David J. Skorton, M.D., President of Cornell University and a member of the Department of Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College, and Joseph J. Fins, M.D., Chief of Weill Cornell's Division of Medical Ethics and an Attending Physician at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, have been elected to the National Academy of Sciences' Institute of Medicine.
The Department of Medicine is pleased to announce that Dr. Joseph J. Fins has been elected President-Elect of the American Society of Bioethics and Humanities (ASBH). Dr. Fins was elected to this position in recognition of his important contributions to bioethics and his broad expertise in the field.
Joseph J. Fins, MD, was a panelist on a "Discussion of the Ethics of Deep Brain Stimulation," at the First Annual Meeting of the Neuroethics Society, held in Washington, D.C., November 13, 2008. The event was co-sponsored by the Dana Alliance and the Neuroethics Society.
The question of whether medical drugs that enhance mood and cognition should be made available over-the-counter sparked great discussion among students, faculty and staff at the second WCMC-Q Debate in February.