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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Join SF Bay PSR June 10: National Call-In for Diplomacy With Iran

June 6, 2008

Bombing Iran would bring disastrous consequences. ·The entire Middle East likely would descend into further violence putting the well-being of innumerable civilians at risk. ·U.S. standing in the world would plummet and oil prices would soar. ·A U.S. attack would only strengthen hardliners in Iran. Current U.S. policies are not working. Threats of military attacks…

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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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Dr. Newman Publishes Journal Article on Anti-Nuclear Proliferation

May 16, 2008

Dr. Newman’s article, “Taking a Stand Against Nuclear Proliferation: The Pediatrician’s Role,” was published in the May 2008 issue of the prominent medical journal, Pediatrics. Dr. Newman writes from the perspective of a pediatrician and public health physician, and appeals to his colleagues to speak out about the threat to children posed by nuclear weapons,…

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Dr. Gould and Senator Feinstein Correspond About US-Iran Relations

May 9, 2008

Over the past year, PSR has been very involved in the campaign to prevent a military strike against Iran. PSR has brought the issue before Congress, been part of delegations traveling to Iran to meet with government and civil leaders there, written and spoken widely, and co-sponsored educational events. Dr. Gould, along with PSR board…

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Bill To Ban Lead in Children’s Products Gets Boost

May 1, 2008

Dr. Harry Wang, President of the Sacramento chapter of Physicians for Social Responsibility, presented testimony and offered rebuttals to toy industry lobbyists as the bill, AB 2694, came before the Assembly Health Committee on April 29th. The bill, introduced by Assemblywoman Fiona Ma, would establish the nation’s toughest ban on lead in children’s products. With…

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Executive Director Evan Krasner Meets with District Director for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi

March 26, 2008

Along with representatives of the American Friends Service Committee and Peace Action West, Dr. Krasner met yesterday with House Speaker Pelosi’s District Director, Dan Bernal, to provide a public health perspective in advocating for a quick end to the war in Iraq and a halt to the wasteful and dangerous plans to reinvigorate the U.S….

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SF Bay Area PSR President Robert Gould Testifies At Tracy Hearings For Nuclear “Complex Transformation”

March 20, 2008

The Department of Energy is holding hearings on its so-called “Complex transformation,” a plan to revitalize the nuclear weapons complex at 8 sites across the country, including at Tracy and Livermore. Dr. Robert Gould, SF Bay Area PSR President and expert on public health and security issues surrounding nuclear weapons and energy, gave testimony yesterday,…

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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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