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Steven P. Novella (born July 29, 1964) is an American clinical neurologist, assistant professor and Director of General Neurology at Yale University School of Medicine. Novella is best known for his involvement in the skeptical movement.
Professional background Edit
Novella's academic specialization is in neuromuscular disease, including more specifically, neuropathy, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), myasthenia gravis, and the treatment of neuropathic pain.
Novella received his medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine, completed his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital, his fellowship at Yale University School of Medicine, and was board certified in 1998.
Medical skepticism Edit
Novella is a medical advisor to Quackwatch, an associate editor of the Scientific Review of Alternative Medicine, and the executive editor of the blog Science-Based Medicine. Among other topics, Novella has published on homeopathy and AIDS denialism. In 2009, he was the board chairman when the Institute for Science in Medicine was founded. He has also taught a course for The Teaching Company titled "Medical Myths, Lies, and Half-Truths: What We Think We Know May Be Hurting Us."
Novella is president and co-founder of the New England Skeptical Society and hosts that organization's podcast, The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe. He writes the monthly Weird Science column for the New Haven Advocate and contributes to several blogs. Novella has also appeared on several television programs, including Penn & Teller: Bullshit!.
See also Edit
- ↑ About the authors: A case of inherited erythromelalgia. Nature Clinical Practice Neurology. URL accessed on 2007-12-26.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 YMG Physician Profile – Steven Novella. Yale Medical Group. URL accessed on 2007-12-26.
- ↑ Quackwatch – Scientific and Technical Advisors – Medical Advisors. Quackwatch. URL accessed on 2009-11-15. [dead link]
- ↑ Quackwatch – Publications for Sale – The Scientific Review of Alternative Medicine. Quackwatch. URL accessed on 2009-11-15.
- ↑ Science-Based Medicine – Editors. Science-Based Medicine. URL accessed on 2009-11-15.
- ↑ Novella S, Roy R, Marcus D, Bell IR, Davidovitch N, Saine A (2008). A debate: homeopathy--quackery or a key to the future of medicine?. J Altern Complement Med 14 (1): 9–15.
- ↑ Gold PW, Novella S, Roy R, Marcus D, Bell I, Davidovitch N, Saine A (2008). Homeopathy--quackery or a key to the future of medicine?. Homeopathy 97 (1): 28–33.
- ↑ Smith TC, Novella SP (2007). HIV Denial in the Internet Era. PLoS Med 4 (8): e256.
- ↑ (2009-11-29). Health Care Reform Bills Legitimize Quackery. Press release. Retrieved on 2009-12-04.
- ↑ Episode 3-10: "Ghostbusters." See Season 3: 2005 on List of Penn & Teller: Bullshit! episodes.
- ↑ http://ncse.com/taking-action/list-steves
- ↑ Sixteen Notable Figures in Science and Skepticism Elected CSI Fellows. URL accessed on 2011-08-07.
- ↑ Neurologica Blog http://theness.com/neurologicablog/
- Skeptic Blog - Home of the Skeptologists
- Novella's professional website
- Steven Novella's profile
- Science-Based Medicine
- Neurologica Blog
- "Taking the Wind From Silly Sails" — Michael Pollak, New York Times, August 24, 1997.
- "'Steve' profs. collaborate to support teaching evolution" — Jessica Tom, Yale Daily News, February 25, 2003.
- "'Skeptical' neurologist works to separate science from sham" — Jacqueline Weaver, Yale Bulletin & Calendar, October 7, 2005.
- Interview with Steven Novella — interview published on Astroseti.org, May 3, 2006.
- "HIV Denialists Spread Misinformation Online: Consequences Could Be Deadly" — Science Daily, August 22, 2007.
- Interview on the Books and Ideas Podcast 2009
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