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
(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.
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.
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.
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.
L. Gilman is a distinguished professor of the Liberal Arts and Sciences at Emory University, where he is the Director
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