Health Physics News

January 2007

Highlights of the 32-page January 2007 issue of Health Physics News:

  • COVER — We asked members of the Health Physics Society to tell us what it is about their jobs that excites them and would lead them to encourage a high school student to look at their career field when trying to decide on post-high school options. The answers provide an up-close and personal look at health physics.
  • PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE — HPS President Dodd does an unscientific, informal survey of some of the fairly recent past presidents to see what they might have in common.
  • COMMITTEES — Nominating Committee Chair John Frazier reminds members to submit nominations for new officers and directors.
    • Awards Committee—Now is the time to nominate worthy candidates to the HPS Awards Committee for these awards: Distinguished Scientific Achievement Award, Robley D. Evans Commemorative Medal, Elda E. Anderson Award, Founders Award, Fellow Award, Outstanding Science Teacher Award, and the National Student Science Award.
  • INSIDE THE BELTWAY — David Connolly discusses the results of the November 2006 elections.
  • THE MAN BEHIND THE CAMERA — This is your chance to meet Casper Sun, the man behind the camera.
  • NOTES — It's not too early to start thinking about the 2008 Midyear Topical Meeting and Professional Development School to be held 27-30 January in Oakland, California. Details in this month's newsletter.
    • The Second All African IRPA Congress will be held in April 2007.
    • NCRP releases Report No. 153.
    • NCRP announces the renewal of its grant from the NCI.
    • HPS posts polonium-210 information sheet. PDF
  • CHAPTER NEWSWestern New York and Great Lakes Chapters give highlights of their latest meetings.
  • CHP CORNER — The results of the 2006 ABHP Certification Exam: 48 out of 111 candidates passed Part I and 37 out of 96 candidates passed Part II. The list of those individuals is in this month's "CHP Corner."
  • ODDS AND ENDS — This month's Archives article is about the GARD personal monitor.
  • ADVERTISEMENTS — 11 display ads, 16 short courses, and 4 jobs are offered this month.

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