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Environmental Medicine: Integrating a Missing Element into Medical EducationChange—Introduction to Problem-Based Learning Workshop; and Executive Secretariat for the Society of Medical College Directors of Continuing Medical Education.
ELIZABETH L.BOWEN, M.D., Ed.D., is an Assistant Professor of Family Medicine and Medical Education at Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia. Dr. Bowen is also the past president of Physicians for Social Responsibility—the American Chapter of International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War—for which she has traveled across the globe promoting world health and world peace. In 1992, Dr. Bowen was selected to travel to the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro as a presenter and medical consultant for the United States. In recognition of her achievements and dedication, the students of Morehouse School of Medicine elected her “Teacher of the Year—1992.”
L.THOMPSON BOWLES, M.D., Ph.D., is President of the National Board of Medical Examiners. Dr. Bowles previously served as Vice President for Medical Affairs, Executive Dean, and Professor of Surgery at the George Washington University Medical Center. Dr. Bowles has also been actively involved in examining the status of medical curricula in the United States and the need for flexibility and change to meet the growing needs of the future through numerous publications and presentations. Dr. Bowles is a member of the Institute of Medicine
EDDY A.BRESNITZ, M.D., M.S., is Chairman and Professor of Community and Preventive Medicine and Director of the Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine at the Medical College of Pennsylvania and Hahnemann University School of Medicine. Dr. Bresnitz is an NHLBI Preventive Pulmonary Academic Awardee (PPAA) and Chair of the PPAA Curriculum Subcommittee. Dr. Bresnitz is a consultant to the ATSDR and serves on the Postgraduate Education Committee of the American Thoracic Society. In addition to research interest in surveillance of environmental and occupational diseases, he has research interests in faculty development in implementing innovations in medical education. He has received a Lindback Foundation Award for Teaching.
MARK R.CULLEN, M.D., is Director of the Occupational and Environmental Medicine Program and Professor of Medicine and Public Health at the Yale University School of Medicine. His research interests include lead, asbestos, isocyanates, multiple chemical sensitivities, and, more generally, the application of biomarkers of effects in epidemiologic studies. Co-author of a major clinical text in OEM, Dr. Cullen is an Academic Awardee in OEM and is a consultant to several major unions, corporations, and governmental agencies.
RICHARD J.JACKSON, M.D., M.P.H., is Chief of the Division of Communicable Disease Control in the California State Department of Health Services. Dr. Jackson