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Patricia Boiko, MD, MPH
received her medical degree at Cornell University Medical College and her specialty Family Practice at the Medical University of South Carolina. She completed her Master’s in Public Health and Primary Care Research Fellowship from the University of Washington. She is certified in Documentary Filmmaking by the University of Washington. Her films can be viewed at http://www.winningpictures.tv She is currently a practicing Family Doctor, board certified in Family Practice. She is the Clinical Site Director for Carolyn Downs Community Health Center and is a Clinical Instructor in the University of Washington Department of Family Medicine. She has received patient care and research and documentary film awards. Her research experience and interests include skin cancer early detection and prevention and migrant farmworker mental health.

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karl-headshotKarl Weyrauch, MD, MPH is the Director for Pygmy Survival Alliance. He graduated with distinction from Swarthmore College, holds an MD from Cornell University Medical College and an MPH in Health Services from the University of Washington. He completed an internship and residency in family medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina at Charleston. He practices family medicine and is the medical director of the Vera Whole Health clinic for the City of Kirkland.  He has consulted for Group Health Permanente, Highline Medical Group, the University of Washington, the Youth Suicide Prevention Program of Washington State, Suicide Prevention Advocacy Network and the pharmaceutical industry, and was Director of External Affairs for the Western Institutional Review Board.

His research interests include health development for indigenous cultures, the physician-patient relationship, the personal knowledge of physicians for their patients, poetry in medicine and informed consent for human subjects of scientific research. His publications include over 30 scientific papers and other articles and reviews. He is the founder and editor of eZAAPP, the weekly, international email poetry ‘zine for doctors (www.ezaapp.org), and his poetry has appeared in JAMA, The Journal of Medical Humanities, Texas Observer, and Rosebud, among others. In 2004 he was nominated for a Pushcart Prize in poetry.

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