M's & N's

*Martin, David PhD

    David received his Doctorate in Economics from the University of NorthCarolina and served as an economist for the Puerto Rican government from 1982 to 1998.

    Dr. Martin is best known as a media critic. His publications include America’s Dreyfus Affair - The Case of the Death of Vincent Foster, Upton Sinclair and Timothy McVeigh, and Seventeen Techniques for Truth Suppression.

    For further info: www.thebird.org/host/dcdave

*Meier, Conrad

    Conrad Meier is a senior fellow at The Heartland Institute and managing editor of Health Care News, Heartland's monthly newspaper on market-based health care reform.

    Meier is a former feature writer for Williams and Wilkins medical journals and past Missouri state chairman of the health insurance committee of the National Association of Life Underwriters. He recently retired as Assistant in Research at the Center for Advanced Social Research, University of Missouri-Columbia.

    Meier began his professional insurance career as an agent with Lincoln National Life, received their Associate of the Year Award in 1981, and consistently qualified for the national Quality Award. In 1981 he established Meier Insurance Services, Inc., of Gurnee, Illinois, and served as its president until 1991, when he retired his agency and relocated to Columbia, Missouri. He then served for several years as a health insurance consultant for H.J. Black Insurance Services.

    Conrad writes a monthly column for Broker News (an insurance trade publication), writes regular features for Medical Sentinel (the Journal of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons) and book reviews for Ideas on Liberty (Foundation for Economic Education).

    His articles have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune, Milwaukee Journal, St. Louis Post Dispatch, Columbia Missourian, Oakland Press, Life Association News, National Health Underwriter, Patient Outcomes in Managed Care (Williams and Wilkins) The National Underwriter, Best's Review, The Illinois Journal of Medicine, Modern Maturity, Financial World, Investor's Business Daily, USA Today, and elsewhere.

    Meier is the author of numerous policy studies including:

    • How to Implement Kassebaum-Kennedy
    • Extending Affordable Health Insurance to the uninsurable
    • New Era of Health Care Regulation: Patient Protection      Laws and Mandated Health Benefits at the State Level

    For further info: www.heartland.org/bios/meier.htm

*Nigg Ph.D., Herbert

    Dr. Nigg received his B. S. in Biological Sciences from  Michigan State University;  his Ph.D. in Entomology (Toxicology) from the University of Illinois (1972) followed by an NRC Postdoctoral Fellow.

    Herbert is a Professor at the University of Florida and specializes in General Toxicology as well as Pesticide Exposure of Humans. He is also Editor in Chief of the Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology.

    He has over 140 items published in scientific literature and trade journals.

    For More Info: http://link.springer.de/link/service/journals/00128/edboard.html

*Nicolson Ph.D., Garth

    Dr. Nicolson has his Ph.D. in Biochemistry/Cell Biology from the University of California San Diego and his B.S. in Chemistry from the University of California Los Angeles.

    Dr. Nicolson is the President, Chief Scientific Officer and a Research Professor at the Institute for Molecular Medicine. He has over 500 scientific and medical publications, several of which are citation classics. Garth also holds 9 U.S. patents.

    His former positions included being the David Bruton Jr. Chair in Cancer Research; Professor and Chairman in the Department of Tumor Biology at the University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center; and various other professorships including Professor of Internal Medicine and Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and Professor of Comparative Pathology at Texas A & M University.

    He is the Editor of Clinical & Experimental Metastasis and the Journal of Cellular Biochemistry. He is also Associate Editor of 12 other medical/scientific journals.

    Dr. Nicolson has held several memberships of advisory and review committees and is currently a member of national and international committees in cancer research and other scientific programs.

    He has been honored with the Stephen Paget Award of the Metastasis Research Society and the Albert Schweitzer Award in 1998. He is member of various scientific societies and held offices in the American Association for Cancer Research and Metastasis Research Society.

    Dr. Nicolson's interests are in the biochemistry and molecular genetics of cancer progression with particular interests in the areas of metastasis or spread of cancer, paracrine growth factors and invasion enzymes. He is also engaged in research on the role of chronic infections in a variety of chronic illnesses, such as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia Syndrome, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Gulf War Illness and various autoimmune diseases.

    For further info: www.immed.org

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