Physician Updates

The Physicians Committee


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The Physicians Committee is seeking a research policy specialist to advance human-relevant, nonanimal biomedical research. The research policy specialist will work with the Physicians Committee staff, experts in academia, makers of nonanimal research methods, and other allies to strategize and execute scientific and policy changes at the National Institutes of Health and other government agencies which will lead to an increase in the funding and conducting of nonanimal health research methods. This is a full-time position with a comprehensive benefits package. Click here to apply online!


Senior science policy specialist Elizabeth Baker, Esq., published an Op-Ed in STAT News. Her article discusses how modernizing drug development and evaluation can save time, money, and patients’ lives.

The Physicians Committee is partnering with the National Disease Research Interchange, an organization that provides researchers with human tissues to conduct biomedical research. For example, patients diagnosed with Amyotrohic Lateral Sclerosis can donate their tissue to researchers searching for a cure for ALS. This partnership has the potential to advance our shared goal of increasing the use of human cells and tissues instead of animals in research to understand diseases and develop treatments to improve public health. Any clinicians wishing to participate in this partnership should contact Kristie Sullivan, M.P.H., at


Join us for CME in Washington on July 28-29! More than 20 nutrition and research experts will join us to tackle the very latest in nutrition and research at the International Conference on Nutrition in Medicine. Earn 15 CME credits. Reserve your seat now!

Get our waiting room starter kit, designed with physicians in mind. Do you want to have accessible, informative, evidence-based resources on nutrition and preventive medicine to give to your patients in your waiting room? Order our waiting room starter kit today.

Please Attend the American Medical Association (AMA) Meeting June 11

Please consider attending the American Medical Association (AMA) House of Delegates meeting in Chicago on June 11. Dr. Neal Barnard, Dr. Michael Klaper, Dr. Daren Haber, Dr. Jamie Kane, and other Physicians Committee members will be present to support the passage of resolutions (1) to improve hospital food and (2) to improve food in the SNAP program. If you are able to attend or are already planning to attend, you can help boost our numbers in support of these important nutrition resolutions.

When and Where: The AMA delegates meeting is Sunday, June 11, 1:30 - 5 p.m., and will be held at the Hyatt Regency Chicago, 151 E. Upper Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL 60601.

Meeting Registration and Details: Please plan to speak in support of the resolutions. That means coming up to a microphone and saying in about 60 seconds why these resolutions are good.

AMA Membership: You'll have to be an AMA member to attend. If you're not already a member, please join.

If you do plan to attend, please contact Rose Saltalamacchia at the Physicians Committee at 202-527-7314 or Thank you for your support of our efforts to put nutrition at the forefront of medical practice.