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Edward Bernton

Physician and Consultant

Edward Bernton has worked for more than 25 years in the field of clinical pharmacology and early-phase drug development.

He received his M.D. from Georgetown University and is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Allergy/Immunology/Asthma. He served 22 years as an officer in the U.S. Army Medical Corps, including 12 years doing basic and clinical research at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research.

He is currently consults part-time for small biotech companies, assisting with the early-stage development of new vaccines and new treatments for cancer and autoimmune diseases.

Dr. Bernton previously served as Principal Consultant for Early Phase for a global contract research organization. He has been the research protocol author or clinical investigator on over 30 clinical trials including many first-in-man studies for novel small molecules, biopharmaceutics, and vaccines and several oncology trials. At this point, he actively seeks volunteer work which might leave the world a better place for his children and grand-children.

Articles by Edward Bernton

Route to Authoritarian Power in Democracies: From the 1930s to the 2020s

The history of white nationalism, grievance and authoritarianism in Europe makes the agenda of the current Republican Party in the US far easier to understand.

July 24, 2021

Censuring Trump in the Age of Disinformation

Why censuring Trump matters and what it accomplishes.

October 7, 2019

Syria: A Potent Alternative to Military Action

How can the United States police crimes against humanity but ignore the ICC?

September 4, 2013

Limbaugh, Lipitor and the Incivility of American Political Life (Part II)

Is the use of medications such as Lipitor and Zocor adversely affecting the U.S. political process?

March 7, 2012

Limbaugh, Lipitor and the Incivility of American Political Life (Part I)

Is the widespread use of statins such as Lipitor responsible for America's politics of anger?

March 6, 2012

Retooling Detroit: Fixing a Failure of Finance or Imagination?

How can the U.S. auto industry remake itself?

March 16, 2009