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25 Year Member Association

  • News You May Have Missed in 2012: PSR Leaders Meet in Hiroshima, Japan

    A ten-member PSR delegation attended the World Congress of International Physicians for Prevention of Nuclear War World in Hiroshima, Japan in August. In addition to board members and long-time activists, the delegation included our student program coordinator, Mathias Pollock, MPH, who chronicled his impressions in a video and series of blog posts.  See more from the World Congress.

  • Drs. Sid Alexander, Bob Gould, Vic Sidel and Andy Kanter

    News You May Have Missed in 2012: Health, Peace, and Social Justice Symposium

    At a November symposium honoring Victor W. Sidel, MD for his work in pursuit of peace and justice, PSR leaders joined Dr. Sidel's colleagues from Einstein-Montefiore to honor the many facets of Dr. Sidel's life's work. 

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  • Dr. Lew Patrie: Thirty-Two Years and Counting

    Dr. Lew was introduced to PSR in the early 1970’s after he heard Dr. Helen Caldicott speak in B.C.  Dr. Patrie was working as the County Health Commissioner to Duchess County in New York at the time, and a major health concern he dealt with was the threat of nuclear war. He described his work at that time as teaching people to provide “medical self-help,” or teaching people how to protect themselves against a nuclear attack.

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  • Dr. Janette Sherman: Physician, Author, and Activist

    Dr. Janette Sherman, a specialist in internal medicine and toxicology, has been a member of PSR since 1986. She recently took the time to speak with PSR about her career and passion for PSR's issues. She is a strong advocate for the protection of human health from toxicants and nuclear radiation.

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Focus Areas

  • Connect

    Association members have many opportunities to connect with each other through Physicians for Social Responsibility. As a member, you can re-connect with old friends and former colleagues with access more than 3,000 PSR members in our online directory.

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  • Engage

    Discover and contribute your personal stories to the PSR Library. Your contributions will help ensure that our legacy is maintained for future generations.

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  • Learn

    PSR aims to provide the best materials for its network of members and activists.. Search our research archives for presentations from PSR Experts. Members also have easy access to up-to-date news,. e-newsletter and weekly action alerts.

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Latest News & Events

  • Coal damages human health, says N.Y. physician
    March 19, 2013

    Alan Lockwood talks to health professionals at Billings Clinic on Monday about the health hazards of coal.

    Source: Billings Gazette
  • Congress Must Display Courage
    March 1, 2013

    PSR's Dr. Robert Dodge calls on congress to re-examine its wasteful spending on nuclear weapons and subsidies to the oil industry.

    Source: Ventura County Star
  • Clarion Call to Address Climate Change
    January 8, 2013

    PSR Executive Director Dr. Catherine Thomasson and co-author Katie Preston outline climate change impact in Virginia and urge that "we owe it to our children and grandchildren to act now for their future."

    Source: Roanoke Times


Action Alerts

  • Take action on Nuclear Abolition Day

    Celebrate Nuclear Abolition Day by contacting Secretary of State John Kerry.

  • Reduce Carbon Pollution -- Support a Strong EPA Rule

    Guided by the values and expertise of medicine and public health, Physicians for Social Responsibility works to protect humanity from the gravest threats to health and survival. Right now, you can make a difference by registering your comments on the EPA's new Clean Power rule to limit carbon from existing coal-burning power plants. Just click the button to get started.

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In the Spotlight

On Friday September 12, 2014, MdEHN, Chesapeake PSR, and ANHE co-hosted a symposium of experts to assess the findings of the study, Potential Public Health Impacts of Natural Gas Development and Production in the Marcellus Shale in Western Maryland.  There was general consensus that science is emerging that suggests health issues associated with various aspects of gas and oil well development need to be better understood, and that as a consequence, Maryland should not proceed with hydrofracturing at this time.


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