SF Bay Area PSR Furthers Legislator Education in Sacramento

March 28, 2016

On March 9, Dr. Bob Gould, San Francisco Bay Area PSR’s president, and Catherine Porter, policy consultant, walked the halls of the state Capitol and visited offices to educate legislators and staff on SF PSR’s work in furthering policies that advance human health and the health of the environment. Topics ranged from global warming through gun…

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The Power of Acceptance and Peace, with an Eye toward Syria

December 31, 2015

One of the hallmark values of Physicians for Social Responsibility is that, as health care providers, we take our values of health and healing, and apply them globally. We look at the planet, at our air, water and soil, and work to make it vibrant. We look at our nation’s policies, and work to make…

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Health Professionals in Action: Dr. Julia Quint

June 18, 2013

Dr. Julia Quint is a public health scientist and toxicologist with an emphasis on occupational health. She is retired from the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) where she was Research Scientist and Chief of the Hazard Evaluation System and Information Service (HESIS), an occupational health program. She joined SF Bay Area PSR two years…

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Supermoms Against Superbugs

May 13, 2013

On April 15 and 16, SF Bay Area PSR President Dr. Robert Gould joined more than 50 participants gathered in Washington D.C. for the second annual “Supermoms Against Superbugs Advocacy Day” events sponsored by the Pew Foundation. Conference members that included parents, physicians, chefs, restauranteurs, and ranchers called on President Barack Obama, the FDA and…

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SF Bay Area PSR Supports Six Environmental Health Resolutions Passed by the California Medical Association

November 17, 2011

Following is a summary of a number of the environmental health resolutions passed by CMA at the House of Delegates Meeting October 17, 2011. Click here for the text of the final resolutions, including the preambles (which are not part of the final CMA policy). To view a more comprehensive and historical list of environmental…

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War and Public Health: Centralizing the Issue at APHA

November 17, 2011

PSR continued its strong presence at the American Public Health Association’s (APHA) annual meeting, held October 29-November 2nd in Washington, D.C.  For the last 15 years, Bob Gould, Patrice Sutton and other core members of the APHA Peace Caucus have collaborated with past APHA Presidents Drs. Barry Levy and Victor Sidel in developing well-attended sessions….

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50th Anniversary Interview with Dr. Robert Gould!

September 7, 2011

What does the 50th anniversary of PSR signify? The anniversary marks the half-century of work that PSR has done to articulate the primary public health strategy of preventing nuclear war from ever happening. The physicians who founded PSR 50 years ago were part of a larger mass movement within the U.S. and worldwide that had developed…

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Dr. Robert Gould’s Visit to Senator Boxer’s Office on Nuclear Power

July 11, 2011

On June 2, SF Bay Area PSR President Dr. Robert M. Gould visited Sen. Barbara Boxer’s San Francisco Office as part of a contingent urging monitoring and testing of the radioactive plume from Japan’s nuclear reactor in Fukushima. Participants included Kimberly Roberson, Fukushima Fallout Awareness Network, who organized the meeting; Elanor Starmer, Western Regional Director…

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