Drs Gina Solomon and Sarah Janssen of SFPSR to Teach Environment and Health Course at UCSF. Auditors Welcome

December 16, 2008

Environment and Health Winter 2009; Wednesdays 5:00-7:00 PM Room: Toland Hall (UC Hall, Room U-142, UCSF Parnassus) 1 unit (5 sessions) through M170C Department of Medicine OR 2 units (10 sessions) through N248 School of Nursing Auditors Welcome Faculty of Record: Gina Solomon, MD, MPH, Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine gina.solomon@ucsf.edu Barbara Burgel, RN,…

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SF Bay PSR Signs On to Petition for a Nuclear Free Europe

June 25, 2008

Saintes Appeal for a Nuclear-Free Europe The 3rd Rally for International Disarmament, Nuclear, Biological and Chemical (3rd RID-NBC) was successfully held in Saintes (Charente-Maritime, France) from May 9 to 11, 2008. At the close of proceedings, the participants adopted several resolutions, including “The Saintes Appeal,” which calls – among other things – for the removal…

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SF Bay PSR Steering Committee Member Dr. Gina Solomon Directs UCSF Fellowship and Residency Program in Occupational and Environmental Medicine–Seeking Physicians

June 16, 2008

UCSF Fellowship and Residency in Occupational and Environmental Medicine The Fellowship and Residency training program in Occupational and Environmental Medicine (OEM) at the University of California at San Francisco (UCSF) is accepting applications from June through September from qualified physicians for our post-graduate specialty training program beginning in July of 2009. Previous graduates of our…

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Dr. Alvin Leonard Remembered

May 29, 2008

All of us at SF Bay PSR mourn the loss of Dr. Leonard, a great friend and supporter of our chapter, husband of Steering Committee member Pearl Leonard, and a major contributor to public health. Dr. Leonard was remembered in a piece in the SF Chronicle—reprinted below, and a piece in the Oakland Tribune. We…

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SF PSR Steering Committee Member Tom Newman Spearheads Passage of Nuclear Non-proliferation Resolution

March 17, 2008

On March 15, 2008 Dr. Tom Newman successfully advocated passage of resolution 15-SA–Opposing New Nuclear Weapons and Saving the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty–at the American Association of Pediatrics Annual Leadership Forum. Resolved, that the Academy call on the United States and other governments to abandon plans to develop and deploy new nuclear weapons because of the…

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Documentary Film Screening At UC Berkeley Adds a Human Dimension to The Iran Crisis

February 15, 2008

BAM 6.6 February 21, 2008 UC Berkeley Dwinelle Hall Room #145 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM “Bam 6.6 is the story of the human condition. The film weaves together stories of survival, loss, and healing, as we explore the humanity of the Iranian people through the prism of the devastating 2003 earthquake that struck at…

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SF Bay PSR Steering Committee Members To Serve As Faculty For ‘Health And The Environment’ Course At UCSF

January 3, 2008

The course will meet for five 2-hour sessions throughout the winter quarter beginning January 16th. It has been designed to introduce health care students to a range of issues in environmental health, including health effects of air and water pollution, chemical toxicants in consumer products, and ways that health care providers can intervene to prevent…

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SF Bay Area PSR Hires New Full-Time Executive Director

December 29, 2007

The San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of Physicians for Social Responsibility is pleased to announce the selection of Evan Krasner, M.D. as our new full-time Executive Director. Dr. Krasner received his MD from the University of Maryland and trained in internal medicine in Chicago and North Carolina. After completing a program at Johns Hopkins in…

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SF Bay Area Chapter Initiates Blog

December 23, 2007

Welcome to the new weblog of the SF Bay Area Chapter of Physicians For Social Responsibility. This blog will be a forum for our organization to complement our website and keep our members and the community up to date on important issues, upcoming events, and our activities and accomplishments. You will also find thoughts and…

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