David Weimer, Kim Farbota, and Ronald Kalil: 5/4/2011
David Weimer is professor of public affairs and political science. He has done research in the areas of energy, environmental, criminal justice, and health policy. His most recent book, Medical Governance, assesses the processes by which rules for the allocation of transplant organs are made. He is a past president of the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management and a fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration.
Kim Farbota is a second year student in the Neuroscience and Public Policy Program. She graduated from the University of Illinois in 2009 with degrees in Political Science and Biological Psychology. She is supported by a fellowship from the NIH Institutes on Aging for her research examining the long-term consequences of traumatic brain injury in human subjects. She intends to pursue a research career while remaining active in science policy in a consulting capacity.
Ronald Kalil is a professor of neuroscience and is the director of the Neuroscience and Public Policy Program and of the W.M. Keck Laboratory for Biological Imaging. His research interests focus on exploring the feasibility of using transplanted neural stem cells to repair the injured brain and on the generation of new nerve cells in the adult brain.