December 2003 Health Physics News

The December 2003 issue of Health Physics News has 28 pages and includes the CHP News insert.

  • COVER — Three universities received word that they have the first four health physics programs to become accredited by ABET. The cover story this month explains for readers the health physics program accreditation process. Rich Brey, Kathryn Higley, and Mark Rudin describe what their universities' programs did during the accreditation process, how it will affect them, and why they feel the benefits of having accredited programs are worth the cost and the work involved.
  • PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE — HPS President Ken Kase reports on the activities of some of the HPS Standing Committees.
  • EDITORIAL — Andy Karam gives an upbeat slant on media reporters.
  • COMMITTEE ACTIVITIES — Chapters, Sections, and Society members are invited to submit nominations for awards to be presented at the HPS Annual Meeting in Washington, DC.
  • INSIDE THE BELTWAY — The Republicans and Democrats are engaged in some political "chicken" trying to pass the Energy Bill.
  • FELLOWSHIPS/TRAVEL GRANTS — The 2004-2005 Student Fellowship/Travel Grant forms are available in this issue.
  • NOTES — Lots of interesting URLs are available to check out before attending the HPS Annual Meeting in Washington, DC.
    • New features on the HPS website are highlighted.
  • CHAPTER NEWS — The North Central Chapter reports on their September fall meeting held at the University of Minnesota.
  • IRPA CODE OF ETHICS — HPS President Ken Kase urges members to read the draft sIRPA Code of Ethics found on page 18 of this months Health Physics News and provide comments to him by 1 February 2004.
  • ODDS and ENDS — Baby boomers should recognize the inspiration for this month's GM detector/monitor.
  • ADVERTISEMENTS — This month there are 21 display ads, 10 short courses offered, and 3 job offers.

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