Patricia A. Deuster, Ph.D., MPH, is a Professor at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences School of Medicine in the Department of Military and Emergency Medicine; she is also a faculty member for the Neurosciences program. As Director of the Applied Human Biology Division and Graduate Program, Dr. Deuster is engaged in militarily relevant research and the direction of military graduate students in applied physiology. Dr. Deuster has been working in the area of nutrition and physical fitness for more than 25 years and is currently funded by the Department of Defense (DoD) to investigate mechanisms of obesity and exercise as a function of ethnicity. She is an invited speaker throughout DoD on issues related to nutrition, physical fitness, and health promotion and is the author/editor of multiple military resources. Some of her contributions to the DoD include “The Navy SEAL Nutrition Guide”, “The Navy SEAL Physical Fitness Guide”, “Force Health Protection: Nutrition and Exercise Resource Manual” and “Peak Performance Through Nutrition and Exercise”. Dr. Duester has published over 90 articles in scientific journals as well as numerous book chapters and books. She has an MA in Physical Education, a Ph.D. in Nutritional Sciences and Physiology, and an MPH with an emphasis in Epidemiology.
Dr. Russell M. Jaffe is a Senior Fellow with the Health Studies Collegium. Dr. Jaffe received his MD degree from the Boston University School of Medicine in 1972. He completed his residency training in Clinical Pathology at the National Institutes of Health, where he was on the permanent staff as a practicing molecular biologist and molecular pathologist. In addition, he has studied extensively in the area of nutrition. He was asked by Norm Shealey to be the founding chairman of the Scientific Committee of the American Holistic Medical Association. He was the first Course Director of “Oriental Medical Strategies in Western Medical Practice.” This was the first program recognized by N Y State for licensure certification based on being a diplomate of this training program. Most graduates of this program are now instructors in Oriental Medicine and Acupuncture training programs throughout the world. In 1984, Dr. Jaffe developed the lymphocyte response assays (LRA) by ELISA/ACT tests. These tests enable physicians to examine the responses of patients’ immune systems to challenges. Delayed allergy for up to 436 common substances can be ruled in or ruled out in terms of delayed hypersensitivity by functional LRA by ELISA/ACT or MELISA tests. Dr. Jaffe’s special research interests include “Nutritional Immunology, Evoking the Human Healing Response,” and “Treatment protocols for chronic, autoimmune illness.” His appointments include those with the National Institutes of Health and Clinical Center, CPD, Bethesda, MD where he was a Resident and later served as Senior Staff Physician, Clinical Pathology Department. He was Director of the Princeton BioCenter and served on the Board of Governors for the Light Foundation. Click here to read a more detailed professional profile of Dr. Jaffe.
Amory Lovins, a MacArthur Fellow and consultant physicist, has advised the energy and other industries for more than three decades as well as the U.S. Departments of Energy and Defense. He is published in 29 books and hundreds of papers and his work in 50+ countries has been recognized by the “Alternative Nobel,” Onassis, Nissan, Shingo, and Mitchell Prizes, the Benjamin Franklin and Happold Medals, nine honorary doctorates, honorary membership of the American Institute of Architects, and the Heinz, Lindbergh, Jean Meyer, Time Hero for the Planet, and World Technology Awards. A Harvard and Oxford dropout and former Oxford don (receiving in consequence an Oxford MA by Special Resolution), Mr. Lovins advises industries and governments worldwide, and has briefed 19 heads of state. Mr. Lovins co founded and is chairman and chief scientist of Rocky Mountain Institute (www.rmi.org), an independent, market-oriented, entrepreneurial, nonprofit, nonpartisan think-and-do tank that creates abundance by design. Much of its path finding work on advanced resource productivity (typically with expanding returns to investment) and innovative business strategies is synthesized in Natural Capitalism (www.natcap.org). This intellectual capital provides most of RMI’s revenue through private-sector consultancy that has served or been invited by more than 80 Fortune 500 firms, lately redesigning $30 billion worth of facilities spanning 29 sectors. RMI spun off E SOURCE (www.esource.com) in 1992 and Fiberforge, Inc. (www.fiberforge.com), a composites engineering firm that Mr. Lovins chairs, in 1999; its technology permits cost- effective manufacturing of the ultra light-hybrid Hypercar® vehicles he invented in 1991. His 28th book is Small Is Profitable (www.smallisprofitable.org), an Economist book of the year that was published in 2002, and his Pentagon- cosponsored 29th book, Winning the Oil Endgame (www.oilendgame.com), in 2004.
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