May 2001 Newsletter Highlights

The May 2001 edition of the Health Physics Society Newsletter has 36 pages including photos from the NCRP meeting held 4-5 April 2001.

  • COVER — Health Physics Society member Shawn Googins helps you decide if you want or need a handheld computer.
  • EDITORIAL — Is it possible that both LN-T adherents and threshold and hormesis adherents are right?
  • PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE — HPS President Paul Rohwer highlights a series of eight Congressional visits he made accompanied by HPS Agency Liaison Bill Mills, HPS Congressional Liaison Keith Dinger, and Liz Gemski of Capitol Associates.
  • INSIDE THE BELTWAY — Liz Gemski provides information about the HPS educational briefing on Capitol Hill.
  • NCRP — Photos from the Thirty-Seventh NCRP Meeting are included in this Newsletter.
  • CHAPTER NEWS — This month features articles from the South Texas Chapter, North Texas Chapter, and a report from George Anastas on the Chapter Council Meeting that will be held in Cleveland, 11 June 2001.
  • A special session on the reassessment of the Atomic Bomb Radiation Dosimetry is announced for 13 June HPS Annual Meeting.
  • A Nuclear Conference in Cuba will be held 22-26 October 2001. Robert Holloway tells about his attendance at the 1999 Conference.
  • RADIATION SAFETY WITHOUT BORDERS – President-elect George Anastas outlines how the partnership between the HPS and the IAEA can assist in the development of the radiation protection infrastructure of selected countries.
  • George Vargo presents the highlights of the March REAC/TS conference.
  • COMMITTEE ACTIVITIES — Lisa Bosworth gives a Science Teacher Workshop update.
  • STANDARDS CORNER — N13 organization and published standards are detailed.
  • NOTES — The Notes section includes articles on a new IRPA website being developed; information for the HPS Summer School including housing, meals, and transportation; the social night-out planned for the HPS meeting in Cleveland; and the obituary of Charles A. Pelletier.
  • CHP CORNER — The Joyce P. Davis Memorial Award is announced.
  • ADVERTISEMENTS — This month there are 13 display ads, 14 short courses offered, and six job offers.

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