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July 11, 2011

Celebrate PSR’s 50th Anniversary with Two Events with Dr. Victor W. Sidel, MD

Fifty Years of Physicians for Social Responsibility: Our Past, Present, and Future

Evening Salon, Thursday, October 6, 2011
6:30 Buffet Supper
7:30 – 9:00 Presentation and Discussion

The home of Dr. Tom Hall and Liz McLoughlin: 1515 – 16th Ave., San Francisco. See below for directions. Space is limited and RSVP is required. Please click here to RSVP.


War and Public Health: The Role of Student Health Professionals in Working for Peace

Lunchtime Talk, Wednesday, October 5th, 12-1pm
UCSF School of Medicine, 513 Parnassus Avenue, Health Sciences West (HSW), Room 303.
Pizza and sushi will be served. No RSVP required.


Dr. Vic Sidel, Distinguished University Professor of Social Medicine at Montefiore Medical Center and Albert Einstein College of Medicine, was one of the founders of Physicians for Social Responsibility in 1961 and was its president in 1987-88. In 1980 he was one of the founders of the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War,  the recipient of the 1985 Nobel Prize for Peace, and was its co-president from 1993 to 1998. He has served as President of the American Public Health Association (APHA) and of the Public Health Association of New York City and as a member of the Board of Directors of Physicians for a National Health Program.


Directions to Tom and Liz’s home, 1515 – 16th Ave., San Francisco [Tel: 415/731-7944]:
Low white house facing north at curve/corner of 16th Ave. and Lawton St. in the Inner Sunset district, about 1.1 mile west of UCSF. From San Francisco/East Bay: go west on Lincoln (on the south side of GG Park), left on Funston which is first traffic light west of the 9th Ave traffic light, go up hill 4 blocks and then right on Lawton for 0.2 mile until you reach the left-turning curve with 16th Ave; — Note: 16th Ave. is discontinuous (except by 148 stair steps) due to a steep hill. Our house is next to the light green house (970 Lawton) and our house would be better numbered as 980 Lawton St., where Lawton meets 16th Ave. at the curve. Don’t park on the curve; Muni buses swing wide and it is illegal. Parking is usually easy within a block of our house.