May 2004 Health Physics News

The May 2004 issue of the Health Physics Society's Newsletter has 28 pages with a wide-range of information including the following:

  • COVER — This year's summer school promises to provide the ultimate authoritative class and textbook on public protection from nuclear, chemical, and biological terrorism. The cover story this month is full of upcoming summer school information. A registration form is also included. (Summer School information and registration form can also be found on this website at
  • PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE — HPS President Kase reports on his visits with congressional staff members.
  • INSIDE THE BELTWAY — Deb Hardy Havens and Dan Price from Capitol Associates, Inc., list some important reasons for HPS members to visit their congressional representatives while they are attending the annual meeting in Washington, DC.
  • MEMBER'S POINT OF VIEW – Mike Henderson from Oak Ridge, Tennessee, feels that "if the radiation protection specialists had done their jobs.....then the public would not be so radiophobic...." Mike also has other observations from the operational health physicist point of view.
  • CHAPTER NEWS — The Columbia Chapter reports on working with local Boy Scouts to achieve the Atomic Energy Merit Badge and also reported on their annual awards banquet.
  • SECTION NEWS — The Decommissioning Section announces that Dr. Gordon Linsley (IAEA) will be the keynote speaker at the annual meeting in Washington, DC.
  • THE FAMILY of Lauriston S. Taylor will be given prints of the portrait that Ken Miller painted of their grandfather.
  • HPS LOGO — Does the Society need a new or updated logo? Find out how you can look at some new logo designs and register your vote and comments.
  • NOTES — Highlights of the upcoming annual meeting in Washington, DC.
    • An article about Bernie Shleien, who has retired from health physics but not from his love of science as it applies to his creation of art.
    • PowerPoint presentations at HPS meetings.
    • Highlights of the HPS Midyear Meeting in New Orleans.
    • Free access to the ICRP Annals.
    • George Vargo elected to CESB leadership.
    • International Isotope Society meeting will be held in Kalamazoo, Michigan, in June.
  • CHP CORNER — AAHP Treasurer Ken Eger reports on AAHP investments.
  • ODDS and ENDS — This month, Paul highlights the Pulse Height Analyzer (1955, 1956).
  • ADVERTISEMENTS — This month there are 16 display ads, 12 short courses offered, and 4 job offers.

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