Health Physics News

November 2009

Highlights of the 28-page November 2009 issue of Health Physics News which includes a four-page color insert.

  • COVER — This month begins a series of articles about internal dosimetry, coordinated by Mike Stabin.
  • PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE — HPS President Howard Dickson discusses the advantages of having the online Membership Handbook.
  • INSIDE THE BELTWAY — David Connolly focuses on the need for the Society to attract young people to the health physics profession and for obtaining federal funding for scholarships and fellowships.
  • CHAPTER NEWSNorth Central Chapter member Jerry Artz highlights the fall meeting of the chapter held at the Minnesota Department of Health in St. Paul.
    • North Carolina Chapter members are seeking speakers for the 2010 spring meeting tribute to James E. Watson, Jr.
  • TREASURER'S REPORT — HPS Treasurer Darrell Fisher informs HPS members about the Society budget.
  • NOTES — Eric W. Abelquist is named ORAU Executive Vice President and Deputy Director of ORISE.
    • Dan McGrane reflects on the 2009 HPS annual meeting held in Minneapolis.
  • COMMITTEE ACTIVITIES — Vicki Morris from the HPS Membership Committee welcomes 184 new HPS members who have joined the Society since April 2009.
  • REAC/TS — This month's REAC/TS Registry article, a four-page color insert in the newsletter, discusses the evaluation of acute local radiation injury – thermography for fluoroscopy injuries.
  • THAT’S A GOOD QUESTION — This is a new column where we'll be presenting a wide variety of interesting questions and answers that come up in our HPS ATE website feature.
  • CHP CORNER — The CHP Corner this month includes continuing education update, parliamentarian's report, and exam site committee activities.
  • ODDS AND ENDS — This month Paul Frame discusses Art Snell's electroscopes.
  • ADVERTISEMENTS — 6 display ads and 12 short courses are offered this month.

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