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GBPSR Steering Committee
Greater Boston Physicians for Social Responsibility is governed by a Steering Committee elected by GBPSR members for a two year term.
The 2010-2012 Steering Committee Members
Octo Barnett MD - Senior Scientific Director of the Laboratory of Computer Science, Department of Medicine, Mass. General Hospital where he was the Director from 1964-2004 and now works half time; Prof. of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Mass. General Hospital; member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Science. His professional interests include the application of information technology to improve patient care/access to medical knowledge. He is active in conservation and is a member of the Board of the Newton Conservators. Dr. Barnett is a founding member of PSR (part of Bernard Lown's kitchen cabinet). He graduated from Vanderbilt Univ. and Harvard Medical School and trained in Internal Medicine and Cardiology at the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital.
Ted Conna MD - Child Psychiatrist and faculty at University of Massachusetts Medical School, Dr. Conna has been active in PSR since 1981, after the symposium "Medical Consequences of Nuclear War." He is particularly interested in developing a direct grassroots campaign to address the public’s vulnerability to propaganda as an impediment to peace and social justice. Dr. Conna received his medical degree and psychiatric training from Duke University. Current GBPSR Steering Committee Treasurer.
Cornelia van der Ziel MD - Dr. van der Ziel is a board-certified obstetrician/gynecologist with the Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. She has been a member of PSR for many years, as well as APHA. She has written a manual dealing with complementary medical practices related to menopause and premenstrual syndrome and co-authored the book "Big, Beautiful and Pregnant." She is a long-time peace activist, most recently with the Brookline Peace group.
About Greater Boston PSR
Major Projects and Activities 1990-2009