Dr. Adriana Gini obtained a degree in Medicine and Surgery from the University of Rome “La Sapienza” and a Board Certification in Nuclear Medicine from the Catholic University of Rome. Her medical education continued in the USA where Dr.Gini completed a Residency Program in Nuclear Medicine at the University of Arizona, Tucson, and at the VA Medical Centre/University of Irvine, California, followed by a Clinical Research Fellowship in Nuclear Medicine at the University of Columbia, Columbia, Missouri. Dr. Gini also completed a Residency Program in Diagnostic Radiology at the Saint Barnabas Medical Centre in Livingston, New Jersey and she is Board Certified in Nuclear Medicine and Diagnostic Radiology in the US. At present, Dr. Gini works as a staff neuroradiologist in the Neuroscience Department, Neuroradiology Service of the San Camillo-Forlanini Medical Centre, Rome.
Her more recent interests include Bioethics and Neuroethics: she has completed a four-year licence program in Bioethics at the Pontifical Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum, Rome in 2005 and obtained a Diploma in Science and Faith from the same Institution in 2007. Currently, Dr. Gini is working at a Doctoral Thesis on Moral Cognition and Behaviour (Philosophical and Scientific Aspects) at the same University. She is a member of the Neuroethics Society (USA) since 2006 and project coordinator of the Italian Neurobioetica Consortium (Gruppo di Neurobioetica) at the Pontifical Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum, as of March 2009.
The neologism “Neurobioethics”, that inspired my work, was introduced by James Giordano, Ph.D., US neuroscientist and neuroethicist, in 2005. It is my belief that the role of humanities and social science is unprecedented in promoting a modern and profound reflection on the complex ethical dilemmas raised by modern neurosciences. At the same time, the humanities and social science can benefit from neuroscientific studies and discoveries. The Mission of the Neurobioetica Group of the Pontifical Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum, founded in March 2009 together with Fr. Rafael Pascual (Director) and Prof. Alberto Garcia (co-Chair) is, therefore, to gather national and international experts from a variety of disciplines and foster a serene confrontation and dialogue on fundamental issues and challenges in neuroscience.