October 2002 Newsletter Highlights

The October 2002 issue of the HPS Newsletter is 36 pages and includes the 2003 Midyear Preliminary Program insert.

  • COVER — John Frazier took office as the 47th President of the HPS. He shares his thoughts on his involvement in health physics and with the HPS.
  • GUEST EDITORIAL — Mark Maiello speaks out about the task of radiological defense.
  • PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE — In John Frazier's first President's Message, he reports on recent activities by the HPS.
  • FACT SHEETS — The HPS has developed two Fact Sheets on potassium iodide to be distributed to Congress, media, and anywhere else to aid in the public's education.
  • AGENCY NEWS — DOE: Federal agencies cooperate to provide radiation detection equipment and training to emergency responders; NRC: Update on Consolidated NMSS Decommissioning Guidance and NRC's nuclear security enhancements.
  • CHAPTER NEWS — Chapters reporting this month are the Susquehanna Valley Chapter and the South Texas Chapter.
  • CROSSWORD PUZZLE — Let us know what you think of Ken Krieger's Crossword Puzzle in this month's Newsletter.
  • WORKER GRANTS/FELLOWSHIPS — The Student Travel/Worker Grants and Fellowships forms are ready for students wanting financial assistance and help in going to the HPS meeting in San Diego.
  • HPS STANDARDS CORNER — Ken Swinth explains the organizational flow of international standards participation by the HPS.
  • COMMITTEE ACTIVITIES — Training materials and chapter organization regarding homeland security are the topics of this month's Committee Activities.
  • NCRP — The NCRP will present a symposium on computed tomography: patient dose.
  • NOTES — Information about the upcoming Midyear Topical Meeting in San Antonio and the ARSCE meeting in San Diego are part of this month's Notes section; Tom Johnson reports on the ANSI Z136.1 Laser Committee Meeting; and the obituary of Simon Kinsman.
  • CHP CORNER — A report of the ABHP presented at the AAHP meeting held in Tampa.
  • ODDS AND ENDS — Paul Frame describes the Real Marinelli beaker from the historical archives.
  • ADVERTISEMENTS — This month there are 15 display ads, 13 short courses offered, and 4 job offers.

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