Health Physics News

January 2013

Highlights of the 36-page online January 2013 issue of Health Physics News

  • COVER — Sharon Hebl retires as managing editor of Health Physics News, but will continue working for Web Operations in a different role.
  • BREAKING NEWS on the results of the Health Physics Society election
  • FROM THE PRESIDENT — President Ansari gives readers some HPS updates.
  • THE BOICE REPORT #8 — Boice Report #8 discusses the study of U.S. nuclear power plant workers.
  • IRPA EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MEETS IN BERLIN — Rich Vetter and Dick Toohey highlight the 64th IRPA Executive Council meeting held in Berlin, 29 November–1 December 2012.
  • DVSRS and the College of Physicians of Philadelphia's Mütter Museum presented an all-day symposium on 9 November. Joel Lubenau and Dave Allard highlight the meeting for readers.
  • COMMITTEE ACTIVITIES — The Scientific and Public Issues Committee developed four new position statements this past year.
    • The HPS 58th Annual Meeting will be held in Madison, Wisconsin, 7–11 July 2013. This month you can take a look back in time to Madison's beginnings and explore what it is about Madison that makes it a unique and enticing destination.
    • iRadiation—A new iphone app now available.
    • S.Y. Chen named director of professional master of health physics program at Illinois Institute of Technology
  • GETTING TO KNOW THE HPS — This month's interviewee is Clark Barton.
  • RADIATION SAFETY PSYCHOLOGY — How We Make Decisions for Radiation Safety – Part VII
  • REAC/TS — This month Doran Christensen discusses significant radiation incidents in India.
  • CHP CORNER — The results of the 2012 ABHP certification exam
  • FROM THE ARCHIVES — Check out this month's photo of Dade Moeller, John Lakey, and John Till at the Awards Dinner at the 1988 Health Physics Society Annual Meeting in Boston, Massachusetts.
  • ADVERTISEMENTS — 5 display ads and 9 short courses are offered this month.

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