IAN welcomes Samantha Graff to our advisory board! Samantha is a Harvard- and Yale-trained public interest lawyer who will guide our translation of research into effective policy recommendations. Samantha has helped shape local, state, and federal policies to combat tobacco marketing, junk food advertising to children, unhealthful school and neighborhood environments, and online privacy threats. She has published and supervised scores of academic journal articles, amicus briefs, model ordinances, and op-eds clarifying how various constitutional doctrines shape options for government to promote public health and safety. IAN is thrilled to welcome Samantha to our senior team!
IAN welcomes Dr. Jonathan Meer to our advisory board. Dr. Meer is a Princeton- and Stanford-trained associate professor of economics at Texas A&M, and will provide strategic guidance on economic decision-making policy and practice.
IAN is now partnering with UC Berkeley's Associate Dean of the School of Public Health, Jeff Oxendine, to study career decision-making in students of Health Career Connections.
Dr. Anthony Wagner of Stanford University spoke in the National Bar Association's 89th annual convention about work from his lab that is positioned at the intersection of law and neuroscience. This work included findings from Dr. Melina Uncapher on how our brains respond differently to faces from our own race vs. other races, and how that may affect memory. The findings have implications for eyewitness memory that includes other-race faces.
IAN's Dr. Melina Uncapher was appointed to the editorial board of the Journal of Science & Law, a journal that provides a forum for scholarship at the intersection of scientific research and legal policy. Dr. Uncapher will be bringing to the journal her experience as a MacArthur Scholar conducting novel neuroscientific research for applications to law policy and practice, as well as her background in communicating neuroscientific issues in law to judges, attorneys, and the general public.
Rick Foster, IAN's co-founder and co-director of Education and Training, facilitated an inspiring course on leadership for the students of South Central Scholars. South Central Scholars empowers high-school students from disadvantaged communities to develop the skills to succeed in college and the workforce. They accomplish this through a powerful combination of education, mentorship, and their jobs program. They have over 1000 alumni and have contributed more than $4 million in scholarships to-date.