Health Physics News

December 2011

Highlights of the 28-page December 2011 issue of Health Physics News with the CHP News insert.

  • COVER — This issue is the last printed newsletter for the Health Physics Society. In the cover story this month, we're joined in a conversation about the newsletter's past, present, and future by current Editor in Chief Howard Dickson, past Editors in Chief Bill Hendee, Lew Pitchford, and Gen Roessler, and several HPS members.
  • PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE — HPS President Kathy Pryor reminds HPS members that Society changes are coming, including converting to SI units.
  • INSIDE THE BELTWAY — David Connolly encourages HPS members to "make your voice heard in Washington" regarding scholarship funding.
  • AGENCY NEWS — The NRC takes action on Japan Near-Term Task Force safety recommendations.
  • CHAPTER NEWS — The Susquehanna Valley Chapter honored Thomas M. Gerusky posthumously with the Society's 2011 Honor Roll Award and a memorial lecture in his name.
  • NOTES — The SCATR Program for disposition of unwanted sources
  • ANNOUNCEMENTS — Anne Adamczyk has been chosen by the HPS Awards Committee as a candidate for the 13th International Congress of the International Radiation Protection Young Professional Prize.
    • Are you missing the benefits of social networking? The HPS offers networking opportunities via Facebook and LinkedIn.
    • BIKINI 2012 – International workshop and practicum on geospatial, real-time field measurements of gamma-emitting radionuclides in soils will be held July-August 2012 at Bikini Atoll, Republic of the Marshall Islands.
    • NCRP Annual Meeting 12-13 March, Bethesda, Maryland
  • COMMITTEE ACTIVITIES – The 2011 Member-Get-a-Member Contest runs until 31 December 2011.
  • REAC/TS — The REAC/TS article this month deals with internal contamination (poisoning) with thallium.
  • GETTING TO KNOW THE HPS – This month's interviewee is graduate student Audrey Evelan.
  • ODDS AND ENDS — Paul Frame tells about the "Glowbody" fishing lure.
  • ADVERTISEMENTS — 7 display ads and 11 short courses are offered this month.

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