

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Join host Amy Zellmer as she chats with Dr. James Giordano

Dr. James Giordano is Professor in the Departments of Neurology and Biochemistry, and Chief of the Neuroethics Studies Program of the Pellegrino Center for Clinical Bioethics at Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, DC, USA; and is Executive Director of the Center for Policy for Emerging Technologies (C-PET), a Washington DC-based international think tank.

Dr. Giordano is also Distinguished Visiting Professor of Brain Science, Health Promotions and Ethics at the Coburg University of Applied Sciences, Coburg, Germany. Dr. Giordano has served as an appointed member of United States Department of Health and Human Services Secretary’s Advisory Council on Human Research Protections (SACHRP); appointed member of the Neuroethics, Legal and Social Issues (NELSI) Advisory Panel of the Defense Advanced Research Projects’ Agency (DARPA); as Senior Science Advisory Fellow of the Strategic Multilayer Assessment Branch of the Joint Staff of the Pentagon; and as Research Fellow and Task Leader for the Sub-Program on Dual Use Brain Science of the European Union Human Brain Project.

His ongoing research addresses mechanism and treatment of neurological disorders and injuries, and neuroethical issues arising in and from the development, use and misuse of neuroscientific techniques and technologies in medicine, public life, and military applications. 

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Episode sponsored by: Minnesota Functional Neurology: Center for Brain Health