Health Physics News

December 2009

Highlights of the 32-page December 2009 issue of Health Physics News and the 24-page CHP News insert.

  • COVER — This month's cover story is an interview with John Gutteridge, manager of nuclear education programs for the U.S. NRC. Gutteridge provides information about the NRC education grant program and the impact it has on the health physics field.
  • PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE — HPS President Howard Dickson discusses the importance of academia for filling the pipeline with future health physicists.
  • INSIDE THE BELTWAY — David Connolly touches upon the growing success of the Society's Washington visits.
  • CHAPTER NEWS — This month there is great Chapter News from the Central Rocky Mountain Chapter, the Taiwan Chapter, the Greater New York Chapter, the Florida Chapter, and the Hoosier Chapter.
  • COMMITTEE ACTIVITIES — Carl Tarantino explains what the Ad Hoc Committee for Health Physics Student DVD is developing as a marketing tool to promote careers in health physics.
  • INTERNAL DOSIMETRY SERIES, PART TWO — HPS members Roger Cloutier and Evelyn Watson share their involvement in the beginnings of internal dosimetry in nuclear medicine.
  • ANNOUNCEMENTS — The 2010 Annual Meeting of the NCRP will be held in March.
  • A BOY FROM BROOKLYN – Francis Bradley and Allen Brodsky tell a story about their good friend Herman Cember.
  • 2010 HPS PDS – The Professional Development School will be held 27-29 January in Albuquerque.
  • NOTES — Lionel Lewis obituary.
    • Excessive radiation doses in CT imaging at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.
  • REAC/TS — This month's REAC/TS Registry article discusses the diagnosis and management of acute local radiation injuries.
  • ODDS AND ENDS — This month Paul Frame discusses the Pile On light.
  • ADVERTISEMENTS — 9 display ads and 12 short courses are offered this month.

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