Health Physics News

January 2009

Highlights of the 32-page January 2009 issue of Health Physics News

  • COVER — Start making plans to come to Minneapolis, the City of Lakes, for the HPS 2009 Annual Meeting. We have been given a preview of meeting plans by LAC cochairs and PDS deans.
  • PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE — HPS President Dick Toohey talks about a string of unrelated items that will be of interest to readers.
  • INSIDE THE BELTWAY — David Connolly muses about the new President and the role the HPS plays in political processes.
  • CHAPTER AND BRANCH NEWS — The North Carolina HPS Chapter reports on its November meeting. The North Carolina and Virginia Chapters plan a joint HPS spring meeting.
    • The Colorado State University Student Branch of the HPS recently gave presentations on the basics of radiation in six chemistry classes at Poudre High School in Fort Collins.
  • COMMITTEE ACTIVITIES — Members of the Awards Committee are soliciting Society award nominations.
    • It's not too early to be thinking about candidates for HPS president-elect, secretary-elect, and three members of the Board of Directors for 2010. Nominations should be submitted to W.E. Kennedy Jr.
  • THE RESURGENCE OF NUCLEAR POWER — This month's nuclear power article, written by Allen M. Mabry, CHP, focuses on the fuel fabrication process.
  • THEY WROTE THE BOOK — An interview with Herman Cember and Tom Johnson about the new Introduction to Health Physics.
  • NOTES — The fifth, and last, in a series of articles on the HPS upcoming 2009 Midyear Meeting in San Antonio.
    • Fun things to do at the 54th HPS Annual Meeting in Minneapolis in July 2009.
    • HPS Webcasting Debut.
  • REAC/TS — The second article on radiocesium and the radiological accident in Goiânia, Brazil, in 1987
  • CHP CORNER — 2008 ABHP Certification Exam results
  • JULY-DECEMBER 2008 Author and Subject Index
  • ODDS AND ENDS — This month's Archives article is about rebar from Juarez.
  • ADVERTISEMENTS — 12 display ads and 14 short courses are offered this month.

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