Jorge Moll’s Success as Brazil’s Top Neuroscientist

Jorge Moll has an astounding resume in one of the most important, innovative and demanding areas of medicine: neuroscience. This Brazilian doctor is the president, founder and board member of D’Or Institute of Research and Education and has obtained much academic recognition, such as being appointed to the Brazilian Academy of Sciences in 2008, the Governors Board of the International Neuroethics Society from 2012 to 2013 and winning the Visiting Scholar Award from the Neuroscience Institute of Stanford University in 2015 in recognition of his contribution to the neuroscience field, especially on social neuroscience, neuroethics and neuropsychiatry.

He believes one of the most important assets to be successful in neuroscience world is to never stop being a student: be always up to date, always investigate, question and never stop learning. He does that by engaging on a daily basis in meetings and debates with other of the most brilliant minds of his area in Brazil and representatives of many organizations in the matter. That’s the reason Moll is keenly interested in the newest topic arising in neuroscience like “the rising trend of artificial intelligence, cognitive systems, and how machines and brains can work together” and “the new developments in regenerative medicine and gene therapy”. He thinks it is vital to be transparent and open to new ideas as he advises “Don’t try to repeat things over and over. It is imperative to always question your model” (Vivianegome).

He has a standardized thought process. Moll says he has tons of ideas, but he always drops the weaker ones and selects the bests. How does he do this? He chooses the ones that can be converted into action plans. That’s how he’s been able to face many challenges throughout his career, especially when he has not obtained the expected results or they take way too long. He goes back to his action plan, perfects it and arms himself with a lot of patience. He thinks innovation is vital to the progress of science.


Jeff Aronin Working for the Greater Good

Jeff Aronin is a husband and a father. He and his wife Lisa have three daughters together. But Aronin is also a busy man in the office, working as the chairman and CEO of Paragon Biosciences. He is also a board member of the Economic Club of Chicago, Discover Financial Services, and the Museum of Science and Industry (

The peers of Jeff Aronin have extraordinary things to say about him. He is known to think of his patients as more than just patients. Jeff Aronin thinks of his patients as people who have husbands, wives, fathers, mothers, sons, and daughters. He always puts his patients first. His colleagues think of Jeff Aronin as very easy to work and collaborate with. He surrounds himself around great people and realizes where he stands in his field when he sees who he works with.

Jeff Aronin thinks that it is really important to help other people out when it comes to starting a business. He knows exactly how to help them because he also started multiple businesses himself. He knows that he has the knowledge to help someone start a business, so he figures that he should help them out and not just keep that knowledge to himself. Jeff Aronin finds it very rewarding to see someone else go out to pursue their dream, and successfully make it into a reality.

Jeff Aronin is very determined to make the world a better place, He is driven to help cure rare diseases and help anyone that he can possibly help out. He feels very fortunate to be able to help out and be a part of the Weizmann Institute. He really understands what the Weizmann Institute is trying to accomplish. Jeff Aronin is all about helping the world conquer its problems and that is why he feels so grateful to receive the Weizmann Institute Award for 2017