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Neal D. Barnard
2017

Neal D. Barnard

The David Chow Humanitarian 2017 Award

Neal D. Barnard

Neal D. Barnard, M.D., F.A.C.C., is an Adjunct Associate Professor of Medicine at the George Washington University School of Medicine and the president and founder of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM).  Founded in 1985, this non-profit, research, and advocacy organization combines the clout and expertise of more than 12,000 physicians with the dedicated actions of 150,000 members across the United States and around the world.  Its primary activities include emphasizing nutrition in medical education; conducting research into healthy diets; educating people about nutrition; shifting research from animal “models” to more effective, human-relevant studies; and promoting alternatives to chemical tests on animals.

As its founder and medical director, Dr. Barnard opened the Barnard Medical Center (BMC) in January 2016.  Its physicians, nurse practitioners, and dietitians help patients combat chronic disease with proper life-style, including a plant-based diet, and preventive medicines.

Dr. Barnard’s online and telephone application, the 21-Day Vegan Kickstart, has help over half a million people transition their lives to a plant-based life-style.

A couple of Dr. Barnard’s achievements include: Tyson withdrew its advertisements encouraging consumers to eat chicken for a healthy heart, and Burger King had to alert its consumers that its chicken products contained PhIP.

Dr. Barnard hosted three television programs, author over seventy (70) scientific publications, and wrote eighteen (18) books advocating better health and nutrition.

To learn more, please visit: The Barnard Medical Center