Health Physics News

June 2008

Highlights of the 32-page June 2008 issue of Health Physics News which includes the CHP News insert:

  • COVER — This month's cover story highlights the NCRP Forty-Fourth Annual Meeting that was held 14-15 April in Bethesda, Maryland.
  • COMMENTARY — Kelly Classic explains the concept of "anchoring" as it applies to LNT in radiation protection in her commentary "What Constitutes Compelling Evidence?"
  • EDITORIAL — Andy Karam expands on Dade Moeller's Taylor Lecture at this year's NCRP meeting and in his editorial "Thinking About Radiation Safety in a Post-Cancer World" asks, "How would we regulate and practice radiation safety in a world where cancer is only a nuisance?"
  • PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE — HPS President Kevin Nelson showcases Senator Pete V. Domenici – the first Health Physics Society Distinguished Public Service Award Recipient.
  • INSIDE THE BELTWAY — David Connolly compares springtime and the awakening of Mother Nature from her long winter slumber with the awakening of nuclear power in this country.
  • CHAPTER NEWS — Chapter news from the Central Rocky Mountain Chapter, the North Central Chapter, the Midwest Chapter, and the Cincinnati Radiation Society.
  • COMMITTEE ACTIVITIES — The Science Support Committee announces the release of the PowerPoint slide show "Radiation Awareness." It is intended to be used by teachers who wish to introduce the topic of radiation in the classroom and by chapters who need resources for teachers.
  • MEDICAL RESERVE CORPS — John Lanza encourages HPS members to join their local Medical Reserve Corps.
  • NOTES — Obituaries of Bela Kovach and Robert E. Simpson
  • ANNOUNCEMENTS — Tim Vitkus is ORAU's Environmental Assessment Programs Manager.
    • AAPM honors Kenneth R. Kase.
  • DICK TOOHEY, HPS President-elect, announces the 2008-2009 Director assignments.
  • RADIUM TALES — This month's Radium Tales story begins with an email to Joel Lubenau from Ray Urciuolo, asking for help in responding to a technical information request from the NRC about a radium device made in Pennsylvania decades ago.
  • ODDS AND ENDS — 8 display ads and 12 short courses are offered this month.
  • ADVERTISEMENTS — 7 display ads and 13 short courses are offered this month.

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