Announcing the Martin Blank Physician Scientist Award

The EMF Medical Conference 2021 is being held in honor of Martin Blank PhD (1933-2018)

EMFMC 2021 is honored to offer a limited number of conference scholarships to qualified physician scientists actively working in the U.S or Canada.

Robert Luby, MD
Director of Medical Education Institute of Functional Medicine

“My interest in the EMF Medical Conference is rooted in my wrestling with the equation E = mc². When I do the math, I have to conclude that energy (E) modalities have both far more pathological power and therapeutic potential than do molecular (m) modalities (pharmaceuticals, botanicals, nutraceuticals, etc.). ”

Dr. Luby received his MD from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. He was board certified in Integrative/Holistic medicine in 2002, and in 2013 joined the first class of IFM Certified Practitioners. Before joining IFM he held teaching affiliations at Harvard, UMass, Tufts, Boston University, and the University of Vermont.

T. Mike Hsieh, MD
Professor of Urology
University of California San Diego
Director, Men’s Health Clinic, UCSD Health System

“I am interested in attending the 2021 EMF Medical Conference because medicine is a field of lifelong learning. Despite the pandemic, there is value in virtual meeting to expand my understanding and exchange ideas with other healthcare professionals. I hope to learn from experts outside of my field and use the knowledge to improve the care of my patients.”

Dr. Hsieh received his medical degree from the University of Vermont and completed his post graduate training at Baylor University and George Washington University. He specializes in infertility and men’s health. Since joining UCSD in 2012, he has published over 30 peer reviewed articles and helped over 100 previously infertile couples conceive.

Alexandra Stefanovic, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Duke University/Duke Cancer Institute

“The emerging field of Clinical Electromagnetics has captured my interest and shed light on the strong potential association between environmental electromagnetic exposure and the development of malignant neoplasms.

Participation in the EMF Medical Conference 2021 through the Martin Blank Scholarship will empower me with cutting-edge knowledge and proven methods in the prevention of EMF exposure and related diseases.”
Dr. Stefanovic received her medical degree from the University of Cologne, Germany. She completed residency training in Internal Medicine at The Western Pennsylvania Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA and fellowship training in Hematology and Medical Oncology at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital. She specializes in hematologic oncology and cellular therapy with particular focus on lymphoproliferative neoplasms and chronic lymphocytic leukemia. Dr. Stefanovic is also active in clinical research. Her research interests include: 1) Clinical and pathological features, treatment and outcome of rare types of non-Hodgkin lymphoma and, 2) Novel agents and treatment approaches for patients with Hodgkin and Non-Hodgkin lymphoma. She has co-authored over two dozen peer reviewed publications in her field.

In addition to her academic activities, Dr. Stefanovic has pursued extensive continuing medical education in Integrative Medicine and is a strong advocate for dietary and lifestyle modification as part of a comprehensive treatment plan for every cancer patient.

Laura T. Medina, MD
Director, Center for Life
University od New Mexico Medical

”I look forward to using the information from the EMF Medical Conference 2021 to enlighten others as to the health effects of EMF and sharing it with my Integrative colleagues.”

Dr. Laura T Medina is the Director for the Center for Life Integrative Medicine Center at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She earned her medical degree from the University of New Mexico Medical School in 1992 and completed a surgical residency program at Saint Joseph’s Hospital in Denver, Colorado in 1998. She is board certified in General Surgery and Integrative Medicine and is a licensed medical doctor in Colorado and New Mexico.

She is a graduate of the Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine’s Fellowship Program and  just received a full scholarship to participate in the Leadership Program in Health and Well-Being at Duke University. She received the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society George Omer award for Orthopedics in 1992 and Outstanding Intern in 1993.

Dr. Medina has had a lifelong passion for caring for individuals as complete people. While General Surgery has allowed her to take care of acute disease and traumatic problems, her growing interested in looking beyond the “chief complaint” healed her to pursue a career in Integrative Medicine.

For further information about the Martin Blank Scholarship Award, contact Dr. Sharon Goldberg at

About Dr. Martin Blank

The late Dr. Martin Blank[i], a trailblazing American scientist who worked at the interface of physics, chemistry and biology. Dr. Blank examined the influence of electromagnetic field (EMF) exposures on cellular stress responses, DNA and subsequent down-stream cellular processes. Dr. Blank spent 35 years at Columbia University where he was Associate Professor in the Department of Physiology and Cellular Biophysics. 

[i] Obituary published in the Journal of the Bioelectromagnetics Society,

He published over 200 scientific papers and his research findings, as well as those of other scientists, led Dr. Blank to become concerned about potentially adverse human health effects of anthropogenic electromagnetic fields in the environment.  Dr. Blank joined with other prominent scientists as an author-contributor to The BioInitiative Report, which serves as a world-wide, web-based reference for individuals seeking information about potential biological actions caused by EMF exposure.  His concern about this issue also prompted him help organize and advise an appeal submitted to the World Health Organization and the U.N, Environment Program within the United Nations. This appeal is currently signed by  254 independent scientists in 44 nations who have published EMF papers in professional journals and 15 Scientists who have published in related fields and calls for greater health protection from increasing electropollution from artificial radio frequency electromagnetic fields used by wireless devices and infrastructure.