December 2001 Newsletter Highlights

The December 2001 issue of the HPS Newsletter has 36 pages plus the CHP News insert.

  • COVER — If you've ever been inspired to sponsor a science teacher workshop, this month's cover story will give you information and ideas on how to get started.
  • EDITORIAL — Dade Moeller wonders if the ICRP and the NCRP should not be consistent in their definition of the LN-T hypothesis.
  • PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE — HPS President Anastas gives a summary of the Annual Meeting of the Organization of Agreement States.
    • Awards Committee – Now is the time to take the opportunity to nominate potential HPS award recipients to the HPS Awards Committee. The following awards will be presented at the annual meeting in Tampa: Distinguished Scientific Achievement Award, Robley D. Evans Commemorative Memorial, Elda E. Anderson Award, Founders Award, Fellow Award, and Outstanding Science Teacher Award.
    • The Electronic Media Committee has been reconstituted. Members are urged to provide feedback as to what they would like to see the Society do with respect to the electronic media issues.
    • History Committee – The HPS will be celebrating the ripe old age of 50 and the History Committee is planning to document the first half century of the Society with a hard-cover book. Editor-in-Chief Ron Kathren is calling for volunteers to help in the preparation of the work – please contact him with expressions of interest, ideas, or questions.
  • CHAPTER NEWS — The Florida Chapter and the South Texas Chapter are reporting this month with an update of what's happening in their chapters.
  • ASK THE EXPERT — This article explains the Ask the Expert feature of the HPS website and introduces you to the 12 Topic Editors responsible for assigning questions to experts.
  • AAHP SESSION PAPER — Mike Stabin discusses some new developments in dosimetry in this month's AAHP Session Paper.
  • NOTES — Included in Notes this month is the latest information on the 2002 ARSCE meeting, health physics references that are available, and HPS members who have been appointed to the ACNW and to the Advisory Board on Radiation and Worker Health.
  • ADVERTISEMENTS — This month there are 13 display ads, 21 short courses offered, and 13 job offers.

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