There was heartening news from Standing Rock, ND: The Army Corps of Engineers announced that it would seek an alternative route for the Dakota Access Pipeline. Their decision represents a huge win for the Lakota people and their supporters, who rallied by the thousands (including some PSR leaders) to protect Lakota sacred lands and water. However, it is not a defeat of the pipeline.Read more »
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PSR Student Organizer Michelle Gin reports back from the amazing bike tour in Kazakhstan, supported by PSR members. The shocking story of radiation exposure and information cover-up was countered by the warm, welcoming embrace of Kazakhstanis and their desire to tell their stories.Read more »
SPSR's Nuclear Weapons Program aims towards promoting peace and nuclear abolition. Click here to read on for updates and resources.More on Nuclear Weapons »
SPSR asserts a strong medical voice through education and advocacy to slow, stop, and reverse global warming and toxic degradation of the environment. Read more.More on Environment & Health »
Guided by the values and expertise of medicine and public health, SPSR seeks to protect human life wordwide from the impact of social injustice and structural violence.More on Social Justice »
Four months ago, I was traveling across the Kazakh steppe by plane, train and bike with fellow students and young physicians from around the world. Two weeks ago, I was watching a 1987 documentary with fellow Washingtonians at our local Busboys and Poets, a community center for social transformation and delicious eats. Read more »
A letter on what we can do to help the environment, by Cindy Nguyen, Thanhnga Doan, Manjari Pedapudi, Camille Imbo and Jennifer Le, Student Physicians for Social Responsibility, USF College of Medicine.Source: Tampa Bay Times
An op-ed by UI student and Iowa PSR intern Julia Sanabria.Source: The Daily Iowan
SPSR established the Kids Klinic at a homeless shelter 5 years ago. Students had approached PSR mentor, Dr. Lynn Ringenberg, asking to work with homeless kids, since they get little exposure to pediatric patients their first 2 years of medical school.
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Letter from PSR and Student PSR in support of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and in strong opposition of the Dakota Access Pipeline. Read more »
It takes many skills to be an effective advocate. PSR has developed a 5-part webinar series to highlight strategies in each of the following areas with real-life examples. Read more »