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Are those eggs in your breakfast omelette safe to eat? 2011 National Health Journalism Fellow Jeff Kelly Lowenstein looks at the problems that led to the biggest egg recall in history.

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While reactions to Bloomberg’s soda ban continue to effervesce, those truly concerned with the public’s health would be well advised to hold their praise.

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Boyce is the Sunny Hill Health Centre/BC Leadership Chair in Child Development  in the Human Early Learning Partnership and the Centre for Community Child Health Research at the University of British Columbia. He formerly worked as a professor of Community Health and Human Development at the University of California at Berkeley's School of Public Health. 

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Dr. Ivey is a board certified physician in both Family Medicine and Emergency Medicine. She completed her residency in family practice in 1984 (University of Connecticut, St. Francis Hospital). Dr. Ivey holds a Master's degree in health services management and policy from the George Washington University, and fellowship training in health policy and health services research from UC Berkeley. She is an adjunct associate professor with the School of Public Health and with the UC Berkeley-UCSF Joint Medical Program. Dr.

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Speranza Avram is a longtime leader in the field of rural health and technology. Since March, 2010, she has served as executive director of the Northern California Regional Extension Center, which provides provide technical assistance to physicians and other providers in their transition to electronic health records.  She previously served as associate executive of the University of California-Berkeley School of Public Health.

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Sandrine Dudoit is a professor of biostatistics in the School of Public Health at UC Berkeley.

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Moon S. Chen, Jr., Ph.D., M.P.H., is principal investigator of the Asian American Network for Cancer Awareness Research and Training, a joint project of the National Cancer Institute and UC Davis aimed at reducing the risk of cancer among Asians through research, community prevention efforts and training. Professor Chen also serves as associate director for disparities and research at UC Davis Cancer Center. Before joining the UC Davis faculty, he served as chair of the Division of Health Behavior and Health Promotion at the School of Public Health at Ohio State University.

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Dr. Leonard J. Duhl is a professor of community health and human development in the School of Public Health at UC Berkeley.

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Jessie Gruman, Ph. D, is the founder and president of the Center for the Advancement of Health, a nonpartisan Washington-based policy institute funded by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the Annenberg Foundation and others. Established in 1992, the center works to translate health research into effective policy and practice. Ms.

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Ed Penhoet is a board member and former president of the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, a grant-making organization that funds projects related to environmental conservation and science in the San Francisco Bay Area. The veteran biotech leader also serves as vice chairman of the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine, the state's stem cell agency. Previously, Penhoet served as dean of the School of Public Health at the UC Berkeley. In 1981, he co-founded Chiron Corp. and served as its chief executive officer until 1998.


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