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  • GBPSR Presents at 100% Renewable Energy Summit

    GBPSR's Dr. Tatjana Kobb presented at the recent "100% Renewable Energy Summit" on Martha's Vineyard. Organized by Vineyard Power and Environment Massachusetts Research & Policy Center, the summit focused on how the island can move to 100% renewable energy like solar and wind. Dr. Kobb discussed the health impacts of climate change as well as PSR's work on climate.

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  • Greater Boston PSR Speakers' Bureau

    GBPSR has established a "Speakers' Bureau" of members willing and able to go address community groups, schools, and others about these crucially important issues. See the list of available speakers here, and request a speaker here.

  • Climate Change and the Growing Risk of Nuclear War: A Health Care Perspective

    Over 100 health professionals and activists joined PSR at Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston on October 15th for this one-day Symposium to examine the catastrophic public health consequences of climate change and the ways that climate change will increase the risk of conflict, including nuclear war. Attendees learned the ways that health professionals can take action. Speakers included Bill McKibben, Dr. Ira Helfand, and Dr. Catherine Thomasson.

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  • Historic ban treaty victory at the UN

    On October 27, the world took a giant step toward true nuclear disarmament. In a stunning victory for PSR and our international affiliates IPPNW and ICAN, the UN First Committee adopted resolution L.41 by a vote of 123 nations in favor, 38 opposed (including, unfortunately, the United States) and 16 abstentions. As a result, negotiations will begin in 2017 toward a nuclear weapons ban treaty.

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  • GBPSR Open House
    October 22, 2017

    Join us to hear about key issues and have an opportunity to ask questions. Three speakers in our Speakers' Bureau will give brief presentations (5-10 minutes) to showcase our issue areas.

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Did you know?

Greater Boston PSR was one of the first chapters of PSR, an organization known as "the active conscience of the medical community."

For nearly 50 years, GBPSR has been working to prevent the use and proliferation of nuclear weapons, and address the health effects of militarism. We have become a national leader on environmental health issues, producing seminal reports, continuing medical education courses, and clinical tools. About GBPSR »


Ask the Researcher Forum is a valuable, interactive environmental health resource tool developed by the Boston University Superfund Research Program and Greater Boston Physicians for Social Responsibility to help bring "research to real life" by allowing readers to pose questions and have them answered by four expert researchers involved in the BUSRP.


Environmental Contaminants Impact Bone Formation and the Immune System

Human skeletonRead Boston University School of Medicine MD/PhD Candidate Amelia Hass' From Research to Real Life series article, Make No Bones About It: Environmental Contaminants Impact Bone Formation and the Immune System, and find out more!

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Cornelia Van Der Ziel, MD
PO Box 470563
Brookline, Massachusetts 02447
(617) 277-3476