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Billi Gordon
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Attended University of Michigan
Lives in Los Angeles
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Neuroscientist, Writer, Personality
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  • Psychology Today
    Writer, 2013 - present
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  • Geffen School of Medicine
    Neuroscientist, 2006 - present
    I conduct brain research.
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Once in everyone's life they meet that person they can share their biggest, darkest secret with-- I'm usually that secret
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Grew up dirt poor across from the city dump, was a high school jock, President of Student Body, Homecoming King, blah, blah, blah.  I entered a Roman Catholic monastery; they said I had a calling but it wasn't religious, although arguably righteous.  I had a successful career as a "female" model, actress, author, and TV & film writer.  If you have ever seen a greeting card with a voluptuous black woman inviting you to do something lewd on your birthday, or seen "Coming To America", or Married With Children" Japanese Commercials or European Billboards,you've probably seen me. Then I traded my acrylic nails and hair weave in for a Ph.D. in neuroscience. Now, I use fMRI to investigate the pathophysiology of stress as an antecedent to disease.  I also have a blog on Psychology Today called Obesely-Speaking.  I have been married 26 years (which in Gay marriage years, is 583.9.) And yes, I am the guy, who dressed-up like Mammy from "Gone With The Wind" and wrote the cookbook, "You've Had Worse Things In Your Mouth" and "Your Moon Is In Aquarius But Your Head Is In Uranus." Most importantly, I am a proud University of Michigan alumnus, and where ever I go, whatever I do, I always GO BLUE!  
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Have the 5 best godchildren in the Universe, a University of Michigan Alumni Cheerleader, WGA, SAG-AFTRA, PEN-USA, On the on the List of Most Famous Neuroscientists (#6 its in alphabetical order and has NOTHING to do with actual scientific accomplishments) The top selling greeting card model of all times, (Another thing NOT to write home about....LOL)
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  • University of Michigan
    1973 - 1997
    Bachelor of General Studies, magna cum laude *NOTE: took an extended (20 years) junior year abroad in Hollywood .. it was the late 70's, 80's and early 90's don't judge me
  • David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
    Brain Research, 2004 - 2006
    Post Doctorate In Functional Neuro-imaging, Studied under Mark S. Cohen Ph.D. and Susan Bookheimer, Ph.D. Ahmanson Lovelace Brain Mapping Center, Brain Research Institute, Neuropsychiatric Institue.
  • California State University, Northridge
    Psychology/Sociology, 2000 - 2001
    Interdisciplinary Masters in Psychology and Sociology, Summa cum laude, studied under Dr. James E. Elias, Director of the Center of Sex Research, and the last active Kinsey Researcher. My program was under the direction of Sandra Cole Ph.D., University of Michigan School of Medicine and James Toy MSW, University of Michigan
  • Union Institute & University
    Neuroscience, 2001 - 2004
    Doctorate, Summa cum laude under the direction of Candace B. Pert, Ph.D. Georgetown University Department of Physiology, C.A. Buffington, Ph.D. DVM The Ohio State University, Department of Veterinary Medicine, Sandra Cole, Ph.D. University of Michigan School of Medicine, Department of Rehabilitative Peter Fenner, Ph.D., University of Chicago, Department of Geology Beverly Rubrick Ph.D. University of California - Berkley - Department of Physics. Research, Internship & Training Site: David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Department of Digestive Diseases, Brain mapping Core, Center for Neurovisceral Sciences
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Billy Gordon, Wilbert Anthony Gordon Jr.

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Check this out... there's a new guru in town :-)  Okay wouldn't go that far... but interesting read.  
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(Me & My Supermodel Friend) ME: I have some fabulous news, my husband has to work on a channel crossing swim. HER: What does that mean? ME: It means he will be on a boat crossing the ocean and ...
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Check this out! The most enjoyable writing assignment in a long time... Harry Langdon... so easy to write about... and why... because Harry Langdon treated me, my mother, Cher, Angelina Jolie, Frank Sinatra, The President, Nancy Reagan,  The Royal Family and  P-Diddy with equal respect... cause THAT'S how Langdon rolls!  
For decades, in Hollywood, having a Harry Langdon headshot has been synonymous with success. It was not just because he was the most expensive photographer in Hollywood; it was because being able to afford him did not guarantee access to him....
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The big 6-0 (Me and Wally the evil badger cardiologist)
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I continuously interact with dozens of excellent physicians. Dr. Neavin belongs to an even more exclusive group among these practitioners. This is why: While he is thoroughly versed in the science of medicine, he innately understands the art of healing, and how to concatenate the two, That is a gift from the Universe. You can't be taught that. He is flexible and versatile. He can ascend or descend to whatever level is necessary to communicate and comfort patients, without compromising his integrity, ethics and professionalism, or patient's dignity or comfortableness. That is the signature of success as a physician and as a human being. He brings passion, compassion and diligence to his work. You rarely find this in physicians, and almost never in surgeons. He engenders a feeling of safeness in his patients. I remember when he came to the hospital at 11:00 p.m. to bring me some gourmet scallops and pasta that he had cooked because he knew that I needed something that was not manufacturable by pharmaceutical companies, or deliverable by standard hospital practice--I needed to know that someone cared enough to extend themselves far beyond the mandatory requirements. That level of humanness rarely has time to develop in most physicians because of the limits medical school imposes on psychosocial development. I remember thinking that night, this man will be my doctor for life, and he will. Many doctors are punctual, proficient, accomplished, and have a great work ethic. He definitely possesses all of those qualities. However, how many doctors can make you laugh, when you're dying inside? How many doctors can look through your fear and defense mechanisms to see and hear what you are really saying, and answer the questions you are afraid to ask? I can count them on one hand, and have enough digits left to use chop sticks.
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