May 2002 Newsletter Highlights

The May 2002 issue of the Health Physics Society's Newsletter has 36 pages with a wide-range of information including the following:

  • COVER — The HPS is introducing a new program that will provide long-standing HPS members a chance to give good advice and counsel to students. This month's cover story describes the introduction of a mentoring program for the annual meeting and how you can be a participant.
  • EDITORIAL — Associate Editor Andy Karam brings up another vivid example of why health physicists have "an obligation to educate the public, the government, the media, our physicians, and our emergency responders."
  • PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE — HPS President Anastas encourages members to be active in the HPS and to help the Society continue to be the premier radiation safety organization in the world.
  • AGENCY NEWS — The NRC provides an update on the NRC potassium iodide program.
  • CORRESPONDENCE — Comments from Tschaeche, Maiello, Flora, and Moeller.
  • COMMITTEES — Program Committee Mike Lewandowski explains the computer projection pilot study that will be used at the 47th Annual Meeting in Tampa in June.
  • CHAPTER NEWS — Reports from the South Texas and Great Lakes Chapters.
  • COMMITTEE ACTIVITIES — Cindy Boggs of the Symposia Committee reports on oral presentations being given using the computer projection format.
  • HOMELAND SECURITY — More about the HPS effort to establish a Committee on Homeland Security.
  • SPOTLIGHT — This month Eric Abelquist spotlights the Medical Health Physics Section.
  • STANNARD LECTURE SERIES — J. Newell Stannard gives his opening remarks for the 10th Lecture Series 2-3 May at Lake Tahoe.
  • NOTES – The Notes section includes another installment for ARSCE 2002; where to send 100th birthday greetings to Lauriston Taylor; and the introduction of Stan Ullman, the new Capitol Associates Associate.
  • INSIDE THE BELTWAY — Ullman reports on new activities in Congress and the White House.
  • CHP CORNER — AAHP Nominating Committee activities are given and the accreditation of the ABHP by the Council of Engineering and Scientific Specialty Boards is approved.
  • ADVERTISEMENTS — This month there are 17 display ads, 13 short courses offered, and 4 job offers.

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