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GENIUS : PROFESSOR JOEL COHEN EXPLAINS HOW WE CAN SAVE THE PLANET FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS



























Joel Ephraim Cohen (born February 10, 1944) is a mathematical biologist



He is currently Abby Rockefeller Mauzé Professor of Populations at the Rockefeller University in New York City and at the Earth Institute of Columbia University, where he holds a joint appointment in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, the Department of Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Biology, and the School of International and Public Affairs. 






He is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.[1]






































Research





He has also held numerous fellowships, including ones with the Harvard Society of Fellows, John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.





He was named "One of America's Top 100 Young Scientists" by Science Digest in 1984. 






His research has won him numerous awards, including the Sheps Award from the Population Association of America in 1992,


 the Distinguished Statistical Ecologist Award in 1994, 



the first Olivia Schieffelin Nordberg Award "for excellence in writing in the population sciences" in 1997, 



the Fred L. Soper Prize in 1998 of the Pan American Health Organization for his collaborative work on Chagas' disease, 



and 










He is also a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Philosophical Society and has served on the governing boards of all three organizations.






He served as a Special Master and member of the Selection Panel in the silicone gel breast implant products liability litigation before the United States District Court, Northern District of Alabama (Southern Division) in 1996; and as a U.S. Federal Court-appointed neutral expert (under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 706) for projection of asbestos-related claims against the Manville Personal Injury Settlement Trust, in the combined asbestos litigation in the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York, 1991-1995.





 He was a consultant to the law firm of Milbank, Tweed, Hadley and McCloy, New York, on the epidemiology of asbestos-related diseases from 1982 to 1986.







Cohen was a member of the Board of Directors of The Nature Conservancy, Arlington, VA, 2000-2009, during which he co-chaired the Science Council, 2005-2009. 




He was also a member of the Board of Trustees of the New York State Nature Conservancy, 2001-2010, the Population Reference Bureau, Washington, DC, 2004-2010, and the Committee on Science, Technology and Law of the National Research Council, Washington, DC, 2000-2009.




~ Wikipedia








http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joel_E._Cohen




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Alphonso (mango)
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