Dr. Bob Gould’s Response to Op-Ed on Nuclear Weapons and Nuclear Power

March 19, 2012

On February 15, 2012, Marylia Kelley, Executive Director at Tri-Valley CAREs, a Livermore Lab watchdog organization founded in 1983, published an Op-Ed in the San Francisco Chronicle. Below is Dr. Bob Gould’s comment, published online. Thank you, Marylia, for an excellent and timely article. At a time when we are cutting money for basic needs…

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Mercury Exposure Investigation

February 9, 2012

Several SF Bay Area PSR chapter members and Steering Committee member Dr. Gina Solomon were recently involved in an investigation of mercury exposures in California and other states. The investigation was triggered by the discovery that a local family was mercury poisoned by a skin cream imported from Mexico. These creams are sold to lighten…

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Dr. Robert Gould’s Oregon Speaking Tour

December 2, 2011

Dr. Robert Gould, SF Bay Area PSR President, gave several talks in Oregon in November, part of a grant-supported effort allowing members of the National PSR board to travel to selected regions around the country to speak on nuclear weapons issues.  In his talks, Dr. Gould covered legacy issues of nuclear weapons dating back to…

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Exciting Developments from the National PSR Board

December 2, 2011

Dr. Robert Gould, SF Bay Area PSR President has also been a member of the national PSR Board since 1993. Upon returning from the most recent Board meeting in Washington, DC, he shared some exciting developments on the national level that impact the local SF Bay Area chapter: “First, Dr. Catherine Thomasson has been appointed…

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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 Account of National Meeting on Biotechnologies in Tarrytown, NY

August 15, 2011

I attended the second annual “Tarrytown Meeting” outside of New York City in July, hosted by the Center for Genetics and Society and attended by 120 scholars and advocates working to ensure that human biotechnologies and related emerging technologies support rather than undermine social justice, equality, human rights, ecological integrity and the common good. This…

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