Acclaimed actress, playwright and professor Anna Deavere Smith and noted neuroscientist Eric Nestler, Nash Family Professor of Neuroscience, Director of the Friedman Brain Institute, and Dean for Academic Affairs at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and Chief Scientific Officer of the Mount Sinai Health System, will serve as the inaugural co-chairs of the review committee for the Renée Fleming Neuroarts Investigator Awards.
They bring together expertise in the arts and sciences and will serve with a prestigious interdisciplinary team of eminent researchers and arts practitioners in the emerging neuroarts field.
Applications Review Committee
Director, Division of Extramural Research
National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health
National Institutes of Health
William Robertson Coe Professor of Humanities, English Department; Faculty Associate Director, Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence Stanford University
David O. Fakunle
Associate Faculty, Department of Mental Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health; Assistant Professor, Public Health Program, Morgan State University School of Community Health & Policy; Adjunct Assistant Professor, Center for Arts in Medicine, University of Florida
Founder and Executive Director of the Philadelphia Mural Arts Program
Assistant Research Professor of Psychology at the Brain and Creativity Institute at University of Southern California
Associate Professor in the PhD Program in Creative Arts Therapies at the Drexel University College of Nursing and Health Professions and Assistant Dean for the Division of Human Development and Health Administration
President and CEO of Palm Health Foundation
Director, Los Angeles County Arts & Culture
Research Integrity Officer, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University