Noah Gittell is the director of government affairs for the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM), a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting preventive medicine, especially better nutrition, and higher standards in research and medical education.
Noah leads PCRM’s legislative activities to better inform Congress and the executive branch of changing standards in nutrition and research. He coordinates with nutritionists and dietitians to affect agricultural policy, as it relates to nutrition. He also works with PCRM’s experts in medical simulation to promote alternatives to live animal labs in federally funded research and medical education.
At PCRM, Mr. Gittell has focused his efforts on the campaign to end the Department of Defense’s military medical training programs. In 2010, he led PCRM’s successful efforts to urge NASA to cancel its proposed space radiation experiments on live monkeys. He has also been deeply involved in efforts to strengthen the Farm Bill’s nutrition and commodity titles.
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