Welcome to the Ziquin Advisory Board. These influential world thinkers serve the community as educators and agents for improving quality of life.
It is our pleasure to introduce you to the Ziquin Advisory Board. These board members serve the community as educators for improving quality of life through their specialties of writing, research and medicine.
Dr. James N. Yamazaki, a retired pediatrician and UCLA professor emeritus of pediatrics, inspires a worldwide audience to examine the issues and broad implications of nuclear proliferation. He shares his insights and knowledge about the fallout from nuclear explosions in his book, Children of the Atomic Bomb.
His work began following World War II when the US government appointed Dr. Yamazaki to head the US Atomic Bomb Medical Team. He worked with families whose lives were impacted by nuclear radiation from Hiroshima, Nagasaki and the Marshall Islands. Yamazaki continued his research at UCLA as a clinical professor of pediatrics. Today he collaborates with the UCLA Asian-American Studies Center.
Dr. Yamazaki is a renowned speaker throughout the US and Asia. He received the highest humanitarian award from the Japanese government for his lifetime of work. He is a keynote speaker for Physicians for Social Responsibility (1985 Nobel Peace Prize co-recipients currently involved with environmental health, safe energy and nuclear disarmament).
Currently Dr. Yamazaki advises Schecter Films and Physicians for Social Responsibility on films of contemporary and historical importance regarding the influence of atomic warfare on future generations.
Link to his work.
Dr. Wilbur Williams’ lifelong interest in medicine and infection control developed from an episode of typhoid fever when he was young. During his military service, Williams was involved in injury care and the rehabilitation of American soldiers. He received his medical degree at Meharry Medical College in 1963 and served a general surgeon residency at Buffalo Veteran’s Administration Medical Center in Syracuse, NY.
Dr. Williams then served as Medical Director for the Daniel Freeman Wound Care Center and was Staff General Surgeon for Southern California Permanente Medical Group.
Today Dr. Williams specializes in vascular surgery and traumatic injury as the Medical Director (Vascular Imaging Division, Cardiology Department) at California Hospital Medical Center.
He also presides as Physician Specialist (Surgeon), Chairman of Peer Review Committee Professional Staff Association and is a member of the Executive Medical Board for the Los Angeles Sheriffs Department. As Medical Director for Cardiovascular Specialties, he affiliates with Good Samaritan Hospital, California Hospital Medical Center, and Orthopedic Hospital.
Bruce T. Baptie L.Ac., C.A. became interested in Chinese Medicine after trying to find a solution for 20 years of back pain. Today he is a board-certified Acupuncturist and faculty member at China International Medical University. During the last decade he served as Associate Academic Dean, Clinic Director and Supervisor at the University.
Bruce Baptie also taught classes in Taijiquan, Qigong and the Psychology of Healing at the Emperor’s College of Traditional Oriental Medicine. As a primary care physician in California, he practices physical, internal and rehabilitation medicine today.
Elaine Smitha teaches seminars on the science of the new biology and mind / body intuition. She is the author of If You Make the Rules, How Come You're Not Boss? Minding Your Body’s Business (foreword by Bruce H. Lipton, PhD).
In 1992, Elaine Smitha began producing television programs. She hosted a pioneering cable show (Evolving Ideas™) devoted to interviewing leading-edge thinkers and speakers with groundbreaking theories and research.
She currently produces and hosts a weekly Internet show designed to expand awareness with nutritionist Dr. Gary Null, featuring top researchers and speakers. Smitha incorporates mind / body intuition and a scientific understanding of the new biology in all she does.
Actor Terry Crews’ passion for physical and mental fitness led him to be an advocate for supporting the health of youth in America.
A native of Flint, Michigan, Terry earned an Art Excellence Scholarship and a full-ride football scholarship to Western Michigan University. Drafted in 1991 by the San Diego Chargers, Terry played NFL football for six years. He also played for the LA Rams, San Diego Chargers, Rhein Fire (NFL Europe-Germany), Washington Redskins and Philadelphia Eagles.
In 1996, interest in writing and motion pictures led him to Hollywood. He retired from the NFL and moved to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career.
Terry is best known for his roles in television and motion picture comedies. He gained a worldwide base of devoted fans with the mass syndication of “Everybody Hates Chris” and in classic comedies such as “White Chicks.”
Currently he is involved in several projects (one is “The Expendables” written and directed by Sylvester Stallone featuring Bruce Willis, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Mickey Rourke and Jet Li). In addition, he’s working on a TBS sitcom series (“Are We There Yet?”). He also stars in a family reality TV show on BET featuring life with his wife Rebecca and their five children.