Neuroethics

Dr. Judy Illes was appointed Canada Research Chair in Neuroethics and Professor of Neurology in the Department of Medicine in August 2007. With the generous support of the Chairs program, CIHR/INMHA, the Canadian Foundation for Innovation, the British Columbia Knowledge Development Fund and other research sponsors, she established the National Core for Neuroethics at the University of British Columbia, the only national research resource in the world in the area of Neuroethics. Dr. Illes and her team are devoted to the ethical translation of neurotechnology toward the promotion of brain health and wellness, and the advancement of improved methods for diagnosis, prediction and treatment of brain diseases in the clinic and consumer marketplace.

Dr. Illes gratefully acknowledges co-leadership of the Core and Core projects by Professor Peter Reiner (Psychiatry) and Dr. B. Lynn Beattie (Geriatrics), and recognizes Core Faculty Affiliates and collaborators across the UBC campus, Canada and internationally.

Dr. Illes’ research and the current activities of the Core are made possible by generous support from the Institute of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Addiction (INMHA) of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the National Institute of Aboriginal Peoples’ Health (CIHR), the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI), the British Columbia Knowledge Development Foundation (BCKDF), the National Institutes of Health (NIH/NIMH), the Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute (VCHRI), the Stem Cell Network (SCN), the Foundation for Ethics and Technology, GenomeBC, the Canadian National Centres of Excellence, the North Growth Foundation, and the Dana Foundation.