Northern California Welcomes Dr. Vic Sidel
October 19, 2011
Victor Sidel, MD, Distinguished University Professor of Social
Medicine at Montefiore Medical Center and Albert Einstein College of Medicine
spoke on "PSR: Fifty Years of Concern for the Devastating Health
Consequences of War" at the 8th Annual Physicians for Social
Responsibility/Sacramento Dinner on October 2, 2011 at California State
University, Sacramento Alumni Center. Dr. Sidel inspired the 170 people who
attended the event as he spoke about the health effects of war, his work for
nuclear disarmament, and the 50-year history of Physicians of Social
Responsibility. He encouraged everyone to continue their work for peace and
justice. The evening also featured wonderful music by George Conner, Suzan
Tobin, Chris Tomine, and Gary Yee; presentation of her 1st place essay by
Shannan Takhar, with introduction by Vice President and Scholarship Chair Dr.
Bill Durston; and a chapter update by President Dr. Harry Wang.
On October 3, Dr. Sidel was interviewed by Jeffrey Callison during
the Capital Public Radio Insight program. Hear the interview which begins 14:24 minutes into the
On October 3, at 1 pm, Dr. Sidel gave a special seminar on the Davis
campus for Public Health Sciences students and faculty on "War and Public Health: The Human, Ecological, and Economic
Costs of Armed Conflict" at the invitation of Ellen Gold, PhD, Chair,
UC Davis Department of Public Health Sciences. Hear his presentation, courtesy of James Carey, PhD.
On October 3, at 5 pm, Dr. Sidel spoke to UC Davis Health Systems
faculty, medical and nursing students on "War and Public Health: The Role of Medical Students in Working
for Peace" An enthusiastic introduction was given by Dr. Claire
Pomeroy, CEO of UC Davis Health System, UC Davis Vice Chancellor for Human
Health Sciences, and Dean of the School of Medicine. Dr. Pomeroy hosted a
reception following the presentation and invited Victor and Ruth Sidel, Robert
Gould, and Harry Wang for dinner.