March 2003 Health Physics News

The 32-page March 2003 issue of Health Physics News includes the 2003 Summer School insert and a wide range of topics including the following:

  • COVER — A new media venture for health physicists took place at the HPS Midyear Meeting in San Antonio – an online chat series on homeland security. This month's cover story tells who was involved in the chats and sample questions from the public.
  • PRESIDENT'S message — HPS President Frazier discusses whether there are current manpower shortages in the field of health physics and, if they exist, the magnitude of those current shortages.
  • INSIDE THE BELTWAY — Stan Ullman tells how the HPS got involved with USA
  • CORRESPONDENCE — Letters concerning the January editorial, science fairs, and concern about getting the Society more involved in radiation risk.
  • NEW OFFICERS and BOARD MEMBERS — Bios of the new President-elect, Treasurer-elect, and the Board members are outlined in this issue of Health Physics News.
  • CASPER SUN — Casper Sun highlights his trip to the People's Republic of China and his receiving an honorary Professorship at Suzhou University.
  • 2002 SALARY SURVEY — This year's health physicist salary survey data was collected in conjunction with a Web-based survey of the entire HPS.
  • PHOTOS — A page of photos from the Midyear Meeting in San Antonio.
  • HPS STANDARDS CORNER — The N13 External Dosimetry Section is highlighted this month.
  • COMMITTEE ACTIVITIES — Ali Simpkins, Publications Chair, introduces the New Director of Special Publications, John Edwards.
  • ANNOUNCEMENTS — The 19th Biennial CRSO Meeting to be held in conjunction with the 48th HPS Annual Meeting is announced.
  • ELECTRONIC VOTING — Nancy Daugherty gives a sample of opinions regarding the 2003 electronic voting system.
  • CONGRESSIONAL BRIEFING — The HPS is finalizing plans for a briefing of Congressional and Federal Agency staff members to be held 8 April 2003.
  • CHP CORNER — Kathryn Pryor and Shawn Googins write about the 10 CFR Part 35 requirements for training and qualification of RSOs.
  • ODDS and ENDS — Paul Frame describes the Isotope Data Index.
  • ADVERTISEMENTS — This month there are 17 display ads, 13 short courses offered, and 2 job offers.

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