Physicians Committee For Responsible Medicine

March 8, 2012 by staff 

Physicians Committee For Responsible Medicine, The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) is a non-profit organization based in Washington, D.C., which promotes a vegan diet, preventive medicine, alternatives to animal research, and encourages what it describes as “higher standards of ethics and effectiveness in research.”

Its primary activities include outreach and education about nutrition and compassionate choices to healthcare professionals and the public; ending the use of animals in medical school curricula; and advocating for legislative changes on the local and national levels.
PCRM has a paid staff of 35, with a membership of approximately 9,000 physicians and 120,000 supporting members, including dietitians, psychologists, nurses, other science and health professionals, and laypeople.

Its board of directors consists of Neal Barnard, a psychiatrist; Russell Bunai, a pediatrician; Mindy Kursban, its chief legal counsel; Mark Sklar, an endocrinologist; and Barbara Wassermann, an internist. Its director of research is Chad B. Sandusky, formerly with the Environmental Protection Agency. Elizabeth Kucinich is the group’s director of public affairs.

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