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  • It's time to ban nuclear weapons.
    Posted by Kami Veltri, MS-1 on December 5, 2014

    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 »

  • Student Bike Tour in Kazakhstan Raises Awareness about Nuclear Tests
    Posted by Michelle Gin, MPH '15 on October 28, 2014

    The International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War student movement has a history of spreading its message through bike tours in various regions around the world. This year, as PSR’s student coordinator, I worked with three other students—from Kazakhstan, Estonia, and India—to coordinate an International Peace Bike Tour in Kazakhstan. Read more »
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  • Penn State Student PSR Kicks Off Their 2014-2015 Year
    Posted by Eustina Gyehyun Kwon on October 20, 2014

    The student PSR at Penn State Hershey started the school year with a PSR banquet at Harrisburg, PA and a lunch lecture featuring Patrick Bocco, the fundraising manager of CRY America. Read more »

  • Student PSR Representatives to 21st IPPNW World Congress Seek Your Support
    Posted by Student PSR on June 23, 2014

    Twenty-four brave, young activists, representing 10 countries, will cycle through Kazakhstan to show their solidarity with the victims and survivors of nuclear weapons, nuclear testing, uranium mining, nuclear energy and nuclear accidents in the past 70 years. Read more »
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  • Use Your Voice and Vote
    Posted by Mathias Pollock, MPH on November 5, 2012

    Tomorrow the United States will hold its 57th presidential election. And amidst all the arguing pollsters and pundits, the partisanship and polarization, there is a message that Republicans and Democrats alike can agree on… get out and vote. Read more »

  • Gun Violence
    Posted by Mathias Pollock, MPH on July 24, 2012

    In the wake of another thoughtless, unspeakably violent crime with tragic, unnecessary fatalities, it is once again time for the people of the United States to address the issue of gun violence in our country. Read more »

  • Affordable Care Act
    Posted by Mathias Pollock, MPH on June 29, 2012

    The Affordable Care Act is a hopeful step towards a more equitable and accessible health care system for ALL Americans. Read more »

  • The Ishaqi incident
    Posted by Ashish Sinha on September 1, 2011

    On March 15, 2006, American troops approached a house around 2:30 AM in Ishaqi to apprehend a potential Al Qaida in Iraq suspect. Read more »

  • Nuclear Crisis in Japan: What Next?
    Posted by April Avant on March 30, 2011

    “Nuclear Meltdown” -The words displayed on almost every American newspaper front page, television screen and computer homepage alike in recent days. An earthquake and tsunami descended on Japan causing worry and strife across a nation. Read more »

  • Wealth and Health
    Posted by Martin Donohue, MD FACP on February 28, 2011

    My name is Martin Donohoe and I practice internal medicine, teach courses in public health, medical humanities, and women’s rights, and work with a number of activist groups on issues relevant to universal health care, food safety, and environmental preservation. Read more »

  • WATCH WHAT YOU EAT: The Health Effects of America’s Corporate Controlled Food Industry
    Posted by Marie Kim and April Avant on February 9, 2011

    With the corporate takeover of our nation’s food system, eating a meal has never been so controversial. Few consumers realize the growing offenses to worker’s rights, environmental sustainability, and public health that factory farming inflicts on our world. Read more »
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  • AIR SCARE: What Are We Breathing?
    Posted by Marie Kim on January 19, 2011

    The air we breathe fills a fundamental requirement for our survival, and yet, we continually fail to preserve the quality of this most valuable resource. Read more »

  • Battle of the Bands
    Posted on December 1, 2010

    Our student chapter in Philadelphia put down Rock band and rocked it out at World Cafe Live November 16, 2010. Read more »

  • Day 2
    Posted by Craig Levoy on August 26, 2010

    The morning starts early with a Plenary entitled “Uranium and Environment.” The first presenter discusses nuclear medicine. Primarily, he focuses on the fact that traditionally nuclear medicine has used the same type of Uranium that is necessary for building a nuclear weapon (the so-called Highly Enriched Uranium, or HEU). However, he explains that recently, thanks to pressure from groups like PSR/IPPNW, most medical facilities around the world have switched to the non-weapons grade Uranium (LEU), without any deficit in patient care. Read more »

  • Day 1
    Posted by Craig Levoy on August 25, 2010

    After 18 hours of travel (and some lost luggage), I have arrived in Basel, Switzerland. The beauty of this city is breathtaking, and the people could not be more gracious. You find yourself constantly walking through the streets, taking in all the amazing sights, sounds, and smells of the city; as you might imagine, with all the distractions, it takes me a while to find myself to the conference site. Read more »

  • The 2010 NPT Review Conference: May 5th
    Posted by Tova Fuller, PhD on May 5, 2010

    For those students who have never attended the NPT review conference, I would like to first give a snapshot of what the experience–or at least the first couple of days–is like. First, you queue…for hours. We waited outside in a line with visitors and other NGO representatives. Unfortunately there were only two people working at the registration on day 1, and this inside line inside was even worse – perhaps spending five minutes on each person, and well, with, say, 75 people in front of you…and you can do the math. Read more »

  • SPSR Student Leaders Summit
    Posted by Natasha Ghent-Rodriguez on May 3, 2010

    This weekend over a dozen student leaders convened in Washington DC to strategize how student physicians and future health professionals can be the medical voice in ensuring environmental justice, prevention of social disparities and build a peaceful and secure world. Read more »

  • Report of the 2009 Nobel Peace Laureates Summit
    Posted by Tova Fuller, PhD Tova Fuller, MS on January 17, 2010

    In November 2009, SPSR national student representatives attended the Nobel Peace Laureates Summit in Berlin as part of an IPPNW student delegation. Read more »

  • The International Youth Dialogue for Nuclear Disarmament, Day 2
    Posted by Tova Fuller, PhD on November 3, 2009

    A review of day 2 of the International Youth Dialogue for Nuclear Disarmament. Read more »

  • Student Activism and Organizing on Nuclear Weapons
    Posted by Tova Fuller, PhD on November 3, 2009

    Tova's speech from the International Youth Dialogue for Nuclear Disarmament Read more »

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