Health Physics News

September 2008

Highlights of the 32-page September 2008 issue of Health Physics News:

  • COVER — This month National Council on Radiation Protection & Measurements President Thomas Tenforde shares with readers information about challenges he has met in his six years in this position and his vision for the next several years.
  • PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE — In his first President's Message, HPS President Dick Toohey tells readers "how to get to the head table."
  • INSIDE THE BELTWAY — David Connolly discusses the congressional hearing process with focus on the Senate Homeland Security's hearing on nuclear terrorism.
  • CHAPTER NEWS — The South Texas Chapter invites members to the 2009 HPS Midyear Meeting to be held in San Antonio, 31 January-3 February.
  • THE RESURGENCE OF NUCLEAR POWER — This is the second in a series that will explore the various sectors of nuclear power.
  • ELDA E. ANDERSON AWARD ACCEPTANCE SPEECH — Written by Elda E. Anderson Award winner Phillip W. Patton
  • NOTES — The obituary of Sergio Lopez
    • Only 50 copies remain of the hard-cover copy of the 50th Anniversary issue of Health Physics.
    • 2008-2009 HPS committee appointments are on the Website.
    • Who won the autographed books at the HPS annual meeting in Pittsburgh?
  • COMMITTEE ACTIVITIES — Andy Karam, chair of the International Collaboration Committee, shares the goals of the ICC.
    • The Program Committee awards the first Gigabyte Prize.
  • REAC/TS — This month starts a series on the felonious use of radioactive sources.
  • CHP CORNER — The American Academy of Health Physics Standing Committees for 2009
  • ODDS AND ENDS — This month's Archives article is about the cesium from the Oak Ridge National Laboratory homogenous reactor.
  • ADVERTISEMENTS — 10 display ads and 17 short courses are offered this month.

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