March 2002 Newsletter Highlights

The March issue of the Health Physics Society's Newsletter has 40 pages and includes the 2002 Summer School insert.

  • COVER — The cover story this month is a continuing panel discussion from last month on aspects of radiological homeland security and what we can all do to help.
  • EDITORIAL — Would you appreciate an opportunity to interact with health physicists in other countries? If you've answered "yes" then the HPS has the perfect thing for you: RSWB.
  • PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE — HPS President Anastas discusses several Society initiatives and the progress that they're making.
  • CORRESPONDENCE — Brian Gaulke continues the debate of the LNT hypothesis and Walinder and Ahlquist respond.
    • Jacob Sedlet gives his perspective of the historical summary of the Bioassay Conference.
  • AGENCY NEWS — The NRC has decided to revise its meeting policy to enhance public participation.
    • The NRC is issuing a final policy statement on decommissioning criteria for West Valley
  • INSIDE THE BELTWAY — President Bush requests $37.7 billion for homeland security.
    • The Senate confirms Beverly Cook as DOE Assistant Secretary for ES&H
  • CHAPTER NEWS — The Northern California Chapter celebrates its 40th anniversary and includes a photo of past presidents. The chapter also provided meritorious service awards to members.
  • COMMITTEE ACTIVITIES — Mike Lewandowski (Program Committee) clears up some confusion regarding the technical program of the 2002 ARSCE meeting.
    • Members of the Nominating Committee have a call out for nominations for 2003-2004 elected positions.
  • BOARD MEMBERS — The HPS welcomes new officers and board members – they are President-elect Ken Kase, Secretary-elect Ed Maher, Board of Directors Karen Langley, Andy Karam, and Kevin Nelson.
  • HPS STANDARDS CORNER — Fred Baes and Sandy Perle address font-related problems with the Standards on the website.
  • A RACCOON IN THE CHIMNEY — Check this out!!
  • NOTES – Graduate Assistantships are available at Oregon State University.
  • CHP CORNER — A message from AAHP President Jim Tarpinian.
  • ADVERTISEMENTS — This month there are 16 display ads, 23 short courses offered, and 6 job offers.

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