Perspectives On Medical Research
Volume 4, 1993
Biographical Information on Contributors
Deborah N. Black, M.D., F.R.C.P.(C.)
Dr. Black is a Clinical Instructor at the University of Montreal, She received a B.A. from Vassar College and an M.D.C.M. from McGill University in 1979. She did a residency in neurology at the Montreal Neurological Institute and received an M.Sc. from the McGill University Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery. She is certified by the American Board of Neurology. She has 13 publications and scientific meeting presentations on neurological diseases and two presentations on medical ethical issues.
Murry J. Cohen, M.D.
Dr. Cohen was an Assistant Professor Clinical Psychiatry at Mount Sinai School of Medicine from 1977-1985, and he is currently in private practice. He received a B.A. in psychology from Lehigh University and an M.D. from Chicago Medical School. He did two years of medical training at Montefiore Hospital in the Bronx and completed a residency in psychiatry at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. He has published extensively in the areas of drug and alcohol abuse. He is Co-Chair of the Medical Research Modernization Committee.
Paul C. Contard, M.D., Ph.D.
Dr. Contard is on the faculty of the Staten Island University Hospital Department of Medicine. He received a B.A. from Brooklyn College of CUNY in 1980, a Ph.D. from City University of New York in 1987, and an M.D. from Mount Sinai School of Medicine in 1988. He did a dermatology residency and research fellowship at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He has 12 publications, including several recent articles on a keratinocyte-fibroblast co-culture model.
Frank W. Dobbs, Ph.D.
Dr. Dobbs is a Professor of Chemistry at Northeastern Illinois University. He received his B.A. and M.S. at University of Chicago and his Ph.D. at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He served as Chair of the Northeastern Illinois University Department of Chemistry from 1971 to 1977 and the Dean of Arts and Sciences from 1977 to 1989. He has written several papers in chemistry and physics and his books include The Physical Sciences and The Age of the Molecule.
Eric Dwiayer, V.M.D.
Dr. Dunayer received his BA. in biology from the University of Pennsylvania, an M.S. in Environmental Health and Sciences from Drexel University, and a V.M.D. from the University of Pennsylvania. A practicing veterinarian, Dr. Dunayer has written and spoken widely on alternatives to the harmful use of nonhuman animals in research, education, and testing.
Roger S. Fonts, Ph.D.
Dr. Fouts is a Professor in the Department of Psychology at Central Washington University and the Director of the Chimpanzee and Human Communication institute at Central Washington University. He received a B.A. in psychology from California State College at Long Beach in 1965 and a Ph.D. in experimental psychology from the University of Nevada at Reno in 1971. He has published extensively in the area of non-human primate communication, including work with Project Washoe at the University of Nevada. In addition to consulting to several professional organizations and non-professional publications, he was a consultant to the films “Greystoke” and “Project X," and the television program “Quantum Leap.”
Stephen R. Kaufman, M.D.Dr. Kaufman is a Clinical Instructor at Case Western Reserve University. He received a B.A. from Yale University and an M.D. from Case Western Reserve University. He completed an ophthalmology residency at New York University Medical Center and a retina fellowship at Manhattan Eye Ear & Throat Hospital. He is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. He has published articles on macular diseases and laser therapy. He was the principal investigator of a review of animal models of human diseases, published as Volume 1 supplement of Perspectives on Animal Research. He is the Co-Chair of the Medical Research Modernization Committee, co-editor of Perspectives on Medical Research, and Vice-President of the Center for Health Research Policy.
Marvin F. Kraushar, M.D.
Dr. Kraushar is a Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and an Associate Clinical Profrssor of Ophthalmology at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He received his A.B from Bowdoin College and M.D. from Tufts University School of Medicine. He did an ophthalmology residency at Brooklyn Eye & Ear Hospital and a fellowship in retinal detachment at the Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary. He is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and the American Board of Laser Surgery. He has published 47 papers and presented 207 papers by invitation.
Deanna Z. Macek, M.D.
Dr. Macek was an Assistant Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at the New York Medical College from 1979-1990, and she is currently in private practice. She majored in biology at The State College, Beroun, Czechoslovakia and did medical training at The Charles' University School of Medicine in Pilsen, Czechoslovakia She did ophthalmology residency training at Hahnemann Medical College and fellowship in fluorescein angiography and retinal vascular disorders at John Hopkins Hospital. She has published in the area of fluorescein angiography, and she is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology.
Brandon P. Reines, D.V.M.
Dr. Reines received his B.S. from the University of Massachusetts and D.V.M from Tufts University. He is President of The Center for Health Science Policy in Washington, DC. He has published articles on medical discovery in Perspectives in Biology and Medicine and The Journal of Medicine and Philosophy. His monographs include Cancer Research on Animals: Impact and Alternatives, Heart Research on Animals: A Critique of Animal Models of Cardiovascular Disease, Psychology Experiments on Animals: A Critique of Animal Models of Human Psychopathology, and Environmental Experiments on Animals: A Critique of Animal Models of Heatstroke, Frostbite, and Hypoxemia.