Bert graduated from Texas A&M School of Medicine with his eye on a surgical career and was selected for a surgical internship at the Bethesda Naval Hospital. Surgical residency would have to wait, though, until he repaid his U.S. Navy scholarship obligation with a three-year Marine Corps infantry battalion tour.
Bert’s Marine tours delivered a first hand introduction to the complexity of problems on an international scale as he fulfilled his duties in Saudi Arabia and Kuwait during Operation Desert Storm and in Okinawa, Japan. Confronting the realities of global problems, his interest in surgery waned. While surgery would allow him to fix problems one person at a time, cancer research would open the possibility for small discoveries to benefit thousands or even millions.
Bert secured a cancer research position in the National Cancer Institutes (NIH). His work at NIH yielded a new model for testing cancer treatments and although the model is still used, it was Bert’s effort to squeeze more research work between the time constraints of child care obligations that became his first application of a “Study of One,” which sparked the Fast-5 flame.
Fast-5, the weight-loss tool Bert researched, named and then shared with the world via a print and e-book, has spread across six continents through word of mouth communication, has been translated into five languages and has helped thousands of people solve an overweight or obesity problem that for many had become “unsolvable.” Today Bert is a champion for the study of one.
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