February 2003 Health Physics News

Highlights of the 32-page January issue of Health Physics News include the following:

  • COVER — members of the law firm of McCarter and English, LLP, give some legal considerations regarding voluntary full-body CT screening.
  • EDITORIAL — Dade Moeller points out that many people in addition to health physicists work to reduce the radiation dose to the U.S. population.
  • FROM THE PRESIDENT — President Frazier stresses the importance of finding a way to identify and correct misinformation on radiation safety topics in the media.
  • FROM THE PRESIDENT — Andy Karam's December editorial brings a response from James Malaro about the need to influence public opinion
  • INSIDE THE BELTWAY — Stan Ullman outlines HPS and National Science Foundation interactions related to the Human Capital Crisis in Health Physics.
  • MEMBER'S POINT OF VIEW – Ruth F. Weiner responds to Ted Lazo's editorial, "A Prisoner in Disguise."
  • CHAPTER NEWS — Chapter updates this month are from the Atlanta Chapter and the North Texas Chapter.
  • AGENCY NEWS — Chairman Meserve plans to leave NRC in the spring and the NRC invites nominations for the Advisory Committee on the Medical Uses of Isotopes.
  • IAEA — Brian Dodd, Tom McKenna, and John Wheatley tell members about a new categorization of radioactive sources that the IAEA has developed with the help of a number of experts including several HPS members.
  • ELMER STORY — Read about Ken and Elmer and the excitement they have with a gray fox!!
  • NOTES — 
    • Congratulations to the new HPS officers announced in this Health Physics News
    • Francis W. Chambers Jr. obituary
    • Meeting report on the Annual Radiobioassay and Radiochemical Measurements Conference
  • CHP CORNER — Announcement on the future direction of the Part II Examination and call for nominations for the Joyce P. Davis Memorial Award and the William B. McAdams Award.
  • ODDS AND ENDS — Paul talks about the Curie radio-active re-generator and stone water filter.
  • ADVERTISEMENTS — This month there are 18 display ads, 10 short courses offered, and 1 job offer.

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