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Theodore Berland, American author Served to First lieutenant United States Air Force, 1951-1955.; Fellow American Medical Writers Association (president 1981-1982, Harold Swanberg award 1990); member HeadlineClub Chicago (treasurer 1972-1973), National Association Science Writers (life.


Berland, Theodore was born on March 26, 1929 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of Samuel and Lena (Siegel) Berland.


Postgraduate, Bowling Green State University, Ohio. Postgraduate, Northwestern University. Bachelor of Science in Journalism, University Illinois, 1950.

Master of Arts in Sociology, University Chicago, 1972.


General assignment reporter & wire editor Champaign-Urbana Courier, Illinois, 1950—1951. Science writer Michael Reese Hospital, Chicago, 1955—1956, 1966—1984, 1987—1991, Rush Presbyterian St. Luke's Medical Center, Chicago, 1984—1987. Science writer & editor Research Reports University Chicago Public Relations Office, 1956—1959.

Freelance writer Chicago, since 1959. Foreign correspondent Chicago's American, Algiers, 1962, Chicago Daily News, Antarctica, 1963, American Medical Association News Rotarian Magazine, Caribbean, 1965. Consultant Environmental Protection Agency, 1971—1973.

Instructor Medill School Journalism Northwestern University, 1973, 75, 1988—1990. Instructor, nutrition Columbia College, Chicago, 1977—1980, chairman, department journalism, 1980—1982. Visiting assistant professor, journalism Bowling Green State University, 1979—1980.

Lecturer, Massachusetts communication University Wisconsin, Milwaukee, 1980—1981. Associate professor, communications Grand Valley State College, Allendale, Michigan, 1982—1988. Director, corporation communications Hawthorn-Mellody Inc., 1991.

Served to 1st lieutenant United States Air Force, 1951-1955.


President Citizens Against Noise, North Town Community Council, 1970—1973. President, district 2 education council Chicago Board Education, 1972—1973. Vice president Bernard Horwich Jewish Community Center, 1970—1975, president, 1975—1977, Jewish Community Council West Rogers Park, 1975—1976.

Board directors Indiana Voters Illinois, 1974—1975, Citizens Schools Committee, 1974—1975. Fellow: American Medical Writers Association (president 1981-1982, Harold Swanberg award 1990). Member: Association Education Journalism and Mass Communications, Society Professional Journalists, National Association Science Writers (life), Society Midland Authors 1975-1978, (treasurer 1978-1979), Headline Club Chicago 1972-1973.


Married Cynthia Rich, December 23, 1956. Children: Leslie Myra, Elizabeth Ann, David Rueben.

Samuel Berland

Lena (Siegel) Berland

Cynthia Rich

David Rueben Berland

Elizabeth Ann Berland

Leslie Myra Berland