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Dr V. N. Bagadia

N. N. Wig

C. Robert Cloninger

K.W.M. (Bill) Fulford

Robert M. Kaplan

Ruth Chadwick

Martin Van Der Weyden

John Z. Sadler

Sander Gilman

Donelson Dulany

V. N. Bagadia is Ex-Emeritus Professor and Head (Retired), Dept of Psychiatry, K.E.M. Hospital and Seth G.S. Medical College, Mumbai. He has also been Head, WHO Collaborating Centre for Psychopharmacology in India; Honorary Psychiatrist, Bombay Hospital and Institute of Medical Science; Individual Member and Member Committee (1971-1984), World Psychiatric Association; Member, World Federation of Mental Health (WFMH); Member, Advisory Committee, Dept of Science and Technology, Govt of India (Neurobiology and Human Behaviour); Member, Experts’ Committee (Mental Health) I.C.M.R. (Head, Biological Psychiatry); Fellow, Association of Physicians of India; Founder Fellow, Royal College of Psychiatry; Corresponding Fellow, American Psychiatric Association; Fellow and Past President, Indian Psychiatric Society, Indian Psychiatric Society (West Zone) and Bombay Psychiatric Society. He is author and co-author of over 200 research papers/ publications.

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Narendra N. Wig is amongst the foremost psychiatrists of India. He also holds a double diploma in Psychological Medicine – one from England and one from Scotland. He is a fellow of India’s prestigious National Academy of Medical Science. In 1991, the Royal College of Psychiatrists, London, honoured him with the highest award of the Honorary Fellowship of the College. Prof. Wig is the only psychiatrist from India to be thus honoured. In 1997, Dr. Wig was designated as Professor Emeritus, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh.


Dr. Wig started the department of psychiatry at the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh in 1963 and he was its Professor and Head from 1968 to 1980. In a few years, this became one of the leading centers of psychiatry in India. In 1976, the department got international recognition as WHO Collaborating Centre for training and research in mental health. Among his various research studies, Prof. Wig will be particularly remembered for his work in Community Mental Health in the villages of Raipur Rani Block in Haryana, which became a model of Primary Mental health Care programme in India and in many other countries.


In 1980, Prof. Wig moved to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, as Professor and Head of the Department. In 1984, he joined World Health Organisation as the Regional Advisor Mental Health and remained at Alexandria, Egypt, till 1990. In this capacity, he was responsible for developing mental health programmes in 22 countries, from Pakistan to Morocco in the Middle East and North Africa.


Dr. Wig is a leading figure in International Psychiatry. He has published over 300 scientific papers in different journals and books. He is currently a member of the WHO Advisory panel on Mental Health. For the last ten years, he is on the Steering Committee of the World Psychiatric Association’s International Programme to reduce stigma and discrimination due to mental illness.


Dr. Wig has won many national and international awards. In October 2000, on his 70th birthday, a book Mental Health in India 1950 – 2000: Essays in honour of Dr. N.N. Wig was published in which many leading national and international mental health experts contributed. In April 2003, Bombay Psychiatric Society honoured him with a Life Time Achievement Award. In September 2004, Fountain House, Psychiatric Centre at Lahore, Pakistan, named a newly constructed building as Prof. N.N. Wig Unit, in recognition of his services to the development of mental health in the countries of South Asia.


Dr. Wig has traveled widely to many parts of the world. After his retirement he has settled in Panchkula. He continues to be active in clinical service, teaching and voluntary social service activities. He is closely associated with the work of Servants of the People Society, Lajpat Rai Bhawan, Chandigarh, where he conducts free mental health clinic twice a week and also organizes regular lectures and discussion groups on mental health for the general public.





C. Robert Cloninger is Head of Psychiatry; Professor of Psychiatry, Genetics and Psychology; and Director, Center for Psychobiology of Personality, Washington University. He is a world leader in studies of the relation of genes to mental illness. He has developed a compelling theory of psychobiology. Current work involves studies of normal and abnormal personality, alcoholism, schizophrenia and related traits.


Bill (K.W.M.) Fulford is Professor of Philosophy and Mental Health in the University of Warwick Medical School; an Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist and member of the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Oxford; Professor of Philosophy and Psychiatry and Co-Director of the Institute for Philosophy, Diversity and Mental Health at UCLan.  He is also Visiting Professor in Psychology, Institute of Psychiatry and King's College, London University; and Special Adviser for Values-Based Practice in the Department of Health, London.  He has published widely on philosophy and psychiatry and is Lead Editor of the journal, Philosophy, Psychiatry, & Psychology and of a book series from Oxford University Press on “International Perspectives in Philosophy and Psychiatry."






Robert M. Kaplan, Ph.D. is Fred W. and Pamela K. Wasserman Professor and Chair of the Department of Health Services at UCLA and Professor of Medicine at the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine. From 1997 to 2004 he was Professor and Chair of the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, at the University of California, San Diego. He is a past President of several organizations, including the American Psychological Association Division of Health Psychology, Section J of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (Pacific), the International Society for Quality of Life Research, the Society for Behavioral Medicine, and the Academy of Behavioral Medicine Research.  He is a Past Chair of the Behavioral Science Council of the American Thoracic Society.  Dr. Kaplan is currently Editor-in-Chief of Health Psychology and is the former Editor-in-Chief of the Annals of Behavioral Medicine. He has served as Associate Editor of the American Psychologist, and Consulting Editor of four other academic journals. Selected additional honors include APA Division of Health Psychology Annual Award for Outstanding Scientific Contribution (For junior scholar 1987 and again for a senior scholar 2001), SDSU Distinguished Research Lecturer, 1988, and Health Net Distinguished Lecturer in 1991, University of California 125 Anniversary Award for Most Distinguished Alumnus, University of California, Riverside, American Psychological Association Distinguished Lecturer, Distinguished Scientific contribution award from the American Association of Medical School Psychologists, National Leadership Award, from the Society of Behavioral Medicine in 2003, and President’s Award for Career Achievement from the International Society for Quality of Life Research in 2004.  In 2006, he received the Distinguished Research Mentor Award from the Society of Behavioral Medicine.  His public service contributions include various NIH, AHRQ and VA grant review groups, and service on the local American Lung Association (ALA) Board of Directors and the regional research committee for the American Heart Association.  He served as co-chair of the Behavioral Committee for the NIH Women's Health Initiative, and as a member of both the NHLBI Behavioral Medicine Task Force and the Institute of Medicine (IOM) National Academy of Sciences Committee on Health and Behavior. In addition he served on the expert advisory policy panel for the CDC-NIH Public Action Plan to Prevent Heart Disease and Stroke.  Kaplan currently serves on the National Advisory Committee for the Decade of Behavior. Further, he is the chair of the Cost/Effectiveness Committee for the NHLBI National Emphysema Treatment Trial (NETT). Dr. Kaplan is the author or co-author of more than 15 books and approximately 400 articles or chapters. The ISI includes him in the listing of the most cited authors in the world (defined as above the 99.5th percentile).    In 2005 he was elected to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies of Sciences.





Ruth Chadwick is Distinguished Research Professor and Director of the ESRC (Economic and Social Sciences Research Council) Centre for Economic and Social Aspects of Genomics (CESAGen), Cardiff University, UK.  She has co-ordinated a number of projects funded by the European Commission, including the EUROSCREEN projects (1994-6; 1996-9) and co-edits the journal Bioethics and the online journal Genomics, Society and Policy.  She is Chair of the Human Genome Organisation Ethics Committee and a member of the Panel of Eminent Ethical Experts of the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations, and the Advisory Committee on Novel Foods and Processes (ACNFP).  She was editor-in-chief of the award winning Encyclopedia of Applied Ethics (1998).  She is a Fellow of the Hastings Center, New York and of the Royal Society of Medicine.  In 2005 she was the winner of the World Technology Network Award for Ethics.





Martin Van Der Weyden, has been Editor of The Medical Journal of Australia since 1995 and Chief Executive of the Australasian Medical Publishing Company since 1996. A graduate of Sydney University, Martin has had a varied career in academic and clinical medicine and hospital administration. He was a Merck Sharpe and Dohme International Fellow in Clinical Pharmacology and a National Science Foundation Fellow at Duke University Medical Centre, North Carolina. On return to Monash Medical School at Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, he was appointed as an NHMRC Research Fellow and, subsequently, Associate Professor of Medicine and Professor of Haematology. At the Alfred, he was a senior visiting physician and head of the Haematology Services. Not satisfied with these challenges he was recruited into administration as Chief of Investigative Medicine before joining The Medical Journal of Australia. He has been a member of the ICMJE since 1995. He has published more than 200 articles in clinical research and on editorial or medical professional issues. 






John Z. Sadler is the Daniel W. Foster Professor of Medical Ethics and Professor of Psychiatry and Clinical Sciences at UT Southwestern, and a Professor of Humanities at UT Dallas.  Dr. Sadler was recently honored in 2006 as a UT Southwestern Distinguished Teaching Professor.  Dr. Sadler directs Southwestern’s Program in Ethics in Science & Medicine, the Division of Research Ethics in the UT Southwestern Department of Clinical Sciences, as well as the Center for Values in Medicine, Science and Technology at the University of Texas at Dallas.


In 1989 Dr. Sadler co-founded (with M.A. Schwartz, E.R. Wallace, and O.P. Wiggins) the Association for the Advancement of Philosophy and Psychiatry, an organization dedicated to exploring conceptual issues at the interface of psychiatry and philosophy. He is on the Executive Board of the International Network of Philosophy and Psychiatry. He is the Co-Editor of an international journal, Philosophy, Psychiatry, and Psychology, and the Oxford University Press book series, “International Perspectives on Philosophy and Psychiatry.”  His work in the philosophy and ethics of psychiatry prompted his recognition by the Texas Society of Psychiatric Physicians to give him their Psychiatric Excellence Award in 2001.


Dr. Sadler has edited or co-edited three books, several special issues of professional journals, and authored a comprehensive monograph, Values and Psychiatric Diagnosis, published in 2005. He has published a number of articles and chapters in the area of clinical psychiatry, psychiatric education, bioethics, and the philosophy of psychiatry. He maintains a small practice of general psychiatry and involvement with psychiatric professional organizations. His ongoing work in psychiatric education of medical students has earned him several teaching awards, including a Nancy C.A. Roeske Certificate of Excellence in Medical Education from the American Psychiatric Association. Since 1985 he has served on the Parkland Memorial Hospital Institutional Ethics Committee and since 1989 has served as its Co-Chair and as a bioethics consultant to the hospital.






Sander L. Gilman is a distinguished professor of the Liberal Arts and Sciences at Emory University, where he is the Director of the Program in Psychoanalysis as well as of Emory University's Health Sciences Humanities Initiative. A cultural and literary historian, he is the author or editor of over seventy books. His Oxford lectures Multiculturalism and the Jews appeared in 2006; his most recent edited volume, Race and Contemporary Medicine: Biological Facts and Fictions appeared in 2007. He is the author of the basic study of the visual stereotyping of the mentally ill, Seeing the Insane, published by John Wiley and Sons in 1982 (reprinted: 1996) as well as the standard study of Jewish Self-Hatred, the title of his Johns Hopkins University Press monograph of 1986.


For twenty-five years he was a member of the humanities and medical faculties at Cornell University where he held the Goldwin Smith Professorship of Humane Studies.  For six years he held the Henry R. Luce Distinguished Service Professorship of the Liberal Arts in Human Biology at the University of Chicago and for four years was a distinguished professor of the Liberal Arts and Medicine and creator of the Humanities Laboratory at the University of Illinois at Chicago. 


During 1990-1991 he served as the Visiting Historical Scholar at the National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, MD; 1996-1997 as a fellow of the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford, CA; 2000-2001 as a Berlin prize fellow at the American Academy in Berlin; 2004-5 as the Weidenfeld Visiting Professor of European Comparative Literature at Oxford University. 


He has been a visiting professor at numerous universities in North America, South Africa, The United Kingdom, Germany, and New Zealand.  He was president of the Modern Language Association in 1995.  He has been awarded a Doctor of Laws (honoris causa) at the University of Toronto in 1997 and elected an honorary professor of the Free University in Berlin.






Donelson Dulany is currently Professor of Psychology Emeritus at the University of Illinois and Editor, American Journal of Psychology.  He received his PhD from the University of Michigan, and his AB from the University of Tennessee. After his PhD he spent two years in the US Army, with the Department of the Army Liaison and Research Office, where he co-authored the textbook for the Army’s Program for Teaching English to Spanish Speaking Military Personnel in Puerto Rico. He then joined the Department of Psychology at the University of Illinois. 


His research has focused on experimental and theoretical analyses of intentional action, causal reasoning, and categorization, as well as implicit and explicit learning, work challenging prevailing views and supporting a mentalistic metatheory.  In addition to a televised course broadcast for classes locally and marketed nationally, he has taught graduate and undergraduate courses and seminars in metatheories of psychology, consciousness and nonconscious processes, and cognitive psychology, as well as a graduate course in methodology as it draws on philosophy of science, a course satisfying the Department’s conceptual foundations requirement. 


He has served on other editorial boards and is a member of the Psychonomic Society; Association for the Scientific Study of Consciousness; Fellow, American Psychological Association; and Fellow, Association for Psychological Science.  He is listed in Who’s Who in America.






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