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Professor Stephen Morse Named Associate Director of Neuroscience Center

August 17, 2009

The University of Pennsylvania has launched the Penn Center for Neuroscience and Society, a cross-disciplinary endeavor to increase understanding of the impact of neuroscience on society through research and teaching and to encourage the responsible use of neuroscience for the benefit of humanity.

Penn Law Professor Stephen Morse has been named associate director of the Center.

Morse, the Ferdinand Wakeman Hubbell Professor of Law and professor of psychology and law in psychiatry, is a renowned expert in criminal and mental health law.  His work emphasizes individual responsibility in criminal and civil law. Morse is currently working on a book, Desert and Disease: Responsibility and Social Control, and he has served as a member of the MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Mental Health and Law.