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Recollections: My days at Berkeley, 9/1978 – 12/1983 – About my doctoral advisor, Allan Pred, other Professors and other Peers

Curator: Aviva Lev-Ari, PhD, RN

September 2009

February 2018


Reflections on a Four-phase Career:

Aviva Lev-Ari, PhD, RN, March 2018



Allan Pred – Wikipedia

He received his Ph.D. in 1962 from the University of Chicago, and then became an Assistant Professor atBerkeley, and was appointed full professor in 1971 at the age of 34. He served as the chair of the UCBerkeley Department of Geography between 1979 and 1988, and was made a Professor of the Graduate School in …

Allan Pred In Memoriam – Institute of International Studies – UC Berkeley


Jump to Geography biography Page – I am totally unconcerned with the disciplinary limits of geography, but fully concerned with geography as an ontological condition, as an inescapable existential reality. Everybody has a body, nobody can escape from their body, and consequently all human activity– every form of …

Geographer, social scientist Allan Pred dies at 70 – UC Berkeley

Jan 9, 2007 – Allan Pred was a formidable intellectual, a brilliant thinker, a great humanist, a loyal and trusted friend, and a generous and engaged mentor,” said colleague Michael Watts, professor ofgeography and director of UC Berkeley’s Institute of International Studies. “He was the central figure in the making of a …

Allan Pred Biography


Allan R. Pred. Professor Ph.D. University of Chicago, 1962 Interests: Critical human geography, historical geography of the present, the cultural reworking of “globalization,” Sweden, Europe and the U.S.. I am totally unconcerned with the disciplinary limits of geography, but fully concerned with …

Pred, Allan | AAG

To his colleagues and students, Allan Pred was a formidable intellectual, a brilliant thinker, a great humanist, a loyal and trusted friend, and a generous and engaged mentor. He was the central figure in the making of a distinctive Berkeley approach to geography over the last generation and he left an indelible stamp on the …

Allan Pred – Geography



Oct 25, 2012 – Even in Sweden, Racisms, Racialized Spaces, and the Popular Geographical Imagination. California: UCPress. Watts M, In Memoriam Allan Richard Pred, Professor of GeographyBerkeley 1936 – 200,, 5 October 2010.

Allan Pred — social scientist who focused on geography’s insights …

Jan 16, 2007 – Allan Richard Pred, a social scientist who transformed UC Berkeley’s geography program and became one of the field’s fiercest and most prolific scholars, died of lung cancer last Friday at Alta Bates Medical Center in Berkeley. Professor Pred, who retired from the UC Berkeley faculty last year after a …

Allan Richard Pred – the Academic Senate – University of California

To his colleagues and students, Allan Pred was a formidable intellectual, a brilliant thinker, a great humanist, a loyal and trusted friend, and a generous and engaged mentor. He was the central figure in the making of a distinctive Berkeley approach to geography over the last generation, and he left an indelible stamp on the …

Allan Pred @ PredFest – 21 April 2006 – YouTube

May 25, 2017 – Uploaded by Geography at Berkeley

University of California: Berkeley, Department of Geography PredFest: A Symposium in Honor of Allan Pred …

Allan Pred: scholar, teacher and rebel – SAGE Journals
by M Watts – ‎2007 – ‎Cited by 2 – ‎Related articles

Allan R. Pred, one of the world’s leading geographers and social scientists, died of lung cancer on 5 January 2007, at the age of 70. He had just retired in May 2006 after 44 years at the University of California, Berkeley. His last public address, to the Geography graduation in May 2006, was Allan at full bore: raging against a …

Below, I cite names of my peers during the years I was at Berkeley.

If Green are my peers during the five years of my doctoral studies under Prof. Allan Pred, Advisor. Prof. Michael Watts served as my Advisor while Prof. Allan Pred was on Sabbatical, a major supporter and well wisher, his optimism in life touched the life of many students.

The three signatures on my doctoral dissertation, are:

List of PhD Dissertations @Geography, University of California Berkeley, 1980 – 1985. My Dissertation was filed in 1983.


Beck, Joanna Eunice. “Environmental Determinism in Twentieth Century American Geography: Reflections in Professional Journals.” (Laney College, Oakland, California)


Hale, George Robert. “Reassessment of the Death Valley-Colorado River Overflow Hypothesis in Light of New Evidence.” (Oakland, CA)

Nelson, Kristin Louise. “Back Offices and Female Labor Markets: Office Suburbanization in the San Francisco Bay Area.” (Berkeley, CA)

Bassett, Thomas Joseph. “Food, Peasantry and the State in the Northern Ivory Coast: 1898-1982.” (Department of Geography, University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois)

Godfrey, Brian John. “Inner-City Neighborhoods in Transition: The Morphogensis of San Francisco’s Ethnic and Nonconformist Communities.” (Department of Geography, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, New York)

Marburg, Sandra Lin. “Man’s Role, Woman’s Place: Images of Women in Human Geography.” (Oakland, CA)


Christopherson, Susan Marie. “Family and Class in the New Industrial City.” [Ciudad Juarez, Mexico] (Department of City Planning, Cornell University) [Died 12/2014]

Groth, Paul Erling. “The Evolution and Exclusion of Hotels, Boarding Houses, Rooming Houses, and Lodging Houses in American Cities, 1880-1930.” (Department of Architecture, University of California, Berkeley, California) Murphy, Michael Edward. “Irrigation in the Bajio Region of Colonial Mexico.” (San Francisco, California)

Priestaf, Iris Gail. “Sacramento River Seepage: alternative mitigating measures.” (D.K. Todd Consulting Engineering, Berkeley, California)

Bassin, Mark. “A Russian Mississippi? A Political-Geographical Inquiry into the Vision of Russia on the Pacific, 1840-1865.” (Department of Geography, University College, London, England)

Harms, Richard William. “Cirques of the Marble Mountains, Northwestern California.” (Bethesda, MD)

Heiman, Michael Kenneth. “Regional Planning and Land Use Reform for Conservation and Development in New York State.”  Department of Environmental Studies, Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA)

Lev-Ari, Aviva. “Corporate Growth and Locational Interdependence: Observations on the Production, Location, Merger Activity and Organizational Structure of American Paper Companies.”

Professional Career post UC, Berkeley:

  • SRI, Int’l, 1985-1988,
  • AMDAHL Corporation, 1988-1989
  • MDSS, 1991-1994
  • MITRE Corporation, Bedford, MA, 1995-1997,
  • PSC, 1996-2001,
  • McGraw-Hill, 2002-2003,
  • LPBI Group – 2012 – Present



Michaelsen, Joel Christian. “Large-Scale, Long Period Ocean-Atmosphere Interactions in the North Pacific Region.” (Department of Geography, University of California, Santa Barbara, California)

Savage, Victor Roger. “Western Cognition of Nature and Landscape in Southeast Asia.” (Department of Geography, University of Singapore, Republic of Singapore)

Yagasaki, Noritaka. “Ethnic Cooperativism and Immigrant Agriculture: a study of Japanese floriculture and truck farming in California.” (Department of Geography, University of Yokohama, Japan)

Hecht, Susanna Bettina. “Cattle Ranching Development in the Eastern Amazon: evaluation of a development policy.” (School of Public Policy and Planning, University of California, Los Angeles, California)

Storper, Michael Charles. “The Spatial Division of Labor: technology, the labor process, and the location of industries.” (School of Public Policy and Planning, University of California, Los Angeles, California)


Kooser, Jaime Claire. “Regulation and System Interdependence: effects of the siting of California electrical energy facilities.”

Lewis, Nancy Davis. “Ciguatera, Health, and Human Adaptation in the Island Pacific.” (Department of Geography, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii)

Liebman, Ellen. “The Evolution of Large Agricultural Landholdings in California.” (Richmond, CA)


Fish, Merle Gerald, Jr. “EL CULTIVO DE ROZA: shifting cultivation in a dry forest of northwest Mexico.” (Department of Biology, Winthrop College, Rock Hill, South Carolina)

Henderson, Krimhilde Trescher. “Farm and Forest on the Dorrigo: a historical-ecological study of land use conflict in northern New South Wales.” (7 Banvard Place, Chapman, A.C.T. 2611, Australia)

Lochhead, Elspeth Nora. “The Emergence of Academic Geography in Britain in its Historical Context.” (PIEDA [Planning, Econ and Devel. Consultants] 52 Queens Rd, Reading, UK)


Geography at Berkeley – PAST DISSERTATIONS – PRE-2000




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Reflections on a Four-phase Career: Aviva Lev-Ari, PhD, RN, March 2018

Prepared for publication in AFHU Newsletter, HUJI Alumni Section

Aviva Lev-Ari, PhD, RN – February 2018


Yidan Prize 2018 Nominee: Aviva Lev-Ari

Please read about my Five Passions

  • Cherry Blossom

When the cherry blossoms bloomed They brought beauty to my heart. Tatsu-jo¹

  • Harp Music

The Role of the Harp and of Music in Medical Recovery

  • Music and Curation in Music

Power of Analogy: Curation in Music, Music Critique as a Curation and Curation of Medical Research Findings – A Comparison

  • Bob Dylan “for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition”.

Nobel Lecture, 6/5/2017 and Acceptance Speech – Bob Dylan – 2016 Nobel Prize Gala — Bob Dylan Awarded Nobel Prize in Literature, Scientists cited his verses in Scientific Article Titles

  • 3D Printing in Fashion Design

3D Printing in Fashion Design – 2016 Exhibit at Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, #techstyle March 6, 2016 – July 10, 2016 Henry and Lois Foster Gallery (Gallery 158)


Autobiographical expressions made in the following creative writings:



  • Elementary School Giv’at Nesher, 1959-1964 (Top 5)

Recipient of National Award in Geography of Israel, 1963

  • Huggim High School, Har HaCarmel, Haifa, Israel, 1965-1968 (Top 5): Economics and Social Sciences concentration
  • HUJI, BA, 1973 (with Distinction);
  • HUJI, MA, 1976 (Summa Cum Laude).
  • University of California, Berkeley, PhD, 1983.
  • Northeastern University, Biological Sciences, 2005, Nursing, 2007.

My career had several phases:


Phase 1: Research, 1976 – 1983

In Israel, Research track

  • Masters level at Urban Studies Department, HUJI, 1973-1976; Thesis Advisor: Prof. Amiram Gonen
  • Work and Welfare Research Institute, HUJI, 1975-1976, Research Assistant to Prof. Shalom Reichman, WWRI Director: Prof. Rivka W. Bar-Yosef, and
  • Technion, TRC, 1977-1978, Research Associate and Team Lead, in Dr. Moshe Becker Group, RSC

My education at HUJI was crucial in attaining a Research Associate position at the Technion, 1977-1978. These years of research for my Masters at HUJI and the two years at the Technion contributed to my professional motivation and confidence to pursue a PhD at University of California, Berkeley, 9/1978 – 12/1983.

I arrived to my first research position at the Technion following my Masters at HUJI. I was extremely well prepared for the challenge. Honed well research methodologies and mastered advanced skills in scientific and technical oral and written communication. These most important skills served me very well three years later when I started my Doctorate at University of California, Berkeley.

My Professors at HUJI wrote recommendation letters for me which where critical for admission to the PhD Program. I remained in contact with them till some passed away, Prof. LOUIS GUTTMAN in 1989 and Prof. Shalom Reichman in 1994. I am in contact to these days with Prof. Ruth Kark, Dr. Shlomit Levy and Dr. Sara Hershkovits. I was one of their very able students. On my annual visit in Israel, I meet with all the three.

In California, Doctoral Program at Berkeley, Industrial Organization Economics, Economic Geography, 9/1978 – 12/1983. Advisor: Prof. Allan Pred

Comments I made on 3/8/2018 to Nathan F. SAYRE, Department Chairman:

“The DEATH of Allan Pred, was a colossal LOSS TO HUMANITY and to Human Geography. Like Albert Einstein’s DEATH was an irrecoverable loss to the Physics community and to the Universe he researched and modeled!!!”

My own Dissertation was creative and led to my first job in the US, after graduation, Director level at SRI, International in Menlo Park, CA 

Without the AURA of a Berkeley PhD – I could not have been able to carry the torch that guided me to where I am in 2018, an owner of a knowledge-based Venture with significant Intellectual Property, planning to transfer ownership in 2019/20.

Recollections: My days at Berkeley, 9/1978 – 12/1983 – About my doctoral advisor, Allan Pred, other Professors and other Peers


Phase 2: Corporate Applied Research in the US, 1985 – 2005

Twenty years of top-tier management consulting and as a corporate executive. In the corporate world, I worked for Fortune 50, using the principles of Statistical Modeling, Economic Geography and of Industrial Organization Economics, every day.


LinkedIn Profile


Data Science is the Greatest Science !!!!! It is the Greatest Science for Women, as well


Phase 3: Career Reinvention in Health Care


  • Northeastern University, Biological Sciences, 2005
  • Northeastern University, Nursing, 2007, National Nursing Board, 1/2008


Work experience in Health Care

  • Delivery of Care in MA – Post Acute Nursing Management positions, 2008 – 2012

HealthCare Delivery – Long Term Post Acute Care Nursing Management CV

  • Cardiovascular pharmacology-therapy research, development of a combination drug therapy, 2006-2007, Northeastern University, with Prof. Paul Aburjaily, PharmD

  •  Conceptual development with a Team of scientists on Drug Discovery & Drug Delivery, 2015-2016, LPBI Group, with Dr. Raphael Nir, SBH Sciences, CEO.


Phase 4: Electronic Scientific Publishing

Twitter Profile

  • 2012 – Present, Editor-in-Chief, Open Access Online Scientific Journal

The Site Statistics on 3/11/2018:

1,396,742 e-Readers,

2,303 Subscribers,

5,279 Scientific Articles,

~8000 Comments by Scientists

Editor-in-Chief of the 13 of a 16-Volume LPBI’s BioMed e-Series, published, 2013 – 2017, available on shelves in Medicine and Life Sciences, three additional volumes will be published in 2018:

Aviva’s Page on

  • 557 Co-Curations, Single Author Curations and Scientific Reports in 13 Volumes of LPBI’s BioMed e-Series by Aviva Lev-Ari, PhD, RN

  • PRESS COVERAGE of BioMed and BioTech Conferences in Real Time, here


Additional Sources for Chronological CV


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International Award for Human Genome Project

Reporter and Curator: Dr. Sudipta Saha, Ph.D.


The Thai royal family awarded its annual prizes in Bangkok, Thailand, in late January 2018 in recognition of advances in public health and medicine – through the Prince Mahidol Award Foundation under the Royal Patronage. This foundation was established in 1992 to honor the late Prince Mahidol of Songkla, the Royal Father of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand and the Royal Grandfather of the present King. Prince Mahidol is celebrated worldwide as the father of modern medicine and public health in Thailand.


The Human Genome Project has been awarded the 2017 Prince Mahidol Award for revolutionary advances in the field of medicine. The Human Genome Project was completed in 2003. It was an international, collaborative research program aimed at the complete mapping and sequencing of the human genome. Its final goal was to provide researchers with fundamental information about the human genome and powerful tools for understanding the genetic factors in human disease, paving the way for new strategies for disease diagnosis, treatment and prevention.


The resulting human genome sequence has provided a foundation on which researchers and clinicians now tackle increasingly complex problems, transforming the study of human biology and disease. Particularly it is satisfying that it has given the researchers the ability to begin using genomics to improve approaches for diagnosing and treating human disease thereby beginning the era of genomic medicine.


National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) is devoted to advancing health through genome research. The institute led National Institutes of Health’s (NIH’s) contribution to the Human Genome Project, which was successfully completed in 2003 ahead of schedule and under budget. NIH, is USA’s national medical research agency, includes 27 Institutes and Centers and is a component of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. NIH is the primary federal agency conducting and supporting basic, clinical, and translational medical research, and is investigating the causes, treatments, and cures for both common and rare diseases.


Building on the foundation laid by the sequencing of the human genome, NHGRI’s work now encompasses a broad range of research aimed at expanding understanding of human biology and improving human health. In addition, a critical part of NHGRI’s mission continues to be the study of the ethical, legal and social implications of genome research.




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BioMed e-Series: 16 Volumes – electronic Table of Contents (eTOCs) of each Volume

Curator: Aviva Lev-Ari, PhD, RN

CLICK on the RED Link to review eTOCs of each Volume


Series A: e-Books on Cardiovascular Diseases

Series Content Consultant: Justin D Pearlman, MD, PhD, FACC

Volume 1,2,3,4

Volume 1

Perspectives on Nitric Oxide in Disease Mechanisms – electronic Table of Contents


Volume 2

Cardiovascular Original Research: Cases in Methodology Design for Content Co-Curation – electronic Table of Contents


Volume 3

Etiologies of Cardiovascular Diseases: Epigenetics, Genetics and Genomics – electronic Table of Contents


Volume 4

Regenerative and Translational Medicine: The Therapeutics Promise for Cardiovascular Diseases – eTOCs


Volumes 5 and 6 – will be published in 2018


Series B: Frontiers in Genomics Research

Series Content Consultant: Prof. Marcus Feldman, Stanford University

Volume 1

Genomics Orientations for Personalized Medicine – electronic Table of Contents | LinkedIn


Volume 2 – will be published in 2018


Series C: e-Books on Cancer & Oncology

Series Content Consultant: Larry H Bernstein, MD, FCAP


Volume 1 – HOW This BOOK HELPS in Education of the Medicine as a Profession

Cancer Biology and Genomics for Disease Diagnosis – Electronic Table of Contents | LinkedIn


Volume 2 – HOW This BOOK HELPS in Education of the Medicine as a Profession

Cancer Therapies: Metabolic, Genomics, Interventional, Immunotherapy and Nanotechnology in Therapy Delivery | LinkedIn


Series D: e-Books on BioMedicine – Metabolomics, Immunology, Infectious Diseases

Series Content Consultant: Larry H Bernstein, MD, FCAP


Volume 1

Metabolic Genomics & Pharmaceutics electronic Table of Contents | LinkedIn


Volume 2

Infectious Diseases and Therapeutics e-Table of Contents, Volume 2 | LinkedIn

Volume 3

The Immune System and Therapeutics e-Table of Contents | LinkedIn

Series E: Patient-Centered Medicine

Series Content Consultant: Larry H Bernstein, MD, FCAP


Volume 1

The VOICES of Patients, Hospitals CEOs, Health Care Providers, Caregivers and Families – e-Table of Contents | LinkedIn


Volume 2

Medical Scientific Discoveries for the 21st Century & Interviews with Scientific Leaders, e-Table of Contents | LinkedIn


Volume 3

Milestones in Physiology – Discoveries in Medicine, Genomics and Therapeutics Patient-centric Perspective, eTOCs | LinkedIn


Volume 4

Medical 3D BioPrinting – The Revolution in Medicine -Technologies for Patient-centered Medicine: From R&D in Biologics to New Medical Devices, eTOCs | LinkedIn


BioMed e-Series

BioMed e-Series


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NEW Book #InfectiousDiseases #Immunology #StressSignaling #Therapeutics check

Editor-in-Chief: Aviva Lev-Ari, PhD, RN



Includes FDA Approved Drugs for Infections and Infectious Diseases: Bacterial Infection, Viral Infection, Fungal Infection, Allergy-related Infections and Other, 1995 – 2016

VOLUME 2: covers the frontier of research on Infectious Diseases and the Human Immune System. The Immune Response, Disease Specific Immune Response, Immunodiagnostics and Immunotherapy, Immunotherapy and Autoimmunity,
Bacterial Infections, Bacteria Types, Antibactirial Therapeutics, FDA Approved Drugs for Infections and Infectious Diseases: Bacterial Infection, 1995 – 2016. Viral Infection: Virus Types, Antiviral Therapeutics, and FDA Approved Drugs for Infections and Infectious Diseases: Viral Infection, Fungal Infections, Allergy-related Infections, Other Infections,1995 – 2016,

VOLUME 3: covers the state of Science on the Historical Perspective of Immunology, Development of the Immune System, Signaling and Immunology, Cellular Immunity, Immunology and Inflammatory Response. Antibody-based Immunity, Vaccines and Microbiome, Immuno-Pharmaceutics, Cancer Immunotherapy, Immunomodulation and Neuro-Immunology.

Volume 2: Summary
The material that has been covered is a considerable material on the basic types of infections – bacterial, viral, and fungal, and diseases related to immune mechanisms. There has been a substantial coverage of the drugs and the manufacturers. This material brings to the discussion an international problem of drug resistance that applies much to bacteria, and a considerable amount of material on advances in drug development that takes into consideration protein structure and protein-protein interactions. The coverage of virus diseases brings to the forefront vaccines. However, in such cases as the influenza virus, a rapid genetic change of the virus makes the use of vaccines an issue for continuing revision.

Volume 3: Summary
The second volume is only concerned with the pathobiology of the inflammatory response, including sepsis, and it does not leave out hematopoiesis, and it lays out the difference between the B-clles and the T-cells that are related to the Toll receptor. Here we have looked closely at two immune disorders, Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Crohn’s Disease) and Rheumatoid Arthritis. Here we have discussed immunomodulation and signaling of the pathways involved, and the programmed cell death response. We have also covered the relationship of the immune response to autoimmune disorders and to cancer. The treatment of cancer now heavily leans toward the blocking of destructive processes in the immunomodulatory pathways.

Epilogue – Volume 2
Volume 2 has covered the most common bacterial and viral diseases that we find widely, or sporadically. It detailed the development of sepsis, and the immune response factor. The immune response involves local cellular invasion of lymphocytes related to initiation of T-cells and macrophages, and also the proteomic generated B-cell antibodies. These reactions are both local and systemic, as bacterial invasion is local and usually related to the tissue of residence (large intestine, oral, lung, genital). In the case of virus, the site of entry is often respiratory or by food intake, but these agents may rapidly become systemic. The other matter of the immune response is autoimmune, a reaction against the self. It is not entirely clear how this is initiated, but it has been related to failure to develop immunity in the prenatal or postnatal period. The only other possibility that might be considered would be by the mechanism of cell remodeling by an apoptotic related mechanism. The other chapters deal with therapeutics.

Epilogue – Volume 3
These two volumes have traversed a large knowledge-base. The first was directed largely at the well known bacterial, virus, fungal diseases, as well as autoimmunity. It specified recent FDA approved recommendations of pharmaceutics for these conditions. It also gives some attention to the immune response in inflammatory and autoimmune diseases, but not cancer. The second volume gives a concise history of development of Leukemias, Lymphomas pathology.

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Explore #Cancer #Cardiovascular #Immunology #Patient-Centered Medicine – BioMed e-Series 16 Volumes on

Editor-in-Chief, BioMed e-Series, LPBI Group



Our 11th e-Book NOW AVAILABLE ON AMAZON.COM SINCE 10/16/2017

To see All the 11 e-Books of the 16-volume e-Series on, click on link

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Inspiring Book for ALL Cancer Survivors, ALL Cancer Patients and ALL Cardiac Patients –  The VOICES of Patients, Hospitals CEOs, Health Care Providers, Caregivers and Families: Personal Experience with Critical Care and Invasive Medical Procedures

Editor-in-Chief, BioMed e-Series: Aviva Lev-Ari, PhD, RN


“The VOICES of Patients, Hospitals CEOs, Health Care Providers, Caregivers and Families: Personal Experience with Critical Care and Invasive Medical Procedures”

CLICK, below for All the 11 we published on

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