Health Physics News

February 2013

Highlights of the 45-page online February 2013 issue of Health Physics News

  • COVER — Dr. Bob Brent discusses his role as ATE topic editor in advising pregnant women with concerns about radiation. ATE Editor Gen Roessler shares thank you emails received by ATE topic editors.
  • FROM THE PRESIDENT — President Ansari talks about the Council of Scientific Society Presidents meeting.
  • SOCIETY NEWS
    • The 2013–2014 officers and Board members are introduced.
    • Local Arrangements Chair Mike Lewandowski describes travel options for the 2013 HPS Annual Meeting in Madison.
    • Peer reviewers for Health Physics and Operational Radiation Safety are recognized.
    • The HPS Taiwan Chapter reports on its activities.
  • COMMITTEE ACTIVITIES
    • Awards Committee: Nominations for Society awards are due 1 March 2013.
    • Nominating Committee: The committee is soliciting candidates for next year's election of officers.
    • Membership Committee: Ron Rice won the 2012 HPS Member-Get-a-Member Contest.
    • Nanotechnology Committee: The new Nanotechnology Committee logo is presented and explained.
    • Ad Hoc Committee on Membership Categories: A new membership category structure is being discussed.
    • History Committee: Eight new interview videos have been added to the HPS website.
  • IN MEMORIAM — Obituary of Wendall Carriker
  • THE BOICE REPORT #9 — Boice Report #9 discusses the DOE and nuclear shipyard worker studies.
  • INSIDE THE BELTWAY — A leadership group of the HPS visited Washington, DC.
  • HPS STANDARDS CORNER — A guide to citing and referencing HPS-published American National Standards
  • RADIOLOGICAL PROTECTION AROUND THE GLOBE — In our newest column, Ted Lazo brings us health physics news from over the water.
  • CHP CORNER — ABHP Part I Examination Panel activities, Continuing Education Committee report, Call for 2013 McAdams Award Nominations, Professional Development Committee Update
  • GETTING TO KNOW THE HPS — This month's interviewee is Zohra Lounis-Mokrani.
  • BOOKS OLD, OBSCURE, AND OUT OF DATE — A review of Health Physics Annotated Bibliography by Charles A. Willis
  • RADIATION SAFETY PSYCHOLOGY — How We Make Decisions for Radiation Safety – Part VIII
  • REAC/TS — Recent Calls for Assistance to REAC/TS
  • OTHER NEWS
    • Up and Coming in Health Physics
    • NCRP 49th Annual Meeting: 11–12 March 2013
    • DOE Issues Strategy Report on Waste Management and Disposal
    • Radiation and Risk: Expert Perspectives
    • Connecting the Community: The Disaster Medicine List Serv
    • National Safety Council Celebrates 100th Anniversary in 2013
    • Waste Management Conference
    • International Radon Symposium Call for Papers
  • FROM THE ARCHIVES — Charlie Meinhold and Bills Mills appear to be trapped at the 1995 HPS Annual Meeting in Seattle.
  • ADVERTISEMENTS — 5 display ads and 14 short courses are offered this month.

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